A great place to start your journey, this natural setting is full of rolling hills, fleecy clouds, and bushy trees. But don't let the scenery distract you because while the animals may look cute and friendly, they can be very troublesome and dangerous.”
— Instruction manual description • Kirby's Dream Land
Kirby is chasing a butterfly. As he chases it off screen, a strong wind picks up and blows him and a bunch of other butterflies away.
Green Greens consists of three parts: the first part is a grassland with few obstacles. This area has weak enemies such as Waddle Dee and Cappies. At the end of the grassland Kirby grabs a Warp Star and flies to the forest in the background. The forest area starts with a battle with Poppy Bros. Sr.Poppy Bros. Jr. is a common enemy in this area, suggesting that the forest is controlled by the Poppy Bros. The last part of Green Greens is the inside of a giant hollowed-out tree. Kirby enters the tree from the end of the forest and has to climb to the top and from there jump down to the battle with Whispy Woods. The tree is inhabited by many Grizzos.
Though the stage doesn't appear directly in the original Super Smash Bros., the stage Dream Land from that game appears to be based off most of the grassland/forest levels from the Kirby games, including Green Greens.
Green Greens appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee as one of the playable stages that characters can battle on. It is available from the start and doesn't need to be unlocked. It is considered to be one of Kirby's home stages (alongside the Fountain of Dreams) and Kirby is fought on this stage in the one-player modes.
The stage is made up of three floating islands. The island in the middle is the biggest, and there are two floating platforms above it. Whispy Woods, who is on the middle island, will occasionally blow wind in a certain direction to disrupt the fight. Between the islands are Star Blocks and Bomb Blocks that stack up. Players can break the blocks by attacking them. If a player hits a Bomb Block, then there will be an explosion. The blocks will rebuild often after they are destroyed.
Also, Whispy Woods will shake and let out apples from the tree. The apples can be:
The stage in Super Smash Bros. uses an orchestral version of the original music from Green Greens in Kirby's Dream Land. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the music from the Fountain of Dreams stage from Super Smash Bros. Melee can be found as an alternate track.
Green Greens' name is derived from "Greens," which can either refer to a mix of green vegetables, or simply grassy land, which may or may not support a town or village of sorts.
The wooded lands of Green Greens look very peaceful and the characters look friendly. Don't let their looks deceive you...they're not! This is a fairly straightforward level that provides a player with a good opportunity to experiment with gulping, shooting, jumping, floating and flying. Kirby will grab a Warp Star halfway through the Stage. It will take him to meet Poppy Bros. Sr. Go through the door marked by the word "In" to find a couple of Pep Brews.”
— Description • Nintendo Power (Volume #39)
Green Greens' music has been reused in many later Kirby games.