We’ve seen Kirby in 3D for years now, since the N64 days, but his games have always limited him to a strictly 2D plane. While all of his contemporaries like Mario and Link have enjoyed fully 3D adventures for years, it wasn’t until Kirby and the Forgotten Land that our cute little pink shuttlecock can finally spread its wings and explore a fully realized world in all directions. The result is a game that is just as engaging and addictive as his previous outings, but with the added benefit of having more ways to explore, interact, and admire this new land that Kirby has made. find yourself.
As a 3D game, Kirby’s options and possibilities have been expanded like never before. Yes, he’s still sucking and stealing abilities for the most part, but the way you do that, and the way you use those powers, there are big changes going into 3D. Above all, Kirby and the Forgotten Land also adds tons of new features and mechanics that make this the biggest adventure Kirby has ever taken on. No need to swallow the whole thing because we’ll let you copy all the things we’ve learned to get started Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
Kirby has never been a series that punishes players for experimentation. The whole premise of the character is to play around and discover new powers you can get and places you can explore. However, before Kirby and the Forgotten Land, secrets are a bit harder to hide in the environment due to the 2D exploratory nature. Now, with a fully 3D space to play around with, there are plenty of secrets and mysteries to be discovered.
From secret quests to hidden Waddle Dees, there’s a lot packed into each stage you enter. You can run straight through them if you want, but doing so means you’ll miss out on a lot of optional stuff that could benefit you later. Investigate things, such as any part of the environment that doesn’t look like it belongs or if it looks like there’s a hidden passage between some buildings. More often than not, you’ll find something there that’s worth your time. Some secrets may also require a specific ability to interact, but if that’s the case, then that ability is never too far off.
Talking about hidden Waddle Dees, your main goal in Kirby and the Forgotten Land is to rescue all the little blobs and bring them back home to the town of Waddle Dee. In addition to being the right thing to do, this will also help improve and upgrade the various buildings you can interact with at your town center level. But you shouldn’t try and get every Waddle Dee you can from each level the first time you run through them.
Waddle Dees are rewarded for doing a lot of things besides completing the level. There are previously mentioned hidden Waddle Dees that you need to find in secret locations throughout the levels, which can be quite complicated, but each level has three additional optional objectives. These secret goals are also concealed, if not more so than anything else in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. But, being secret, you won’t know what all of them are at once. When you beat the level for the first time, the game will reveal the names of the secret targets. These names can often help you afford to go back and find what you need to do, but trying to blind them will only make the game a tagline.
Play wild and enjoy your first run through each level before returning to hunt down all the ultra-secret Waddle Dees. Also, when you decide to go after the secret, keep in mind that any threshold you cross during a level is a one-way trip. If you missed something in the previous area of the level, you may have to restart the whole game to get back.
Our final secret tip is to apply all those curious tips not only to levels but to the underworld as well. This underworld, like many other Nintendo games, is more than just a glorified stage select screen. There’s a lot of detail in the environment that’s not just for show. Go around and investigate everything that looks interesting. If something is there, you’ll get a prompt to look for it, which can reward you with coins and a Treasure Path level.
A new mechanic in Kirby and the Forgotten Land is that Kirby doesn’t automatically heal for any damage he took after beating a level. Regardless of the health you have completed a stage you will start the next stage if you do not restore it. That can be a little annoying but is easily remedied with a quick trip back to Waddle Dee town. One of the first buildings you get there is a cozy little cottage for Kirby, complete with a large, cushy bed for a well-deserved nap, restoring your HP. It can feel like a nasty detour, but visiting Waddle Dee town between every stage or two is worth taking a break, seeing how the town is evolving, maybe doing a mini game numbers and more.
If nothing else, after taking a nap, you should definitely stop by the Waddle Dee town item shop as soon as it’s unlocked. They sell very strong buffs for your attack, defense and speed. If you already have the money, you can even stack these abilities up to five times and keep a sixth in reserve for good measure. Each boost lasts for 200 seconds, giving plenty of time to clear a stage or take on a challenging boss.
If you want the healing option in your back pocket, keeping a signature Max Tomato in your inventory instead of a spare stat boost might be the way to go. You can pick up one of these full health items for just 100 cents at Waddle Dee Cafe.
There are many possibilities of copying this time in Kirby and the Forgotten Landand it won’t take long before you find one that you just need to click away. While the game absolutely encourages experimentation, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t prioritize upgrading the abilities you like best first since you’ll only have so many resources to do so at once. Upgrading them makes them more powerful but also changes the way they look to you and even changes the way they work in some ways. Since boss battles allow you to go in with a clone ability of your choice, at least from the ones on offer, there’s an ability you’re comfortable with and enjoy, plus upgrading it , which can make fights go much smoother. You only get one skill per boss fight, but don’t stress if you lose it. Kirby in his basic form can still fight any opponent.
On the other hand, while playing through the levels, try to capture every possibility you can. You may not like all of them, but you need to get and use them at least once for them to appear in the Waddle Dee Weapon Shop to upgrade them. Plus, again, any puzzle within a level will use a nearby ability, so trying to run through the entire level and get hold of an ability will mean missing out on any other abilities. any secret. Besides, you never know when you might try something you really like.
One final tip regarding replication is to take advantage of their cumulative attacks. These attacks deal the furthest and furthest damage of any other attack, but you can run the risk of getting hit while winding. The higher the skill level, the more damage the cumulative attacks deal, but they can also add status effects to enemies you hit depending on ability.
The treasure path is the harder part of Kirby and the Forgotten Land. They’re not too hard, exactly, but these time-tested stages are the same as the levels in Super Mario Sunshine where you don’t have Flood. These levels appear as you beat the main story stages – or again can be found by searching for secrets in the underworld – and they reward you with Rare Stones just for hitting defeat them, but not necessarily break the presented Target Time. Each one is a unique challenge that gives you a unique copy ability or Oral Mode and time you try to complete the level as fast as you can.
Because of how valuable Rare Gems are, they are needed to upgrade your duplication, and because the Treasure Path levels themselves are just fun to do, we strongly encourage you to do all of them as they appear before moving on to the next stage or world.
While it’s nice that you don’t need to go through the Target Time for any level of the Treasure Path to get the Rare Gems, the rewards for doing so are a bit disappointing. These timings are pretty tight and it can take at least some effort to master the track to beat them. However, in the end, you only get 50 cents for your trouble. Unless you enjoy setting records for your own satisfaction, honing these levels for a perfect time is not worth it.
Kirby does not have to face this new and dangerous land alone. Kirby and the Forgotten Land offers a full co-op mode where a second player can control Bandana Waddle Dee. Whether you are a seasoned gamer who can pass this title without ever achieving success or you are brand new to gaming, Kirby and the Forgotten Land It’s always more fun when you have a friend to share experiences with. Bandana Waddle Dee also have their own moves and wield a spear, so it could be a great way to experience the game a second time after mastering it as Kirby.