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Release year: 2004 | Players: 1 player – multiplayer | Developed by Flagship

Kirby & the Amazing Mirror (GBA)

Kirby & the Amazing Mirror (AKA Hoshi no Kirby: Kagami no Daimeikyū – 星のカービィ 鏡の大迷宮 Hoshi no Kābī Kagami no Daimeikyū, “Kirby of the Stars: The Great Mirror Labyrinth” in Japan) is an adventure platformer developed by Flagship and published by Nintendo / HAL Laboratory for the GBA console in 2004. It is the second instalment of the Kirby saga for the Game Boy Advance.

The game starts in Dream Land where a Magical Mirror resides. The mirror, which originally shows one’s wishes, is then corrupted by this evil force, thus letting it only show misfortunes.

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Kirby & the Amazing Mirror Cover (GBA)

Meta Knight, one of Dream Land’s local heroes, tried to save the day by going to the mirror but unfortunately, he failed. The mirror shattered giving out a dark Meta Knight, and three different versions of Kirby (green, yellow, and blue). It’s up to Kirby and his cute and fluffy clones to defeat the bad guy and save the day.

Like the usual Kirby games, Kirby can absorb the enemies’ abilities and use them which can help in finding really hidden paths throughout the game like in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. What’s new in this Kirby game is his trio. It is better to utilize the trio in multiplayer mode than in single mode where they are just AIs.

As you have probably guessed, the AI sometimes doesn’t cooperate or even get lost; good thing Kirby gets to use his cellphone to call the other Kirby when that happens. In Kirby & the Amazing Mirror’s multiplayer mode, each player can use the different Kirby’s and can either work together or split-up to finish the game.

This title also includes mini games which are somewhat similar to those of Dream Land. Though they are not necessary special, they are still fun to go through at least once or twice.

The graphics and music in Kirby & the Amazing Mirror is still as awesome as those in some of the best Kirby titles. This adds to the reasons why this game is still enjoyable even though it’s more than a decade old. It seems Kirby’s developers never fail to make the character design cute and the artwork colorful.

All in all, Kirby & the Amazing Mirror is still a fun adventure game for the GBA. It didn’t have major improvements from the last game, except maybe for the multiplayer mode which utilizes the other colorful clones in the best possible way. This gem of a game will surely keep you, and your friends, busy.

Kirby & the Amazing Mirror game has been ported to Game Boy Advance (this version) and Nintendo Virtual Console.

Kirby & the Amazing Mirror - Game Boy (GBA)
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