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'Kirby: Planet Robobot' Review: Mechanical merriment feels fresh

'Kirby: Planet Robobot' Review: Mechanical merriment feels fresh

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If Mario is the friendly face of Nintendo's playful and versatile design sense, Kirby is usually the unofficial mascot for when Nintendo wants to get weird. The adorable pink puffball has alternated between traditional platformers and experimental oddities, and on the whole I've found the metaphorical art-house more engaging than the multiplex. "Kirby: Planet Robobot" is another safely traditional entry, and likely the last one on the 3DS, but its sharp eye for design and a fantastically fun new gimmick make this his best traditional outing in years.

Shifting gears

This time, Kirby's idyllic dreamland is mechanized by a greedy corporation, and...

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