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Kirby's Adventure (NES)

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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 Tornado-ing through the treetops.
Kirby's Adventure NES Fireball power-up is handy in this dark level. Find a light and turn it on.
Kirby's Adventure NES Floating past some enemies
Kirby's Adventure NES An interesting boss confrontation. While this boss tears through this level you must follow him and shoot when his rear panels open to shoot you. It's as tough as it sounds!

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 Bregalad (917) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Cute, sweet and a good challenge for inexperienced platformers like myself Pixelspeech (955) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
In my opinion, this is another NES game that TOTALLY RULES! Dark Cloud (35) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
Kirby's Adventure = NES classic Weston Sharpensteen (32) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
Still awesome after almost 15 years. Andy Social (18) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars

The Press Says

NES Times May 28, 2007 10 out of 10 100
Nintendo Land 2003 93 out of 100 93
Nintendo Magazine System UK Jun, 1993 93 out of 100 93
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 08, 2010 17 out of 20 85
Quebec Gamers Dec 25, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
PGNx Media Jun 15, 2002 8.25 out of 10 82
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jun, 1993 33 out of 40 82
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jul 23, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Power Unlimited Oct, 1994 7.8 out of 10 78
Nintendojo Oct 17, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Isn't the GBA version an enhanced remake? 5 Kabushi (127053)
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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Servo (55823) added Kirby's Adventure (NES) on Jan 11, 2003
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