|Developer||HAL Laboratory, Inc.|
JPN - April 27th 1992
USA - August 3rd 1992
EUR - 1992
Kirby’s Dream Land is a classic Game Boy game, deserving as much respect as Super Mario Brothers and Metroid. The gameplay is pretty solid and basic, your standard Game Boy era platformer. Your mission is to stop King Dedede, who stole all the food for the midnight feast. You guide Kirby through four lands, each with a mini-boss and a big boss. To get to these bosses, Kirby inhales and exhales enemies and floats through Dream Land. There are a couple different enemies, although they are basically the same. This also goes for the bosses. Most bosses require you to inhale an object (apple, bomb, box., etc.) and shoot it back at the boss. Each boss is different; one is a cloud, one a tree, and more. But if you wanted a challenging side scroller, turn around. I beat Kirby’s Dream Land in about 45 minutes, in one try, without losing all my lives. The fact that there isn’t a save feature is probably why the game is so easy. After you beat the final boss, you will be treated to a short, text-less cutscene. Then you will be given a button sequence to push at the title screen. This will unlock an “extra game” that is basically the original game, just harder. Although easy, this game is a part of Nintendo history. It’s the first game to feature Kirby, a character that is immensely popular now. It’s definitely worth a few plays, especially for younger gamers who want to go back to Kirby’s roots.