Sometimes being a pink floaty guy's no fun at all. Just imagine, for instance, that you're happily going about your own business when some diabolical fiend nabs off with your strawberry shortcake. Imagine you then found out that's its not even your usual nemesis, King Dedede, but a gang of upstarts called the Squeak Squad. If that leaves you foaming at the mouth and desperate for revenge, Kirby Squeak Squad might be just the game for you.
Squeak Squad marks a return to the traditional Kirby formula following Kirby Canvas Curse. It's classic side-scrolling action, with Kirby able to suck up wind in order to float through the air. Another handy side effect of Kirby's talent for massive inhalation is the power to suck up enemies and make use of their abilities. If you suck up a sword-wielder, you'll get a sword (although it sounds a bit uncomfortable to us). Suck up someone who throws electricity around and you'll get zappy powers.
Where Squeak Squad moves away from the traditional formula is with its use of the DS touch screen. In this case, the touch screen is Kirby's belly. In his belly he can store different abilities, and you'll be able to drag them out with - yup, you guessed it - just a touch!
Squeak Squad also puts the DS's multiplayer functionality to use. There's a quick-draw challenge to gulp down some grub before your opponent, as well as an arena battle where you have to knock your opponents off the ledge as many times as possible.
I've been waiting to get this game cheap for ages, so couldn't believe it when we saw this in the half price deals at Gamestation last night. Well worth getting.
It's not in stock online unfortunately.