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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.


Kirby's Dream Land Game Boy Bad Pig
Kirby's Dream Land Game Boy Touch the other Kirby to go to a boss fight
Kirby's Dream Land Game Boy Title Screen
Kirby's Dream Land Game Boy Stage 4 boss

Promo Images

Kirby's Dream Land Screenshot
Kirby's Dream Land Screenshot
Kirby's Dream Land Screenshot
Kirby's Dream Land Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "星のカービ" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Twinkle Popo" -- Working title
  • "Hoshi no 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 (216)
Short, but sweet Game Boy Jon Collins (28)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Game Boy Dec, 1992 4.5 out of 5 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Jul, 1993 10 out of 12 83
RetroGame Man Game Boy Jul 03, 2017 8 out of 10 80
Play Time Game Boy 1993 80 out of 100 80
Mag'64 Nintendo 3DS Sep 18, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75
Electric Playground Game Boy Nov 06, 1996 7 out of 10 70
Play Time Game Boy Jan, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Game Boy Sep 21, 2005 7 out of 10 70 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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Title translation

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


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

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