Kirby's Dream Land review
Kirby Dream Land: Dream or Nightmare?

The good:

The Graphics were good for a Gameboy Color Game. The buttons are easy to understand. The bosses, are hard and easy, which differ as such. The monsters are very easy, and Kirby is fast. This game also has a harder version after the original game.

The bad:

No Transforming. There is no transforming in this game. If you swallow an enemy and try to transform, you will not be able to. Kirby stays the same after swallowing.
You cannot save in this game. If you do not have time to finish a level, either turn it off and start from the beginning of the game, or waste your batteries.


The graphics work really well in this game, and they change when you do the game after it. The graphics look nice, and they flow together with the background. Some of the monsters have a basic shape, with a nice color and shading to add it all together. I'm not sure the graphics could get any better for this game, but only because it is for the Gameboy Color. If it was for a new system, the graphics could be made much better, and many improvements could be made to the game.

The button set up is easy to get the hang of after you get used to it, which should not take long. The only bad thing about the Buttons is that if you do not like the setup, there is no Button Configuration setting to change everything.

The bosses which can vary in difficulty, which most of them take some time to figure out the strategy, will easily take you time to beat them. They take a lot of health if you do not do everything at the exact time. The bosses are quick, and some of them do not even move. The monsters in the game are easy, which is not good for some of you, but it will be good for everyone else who are not very good with these types of games.

After you beat the original game, there is an extra game which requires a certain button combination to unlock. This version of the game is much harder than the original version, which is incredibly easy. The extra version has faster enemies, which hit harder and faster, so it is strong to hit them, new obstacles, and harder bosses. The bosses in the original were simple, but these bosses are quicker and stronger than the original.

The levels in the game are small, but they can be hard at times. Every single level has only one way through, and a challenging boss at the end. There are many monsters to fight, which all of them are easy at first, but they get harder and more varied towards the end. In the fourth out of five stages, you are in the sky, and if you fall off of the clouds, you die as soon as you hit the bottom. There is not a single piece of ground in this level, so you cannot save yourself unless you fly. This is only one of the hazards that make some levels hard. You can get Healing Items, and Continuous items. Continuous items are items that allow you to keep doing what you are doing for a limited amount of time, and healing items give you more life points.

This game though, does not have transforming like the new ones do. When you try to swallow an enemy by sucking him up and pressing down, you will not transform, and Kirby will stay in the same form he is currently in. It is easier to use the enemy as a weapon, which will turn the enemy into a star, and you can shoot the enemy you have currently sucked up onto the enemy that is in front of you.

This game will not allow you to save, nor will it autosave, so every single time you try to play and then turn it off in the middle of the game, the game does not save, so you must start over again from where you last started.

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