|“||A disaster of catastrophic proportions has occurred in this peaceful land. King Dedede has stolen all of the food for himself! The nerve of that guy! Now Kirby must set out on a grand adventure with a new group of friends.”|
|— World Select • Kirby Star Allies|
Dream Land is a country on Planet Popstar and the main setting of the Kirby games. Dream Land is portrayed as a peaceful country with a carefree populace and abundant resources. King Dedede is the self-proclaimed ruler of Dream Land although he holds little real authority and most of Dream Land's people soundly ignore any edicts made by him.
King Dedede and his minions often cause trouble for the rest of the population and Dream Land's rich natural resources and relative lawlessness make it a common target for invasion. It's often up to Kirby to step in and save Dream Land.
Most of Kirby's adventures take place here at one point or another.
People and Culture
Dream Land features a wide array of both landscapes and inhabitants. Dream Land's demographics indicate that the Waddle Dee species make up the majority of the area's life. Besides the Waddle Dees, many other species live and thrive in Dream Land as well. The majority of the inhabitants and citizens are peaceful and carefree, however some of its inhabitants can be rather dangerous and violent.
There is no direct mention of any monetary system in use throughout Dream Land in the games, especially when the inhabitants are mostly self-sufficient and locate their own food using Sparkling Stars like they do in Kirby's Dream Land. The only time where currency is hinted at is in The Great Cave Offensive, a sub-game in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra. The player's progress is measured in units of "Gold", where the maximum is 9,999,990 Gold. Finding the treasure called the "ten yen coin" (Japan version) or "dime" (American version) gives 10 Gold, so at equivalent value to 1 yen or 1 cent, Gold may not be worth very much at all in Dream Land, nor have much practical use from what can be deduced from the setting of the games.
|Main article: D-bill|
Dream Land's currency in the anime, Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, is the D-bill. It comes in bills and coins, and both have King Dedede's insignia on them. The D-bill is central to the plot of several episodes, as King Dedede's constant ordering of monsters has left him in debt.
- Green Greens: A grassy area near a lake, located in the heart of Dream Land.
- Castle Lololo: A haunted castle on the edge of Float Islands. Owned by the twins Lololo & Lalala.
- Float Islands: A small archipelago of tropical islands inhabited by many aquatic creatures.
- Bubbly Clouds: A city-like palace build among the clouds high in the skies over Float Islands.
- Mt. Dedede: A tall mountain where King Dedede's castle is located.
- Vegetable Valley: A fertile valley located on the cliffs of Dream Land.
- Ice Cream Island: A large tropical island.
- Butter Building: A yellow, tower located in a barren forest clearing that reaches towards the stars.
- Grape Garden: A cloudy area with floating castles and airships.
- Yogurt Yard: A mountainous region of Dream Land bordering the ocean.
- Orange Ocean: A vast ocean near the border of Dream Land that houses quiet islands as well as fleets of battleships. The sun appears to be perpetually setting here.
- Rainbow Resort: An otherworldly tundra located on the very edge of Dream Land itself.
- Fountain of Dreams: A sacred fountain that floats high above Rainbow Resort and is the source of all dreams on Dream Land.
- Grass Land: A grassy area featuring many small grasslands.
- Big Forest: A complex forest area that proves to be quite hard to navigate through.
- Ripple Field: One of Dream Land's deepest and largest lakes.
- Iceberg: A collection of frigid ice floes that is always covered in ice.
- Red Canyon: A craggy canyon area.
- Cloudy Park: A high mountainous area engulfed in misty clouds.
- Dark Castle: A very mysterious and eerie palace.
- Sand Canyon: A vast desert seemingly located near Red Canyon.
- Peanut Plains: A grassland that serves as a path to Candy Mountain.
- Mallow Castle: A regal palace, possibly owned by the Meta-Knights.
- Cocoa Cave: A cavern leading to the base of Candy Mountain.
- Candy Mountain: A high-reaching mountain with a large water system.
- Dyna Blade's Nest: The mountain's peak where Dyna Blade resides.
- Trial Room 1 and 2: Mysterious areas containing a wealth of Copy Essences.
- Pumpkin Grand: A very small, flat area ideal for practicing, situated on the top of a cliff.
- Corn Hall: A mountainous area which is a bit more advanced than Pumpkin Grand.
- Onion Garden: A cloud-filled maze seemingly located in Bubbly Clouds.
- Sub-Tree Area: A subterranean jungle with many tropical plants and enemies.
- Crystal Area: A crystal-filled cave with large waterways.
- Old Tower: A strange and peculiar tower that is built deep underground.
- Garden Area: A regal garden area with fountains and structures.
- Purple Plants: A dangerous place where all of the plants are purple. There is a large lake with water which is likely toxic.
- Illusion Islands: Located near Float Islands, this place is always encased in darkness.
- Crash Clouds: A weather station located in the dark clouds, filled with lightning.
- Mt. Dedede Sky: The sky around Mt. Dedede.
- The Revenge: The rebuilt Castle Dedede, atop Mt. Dedede.
- Fantasy Meadows: A peaceful meadow housing dark caves and a peaceful river.
- Celestial Valley: A quiet valley with constantly flowing waterfalls.
- Sky Sands: Located in a desert of Dream Land, Sky Sands is quiet and peaceful.
- Frozen Hillside: A cold, frigid area seemingly located on Ice Island.
- Magma Flows: An active volcano inhabited by dragons made of lava.
- Beanstalk Park: A plant-filled area located high up in the clouds of Dream Land.
- Machine Passage: An industrialized area taking place in a mysterious abandoned laboratory.
- Checker Knights: A checker-board themed area bordering an ocean.
- Grass: A small meadow racecourse, which has bomb-growing plants.
- Sand: A sandy area inhabited by man-eating plants.
- Sky: A clockwork racecourse located over Dream Land.
- Fire: Another volcanic area of Dream Land.
- Light: A psychedelic zone that contains several warp panels.
- Water: A race track made out a tidal pool. Waves wash in from the ocean to flood the track.
- Metal: A small factory filled with large cogs and high-pressure fan.
- The City: A big city with a strong resemblance to Cappy Town in the anime.
- Prism Plains: A peaceful grassland where Dedede keeps one of his castles.
- Nature Notch: A beautiful, underground, flower-filled paradise.
- Cushy Clouds: A large mountain, a forest, and the surrounding clouds.
- Jam Jungle: A jungle which holds both ancient ruins and mechanical factories.
- Vocal Volcano: A dangerous, volcanic area high atop a peaceful mountain.
- Ice Island: A snowy taiga with aurora lights always in the sky, which is home to the Squeak Squad and their hideout.
- Secret Sea: A location seemingly in the Orange Ocean sealed away long ago, and the place where Meta Knight rebuilt his battleship, the Halberd.
- Gamble Galaxy: The galaxy in which Popstar is located.
- Whispy's Forest
- Tempest Towers
- Cloud Palace
- Castle Dedede
- Yin-Yarn Boss Battle
- Meta Melon Isle
- Battleship Halberd
- Crank Handle Patch: opens Tempest Towers.
- Pinwheel Patch: opens Cloud Palace.
- Boxing Glove Patch: opens Castle Dedede.
- Bells of Joy Patch: opens Yin-Yarn boss battle.
- Baseball Bat Patch: opens Meta Melon Isle.
- Galaxia Sword Patch: opens Battleship Halberd.
- Green Grounds: A meadow area containing jungles and dark forests.
- Sandy Canyon: A desolate canyon containing abandoned ruins.
- Dedede Resort: A tropical and arctic resort which has since been taken over by King Dedede.
- Volcano Valley: A series of volcanoes; also the former place of a great battle, which is now infested by the Skullys, containing graveyards and dark mansions.
- Necro Nebula: A dark island in outer space; ruled by the Skull Gang and home to a statue that holds Necrodeus' staff.
- Cookie Country: An area much like the rest of Dream Land, a large, flattish grassland with a forest housing Whispy Woods. There are also many small caves. The landscape located at the center of Planet Popstar--the landscape where the Lor Starcutter crashes—heavily resembles Cookie Country.
- Raisin Ruins: An old ruin with many traps. As seen in the background of Stage 1, there are many sand spouts spewing onto large sandstone spheres, throwing them in the air.
- Onion Ocean: A tropical beach with many underwater caverns and islands.
- White Wafers: A snowy area with many frozen-over hills and mountains that Kirby and his friends must scale.
- Nutty Noon: A large, skybound tower leading up to a boss door depicting what could be Popstar's solar system. Nutty Noon does not break the atmosphere, as seen in the higher levels, where the background shows a planet much like Earth.
- Green Gardens
- Donut Dome
- Honey Hill
- Fruity Forest
- Clash at Castle Dedede
- Extra Eclair (extra stage)
- Dream Palace
|Green Gardens||The First Rival||Use Ice obtained from Mr. Frosty or Chilly to extinguish the burning logs, and Sword, Cutter, or Fire to get rid of the Grass.|
|Donut Dome||The First Rival||Use Stone and Ice to perform the Ice Curling Friend Ability to destroy the Durable Blocks and pound the Stake in the wall.|
|Honey Hill||The First Rival||Use Fire to light the fuse connected to four cannons. Have enough Friends to fill all of the cannons. Launching from the cannons will cause all four characters to destroy four durable blocks along the way. The player in the rightmost cannon will received the Rare Picture Piece.|
|Fruity Forest||The First Rival||In the room with the Invincible Candy, fall down into the area with the Nruffs and the Treasure Chest. If the player returns to this room due to the HAL Room secret, the contents of this treasure chest will be an Invincibility Candy instead of a Rare Picture Piece.|
|Clash at Castle Dedede||The First Rival||Use Suplex from Bugzzy or Fighter from Knuckle Joe to perform Friend Throw in the Room Guarder area. The Rare Picture Piece is in the right Metal Block.|
|Extra Eclair||The First Rival||In the room with the trees with the hanging nuts, there is a tall tree in the middle. Float up and cut the vine using Sword or Ninja; the nut will drop a key. Bring the key to the locked door. Use friends to pull down the four ceiling switches, revealing a round-trip door. After entering the round-trip door, light the fuse with Fire and have friends in each of the cannons. Launching from the cannons will cause all four characters to destroy four durable blocks along the way, revealing a treasure chest at the top.|
|Donut Dome||Located in plain sight. Cannot be skipped.||Dream Palace|
|Honey Hill||Use Fire and Yo-Yo or Whip to create Sizzle Yo-Yo or Sizzle Whip and light the fuse for a cannon. Launching from the cannon will destroy Durable Blocks, allowing entry to a round-trip door. After entering the round-trip door, press the switch to prevent the ball of Waddle Dees from destroying the durable blocks, allowing access to the key. Bringing the key to the locked door grants access to the switch.||Extra Eclair|
|This section contains information that does not coincide with the main series canon.|
Dream Land is the main setting for Kirby's anime series. It is located on a peninsula somewhere on Popstar. The climate is tropical, and so the weather is most often warm and humid, with sudden rainstorms being common. Both tropical and temperate species of plants and animals can be found there, however.
As in the games, King Dedede rules over it from his castle high atop a hill. There is only one town, Cappy Town and the main inhabitants are the Cappies, though other races are present as well; the Waddle Dees in Dedede's Castle outnumber the Cappies, there is also Chef Kawasaki, Tiff's family, Kirby and Meta Knight.
- Kirby's house: A small, dome-shaped house outside of town that the people built for him. Tokkori lives there too, but normally when Kirby has evicted him from his nest to take a nap.
- Cappy Town: The only town in Dream Land, where most of the population lives.
- Castle Dedede: Dedede's castle on a hill near the village. It looks older than it really is.
- Whispy Woods Forest: A dark and maze-like forest that is easy to get lost in. It is ruled by Whispy Woods.
- Eastern Forest: The forest to the east of Whispy's. A large waterfall can be found there. It is the home of Whispy Woods' old friend Acore, as well as the Animal Friends.
- Kabu Canyon: A series of rocky cliffs and canyons where Kabu can be found.
- Booma-Dooma Volcano: A series of three huge volcanic peaks that are still active.
- Cats-Eye Lighthouse: A lone lighthouse by the bay. It's only ever mentioned in passing.
- Babagahara: A wilderness made up of vast jungles, long streams of rivers, and even a dark cave where the evil Pukey Flower lurks.
In the Super Smash Bros. series
The stage was first introduced in Super Smash Bros., and is also the stage where the player must fight a group of Kirbys in Classic Mode. It is a rather simple stage, and is similar to other stages like Super Smash Bros. Melee’s Battlefield and Fountain of Dreams where it has three platforms floating over a main one. Whispy Woods appears in the background of this stage. He will occasionally blow toward one side of the stage which can cause players to fall off the edges of the stage. His wind seems a little more powerful here than it is in Green Greens, a similar stage in the next Super Smash Bros. game.
Dream Land is also available in Super Smash Bros. Melee under the name "Past Stages: Dream Land", and is one of the three unlockable Past Stages from Super Smash Bros. It is unlocked by beating Target Test with every character.
A new Dream Land stage appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, unlocked by unleashing Kirby's Final Smash: it takes the form of Kirby's Dream Land on the screen of an original DMG-001 Game Boy. The stage initially takes the appearance of Green Greens, with the borders of the screen being a Game Boy's casing. It will eventually scroll to the right and the stage's environment and music will change. Other than Green Greens, the stage has sections from Castle Lololo, Float Islands, Bubbly Clouds, and Castle Dedede.
Like all stages in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Dream Land has an Ω variation. It is a single rectangular platform that extends down into the bottom blast zone, featuring Green Greens' aesthetic.
Holding L while selecting Dream Land causes the stage to appear black and white (like the Virtual Console releases of Game Boy games) rather than black and green.
The classic Dream Land stage from Super Smash Bros. was released as downloadable content for both versions of the game. The stage is titled "Dream Land (64)" in these games. It has an Ω form with space under the platform.
Dream Land (64) and Dream Land GB return as playable stages in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
|“||On a tiny star somewhere far, far away from earth, there is a very special place known as Dream Land.”|
|— Introduction • Kirby's Dream Land instruction manual|
|“||A blast from the past! Dream Land is yours to use.”|
|— Notice • Super Smash Bros. Melee|
|“||Unlocked the Dream Land stage! Get your Game Boy on!”|
|— Milestones • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS|
|“||Unlocked the Dream Land (64) stage! Enjoy a blast from the past!”|
|— Milestones • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U|
|“||If you look behind the stage, you might see a Bronto Burt or King Dedede. Of course, if Dedede is fighting, he won’t be back there.”|
|— Tips • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U|
|“||Whispy Woods will blow air at whichever side of the stage has more fighters. If both sides have the same number of fighters, Whispy Woods will randomly decide.”|
|— Tips • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U|
|“||The Battlefield platform layout has been around since Dream Land in the original Super Smash Bros. It was first named Battlefield in Melee.”|
|— Tips • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U|
|“||The small and peaceful hometown of Kirby.”|
|— Official Kirby Star Allies website|
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|Theme - Ripple Star|
- In Kirby's Epic Yarn, The four stars that the carpet to Castle Dedede roll down onto are a reference to the ending of Kirby's Dream Land. In the ending, Kirby carries Castle Dedede up into the sky, and when the state wears off, the stars fly underneath the castle and hold it in the sky.
- The level Meta Melon Isle in Dream Land from Kirby's Epic Yarn could be a reference to Kirby's Adventure, as the area takes inspiration from Ice Cream Island, the area where the Meta-Knights were introduced, and Orange Ocean, where Meta Knight himself was first fought.
- The level select music for Dream Land in Kirby's Epic Yarn is a remix of the level select music for Ripple Star from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.
- When the screen begins to scroll in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS’s Dream Land stage, a glove appears to point the scrolling direction. This glove is the same one that wakes Kirby on the "game over" screen in Kirby's Dream Land.
- In Kirby Star Allies, one can sometimes see Dyna Blade flying in the sky behind Clash at Castle Dedede.