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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-movingWhen 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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Score distribution:
  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. Game Informer
    88
    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. Pocket Games
    80
    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: 33 out of 40
  2. Negative: 2 out of 40
  1. Mar 26, 2012
    10
    this game is good except for the really really short lasting appeal....as a new be to this game it took me 8 hours to beat extra mod andthis game is good except for the really really short lasting appeal....as 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 row.....you 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
    10
    I loved this game as soon as I played it. I've been a fan of kirby for a while.
  3. Katty
    Sep 4, 2006
    10
    Kirby is my favorite game for rthe gameboy advance! You just cant get enough of his(?) cute little pink face, very easy to complete but not Kirby is my favorite game for rthe gameboy advance! You just cant get enough of his(?) cute little pink face, very easy to complete but not in a bad way, you'll end doing it over and over! Expand
  4. Nov 8, 2012
    9
    Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland is a remake of the classical Kirby Adventue game released for the NES in the early 1990s. Fans of the KirbyKirby 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
  5. Apr 12, 2021
    9
    That remake of the NES Kirby's Adventure is just so awesome. The sprites and the animations are perfect! I didn't get a 100% completion butThat remake of the NES Kirby's Adventure is just so awesome. The sprites and the animations are perfect! I didn't get a 100% completion but besides that, the game is incredible. Controls are good, music is catchy but, unfortunately, the game is just too short and has very 'simple' bosses..
    Anyways, play that! You'll enjoy it of course!
    I personally like that one more than Amazing Mirror.
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  6. Jan 18, 2015
    8
    This game is fun and well designed. It feels just like any other Kirby game, and that is ok with me. Float up indefinitely, copy other enemiesThis game is fun and well designed. It feels just like any other Kirby game, and that is ok with me. Float up indefinitely, copy other enemies abilities and get to the end of the level. Straight forward nintendo goodness. While the game remains incredibly easy, the secret switches in the game are notoriously hard to find. Any completionist will have a blast looking for all of the secret goodies that lie within this fine gameboy title. Expand
  7. Oct 16, 2019
    0
    My advice is to stay far away from this game! What’s with these fools rating it 10 ?

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#5 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2002
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#7 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2002