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Kirby's Adventure

MobyRank MobyScore
NES
87
4.2
Wii U
...
...
Nintendo 3DS
...
5.0
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Description

One day Kirby is surprised to discover that he cannot have any dreams during his customary after-lunch nap. Soon he discovers that King Dedede has stolen the Star Rod, which supplies the energy to the Fountain of Dreams, and broken it into several pieces, entrusting each of his allies with one. Kirby has no other choice but find these pieces and bring dreams back to the Dream Land.

Kirby's Adventure is an action side-scrolling platform game. As the pink puffball Kirby the player explores numerous colorful lands with a variety of enemies to defeat. To help out on his journey, Kirby has the ability to eat enemies and spit them out as projectiles. With certain enemies Kirby can capture their abilities and e.g. gain a sword, shoot lasers, or even fly around the level. There are seven different stages, each broken up into multiple levels, and sometimes also containing a couple of bonus mini-games. The game cartridge features a battery backup allowing games to be saved without the need for passwords.

Screenshots

Kirby's Adventure NES Devour creatures and spit them out
Kirby's Adventure NES The needle weapon turns you into a real hazard.
Kirby's Adventure NES Using the Fire power-up to light the fuse.
Kirby's Adventure NES The hammer is good for bashing through obstacles quickly.

Alternate Titles

  • "星のカービィ 夢の泉の物語" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Hoshi no Kirby: Yume no Izumi no Monogatari" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Original and cute adventure on the NES, but badly lack challenge and variety NES Bregalad (914)
Cute, sweet and a good challenge for inexperienced platformers like myself NES Pixelspeech (953)
In my opinion, this is another NES game that TOTALLY RULES! NES Dark Cloud (35)
Kirby's Adventure = NES classic NES Weston Sharpensteen (32)
Still awesome after almost 15 years. NES Andy Social (18)

The Press Says

Random Access NES 2005 9.5 out of 10 95
IGN Wii Feb 20, 2007 9.5 out of 10 95
Nintendo Land NES 2003 93 out of 100 93
Nintendo Magazine System UK NES Jun, 1993 93 out of 100 93
GamesCollection NES Sep 27, 2010 9 out of 10 90
NintendoWorldReport Nintendo 3DS Nov 22, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85
Digital Press - Classic Video Games NES Jul 23, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Total! (Germany) NES May, 1994 2 out of 6 80
Nintendo Life Nintendo 3DS Nov 18, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii May 18, 2007 7 out of 10 70

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Isn't the GBA version an enhanced remake? 5 Kabushi (116517)
Jun 06, 2010
Such a popular game, yet no threads? 7 Simoneer (30)
Jun 06, 2010

Trivia

Final Level

The final level of Kirby's Adventure, leading to the last boss, is directly based on Kirby's Dream Land for Game Boy. The level is entirely black and white, the four areas are based on the Game Boy game's four levels, and the music is exactly the same as Kirby's Dream Land level 1 theme.

Size

The game was the second largest game (in megabits) to appear on the NES, weighing in at a hefty 6 megabits (768KB). HAL Laboratory's Metal Slader Glory takes the cake as the largest game on the NES, with 8 megabits (one full megabyte) of data.

Awards

The game received the following awards:
  • NES Game of the Year in the 1993 GamePro Editors' Choice Awards (Vol. 6, Issue 2)
  • #150 out of 200 of the "Greatest Games of Their Time" by EGM Issue #200 (Feb. 2006)
Information also contributed by Big John WV and Tiago Jacques.

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Contributed to by Michael Cassidy (4507), CrankyStorming (2629), gamewarrior (5067) and Servo (55896)