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Alternate Title:Kirby's Dreamland
Console: Nintendo Game Boy
Region:U
Year: 1992
RFG ID #: U-037-S-02380-A
Part #: DMG-KY-USA
UPC: 045496730239
Developer: HAL Laboratories
Publisher: Nintendo
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Genre: Action/Adventure
Sub-genre: Platformer
Players: 1
Controller: System Controls
Media Format: Cartridge
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  • 414 of 7486 collectors (5.5%) have this game in their collection
  • 21 of 7486 collectors (0.2%) have this game in their wishlist.
  • 0 of 7486 collectors (0%) have this game for sale or trade.
Overview:

Who would have thought some 15 years ago that a little pink blob known as Kirby would ever become the foundation for the flagship franchise of HAL Laboratories. But, as time as shown, Masahiro Sakurai's creation has become one of the more popular franchises in Nintendo's arsenal, and could be argued to be the most popular franchise in HAL's arsenal. It all started with this one GameBoy game. Warp Stars, Microphones that Kirby screams into to kill everything on screen, the ability of Kirby to swallow most every enemy and spit them out as a star projectile, King Dedede-- All those idea's and the pink blob known as Kirby came into fruition in this game known as Kirby's Dreamland.

This title has spawned many sequels, and created a character that is easily identified with Nintendo and many of it's franchises. Kirby's even been lucky enough to star in his own TV show and be apart of the amazing franchise known as Super Smash Bros. Truly the story of Kirby is a bright one, and one can only hope that his future continues to stay bright.

Review:

1992 was the year that a pink blob known as Kirby made his appearance in the United States of America. Decidedly strange in demeanor, this character had the ability to fly, scream into microphones to kill everything on screen, appear as multiple Kirbys at the end of stages, and inhale enemies and spit them out as stars. Sounds Japanese, right? Well, it may be, but this game has set the stage for more games than one can shake a finger at. The Kirby franchise all started with this one, humble game. This game is a platformer that is based on the elements I described in the previous sentence and other elements I have failed to mention. The game has four major stages, and each stage is further subdivided into areas. Some areas have minibosses, and all stages have unique bosses. For example, the first stage has a giant tree as a main boss. Kirby must inhale apples that fall to the ground and then spit them back at the tree to beat it, while at the same time the tree is blowing air back at you. At the end of the game Kirby must fight against King Dedede, the main villain of this game and many games that come after this one. Defeating King Dedede beats the game, and opens up the extra mode to the game, which is harder

One thing that should be said about this game is that Kirby's Dream Land is not meant to be difficult. This game was designed with kids in mind, and therefore most everyone should be able to beat this game with no problems whatsoever. So, if you can't beat this game then you probably need some help, you know, the one where they put you on pills to make you smarter. Wasn't Flower's for Algernon like that? I think it may have been. But, in all seriousness, this game is extremely straightforward and simple, so do not come into this game looking for an extremely challenging and thorough experience. Kirby's Dream Land was not created for that type of experience, but rather one where kids would be able to beat it and feel accomplished

That having been said, the difficulty or lack thereof of this game does not detract from the experience that is presented. The game is still a lot of fun, and for an early GameBoy game I find it to be a rather complete experience. Many other people must have viewed the game my way too, as it sure sold a lot of copies, and also spawned a franchise that is extremely well established. Kirby's Dream Land may not be the most challenging experience on the market, but it is still a lot of fun.

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90%

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Variations:

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Nintendo Game Boy DK, FI, NO, SE S Kirby's Dream Land Nintendo 1992 Action/Adventure
Nintendo Game Boy FR, NL S Kirby's Dream Land Nintendo 1992 Action/Adventure
Nintendo Game Boy United Kingdom S Kirby's Dream Land [Nintendo Classics] Nintendo Action/Adventure
Nintendo Game Boy United Kingdom S Kirby's Dream Land Nintendo 1992 Action/Adventure
Nintendo Game Boy Canada S Kirby's Dream Land Nintendo 1992 Action/Adventure
Nintendo Game Boy AT, DE, CH S Kirby's Dream Land Nintendo 1992 Action/Adventure
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Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Nintendo Game Boy Color U S Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble Nintendo 2001 Action
Nintendo NES U S Kirby's Adventure Nintendo 1993 Action/Adventure
Nintendo Game Boy U S Kirby's Block Ball Nintendo 1995 Action
Nintendo Game Boy U S Kirby's Dream Land 2 Nintendo 1995 Action/Adventure
Nintendo SNES U S Kirby's Dream Land 3 Nintendo 1997 Platformer
Nintendo Game Boy U S Kirby's Pinball Land Nintendo 1993 Game Simulator
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Game Credits:

Director: Masahiro Sakurai
Chief Designer: Masahiro Sakurai
Lead Programming: Kyouhei Miyabi
GDV Programming: Tetsuya Notoya
GDV Programming: Mammy Preco
Sound Composer: Jun Ishikawa
Supervisor: Bou Nakajima
Producer: Makoto Kanai
Design: Mogami Kurand

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