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Is Team Kirby Clash Deluxe a scam?

Discussion in 'Kirby Clubhouse' started by Samster123, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Samster123

    Samster123 Kittens will rule Christmas..... Towns Folk

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    I've been wondering this for a while now, and maybe you guys could answer this question. And the question is this. Is Team Kirby Clash Deluxe a stupid game? If you don't know what Team Kirby Clash Deluxe is, allow me to help. Team Kirby Clash Deluxe is a free to start game released by Nintendo on April 12th, 2017. It's a lot like Team Kirby Clash from Kirby: Planet Robobot, but with new features, like Gem Apples, a store, and quests and the village. Pretty much, they took a sort of mini game, and made it into a fully fledged game. But, it started running into problems right away. When I went to download the game, I was super excited that Nintendo released a new free game. When I was on the page for the game, it said that it was free, but had in-game purchases. I didn't think too much of it at the time, so I immediately downloaded it, and started to play. After about 20 minutes of gameplay, I quickly realized that it was pretty much a scam. Sure, it was free, but Nintendo purposely made it next to impossible to advance in the game without buying Gem Apples with Nintendo Eshop balance. I found that really annoying, so I didn't buy any and tried to advance with the in game missions. But that's what made me rack up 120 hours of gameplay on the game. Even the passwords box was a waste. Nintendo always promised to release passwords for the game to get Gem Apples, and everyone was super excited. But Miiverse is already shutting down, and they literally only released one password. So, what do you guys think? Is the game worth it, or are you just gonna rage when you die and have to buy more Gem Apples to continue?
  2. Danominator

    Danominator Professional Goof Towns Folk

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    Remember the days of old when RPG's when grinding was (and still is) a thing? Well, yeah...that's this game in a nutshell with a heck of a lot more of it. Yes, the game is a pain to progress through, and spending money on it doesn't make a lot of sense. But I think it's the best of its kind when it comes to being a free-to-play game. Sounds like you've been grinding a lot more than I have. I just enjoy the game for being a Free-ish Kirby game. Remember Rusty's Real Deal Baseball? That was the epitome of the Free-to-Start genre on the 3DS. I'm just glad we haven't had any other games like it, and that Kirby Clash Deluxe is actually playable and beatable, if you're willing to spend all your time and more on it.
  3. Samster123

    Samster123 Kittens will rule Christmas..... Towns Folk

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    Yeah, I guess. But don't even get me started on Rusty's Real Deal Baseball. That was never free. That was, and always will be a 100% scam. Always.
  4. Danominator

    Danominator Professional Goof Towns Folk

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    I know, I think that's when Nintendo started calling their free-to-play games Free-to Start. xD Reallllly sneaky of them. I only had it for about a day before I was done with it. Whoever came up with the idea might have had a better time of it if they'd just made it a paid game. Most of the minigames sounded kinda fun...it was the fact that you had to pay for them that drove me away. And the main trick used to sell the game was the player's pity for Rusty. The whole thing just felt uninviting.
  5. TheUltimateC

    TheUltimateC Nintendo 3DS Legend Towns Folk

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    @Samster123
    I estimate it was about a good month after which i unlocked and finished all stages (with platinum). A recommendation is really to not waste apples too quickly on an mid tier new weapon upgrade. Sure it may be though but try to progress (and gain apples) by leveling up and when you got a golden weapon wait it off untill you can get one of the final platinum ones.
  6. Eridan

    Eridan Nintendo 3DS Legend Cartoon-ish

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    The game as you described isn't exactly a scam, just the defining features for practically all the "free to start" games in the Nintendo E-shop and most mobile games. It shouldn't be a surprising thing at this point now. It's very much the reason why I never decided to play it or plan to play it. It'd just be something fun in the beginning then you get stuck else you come back daily or pay.
  7. PikerZ

    PikerZ New Kid on the Block Towns Folk

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    I thought it was pretty fun (at first).
    Just happily playing minding my own bussiness.
    Streetpassing a school kid of lvl 50 on a regular basis.
    AND SUDDENLY
    You have to pay real money to make the apple tree grow.
    ;-;
    Well lets just say i was not fond of Kirby and 'free to start'...
  8. Alegria

    Alegria Alegria ♪ Caca0ch0c0lat Towns Folk

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    Never paid, it takes time to get enough apples but it's fun. I would never pay for that, so as a free game, it's a good one.

    I'm level 50 and have some platinum and platinum DX gear, and in Europe, sadly for you, we got 7 codes, including one for 50 apples(but we still get 5 apples every 12h) if I remember correctly, and that's something I don't understand: these codes were only for Europe, not even Japan!! Why not you??