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  • Summary: When King Dedede steals the Star Rod, it's up to Kirby to recover the fragmented pieces from Triple D's underlings and restore power to the Fountain of Dreams. Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land is an action-packed side-scrolling adventure chock full of awesome copy abilities and fast-moving gameplay. Kirby may not look tough, but he can float over dangerous obstacles, eat enemy projectiles, and copy his enemies' abilities. You can use these skills in the single-player story mode or multiplayer mode with up to three friends using the Game Boy Advance Link cable. Expand
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. With fantastic level designs, great enemies and power-ups, as well as the addition of some fun and entertaining multiplayer modes, Kirby is a must have.
  2. My point is this: Kirby good. Me like. You buy. All happy. [Jan 2003, p.122]
  3. The extreme fun will end with a short trek but you'll get true gaming bliss during the process.
  4. Better than most platformers out there...The only beef we have with this title is that it's too dang short. [Spring 2003, p.35]
  5. The execution of NID is spot on – you can't fault it for any control issues or presentation – and it's totally inoffensive and suitable for kids.
  6. 72
    Unless you want a mega-dose of pink cotton candy, you'll likely be bored stiff.
  7. 60
    It's a short run-through -- especially if you don't seek out the secrets -- and probably won't test the skills of experienced gamers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Mar 26, 2012
    this game is good except for the really really short lasting a new be to this game it took me 8 hours to beat extra mod and regular and get a 100%completion for both extra and normal......also when you beat a boss except king dede you can longer fight them again unless its in the mini game you unlock where you fight all the bosses in a can also play as meta knight in a mini game as well....the mini games balnce out the short appeal because there that good Expand
  2. JoshuaK.
    May 10, 2003
    I loved this game as soon as I played it. I've been a fan of kirby for a while.
  3. BreM.
    Dec 27, 2002
    This game was designed to be a kid's game, as were all Kirby games--in that respect, it delivered. Its NES equivalent kept me busy, happy, and intrigued for years, and now, as an older, more advanced gamer, I'm still enjoying it with all the new features, the levels I never reached, and the graphics that look so much better than the ones I saw in the 1990's. Expand
  4. BobSaggit
    Nov 18, 2004
  5. EdwardVirtually
    Dec 8, 2002
    Excellent Kirby outing. Like all Kirby titles, may be too easy for some hard core gamers, though getting 100% might keep them busy awhile also. Very very pretty, nice music. Expand
  6. Nov 8, 2012
    Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland is a remake of the classical Kirby Adventue game released for the NES in the early 1990s. Fans of the Kirby series will surely enjoy this game as it includes familiar characters, levels and gameplay usually not seen in the other Kirby games and goes hand in hand with the Kirby Right Back At Ya! Anime that aired in the early 2000s. Expand
  7. AlexC
    Feb 20, 2009
    All kirby games are the same, which makes this one incredibly boring and the easy bosses add to its boringness.

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