Review

Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe is another excellent Nintendo remaster

HAL Labs’s remaster offers enough content to keep both newcomers and veterans busy for a while

General director
Shinya Kumazaki
Key Credits
Keita Tanifuji (Section director), Yutaka Watanabe (Director)
4 / 5
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe is another excellent Nintendo remaster

Whether you've played the Wii version or not, this remaster offers enough content to keep both newcomers and veterans busy for a while. As a Kirby game it's fairly typical and doesn't do anything particularly revolutionary, but what it does offer is strong, entertaining platforming.

  • Remade visuals are wonderfully colourful and detailed
  • Main story is still great, and the new Mech ability is a blast
  • Easy enough for complete beginners (alone or in co-op), with challenge later on for experts
  • New Epilogue and mini-game modes aren't throwaway – they're fully-featured
  • Gameplay can feel a bit repetitive by the time you reach the end
4 / 5
Version tested
Nintendo Switch
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