One of the retro karts I picked up as this years Portland Retro Gaming Expo was Kirby's Dreamland on Gameboy. I have fond memories of Kirby on NES and since I wanted to pickup a Gameboy Advance at this years PRGE I decided to also get some classic Gameboy titles such as Metroid Return of Samus and Kirby's Dreamland.

A week ago I snapped Kirby's Dreamland in my Advance and started it up. Immediately I was reminded of how much fun Kirbys Adventure is on the Nintendo as it's nearly perfectly translated here to Gameboy. The play control is great and the platforming is super smooth. Kirby can suck in enemies and air that he can then shoot out as a projectile weapon as well as suck in air to float around the screen. Kirby may very well be one of the most overpowered characters in a platformer from his default set of abilities alone. So overpowered that in my first session I was able to complete the game with only dying two times. I bet with a couple more play sessions I could beat the entire game with only one life as the game doesn't really offer much of challenge. That said the game is fun and well worth the hour or so I spent playing it. The game does contain a cheat code you learn at the end of the game that unlocks a harder mode which I haven't tried but does promise an increase in difficulty. Kirby's Dreamland is a short Gameboy classic that doesn't offer much challenge but lots of fun and engaging platforming.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 12/01/2015 at 02:26am

Kirby's Dreamland on the Gameboy was my first introduction to Kirby. If I've played his games (other than Smash Bros.) on another system, I've hardly done so. I remember that I did enjoy the game, but it's been forever since I've played it. I actually like that you think he's over powered, because I think that makes the game a bit more fun for my taste. Mario Bros., on the other hand is definitely more challenging and thus, to me, much more frustrating. Maybe some day I'll go back to some of Kirby's games. I must admit he's one of my most favorite characters on Smash Bros.!

Travis   Admin wrote on 12/03/2015 at 04:03am

This is one of my faves from the Game Boy era. Like you said, it's easy. Super easy. Too easy, really. But it's still a ton of fun. The Kirby games are aimed at a younger gamer, but don't skimp on the fun factor, so even though you basically can't die, it's still fun.

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