Kirby's Dream Course (SNES)

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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.3
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 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.1
Overall User Score (14 votes) 4.1

Critic Reviews

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Video Game Den
All in all, Kirby Bowl is a delightful and incredibly polished game, and with enough replay value to keep you coming back for more. Granted, it will take you quite a while to completely master that one, but this is what makes Kriby Bowl such a compelling game. Another Nintendo (and HAL) masterpiece.
GamePro (US)
If you're not a Kirby fan, you'll definitely miss the hole with this game. Kirby and his special powers are everywhere, barreling through trees, skimming off the surface of the water and blowing up enemies. But, if you like the Kirby series, there's nothing else you need to know about Dream Course. It's just as fun as the previous titles, with lots of color and kooky gameplay. Being a fan if miniature golf will also help you love this wildly amusing game. Kirby gets a birdie.
Game Informer Magazine
Mixing elements of billiards and action/platforming, Dream Course is a thinking game just as much as it is action. Lining up the multiple bank, jumping-floater shot will take some skill and thought. For this reason - and Dream Course's excellent playability - this is one no SNES fan should go without.
Total! (Germany)
Nicht nur eingefleischte Kirby-Fans kommen bei Dream Course auf Ihre Kosten. Trotz kindlicher Aufmachung ist das Programm wegen wohldurchdachtem Gameplay und anhaltendem Dauerspaß auch für ältere Tüftler attraktiv.
Video Games
Klingt schon etwas ungewöhnlich, die Beschreibung von Kirbys Dream Course. Am Anfang ist es auch nicht ganz leicht, dem Spielfluß zu folgen. Nach drei bis vier Versuchen hat man jedoch den Bogen raus und erst dann packt einen das Golfer-Fieber. Der geniale Motivationsfaktor des neuen Kirby-Moduls ist einfach zu erklären. Man muß von Runde zu Runde etwas mehr vorausdenken, wie man den Ball am geschicktesten versenkt. Die vielfältigen Spielvariationen rühren in ihrer grenzenlosen Kombinierbarkeit das Herz jedes junggebliebenen Rätselgnoms, Die Knobelaufgaben sind abwechslungsreich und trotzdem sehr geradlinig designt. Zudem ist jede der Bahnen mit Überraschungen und strategischen Finessen vollgepackt. Wer auf ungewöhnliche Tüfteleien steht und sich nicht von der kunterbunten kindlich Grafik abschrecken läßt, darf unbedenklich zugreifen. Der Zweispielermodus sorgt für zusätzlichen Spielspaß und verfestigt damit unsere Classic-Auszeichnung.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
The bottom line is that this game is entertaining. The addiction factor is high and the courses get progressively more challenging. Whats even better is that you must think while you play. Only intelligent gameplay will get you to the next level. A worthy game for one or two players.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
If the fact that it's Kirby doesn't clue you in, let me stress my point: this is one of the best games in the vast SNES library. I'm a huge Kirby's Avalanche fan but I still claim this is probably the best Kirby game on the system for anyone. It's a game with just the right amount of challenge to keep you coming back.
Nintendo Land
It's really difficult to decide whether to love or hate this game. Is it challenging or frustrating? Cleverly original or just a wierd, and not very good idea for a game? Because of this, I can't whole-heartedly recommend it, but I must admit that there are many good things in this large and tricky game. If you spot this in a bargain bin, you could do a lot worse than picking it up, especially if you're an avid Kirby lover. Just remember, this is a "love it or loathe it" affair, not for everyone to enjoy. I don't know, maybe the target audience are schizophrenic gamers.
It’s always fun to see the lowest score you can get, so Kirby’s Dream Course has a huge amount of replay. Competing against friends is always fun, because there are four courses in multiplayer mode. This is a very fun “golf” game. I highly recommend it.