In Kirby’s Dream Buffet, the tallest Kirby wins the race in an apple pie and strawberry plant experience. A Fall Guys-like game available on Switch.
Leave the terrible dictates of the summer body, Iconic Kirby has decided to stuff himself all summer, even if it means getting close to indigestion and falling over anyone who tries to stop him. In Kirby’s Dream Buffet, the pink ball plays Fall Guys and embarks on frenetic activities where it will be a matter of swallowing the maximum number of strawberries on cakes sprinkled with sugary obstacles. The biggest ball wins the game.
A snack for the whole family
No special context or long dedicated tutorial, in Kirby’s Dream Buffet you are thrown straight into the delicious chaos of a strawberry pie, where you can quickly lose sight of your character in a mass of goodies. Here you are faced with landscapes that some may find indigestible, but which will undoubtedly please fans of extreme cuteness. And you can imagine, the music is part of the same atmosphere that draws a completely coherent universe. Regardless of the activity, it follows an interesting logic: the bigger the ball (Kirby), the faster it rolls. The lighter it is, the longer it floats when you are knocked out of the arena by a larger opponent. Here’s a ruler perfectly suited to a character of Kirby’s stature. whose grip is also immediately very comfortable.
Several well-balanced difficulty levels are available for your activities, enough to please the whole family. You can do a Gourmet Grand Prix or one of the individual rounds that make it up: the race where everyone tries to be the first to swallow one of the three mountains of strawberries, the quick mini-game where they It’s about eat more strawberries than your opponents so “every man for himself”, a frantic battle where you can swallow power snacks to take advantage of your opponents and try to drive them overboard. These mini-games will look a little similar to you at the start of the experience, but each has a good amount of fun and generally works quite well.. Boosters in the form of food are also a really good idea that liven up the game. The system is very easy to understand to win a game: you simply earn points corresponding to the number of strawberries swallowed. In addition to points collected during the tests, bonus points are distributed in the same way as a Mario Party, which is likely to turn some situations unexpectedly.
A still limited experience
There are several ways to approach the title: you can play with 3 other friends locally wirelessly or online, or play with a single friend on the same console, which is still a pretty limited proposition. The online game offers you a unique activity: the main prize randomly or partially hosted. If the matchmaking happens more or less quickly depending on the time, our first round suffered from very important freezes, which made the game impractical. Unsuccessful: repeated connections can negatively affect your level, is displayed on the screen. However, our subsequent attempts were more successful and went without a hitch.
All activities will only take you a handful of minutes, so it’s a good game to start while the pasta water is ready or your subway stop finally arrives. However, it must be said that the experience is considerably limited for the time being, and that you have bypassed it in about fifteen minutes.. It will probably continue to amuse younger children more in the long run. Content updates will not be rejected under any circumstances. In terms of rewards, on the other hand, the title is generous and gives you a very easy sense of progress. Play offline at your convenience and you’ll continue to level up, including unlocking skins and colors for your Kirby. More anecdotally, you will also continuously receive decorations for the cake that is in your main menu. Finally, you’ll have all the time you want to complete the 135 levels that currently make up the fully integrated battle pass for purchase. It gives you the opportunity to get your hands on new music to accompany your games, but also on new gourmet game records. Pretty nice.
- A very comfortable grip
- A coherent universe
- Experiments that generally work well
- The fully integrated battle pass
- Extremely limited content
- Gets repetitive too quickly
- Only two players on the same console
- Freezes during online play
Kirby’s Dream Buffet is considered an ideal little game for very short fun sessions with family or friends in a universe that honestly holds its own. However, the experience is still very limited in terms of content, updates are now expected to expand the activities. Finally, it is a shame that the game on the same console is limited to a maximum of two players.
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