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I don't know what the developers were thinking with this uninspired game. Probably something along the lines of, "Hey, what if we took away Kirby's ability to steal powers from the monsters he eats and then made the game only four levels long! Wouldn't that be great?" No. No, it did not make the game great. I was surprised when I beat the game in a single sitting. Sure, it's for kids, but kids deserve better. What was really going on in the developers head's was probably something more along the lines of, the higher-ups are demanding a new Kirby game with less ROM space and a terribly low budget, so let's slap something together really quick!
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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''''', known in Japan as '''''星のカービ [Hoshi no Kabi], "Kirby of the Stars"''''', is an action platformer developed by [[HAL Laboratory]] and published by [[Nintendo]] on the [[Game Boy]] in 1992. 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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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==
 
==Status==
Beat the game, no desire to ever play again.
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I do not own the game, but I have beat it.
  
 
==Review==
 
==Review==
Overall: 1/10
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* '''Overall:''' 3/10
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* '''Best Version:''' Game Boy
  
 
===Good===
 
===Good===
* The graphics are nice and cute, just like other Kirby games.
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* The graphics are nice and cute and a lot of the characters seen in later games are introduced.
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* The cuteness of Kirby, especially, is really wonderful.
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* The game has a pretty complete manual.
  
 
===Bad===
 
===Bad===
* The game is pretty easy. Even younger kids won't have too much difficulty beating it.
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* Overall, the game is kind of dull.
  
 
===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
* Gone is Kirby's trademark ability to steal powers from monsters! What were they thinking?
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* The game is too easy. Even younger kids won't have much difficulty beating it.
* At only four levels, the game is incredibly short, easily beatable in a single play-through, even with no prior knowledge of the series.
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* At only five levels, the game is incredibly short, easily beatable in a single play-through.
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==Media==
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===Box Art===
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<gallery>
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Kirby's Dream Land - GB - Japan.jpg|The Japanese box features a reddish Kirby standing in front of a grided background collage of the game characters. I like the curved text, but it's a bit plain.
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Kirby's Dream Land - GB - USA.jpg|The American box has a white puffed-up Kirby in front of the boss of stage 1. The art is really good, and the lettering is simple, but effective. I prefer this box.
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</gallery>
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===Documentation===
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<gallery>
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Kirby's Dream Land - GB - Manual.pdf|Game manual.
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</gallery>
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===Maps===
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<gallery>
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Kirby's Dream Land - GB - Map - Stage 1 - Green Greens.png|Stage 1: Green Greens.
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Kirby's Dream Land - GB - Map - Stage 2 - Castle Lololo.png|Stage 2: Castle Lololo.
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Kirby's Dream Land - GB - Map - Stage 3 - Float Islands.png|Stage 3: Float Islands.
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Kirby's Dream Land - GB - Map - Stage 4 - Bubbly Clouds.png|Stage 4: Bubbly Clouds.
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Kirby's Dream Land - GB - Map - Stage 5 - Mt. Dedede.png|Stage 5: Mt. Dedede.
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</gallery>
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==Links==
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* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/kirbys-dream-land mobygames.com/game/kirbys-dream-land] - MobyGames.
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirby's_Dream_Land en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirby's_Dream_Land] - Wikipedia.
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU6cHCkWqy8 youtube.com/watch?v=gU6cHCkWqy8] - US commercial.
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQpH9F1a4d4 youtube.com/watch?v=qQpH9F1a4d4] - Japanese commercial.
  
  
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Latest revision as of 11:20, 10 May 2018

North American cover art.

Kirby's Dream Land, known in Japan as 星のカービ [Hoshi no Kabi], "Kirby of the Stars", is an action platformer developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo on the Game Boy in 1992. 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 basic 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

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.

Ugly

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

Media

Box Art

Documentation

Maps

Links