Game of the Month: Kirby Squeak Squad

Squeak Squad

The super tough pink puff is in his toughest adventure against mice in search of the ultimate prize.

This month we are focusing on the video game,  Kirby Squeak Squad which was released for the Nintendo DS in 2006.

The platforming game follows our hero, Kirby,who goes on an adventure to find his missing snack, a slice of Strawberry Shortcake. Kirby wants to get it back so he visits an old nemesis, King Deedee.

This is when he finds out a group of mice called the Squeaks took it. Kirby must chase the treasure thieving mice all over Dreamland to get his snack back.

The big question is what did we think of Kirby Squeak Squad.

Positives

  • Overall, we like the new abilities Kirby got this time around, especially Bubbles and Magic. This time around, Magic is a full-fledged ability not like a one-time use in Amazing Mirror.
  • The new villainous Squeak Squad are a mixed bag. We do like the variations they gave us and the end of the stage fights are fun. The Dock fight is at the top of our list.
  • The graphics for the sprites were better than average and keep you locked into the game.

 

Negatives

  • You need to steer clear of the Metal ability because even though you are invincible, the slowness factor is a major drag. Sort of like Double Stone from Kirby 64. We were disappointed with the overall use of Spark and Hammer.
  • While we did like parts of the Squeak Squad, some of their fights were too easy if you have the Fire, Spark, or Ice ability it was not much of a battle.
  • Overall, the gameplay was like the other Kirby games and would have been a let down had there been limited new abilities.

 

Overall, the game is not as good as some of the current ones, likes Planet Robobot, but it does have some merit. It is something Nintendo fans should pick up to add to their video games collection for the Nintendo 3DS.

Good news for WiiU owners since you can pick it up on the virtual console.

If you have had a chance to place Kirby Squeak Squad, let us know what you think.

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