We count down the 32 Dangerous Cheat Codes this holiday season!
- WATCH NOW -
Kirby's Block Ball (Virtual Console) Reviewed by Cyril Lachel on . Kirby's Block Ball is every bit as surprising as Donkey Kong. Some may quibble over some outdated physics, but with so much content it's hard to be too critical. Each level is expertly crafted, full of hidden bonuses and interesting power-ups. Nintendo brought a lot of great ideas to the formula, making this the perfect evolution from Breakout. I hate to say it, but Kirby's Block Ball just made Alleyway obsolete! Rating: 92%
Kirby's Block Ball (Virtual Console)
«
Kirby's Block Ball (Virtual Console) Kirby's Block Ball (Virtual Console) Kirby's Block Ball (Virtual Console) Kirby's Block Ball (Virtual Console)
  • Review Score:

  • A
What Is It? Yes, this is a Breakout clone starring Kirby. That may not sound like the recipe for a must-own Game Boy game, but Kirby's Block Ball is full of surprises. There's so much more happening in this game than your typical block breaking action game and just when you think you've seen it all, Kirby is ready to shock and delight you. If you've been waiting for a deep and engaging triple-A Virtual Console game, Kirby's Block Ball is it.

The game starts out like a lot of Breakout/Arkanoid-style games, with you controlling a small paddle hitting a ball (or, in this case, Kirby in the fetal position) at colored blocks. Your job is to destroy all of the blocks, if you miss a ball you'll lose a life. Simple, right? Not so fast! It turns out that there's a lot more at play in Kirby's Block Ball. With eleven levels and more than fifty puzzles to solve, there's more than enough variety. Throw in boss battles, incredible power-ups and secret mini-game bonus levels and you have a game you'll be playing for weeks to come.

Does It Still Hold Up? There's a surprising amount of depth to Kirby's Block Ball. On top of the standard gameplay, you can also give the paddle a little power and unleash regular sized Kirby. What's more, some levels will give you paddles on the left and right walls, as well as the ceiling. Other levels will have you changing block colors and battling enemies. Each of the game's 50+ stages introduces something new and fun. What's more, everything is wrapped together with an over world and story mode. Best of all, the game looks incredible. This is easily one of the best Game Boy games available on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console.

Is It Worth The Money? Kirby's Block Ball is every bit as surprising as Donkey Kong. Some may quibble over some outdated physics, but with so much content it's hard to be too critical. Each level is expertly crafted, full of hidden bonuses and interesting power-ups. Nintendo brought a lot of great ideas to the formula, making this the perfect evolution from Breakout. I hate to say it, but Kirby's Block Ball just made Alleyway obsolete!
comments powered by Disqus