Kirby's Return to Dream Land Wii

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  • Summary: Kirby's Return to Dreamland has players play as Kirby one of his three friends to retrieve ship parts scattered across Pop Star in order to help the aliens return home.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. Oct 23, 2011
    100
    With its impeccable balance of difficulty, satisfyingly simple level design, and insurmountable overload of squishy charm, Return to Dream Land provides a platform experience that comes as close to perfect as one can get...Videogames simply do not get any more pure than Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
  2. Oct 24, 2011
    90
    Kirby's Return to Dream Land makes absolutely no concessions in its quest to appeal to a wider audience. Newcomers will still feel welcome, but at the same time, longtime Kirby fans will also feel fully respected too. It perfectly integrates old Kirby staples with new features like the super abilities, and despite the Wii's graphical shortcomings compared to 360/PS3, it couldn't be more visually appealing.
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    Dec 9, 2011
    85
    Newest addition to the Kirby franchise feels once again fresh and new. The mix of platformer and ancient Lemmings works like a charm and the game design is well balanced. This game truly is a proper testament for the aging DS. [Dec 2011]
  4. Nov 25, 2011
    80
    Kirby returns to the roots in a platformer designed for all kind of gamers. Not difficult, not deep and not innovative. However, it's still a Kirby game, and that means only one thing: big quality.
  5. Oct 24, 2011
    75
    You won't find much trailblazing action here, and the challenge is a light one for most of the way until you unlock the tougher game mode by completing the story. Still, there's enough charm on tap to satisfy diehard Kirby fans and younger players.
  6. Nintendo Gamer
    Dec 7, 2011
    70
    We were hoping for something more inventive, more memorable. [Dec 2011, p.56]
  7. 50
    The ambitions have been low at HAL Laboratory, and Kirby's Adventure simply isn't varied enough.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 58
  2. Negative: 0 out of 58
  1. Oct 26, 2011
    10
    This game is an absolute masterpiece. Brilliant! A true homage to the SNES classics, but even better. Definitely a must buy for the Wii.
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    This game is an absolute masterpiece. Brilliant! A true homage to the SNES classics, but even better. Definitely a must buy for the Wii.
    If you're looking for fun and something worth your time and money, look no further.
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  2. Dec 27, 2011
    10
    I strongly disagree with IGN's review of Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Sure, the game may be easy (fortunately, the difficulty ramps up duringI strongly disagree with IGN's review of Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Sure, the game may be easy (fortunately, the difficulty ramps up during later levels) and the plot may be somewhat unoriginal, but that's not the point; the point is that you are playing a gorgeous, finely-polished Kirby game that has been in development since Kirby 64 was released. Expand
  3. Jan 27, 2014
    10
    Kirby's long awaited return to console gaming was a complete success. HAL Laboratories have definitely out done themselves. This game isKirby's long awaited return to console gaming was a complete success. HAL Laboratories have definitely out done themselves. This game is faithful to the series as it does re-use a lot of the same game mechanics, all the while adding in new characters and a much improved co-op mode. Plus, the game itself can be awe inspiring at times, and the music is some of the best in the Kirby series. A definite must for any Wii or Wii U owner. Expand
  4. Nov 21, 2011
    10
    the best local 4 players game that i have played, a great kirby game similar to the old one but with its own unique charm, a cute and sweetthe best local 4 players game that i have played, a great kirby game similar to the old one but with its own unique charm, a cute and sweet game, that is fun from begining to end :) Expand
  5. May 31, 2015
    9
    La bola rosa esta de regreso y lo mas fiel al clásico
    Por fin después de un largo tiempo llega la nueva aventura de kirby y lo mejor fiel al
    La bola rosa esta de regreso y lo mas fiel al clásico
    Por fin después de un largo tiempo llega la nueva aventura de kirby y lo mejor fiel al clásico después de un largo tiempo con juegos buenos pero no a la altura de la saga kirby como kirby air ride y kirby epic yarn como siempre hall laboratorio creando nuevas experiencias y sacando el potencial de la consola que les toca trabajar, el nuevo juego de kirby es lo mas sercano a kirby aventura de la nes y kirby super star de snes y eso se agradece mucho un gran juego para los amantes de la bola rosa como yo música estamos antes una banda sonora total mente nueva y lo mejor que funciona a la perfección,logrando un agradable paseo por los mundos de kirby jugabilidad mantiene el estilo clásico con pequeñas innovaciones con el wiimote como usar la espada gigante, el dragón de fuego y muchas habilidades mas que quiero que descubran por su propia cuenta, el juego tiene una buena cantidad de mundos y desafíos para completar el juego al 100 % debes sacar todas la
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  6. May 6, 2012
    9
    Amazing, thats the one word that describes this game, if you are a hardcore Kirby fan and was kinda burned by Epic Yarn and Mass attack. IAmazing, thats the one word that describes this game, if you are a hardcore Kirby fan and was kinda burned by Epic Yarn and Mass attack. I promise that won't happen here. With new abilites, many unlockables, and great sub-games, by the end of the game, this could be among you favorite titles in the series. Expand
  7. Jan 13, 2013
    7
    This is "the" game, if you want to play with your loved one, and she's not very experienced in video games. This is my first Kirby game, and IThis is "the" game, if you want to play with your loved one, and she's not very experienced in video games. This is my first Kirby game, and I already know what makes this series so popular. Cute, fun and simple, great for co-op. However, it may seem boring at times, since there's no real challenge throughout the game. I wouldn't recommend this title if: a) you plan to play alone, b) you can kill a few bosses in Demon Souls (you'll be bored to death). Expand

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Awards & Rankings

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#3 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2011
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#2 Most Shared Wii Game of 2011