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Kirby's Dreamland (Virtual Console) Reviewed by Cyril Lachel on . Despite finding himself on a few consoles over the years, Kirby has always been best on the handhelds. Between this classic Game Boy adventure and the various Nintendo DS releases, there's very little reason to play a Kirby game on a console. This 1992 masterpiece manages to create a traditional 2D platformer that feels nothing like Super Mario Bros. Rating: 92%
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What Is It? Despite finding himself on a few consoles over the years, Kirby has always been best on the handhelds. Between this classic Game Boy adventure and the various Nintendo DS releases, there's very little reason to play a Kirby game on a console. This 1992 masterpiece manages to create a traditional 2D platformer that feels nothing like Super Mario Bros. You float about, sucking up objects and spitting them out at surrounding enemies. Throughout the course of the game you'll run into iconic boss battles and some ingenious level designs. While Kirby's difficulty is often easier than Zelda or Donkey Kong, this adventure is no less engaging. With short levels and adorable graphics, Kirby's Dream Land is the perfect fit on the Nintendo 3DS.

Does It Still Hold Up? Kirby's Dream Land is a testament to the quality of Nintendo's line of 2D platformers. The easy control mechanics compliment a lengthy adventure that has aged surprisingly well. The graphics look good and there's quite a bit of variety in the gameplay. He may not have the gravitas of a Zelda, Mario or Donkey Kong, but he has no problem fitting in with those superstars.

Is It Worth The Money? I remember liking Kirby's Dream Land when it first came out, but I was impressed by how well it has aged. Perhaps it has something to do with Nintendo's strong lineage of top-quality platformers or maybe it's just luck, whatever the case I was quickly engrossed by this unique world. Although Super Mario Land is a fantastic game, it can't hold a candle to Kirby's Dream Land.
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