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Kirby's Pinball Land (Game Boy) artwork

Kirby's Pinball Land (Game Boy) review


"I am not a classic pinball gamer. Not one who has stood around the old systems pounding away at the keys and tipping the thing, so the little ball would hit where I want. I would never have bought a pinball game for any system if it didn't involve a pink fluffball (ie. Kirby/Pokemon) and my view have not changed. However this game is not bad at all, its just without Kirby and the funness that revolves around him, this game would've been a joke. "



I am not a classic pinball gamer. Not one who has stood around the old systems pounding away at the keys and tipping the thing, so the little ball would hit where I want. I would never have bought a pinball game for any system if it didn't involve a pink fluffball (ie. Kirby/Pokemon) and my view have not changed. However this game is not bad at all, its just without Kirby and the funness that revolves around him, this game would've been a joke.

STORY (2/5): King Dedede has done something bad again, and you Kirby have to stop him by beating three pinball levels than King Dedede himself. Not to good of a story.

GRAPHICS (12/15): First the good part of the graphics, the backrounds are nice and so are all the enemies skulking around. When you hit one, they shoo away with a little angry look, not bad for the gameboy. However that is really it, nothing like three demensional or exciting.

SOUND (6/10): The same music over and over, but nothing to annoying. That and the sound affects are ok, but may start to bring you near insanity at the little hitting noises they make.

GAMEPLAY (31/55): As a simple paddle to button are used to move the paddles. That is really it with the button coordination, besides there is a button that makes the screen shake (simulating an actual pinball machine). The controls are fairly responsive and not that bad. Now the gameplay is you can choose from three worlds, all in which have 3 screens and 1 master. You start off in the 2nd screen. Now the goal is to get to the third screen, beat the mini-master, and then take the star to the boss, and beat the boss. This is not that easy though, for their are edges for Kirby to fall into around the edge. The only way to die however is to fall off the first screen, and not time the pusher at the bottom. The pusher is like a free chance to keep going, you can do this many times if you have good timing (each time you do it, the pusher gets smaller). After you beat all 3 worlds you get to fight King Dedede, and that is the game. Not to bad, but it is kinda short and repitive. Oh, one more thing, this game does have minigames, which are all fairly fun.

REPLAYABILITY (4/10): It's a pinball game, so where it should be strong is the replay department. However it isn't that strong here, I find it kind of weak. There is only so much to do before you get bored of the game, and put it away for good. It's fun for awhile, but trust me, it gets old.

DIFFICULTY (5/5): Pretty fair difficulty. It is possible to beat each level and the master, but all in one turn, not so easy. It can be down, but you will have to show some dedication to the game. That and a little luck would help.

OVERALL (59/100): I was kinda surprised at how low it was when I added up the scores, but that is what the game got and after reviewing it, that is what the game deserves. Kirby pinball is a fairly good pinball game, except that it isn't real pinball. It's a game where only two buttons are needed, and there is only so much to do. I like the game, and I am not about to sell it or anything, but nobody who isn't a simulation pinball fan should buy this.

Rating: 5.9/10

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