Kirby's Dream Land 2 (Game Boy)

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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.8
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Critic Reviews

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Electric Playground
Kirby's Dreamland 2 is a must buy Game Boy title. It's got plenty of stuff to do and see and the game continually surprises you with its inventiveness. The coders and artists behind this game have been working on the Kirb for years, and of all the good Kirby games I've played, this one takes second place right behind Kirby's Pinball Land. I even enjoyed it more than Kirby's Super Star for the SNES. What can I say? Some of that Miyamoto magic has rubbed off on this cart.
GamePro (US)
If you've been waiting for more easygoing, easy-to-beat Kirby charm, your wait is over. While not everything is new in Dream Land 2, everything is definitely fun.
Kirby’s Dream Land 2 est la digne suite de ses prédécesseurs. Il en reprend les mécanismes de base, tout en les améliorant et en apportant des innovations. Les joueurs passeront encore un agréable moment en compagnie de la boule rose, et cette fois-ci, pour une plus grande durée. Cependant, le manque de difficulté inhérent à la série la réserve plus aisément aux jeunes joueurs. Kirby continue toujours de s’ancrer dans le cœur de ses fans.
Video Games
Wahnsinn, daß man sich anno ‘95 noch so in ein lumpiges GB-Spiel verbeißen kann (heftiges Kopfschütteln), aber Nintendo macht‘s möglich - sogar gleich zweimal diesen Monat. Kirby ist nach drei Jahren Abstinenz von “seinem“ Spiel noch vi-i-i-el cooler geworden. Und erst die neuen tierischen Kumpels: wie sich Nintendos Sympathiemops an den Hamster krallt oder von Coo rumchauffiert wird, ist einfach sehenswert. Hier paßt mal wieder (fast) alles. Nur die Grafik hätte etwas verspielter ausfallen können. Das abwechslungsreiche Leveldesign stimmt auf jeden Fall mit all seinen Geheimtüren und unterschiedlich verschachtelten Routen, der Umfang ebenso. Nintendos berüchtigte 3-Spielstände-Batterie kommt sehr gelegen und die Musikbegleitung ist just superb.
Total! (Germany)
So mancher Mario- und Wario-Land-Experte mag sich zwar unterfordert fühlen, insgesamt ist „Kirbys Zweite“ aber ein rundum gelungenes „Jump&Schluck“: Knuddel-Grafiken, ein solider Soundtrack und eine ordentliche Steuerung ergänzt durch Batteriespeicher und eine vollständige Super-Game-Boy-Unterstützung – da bleiben keine Wünsche mehr offen! Hier sollten nicht nur Kirby-Fans reinschauen...
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
The addition of the friends helps beef up the gameplay to an addictive level. The graphics, although nothing great, get the job done and convey the cuteness.
Consoles Plus
Le principe est très simple et les sept niveaux du jeu s'adressent aux débutants.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
When Nintendo likes something, they sure stick with it. Kirby's latest adventure is, well, just like his first one. There are loads of little tidbits to learn and techniques to master interacting with the enemies to give you new abilities is always cool and it's something you don't see too often these days. The music is standard GB fare, with simple beeps and pops, but there is a definable tune. Kirby is a blast, but you find that you can beat this rather quickly.
Reasumując świetnie bawiłem się przy kontynuacji nostalgicznej dla mnie gry, ale tym razem w colorze. Spokojnie mogę polecić zarówno fanom Kirbiego jak i ogólnie lubiącym platformówki. Raczej zaniżony poziom trudności, w paru etapach gry mocno może zaskoczyć, co sprawia, że nie znudzimy się grą szybko. Kirby's Dream Land 2 posiada również aspekt ukończenia gry w procentach, który podkręca poziom rozgrywki, jeśli nie interesuje nas tylko zwykłe ukończenie tytułu i odłożenie na półkę. Uwaga! Kirby wciąga i lubi wskakiwać do konsoli niepostrzeżenie nawet po latach odstawienia go.
Like I said at the beginning of this review, the game as a whole is unremarkable but fun. It offers the sort of experience that makes a perfect rainy day diversion, but I didn't fall in love with it like I did with Adventure and I can't see myself making a point to come back to it from time to time, as I do with that other title. I simply didn't find the same loving creativity on display that was evident in Adventure. On the occasions this one does break new ground (such as with the three animal friends), it feels more like a "one step forward, two steps back" endeavor. Still, for a handheld Kirby game, this one at least does a solid job of connecting all the dots, making it worthwhile for fans of the hungry little guy.
Game Players
Actually, it's quite a fun little game that is one of the better Game Boy carts. There's nothing spectacular or fancy here --- it's just fun.