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[[Image:Kirby's Dream Land - GB - USA.jpg|thumb|256x256px|North American cover art.]]
 
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'''''Kirby's Dream Land''''' is an action platformer developed by [[HAL Laboratory]] and published by [[Nintendo]] on the [[Game Boy]] on 1992-04-27. It is the first [[Kirby (Universe)|Kirby]] game and, since Kirby's ability to steal powers from the monsters he's eaten has not yet been established, the game plays more like a basic platformer.
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'''''Kirby's Dream Land''''' is an action platformer developed by [[HAL Laboratory]] and published by [[Nintendo]] on the [[Game Boy]] on 1992-04-27. It is the first ''[[Kirby (Universe)|Kirby]]'' game and, since Kirby's ability to steal powers from the monsters he's eaten has not yet been established, the game plays more like a generic platformer.
  
I first played this game after already having played a couple later Kirby games, so I was very disappointed by the lack of stealing powers, and it was so short and easy, I beat it on my first attempt.
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I first played this game after already having played a couple later ''Kirby'' games, so I was very disappointed by the lack of stealing powers, and it was so short and easy, I beat it on my first attempt.
  
 
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* The cuteness of Kirby, especially, is really wonderful.
 
* The cuteness of Kirby, especially, is really wonderful.
 
* The game has a pretty complete manual.
 
* The game has a pretty complete manual.
* The [[unlockable difficulties|extra mode]] is a nice way to at least present a challenge to skilled gamers, but it's annoying to have to beat such an easy game to get it.
 
  
 
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===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
* The game is too easy. Even younger kids won't have much difficulty beating it.
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* The game is too easy. Even younger kids won't have much difficulty beating it. The [[unlockable difficulty levels|unlockable "extra mode"]] should have been the default game.
 
* At only five levels, the game is incredibly short, easily beatable in a single play-through.
 
* At only five levels, the game is incredibly short, easily beatable in a single play-through.
  
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Latest revision as of 09:00, 17 September 2019

North American cover art.

Kirby's Dream Land is an action platformer developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo on the Game Boy on 1992-04-27. It is the first Kirby game and, since Kirby's ability to steal powers from the monsters he's eaten has not yet been established, the game plays more like a generic platformer.

I first played this game after already having played a couple later Kirby games, so I was very disappointed by the lack of stealing powers, and it was so short and easy, I beat it on my first attempt.

Status

I do not own the game, but I have beat it.

Review

  • Overall: 3/10
  • Best Version: Game Boy

— This section contains spoilers! —

Good

  • The graphics are nice and cute and a lot of the characters seen in later games are introduced.
  • The cuteness of Kirby, especially, is really wonderful.
  • The game has a pretty complete manual.

Bad

  • Overall, the game is kind of dull.
  • Since Kirby never becomes more powerful, the boss rush at the end is just tedious.

Ugly

  • The game is too easy. Even younger kids won't have much difficulty beating it. The unlockable "extra mode" should have been the default game.
  • At only five levels, the game is incredibly short, easily beatable in a single play-through.

Media

Box Art

Documentation

Maps

Videos

Titles

Language Native Transliteration Translation
English Kirby's Dream Land
Japanese 星のカービ Hoshi no Kabi Kirby of the Stars

Links

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