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Kirby's Dream Land

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy
74
3.9
Nintendo 3DS
...
4.0
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Description

Dedede, King of Dream Land, is a penguin-like creature who is too gluttonous for his own good. Gathering food for his midnight feast, he got carried away and ended up taking all the food from the inhabitants of his country. One of them, a pink little guy named Kirby, decides to travel all the way to King Dedede's palace and retrieve the lost food by any means.

Kirby's Dream Land is a side-scrolling platform action game, and the first in the Kirby series. Although the protagonist appears to be a weak little marshmallow, he is actually quite powerful: he has the ability to suck up his enemies like a vacuum, and then shoot them out at other enemies. Kirby can also swallow air and inflate himself, which allows him to fly. There are four levels in the game; no save feature is available.

Screenshots

Kirby's Dream Land Game Boy Picked up a power-up on a ship
Kirby's Dream Land Game Boy The microphone item can kill all enemies onscreen
Kirby's Dream Land Game Boy Stage 3 intro
Kirby's Dream Land Game Boy Oh Kirby

Alternate Titles

  • "星のカービ" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Twinkle Popo" -- Working title
  • "Hoshino Kirby" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Fun and original gameplay but, oh my goodness, what a short and easy game. Game Boy Rensch (203)
Short, but sweet Game Boy Jon Collins (28)

The Press Says

Joystick (French) Game Boy Dec, 1992 96 out of 100 96
IGN Nintendo 3DS Jun 30, 2011 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide Game Boy 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mag'64 Nintendo 3DS Sep 18, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75
Power Play Game Boy Nov, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Game Boy Sep 21, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Electric Playground Game Boy Nov 06, 1996 7 out of 10 70
Nintendo Life Game Boy Aug 03, 2009 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
GameTrip.net Game Boy Jun 05, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Pocket Gamer UK Nintendo 3DS Jul 08, 2011 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Title translation

The English translation of the Japanese title is Kirby of the Stars.

Awards

  • Retro Gamer
    • October 2004 (Issue #9) – #6 Best Game Boy Game

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