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37 Great Games Like Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe

Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe and have found the following:

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe is a running, jumping and fighting game where you explore and fight monsters as Nintendo's famous Kirby, who inhales enemies to gain their abilities. Alone, or with up to three other people, you explore lush and varied worlds. A remake of the 2011 Wii game, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, it adds to the original by introducing a new ability for Kirby and extra mini-games.

Unfortunately, Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe is not available on Android, Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 24/10/2011, updated in 2023

Platforms: Switch and Wii

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1-4

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting and Platform

Developer: HAL Laboratory (@HAL_Laboratory)

Costs: Purchase cost

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