HAL Laboratory, the developer of Super Smash Bros. and the Kirby games, has launched its first game for mobile platforms.
Released last November in Japan under the name Hataraku UFO, Part Time UFO, as it’s called, is now available for iOS and Android devices in international markets – it’s £3.99 in the UK.
Part Time UFO puts players in the role of an adorable flying saucer (it has a grumpy little face on it) with a grabby claw. That grabby claw gets put to a number of fun-looking uses.
Check it out:
As you can see there, grabbing things and doing odd jobs nets you money, which you can use to buy costumes for your flying saucer. There are 27 levels and over 20 costumes for you to collect, along with all manner of hidden achievements as well.
HAL Laboratory also has Kirby Star Allies coming out for the Nintendo Switch on March 16th. It’s a traditional-looking Kirby side-scrolling platformer where players inhale their enemies and take on their powers.
There is still no word on a Switch Smash Bros. – though one is surely going to make its way over to Nintendo’s hybrid sooner or later.
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