Kirby's Dream Buffet single player - solo and story mode explained

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Want to know whether there is Kirby's Dream buffet single player? This new battle royale game set in the pink blob's universe has just arrived on Nintendo Switch. Players are already eager to learn whether it is multiplayer-only, or if it has a single-player veneer as well. Luckily, we're here to put those concerns to bed.

In this Kirby's Dream Buffet guide, we'll break down whether the game has any single-player modes or not. A lot of multiplayer leaning games like Call of Duty and even NBA 2K have their own spin on a story mode, so it's no surprise Kirby fans want another tale about their favourite character.

Elsewhere, feel free to check out our Apex Legends tier list and best guns guide for some help in another battle royale - albeit a very different one! We've also got a look at the upcoming Apex Legends season 14 content drop, so you're totally ready.

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Is Kirby’s Dream Buffet single player?

Unfortunately, there is no dedicated single player mode in Kirby's Dream Buffet. That means there's no story continuation to the Kirby and the Forgotten Land story released earlier this year. As such, if you were hoping to pick up the game with a new narrative mode in mind, you won't find it here.

Since the game is almost entirely multiplayer, there isn't too much to do if you don't have a Nintendo Switch Online subscription, or just don't lean towards multiplayer games. That said, there is a way to play a few modes alone, so you don't always have to compete against other Kirbys to eat the most strawberries possible.

Kirby’s Dream Buffet AI modes

Your first port of call should be Battle Mode. It's one of the three match types in Kirby's Dream Buffet, pitting you against AI opponents or split-screen friends rather than online opponents. If you choose to play just with AI rivals, it will technically work as a single-player experience, albeit still lacking the narrative thrust some gamers look for.

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Equally, you can check out Free Rolling mode. This is a small sandbox you can explore, where you'll practice navigating different obstacles, and get to grips with the range of power-ups available. It's a great way to hone your skills outside of a competitive context, and a chance to explore the colourful landscapes without any pressure.

Of course, while both of those can technically be played in single-player, they don't constitute a bona fide story mode. As such, if your only motivation to pick up Kirby's Dream Buffet is to experience a new story or focus solely on solo gameplay, it may not be for you. Instead, it fills more of a Fall Guys-style spot, as a multiplayer-heavy battle royale mode where you'll find little to do solo.

That's it for our look at whether Kirby's Dream Buffet has single-player! While it may not be good news just yet, you can always head back to this year's Kirby and the Forgotten Land for some solo fun. We've also got some Kirby and the Forgotten Land codes you can use to bag yourself a few extra freebies.