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Video GameKirby's Dream Buffet Review
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Posted: 11 weeks ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.

Author: Ben Kendall, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Kirby's Dream Buffet is an outlandish race where the goal is to eat as much cake as you can. You dodge obstacles and bounce on sweets to traverse through a world of candy. This wacky setup is made all the more unusual as you use Kirby's staple transformation ability to gain an advantage over the other players.

You compete against others to eat as many strawberry-and-cream cake decorations as you can, racing down buttercream slopes and across sponge plains. You can use some environmental objects to your advantage, such as gummy eggs, which double as jump pads. As you eat more, your Kirby grows larger, which can impede your progress as you become more cumbersome. At the end of each race, each player is weighed, and the heaviest player (who has eaten the most) wins.

You can use Kirby's famous inhale ability, where he takes on abilities of enemies by inhaling them whole, and also the mouthful mode introduced in Kirby and the Forgotten Land to gain different sweet abilities. This means that even if you're losing, you can always make a comeback, raising the stakes and driving competition.

The result sounds strange on paper but, like Fall Guys, works well to create a competitive yet still lighthearted party game that's lots of fun and pushes you to use the abilities you have in ever more creative ways.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 17/08/2022

Platforms: Switch

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1-4 (4 online)

Genres: Action, Platform, Race and Traversal

Developer: HAL Laboratory (@HAL_Laboratory)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 2 minutes and 5 minutes to play a round of this game.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Rating

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to use a controller and quickly press buttons and use joysticks and should be able to cope with losing to other players.

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
 

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
 

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Kirby's Dream Buffet Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@HAL_Laboratory) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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