|Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby of the Stars: Triple Deluxe
North American cover art
|May 2, 2014
|January 11, 2014
|May 16, 2014
|May 17, 2014
|Physical: April 17, 2014
Digital: October 8, 2014
Kirby: Triple Deluxe is a 2D platforming game and the thirteenth game in that style in the Kirby series, released for Nintendo 3DS in 2014. The game places an emphasis on the 3D aspect of the Nintendo 3DS, making extensive use of the system's features and effects.
After the release of this game, two of the game's side modes would receive full releases as Nintendo eShop titles: Kirby Fighters Deluxe and Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe.
KIRBY'S BACK IN AN ALL-NEW ADVENTURE!
Jump between the foreground and background!
Inhale massive enemies and obstacles with the new HYPERNOVA ability!
Transform with 25 different abilities!
DELUXE GAME MODES!
Kirby Fighters - Battle your friends in local multiplayer!
Dedede's Drum Dash - Play six unique game modes!
Collect Keychains - Over 250 types of keychains commemorating Kirby's adventures.
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Pink? Check. Puffy? Check. Powerful? You have no idea.
Devour trees, obstacles, and huge chunks of stages with Kirby's Hypernova ability and inhale enemies to copy epic new moves like Archer. It's a grand new Kirby™ adventure PLUS a new multiplayer battle mode, Kirby Fighters!
When a mysterious being kidnaps King Dedede atop a giant Dreamstalk, only Kirby can save the day! Jump from the foreground to the background in dynamic 3D side-scrolling environments while using new and returning copy abilities to defeat enemies. Duke it out in Kirby Fighters, a fierce 4-player* battle mode where you fight using a chosen ability like Sword or Ninja. The last Kirby standing reigns supreme. Whether you’re new to Kirby or an old fan, the Kirby: Triple Deluxe game offers a triple threat—action, adventure, and a battle mode!
- Kirby's powerful copy ability returns, allowing him to inhale, spit and transform
- Jump from the foreground to the background in dynamic 3D side-scrolling levels
- Employ new and returning abilities, including:
- Archer - Kirby wields a bow to strike silently from a distance
- Beetle - Kirby grabs foes with his horn and slams them into the ground
- Fire - Kirby can roll into a fireball and scorch through the air
- Sword - Kirby dons a green cap and wields a sword
- Kirby's new Hypernova ability lets him inhale obstacles and big chunks of levels!
- Use the Download Play feature to duke it out in Kirby Fighters, a fierce battle mode for up to 4 players! You can also sharpen your skills by playing solo
- Enjoy a selection of additional game modes including Dedede's Drum Dash and Arena
- Collect hidden keychains in every level, each resembling legacy Kirby characters
- Unlock improved items and new keychains by using the StreetPass™ function to tag other players
Pink? Check. Puffy? Check. Powerful? You have no idea. Devour trees, obstacles, and huge chunks of stages with Kirby's Hypernova ability and inhale enemies to copy epic new moves like Archer. It's a grand new Kirby™ adventure PLUS a new multiplayer battle mode, Kirby Fighters!
When a mysterious being kidnaps King Dedede atop a giant Dreamstalk, only Kirby can save the day! Jump from the foreground to the background in dynamic 3D side-scrolling environments while using new and returning copy abilities to defeat enemies. Duke it out in Kirby Fighters, a fierce 4-player battle mode where you fight using a chosen ability like Sword or Ninja. The last Kirby standing reigns supreme. Whether you're new to Kirby or an old fan, the Kirby: Triple Deluxe game offers a triple threat—action, adventure, and a battle mode!
When Kirby wakes up one morning, he finds that his house has been lifted into the sky by a giant beanstalk. He rushes out of the sky, only to fall down onto Castle Dedede, which has also been lifted up. Storming the castle, he finds a mysterious, six-armed being named Taranza kidnapping King Dedede. Kirby chases Taranza up the Dreamstalk into the floating kingdom of Floralia to save Dedede and return Dream Land to normal. Along the way, Kirby would utilize the power of the Miracle Fruit to become Hypernova Kirby and inhale very massive objects with ease.
Eventually, Kirby reaches the top of Floralia, Royal Road, and catches up to Taranza. With Taranza explaining how he kidnapped the "hero of Dream Land" to prevent them from interfering with he and the queen's plans for world domination, he puppeteers King Dedede (as Masked Dedede) in an attempt to defeat Kirby. Masked Dedede is then defeated and broken from Taranza's control, making it clear that Kirby is the actual "hero of Dream Land". Taranza calls upon Queen Sectonia to save him from Kirby, but he is then knocked aside due to his failure earlier, and the queen begins to duel with Kirby.
With Queen Sectonia defeated, she uses her magic to merge himself with the Dreamstalk, and attempts to strangle the entirety of Floralia and Planet Popstar to siphon all their energies. King Dedede eventually wakes up and, accompanied by the People of the Sky, helps Kirby in reaching and battling Queen Sectonia in her flowered state. Kirby nearly wins the battle but Queen Sectonia catches him off-guard and attempts to squeeze him to exhaustion with one of her vines. King Dedede and Taranza come to the rescue and free Kirby, then give him a Miracle Fruit to transform him into Hypernova Kirby and finish off Queen Sectonia once and for all. With peace returned to Floralia and the Dreamstalk purified of the queen's influence, Kirby and King Dedede are ferried back home by the People of the Sky and Taranza as the story ends.
General gameplay is similar to Kirby's Return to Dream Land. One of the key differences with this game, however, is the interactivity with the background: certain enemies will attack from background areas, certain items allow Kirby to damage enemies and interact with objects in the background, and by using the 3D Warp Star Kirby fly between the background and foreground.
In addition to the new Copy Abilities, the player will occasionally find a special Miracle Fruit which gives Kirby the special Hypernova ability, allowing Kirby to inhale larger objects that he normally cannot. This ability is similar to the Super Abilities from Kirby's Return to Dream Land, in that it is required for solving various puzzles.
Kirby progresses through stages using a world map system. Within each stage are three Sun Stones, which must be collected to unlock the boss stage of each world. Also available in each stage are Keychains, collectibles which depict sprites of characters, items, or objects from past Kirby games.
In addition to the main game, various other modes are also available, some only unlocked after finishing the game. Among these are Kirby Fighters, a fighting game similar in style to Super Smash Bros.; Dedede's Drum Dash, a rhythm game featuring King Dedede; Dededetour!, a mode in which players play the main game as King Dedede; and The Arena and The True Arena, the boss rush modes.
Nintendo 3DS Game Card
Local Play / Download Play (1-4 players), StreetPass
|Input / compatible controllers