Review by SeanKelson
Reviewed: 06/28/00 | Updated: 11/20/01
A ball of pink fluff in a world of wimpy enemies.
Kirby 64 is an OK game. It features everyone's favorite ball of pink fluff: Kirby. The game has many many many downfalls though. It does have some great parts to it as well.
The graphics are smooth and clear. The graphics don't really stand out that much though.
The sound isn't remarkable, but it's still pretty cool. It has a few catchy pieces, but a lot of aggravating music. It features several sound effects that don't really make the game any different.
Play Control (8/10)
The play control is simple and very easy to learn. There are some annoying parts to it though.
Seriously, the challenge is meant for a 4 year old. Kirby 64 is the twin of Yoshi Story when it comes to challenge. The game is simply not meant for anyone above a rookie. Maybe a medium player could enjoy the game. The challenge just makes the game boring.
It seems games today all have horrible storylines. A substance called Dark Matter is after a crystal to gain some kind of ''ultimate power.'' How many times have we heard that?
Battle System (6/10)
Just a standard battle system that you'll see in most action games appears in Kirby 64. It's very basic system.
Game Length (4/10)
This game is not long at all for what it could be worth. I don't know what uses up the space on that cartridge, but it sure isn't game length.
Replay Value (1/10)
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards is simply not meant to be played more than 1 time. The replay value is plain old crummy.
The game is pretty fun. Uh... About as fun as Yoshi Story. In general, it's the twin of Yoshi Story when it comes to fun/gameplay. OK, a bit better than Yoshi Story. It's a little below average when it comes to fun, but not boring enough that you'll return it once you test out the first few levels.
Kirby 64 has the original Kirby system of mixing and matching moves. Quite creative. The game's general system isn't too original though.
If you want under 15 hours of gameplay and are willing to let $50 slip out of your pocket, then buy the game. Otherwise, I say it's a waste. I don't recommend buying Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. I don't care how well the game's been anticipated and advertised. If you liked Yoshi Story, you might enjoy the game. The game is an identical twin of Yoshi Story.
Rating: 1.5 - Bad
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