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SNESVideo Game Den (Jun 17, 2012)
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.
SNESGamePro (US) (May, 1995)
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.
SNESGame Informer Magazine (Dec, 2000)
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.
SNESTotal! (Germany) (Apr, 1996)
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.
SNESVideo Games (Jun, 1995)
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.
WiiNintendo Life (Jun 30, 2007)
Kirby’s Dream Course is definitely worth checking out. The eight worlds won't take that long to complete but the perfectionist in you will be nagging you to keep tweaking your game to get the gold medals. This isn't easy to do so you will certainly get value for money with this game. We highly recommend downloading this.
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.
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.
SNESNintendo Land (2003)
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.
WiiIGN (Jul 31, 2007)
Kirby's been getting knocked around for years, but that's just a hazard you've got to accept when you're a ball-shaped hero with stubby arms, no legs, and too-pink skin tone. Kirby's Dream Course is probably one of the least known of his games, but that doesn't diminish its fun – its presentation of Kirby's world and integration of the enemies and powers from his platforming adventures is a great match for a game like miniature golf, and what results is a quirky, goofy, but all-around satisfying game to play. Hitting these links will run you a club fee of 800 Wii Points.
72 (Nov, 2004)
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.
SNESThe Game Hoard (Dec 03, 2018)
Kirby’s Dream Course is a mini golf game with wonderful mechanics that are hurt by the structure of the experience. Every hole is a complex puzzle that requires proper aim, proper button timing, and intelligent use of the copy powers that add an interesting and involved new layer to play, but the game expects you to execute these expertly in straight shots through eight courses without giving you a convenient means to practice or experiment with your approach. The multiplayer manages to avoid these issues and truly shows the potential of the mechanics and level design, changing things away from sinking shots in the fewest strokes into a battle to earn the most points with strategies like stealing points from the other player. Despite holding you back from bettering your golf game, Kirby’s golf adventure still mixes its copy powers, course layouts, and swing mechanics well.
70 (UK) (Jun 30, 2007)
It's not an unpleasant game and, if you have the patience to master it, can be a lot of fun - especially with two players - but there's no getting away from the fact that the title was originally developed as a standalone golf game, with Kirby added later to help it sell. As cute as it is, it's often a slightly awkward combination and at 800 points it's one of those downloads that cries out for a "try before you buy" option.
WiiGameSpot (Sep 04, 2007)
Kirby's Dream Course is a solid minigolf game. Its single-player mode may have a steep learning curve, but the presentation's cute factor helps make the dedicated practice you'll have to invest tolerable. Meanwhile, the two-player mode does away with the difficulty to pit two so-called friends together in a slap fight full of double crosses and intrigue.
SNESMega Fun (Aug, 1996)
Kaum zu glauben, daß jetzt noch jemand Energie in die Produktion von SNES-Games investiert, wo doch daß Nintendo 64 beinahe vor der Tür steht. Auf der anderen Seite hätte es Kirby‘s Dream Course nicht geschadet. wenn man sich doch noch etwas mehr Mühe gegeben hätte. Schon von der Spielidee konnte mich das Game nicht sonderlich fesseln; das gemächliche Einlochen von Kirby bietet einfach weder Höhen noch Tiefen, nur ruhige Mittelmäßigkeit. Fans dieses Genres könnten allerdings Gefallen an Kirby finden, vorausgesetzt sie lassen sich durch die Beschaulichkeit des Spielablaufs nicht abschrecken. An Grafik und Programmierung läßt sich nämlich kaum etwas bemängeln, lediglich der Sound geht mit seinem Japano-Gedudel recht bald auf die Nerven.
Wii UFNintendo (Jun 25, 2013)
Kirby’s Dream Course não é certamente um mau jogo, a sua jogabilidade é boa e não apresenta problemas graves. Mas nota-se uma completa falta de ambição, mesmo pertencendo a um género onde é difícil criar algo verdadeiramente novo e memorável. A utilização do universo Kirby poderia ter dado à equipa de desenvolvimento mais liberdade e ideias para criar algo que se destacasse. Como está, é apenas um jogo aceitável, num género onde existem propostas melhores.
SNESDefunct Games (Feb 26, 2016)
Kirby's Dream Course is a game that gets plenty of things right, but the issues are large enough to keep me from recommending it. Only gamers dedicated to improving will ever see the wilder courses, and the Kirby faithful would probably be turned off by the frustration factor. If things were eased up just slightly, this mini golf mash-up would have been a dream come true.

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