Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland RetroActive Review

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Original Release Date: 2001

Kirby’s Adventure was one of my favorite games for the NES, a delightful swan song for the system that would help raise the visibility of Kirby and ensure he had more games. And eventually, one of those games would be an enhanced remake for the GBA, which is of course the subject of this review.

I already covered Kirby’s Adventure, and Nightmare in Dreamland is quite similar, so I’ll focus on the differences. It’s basically the same game, but Nightmare in Dreamland gives it a graphical overhaul, with crisp, timeless sprite based graphics and excellent sound design. The controls feel a little floatier than in the original, and there are a few minor tweaks, but for the most part it’s a faithful update that takes a game that was already good and makes it a little better.

Not much else to say. Kirby’s Adventure was a good game, and Nightmare in Dreamland is basically Kirby’s Adventure with some extra sprinkles on top. So if you like Kirby, it’s worth checking out.

How well it holds up          4/4

Personal Enjoyment           4/5

Overall quality                      8/10

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