Kirby and The Forgotten Land: Tips to Remember
- Apr 13, 2022
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Our adorable pink puffball is back in action! Kirby takes us on yet another exhilarating adventure in the open world, 3D platformer of a post-apocalyptic world taken over in forested lands, crystal clear waters, an abandoned mall, and a town growing full of Waddle Dees. Kirby and The Forgotten Land on the Nintendo Switch which was recently announced this 2022 Nintendo Direct offers a joyful gameplay experience with peculiar puzzles and thrilling combat along the way.
Whether you’re just starting your venture into the world with Kirby, or you’ve been around the block with this Kirby video game or another; I promise, you’ll want to remember these. Here are some tips you may not know about that can help you save every Waddle Dee and make your experience a fulfilling one to remember!
Take Advantage of the Copy Ability Often
Kirby and The Forgotten Land is one of Kirby’s biggest games yet, and it comes with a handful of exciting copy abilities to test out - 12 to be exact. These include the following:
If you’re not sure which enemies you can copy an ability from, try them all! (Fair warning: the cute flying blob Scarfies with pointy ears are not one you can copy and not as innocent as you think). Make sure you’re changing your abilities often when you see enemies around. In fact, some of the achievements and puzzles in the game can only be found using specific abilities. Hopefully, you’ll find a nice surprise!
Upgrading Your Abilities Is Essential
The earlier you’re able to upgrade your abilities in Kirby and The Forgotten Land, the better. The upgrades of Kirby’s 12 abilities expand to a whopping 35 including the evolutions that are so worth it, so be sure to take advantage of all the fun they have to offer. It’s important to note that copy abilities won’t show up in the weapon shop in Waddle Dee town unless you use them at least once, so make sure you’re sucking them all up on your journey.
You can always switch to any unlocked ability and practice on the sandbag doll in the next room to decide which upgrade you may want next. You’ll also need blueprints to upgrade them, so you can speak to Wise Waddle Dee (with the lil graduation cap) and they will let you know if you’ve missed any in the previous levels. You won’t regret putting your time and hard-earned Kirby money into this!
Regular Ole Kirby Works Great Too
Sometimes, having no ability at all is the way to go! In certain circumstances like a boss battle when the enemy is far away, using Kirby’s normal attacks can help you take no damage at all during battle. Plus, some achievements require you to take zero damage during a boss battle. You can suck up multiple stars that are dropped at once for an even more powerful attack.
You Can Block
Okay, some people (including maybe me) didn’t discover this until hours of gameplay (definitely not embarrassed). BUT to save you from the embarrassment – I mean the risk of dying, all you need to do is hold down both triggers to have Kirby block. Doing so won't make you invincible, but you will take less damage if you get hit. Also, each ability has a different way of blocking in combat so play around with it!
Don’t Stress Over the Treasure Road Trials
Treasure roads are quick trials you unlock as you complete more and more levels. They are a fun challenge, especially if you want to channel your inner speedrunner.
Each one requires you to use one copy ability or mouthful mode as efficiently as possible to the finish. When you complete them, you may see a target time with a checkbox next to it. If you’re like me, that target tame is basically impossible to hit. Also, it’s really not worth it as it only gives you 50 bonus coins if you complete it. Take the rare stone you get to upgrade your abilities and take off!
Get In-Game Items with Codes and Amiibo
After you rescue 50 Waddle Dees, Waddle Dee-liveries opens in town where you can enter present codes. Present codes can be found here or hidden within the game and can get you coins, rare stones, and more. Furthermore, entering five codes can get you a collectible figure in the game!
If you have any amiibo, you can also use them to get in-game items in Kirby and The Forgotten Land. Any amiibo drop some coins and a piece of fruit that replenishes health. But if you have Kirby-themed amiibo including Kirby himself, Meta Knight, King Dedede, or Waddle Dee, each one offers something useful. You could get a life up, star coins, a speed boost, an attack boost, or a health potion.
Don’t Waste All Your Coins on the Gotcha Machine
There are tons of cute digital collectibles you can collect in Kirby and The Forgotten Land! In Waddle Dee town, there is a gotcha machine where you can exchange coins for a figure, however, not all of them can be gotten from the machine. If you hover over the collectibles that you don’t have in your inventory, a mini prompt will pop up telling you how to get them. This could be by playing mini-games or simply collecting more Waddle Dees. Just make sure you do not waste all of your money on that gotcha machine – you’ll regret it when you want to upgrade your abilities!
Kirby’s House Can Help
Not only is Kirby’s dome-shaped house heckin’ cute, but it also serves a good purpose. After completing a level, your health does not return back to normal. You continue on with the same amount you had last, which could end up being tricky. Thankfully, you can sleep in the bed to replenish Kirby’s HP, also saving you from using items between each level. Also, you can display 3 of your favorite figurines on top of the fireplace!
Remember to Constantly Explore
Always always always explore in Kirby and The Forgotten Land! Take your time to investigate each level, the town, and even the map itself thoroughly. The beauty of these Kirby maps is the fact that there are countless hidden details, coins, puzzles, and secrets to discover around every corner. Keep your eyes open for hidden pathways, curious structures of terrain that could be a breakable surface, and a little cluster of sparkles to reveal a secret. Additionally, don’t forget that some doors might be a one way only to progress in the level and you can’t go back to finish exploring. You’ll simply have to restart the level from the start.
Each level has hidden Waddle Dees for you to seek out, but don't worry about finding all of them at once the first go-around; some can be super well-hidden. Once you complete a stage, hidden objectives you missed will reveal themselves with a brief clue of how to find the Waddle Dees so you can always try again. If you want to 100% complete this game, expect to play each level at least twice. These levels don’t get old fast, so you can enjoy them every time you return!
I hope sharing these tips with you has opened your eyes to all the wonders our little hero Kirby has to show us in Kirby and The Forgotten Land! Although this video game isn’t super long (it’s around 10 hours worth of gameplay), these tips are sure to help you experience the game to its full extent. And I sure have been loving the boost of serotonin it gives each time I pick it up. So pack your maxim tomatoes, save all the Waddle Dees, and even bring a friend with you in co-op mode!
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