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Kirby's Dream Land 2

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy
81
4.1
Nintendo 3DS
...
2.6
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Description

The lovable Kirby returns to the Game Boy! This time the bridges connecting the rainbow bridges have disappeared and King Dedede is to blame as always...or is he? The evil Dark Matter has him under his control and plans to turn Dream Land into a dark world. Kirby's goal is get the fabled rainbow sword and defeat him!

Gameplay consists of a platform game. Kirby is like no other platform character of its time because he can fly with no power-ups, and he can swallow enemies and get their powers. In addition to that, Kirby can now team up with his friends: Rick the hamster, Kine the fish, and Coo the owl. Each team-up has it's advantages and disadvantages, but Kirby can still swallow enemies, making more different powers available depending on the power/friend combination.

Screenshots

Kirby's Dream Land 2 Game Boy Kirby's signature dance
Kirby's Dream Land 2 Game Boy Many abilities are transformed when Kirby is joined by a friend. Here, we'll treat these hedgehogs to their own medicine.
Kirby's Dream Land 2 Game Boy Dark Matter (first form)
Kirby's Dream Land 2 Game Boy Umbrella like a shield

Alternate Titles

  • "星のカービィ2" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Hoshi no Kirby 2" -- Japanese Title

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

Electric Playground Game Boy Jan 30, 1997 9.5 out of 10 95
GamePro (US) Game Boy Jul, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Nov 16, 2010 17 out of 20 85
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Jul, 1995 2 out of 6 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Boy Aug, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Consoles Plus Game Boy Feb, 1996 78 out of 100 78
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Boy Jul, 1995 7.6 out of 10 76
Retroage Game Boy Feb 22, 2008 7.3 out of 10 73
Game Players Game Boy Jul, 1995 70 out of 100 70

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Trivia

Endings

There are two endings depending on if you get the Rainbow Sword or not (this means that you need to complete the game with a 100% rating), If you do, you'll be able to fight the Dark Matter and see the "real" ending.

Version differences

If you play Kirby's Dream Land 2 on the Super Game Boy instead of on a regular Game Boy, when you see the title screen, you will hear an applause sound effect.

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