How Long to Beat Kirby and the Forgotten Land

An overview on Kirby and the Forgotten Land's playthrough length.

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Kirby and the Forgotten Land is the newest addition to the long list of games in the Kirby franchise. Some talks have been going around with players already clocking completion times for the game.

Now, whether or not the game is worth its price would depend on a couple of factors, but with the game racking up high scores from reviews, it appears that playing Kirby and the Forgotten Land will be time well spent.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land Length

It takes around 12 to 15 hours to beat Kirby and the Forgotten Land if you are just leisurely playing through the entire main story on Spring-Breeze Mode which is the easy mode. Though Wild Mode is meant to provide a more challenging experience, it would just add roughly and hour or two to the total as it is not unforgivingly hard.

The main story is divided into 6 main areas, subdivided into smaller stages. Some stages can only be accessed after completing the story.

How long does it take to beat Kirby and the Forgotten Land?

How long does it take With Rescuing every Waddle Dee

It takes an additional 2 to 3 hours if you want to rescue all 180 Waddle Dees. It can be shorter than that depending on how thorough you are in searching for Waddle Dees, and you can simply replay the levels in case you miss some. There are some Waddle Dees that are in locked stages that you can only access once you complete the story.

How long does it take With Rescuing every Waddle Dee

How long does it take With Evolving every Copy Ability

It takes an additional 2 to 4 hours if you want to unlock and upgrade every copy ability available in the game. That includes finding the copy ability blueprints, plus farming for Rare Stones through Treasure Road Stages or through matches in the Colosseum, as you will need 61 Rare Stones to fully evolve them all.

How long does it take With Evolving every Copy Ability

How long does it take With Unlocking every Figure from the Gotcha Machine Alley

It takes an additional 4 to 8 hours to complete every figure on all the volume sets from the Gotcha Machines. Though there will be capsules containing figures that you’ll find all across the stages, you’ll certainly miss some at some points.

You can spend your coins over at the Gotcha Machines to try and complete your collection. However, this does require a bit of luck as you’ll be playing with RNG, not to mention that every pull costs gold which you may have to farm for eventually. There are also special figures that can only be unlocked once you finish specific tasks.

How long does it take With Unlocking every Figure from the Gotcha Machine Alley

How long does it take With Clearing every Optional Objective in a Stage

It takes and additional 3 to 5 hours to check off each and every optional objective in a stage. You will most likely end up checking most of these on your first playthrough, but there are those that requires a bit more skill to pull off such as clearing a level without taking any damage, or defeating a boss without getting hit once.

There can be objectives that may be hard to pull off at once, but the good thing is you don’t have to do so since you can just complete them one at a time through multiple runs.

How long does it take With Completing every Treasure Road stages, Forgo Dream Stages, and other Endgame Content

It takes an additional 2 to 3 hours to focus on completing the other content such as Treasure Road stages and other endgame content.

How long does it take to Complete Kirby and the Forgotten Land at 100%?

How long does it take to Complete Kirby and the Forgotten Land at 100%?

To Complete Kirby and the Forgotten Land at 100%, it would take around 25 to 38 hours, give or take a couple of hours, to do a 100% completionist run in Kirby and the Forgotten Land.

Regardless on whether you play the game only for its story or if you’re a hardcore fan of completing everything there is in the game, we could definitely say that Kirby and the Forgotten Land is worth your time and money considering the amount of content it has over its predecessors

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Though it’s not part of the game’s completion, check out this video by GameXplain where Kirby says “Hi!” to every one in Waddle Dee Town: