Kirby Star Allies is making its way to Nintendo Switch in just under a couple of weeks. The game feels like an extension of Return to Dreamland, which brought the pink puffball back to his roots in a colorful platforming adventure. In this title, players can recruit enemies to help alongside them. Alternatively, Star Allies also supports up to four players in a co-op mode.

If this sounds like your cup of tea, but you’re still on the fence, Nintendo has released a demo for the game. I had chance to play the demo this morning, and it’s very reminiscent of Return to Dreamland. The allies feature is a great addition to the game, and it looks like Nintendo has thought of a ton of new ways to power up Kirby.

However, the game does run at a pretty low framerate, sometimes dropping below 30 FPS when too much is going on. This is incredibly odd for a game as simple as Kirby, when the highly action-packed Bayonetta 2 maintains a constant 60 FPS. Also, the level design feels like it’s made specifically for multiple players. So while recruiting AI characters as partners via the allies feature is really cool, it almost seems like it was put in simply so there could still be a single player mode. 

All of these complaints aside, Star Allies looks like it’s shaping up to be another solid Kirby title. I can’t wait to get my hands on it on March 16th.

Have you guys tried the demo yet? What are your thoughts on it so far? Let us know in the comments below!

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Adam Sherrill
Writing is half of my life. Video games make up the other half. I decided to put these two hobbies together and join Gamnesia back in 2015. I spend most of my time working at a retail store and paying off my student debt. When I'm not getting stressed about the thousands of dollars I owe my loan providers, I play tons of video games (which just puts me into more debt). I'm also currently writing a novel in what little spare time I have. It's a story I've been wanting to write for a while, but I don't want to talk about it until I have most of it completed. Any Gamnesia-related inquiries may be sent to [email protected] Feel free to follow my personal Twitter if you want (@Pindlo). I mostly just retweet things.

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