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Kirby's Dream Land (Game Boy)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Fun and original gameplay but, oh my goodness, what a short and easy game. Rensch (203) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
Short, but sweet Jon Collins (28) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Overall MobyScore (50 votes) 3.9

The Press Says

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Joystick (French)
Autant vous dire que ce jeu est une perle dans le genre plates-formes, car on retrouve tout ce qui fait le succès du genre, avec de nouveautés toutes plus folles les unes que les autres. La musique, l'animation et les graphismes sont mignons, géniaux et attachants. Cela va être difficile de se décoller de sa Game Boy ce mois-ci les amis! Un seul petit problème: la facilité du jeu qui le destine peut-être davantage aux plus jeunes. Un hit en puissance cependant.
GamePro (US)
Kirby's Dream Land will make your Game Boy dreams come true with great graphics, a fresh gameplay concept, and hours of fun. Suck it up and take on this adventure! It'll blow you away.
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Das einzige Manko, das bei einem so hübschen Spiel umso trauriger ist: Warum gibt es wieder mal keine Levelcodes? Wer will denn wirklich Stunden der Wiederholung investieren, wenn Kirby kurz vor dem Endfight mit König Nickerchen spuckernderweise sein letzte Leben ausgehaucht und sich in die ewigen Jagdgründe verkrümelt hat? Wie „Battleship“ gezeigt hat, ist doch eine Levelcode-Abfrage programmtechnisch durchaus machbar – auch auf dem GameBoy.
All Game Guide
All in all, Kirby's Dreamland is a great game for beginner players and ones that enjoy a fun, but short, experience.
Kirby Dream Land es un título que los amantes del género de las plataformas y más aún los poseedores de la consola, Game Boy, deberían tener casi obligados, y no teman por su duración, que se verá arreglado en cuanto terminéis el juego y que se explica en el texto de arriba, si no fuera por el apartado de la duración sería un juego casi perfecto.
Power Play
Kirby‘s Dream Land überzeugt vor allem mit seiner Originalität. Kirby läßt sich einfach und komfortabel steuern, sieht niedlich aus und kann wesentlich mehr, als man ihm zutraut. Dummerweise garantiert ein innovatives Heldensprite nicht für hochklassige Unterhaltung. Schlampereien im Leveldesign und der nicht vorhandene Schwierigkeitsgrad nerven zusätzlich.
Electric Playground
There's quite a bit to see in this little cart. Younger gamers, who are looking for something to do while they're sitting in the backseat waiting to get to Disneyland, will lap Kirby's Dream Land up. Older gamers, looking for some quick fun before the boss gets into work, will find it a drag that they can't save their progress and are forced to see the same levels again and again.
Nintendo Life
Kirby’s Dream Land may be almost legal, but the pink puff’s debut adventure feels a bit too elementary now. 17 years of nostalgia shines bright upon Kirby, but lowering those rosey glasses reveals a walk-in-the-park title that has been outpaced by its descendants in virtually every way. It’s still worth digging up if you’ve never played it, and even more so if you’ve beat it a million times. Kirby’s genesis is strong, but he’s done better.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
Aimed squarely at a younger audience, Kirby's Dream Land still manages to provide a fulfilling, though less challenging gaming experience to older players. Though not worth the price to an older gamer when it was new, it should not be overlooked at a thrift store, flea market, or second hand gaming shop.
Kirby Dream Land n'est sans doute pas le meilleur de la série, mais quelle joie de voir cette petite boule rose avaler ses ennemis et voler à cause de son aérophagie contrôlée.
The short amount of time I spent with that “bonus quest” almost made playing Kirby’s Dream Land worth it. Almost. That quest doesn’t take away from the fact this game is extremely short, with four stages of intermediate length and one extended boss gauntlet. It also didn’t make me forget that this early version of Kirby was a pretty generic hero with none of the sweet powers he’d later gain. While future games were loaded with cool abilities and many diverse worlds to get through, the series’ originator just doesn’t pack the punch to make much of an impact.