Review by GrimWolf

Reviewed: 07/20/00 | Updated: 07/20/00

A fun game, but kind of easy.

Graphics: 10
The graphics in this game are really good, and the backgrounds are very detailed. It has the 2 1/2D style found in Tarzan. Most of the attacks are detailed, such as the ''Golem Kirby'' and the Double-Bladed Lightsaber.

Play Control: 8
The game's play control is sometimes hard to use, and most of the time requires alot of button mashing. Some players might find it hard to control Kirby while flying, and the controls for the Rock/Lightning attack, which is like this large boulder that Kirby keeps on this beam of lightning and swings over his head, is kind of hard to control.

Game Design: 9
This game centers around the Crystal Shards that have been scattered all over six worlds. Many of them are in out of the way places, such as hidden pits, and many require certain powerups, for instance in the first stage, you must acquire the Bomb ability to bomb a black rock sitting in a river. Some of them are pretty easy to find, like the first one, which is just sitting out in the open. It will require you to travel to such worlds as Pop Star, Rock Star, Neo Star, and Ripple Star. Also, there is a feature which allows you to combine two abilities and use them together.

Sound: 10
The music is pretty good, and pretty much every powerup has a unique sound effect, from the Ice ability to the Fire ability.

Satisfaction: 9
This game is pretty fun, but can get old kind of quickly. There is another feature of the game designed to spice up the replay value, which are the Enemy Info Cards. There are 81 total, and you have the chance to get one, among many other powerups, at the end of every stage except the boss stages.

I recommend renting this game, as it can most likely be beaten in the rental period. If you're around the age of seven or eight, then you might consider buying it, as it will be pretty challenging to younger players, but if they like the Kirby series, they'll be pretty familiar with it.

Rating:   4.5 - Outstanding

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