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VSC Rating Board: Kirby and the Forgotten Land Explainer

The VSC Rating Board are producing a series of video guides to introduce recently released games and highlight their age rating. These provide an overview of the game, its age rating and potential alternative games.

Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for mild violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to fantasy characters, as well as pictures or sounds that may be frightening to younger children. This game features combat between fantasy characters. Violence is unrealistic in nature, as are reactions to it. Characters flash when hit, without any visible harm beyond a reduction in health, and enemies disappear in puffs of smoke when defeated. Boss fights are more intense and frenetic, although the violence remains cartoon-like in nature. Some of the larger bosses may be frightening to younger children, featuring elements such as glowing red eyes.

Accessibility

There is an accessibility report on Family Gaming Database for Kirby and the Forgotten Land:

Before you get to menus you are prompted to select a difficulty with an explanation of the two options and the fact you can change this later.

As you approach interactive items in the game they are highlighted with the button you need to press. The game also offers hints about when you need to spit out abilities to progress. Before you start a level there are a series of missions clearly listed, and you can access this within a stage at any time.

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Andy Robertson is the editor of AskAboutGames and has written for national press and broadcast about video games and families for over 15 years. He has just published the Taming Gaming book with its Family Video Game Database.