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Kirby's Dream Land 2
PublisherNintendo
DeveloperHAL Laboratory
Release Game Boy[1]
Flag JP March 21, 1995
Flag USA May 1, 1995
Flag EU July 31, 1995
Re-release(s) 3DS Virtual Console
Flag JP February 15, 2012
Flag EU May 17, 2012
Flag USA August 1, 2013
GenreAction, Adventure
Mode(s)Single player
Rating
Esrb k-a rating icon160px-ESRB-ver2013 EPEGI 3Cero a
Platform(s)Game Boy
3DS (Virtual Console)
Rick the hamster, Kine the fish, and Coo the owl debuted in this game. These friends not only helped out by carrying Kirby. They also interacted with Copy Abilities in different ways, adding to Kirby's arsenal.
— Summary • Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition

Kirby's Dream Land 2, known in Japan as 星のカービィ2 (Hoshi no Kābī Tsū, meaning Kirby of the Stars 2), is a platforming video game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy handheld video game console. It was first released in Japan on March 21, 1995, and was later released in North America on May 1, 1995.

Kirby's Dream Land 2 continues the adventures of Kirby from Kirby's Dream Land and Kirby's Adventure, adding three animal friends to aid Kirby in battle. It can be played on the Super Game Boy, and gives slight changes to the game, such as adding a custom color scheme, a special game border, and a few new sound effects.

Kirby's Dream Land 2 was slated to be remade for the Game Boy Color as Kirby's Dream Land 2 DX, but was cancelled along with Metroid II: Return of Samus DX.

Plot

The plot follows Kirby, a resident of Dream Land. The rainbow bridge that connects the Rainbow Islands have been stolen by an evil being called Dark Matter, who has possessed King Dedede, intent on conquering Dream Land. With his trusty Warp Star, Kirby sets out to defeat Dark Matter, accompanied by three new friends.

Presentation

Like Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Land 2 's visuals are grayscale and two-dimensional. However, when played on the Super Game Boy, the graphics are drawn in limited color with a border featuring Kirby and his animal friends.

Unlike the original Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Land 2 is composed by both Hirokazu Ando and Tadashi Ikegami, both regular composers for HAL Laboratory.

Gameplay

Kirby's Dream Land 2, like previous Kirby titles, is a platforming video game. Kirby is able to walk, swim, and fly throughout a variety of levels, using several allies and enemy powers in order to reach the goal at the end of each level. However, a variety of obstacles lie in his path. These obstacles range from pits to enemies. If Kirby touches an enemy or is hit by an enemy's attack, Kirby will lose one bar of health (out of six total health points).

Kirby's basic abilities include running, jumping, flight, swimming, and inhaling. Flight involves inhaling air (UP button), followed with the press of the jump button which will make Kirby fly. By continuously pushing the jump button, Kirby can reach any height (unless something prevents him from reaching that height). At any time when Kirby has inhaled air, he can exhale by either landing on the ground or the player can also release it himself. When the air is released, Kirby will exhale a puff of air, which can be used to damage enemies or destroy blocks.

Inhaling objects, enemies, and food is the trademark ability of Kirby's. To inhale anything, the player must hold down the B button. Kirby can then indefinitely inhale, and if an enemy, object, or food is in range, Kirby will inhale it into his mouth. When food is inhaled, it is automatically swallowed and will heal Kirby if he has any damage. When Kirby inhales an enemy or object, it remains in his mouth. At this point, Kirby can shoot them out as a star (causing damage to anything in its path), or simply swallow them. When certain enemies are swallowed, Kirby will gain their ability, such as ice breath or the ability to turn into stone.

Copy Abilities

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Burning | Cutter | Ice | Needle | Parasol | Spark | Stone

Animal Friends

Kirby's Dream Land 2 introduces three new allies to aide him in his adventure: Rick the Hamster, who allows Kirby to ride on his back; he runs faster and doesn't slip on ice; Coo the Owl, who can carry Kirby and fly through harsh winds and allows Kirby to inhale while flying; and Kine the Ocean Sunfish, who can carry Kirby in his mouth and swim through waters (even against currents) with ease (although he performs poorly on land), with him Kirby can inhale underwater. Whenever Kirby is aided by an animal friend, his current power is altered. For example, if Kirby has the spark ability if he rides on Rick, he can use an attack very similar to the beam attack from Kirby's Adventure.

Levels

  1. Grass Land
  2. Big Forest
  3. Ripple Field
  4. Iceberg
  5. Red Canyon
  6. Cloudy Park
  7. Dark Castle

Sub-Games

There are no sub-games in Kirby's Dream Land 2, but Boss Endurance is available.

Goal Game

The goal game is similar to that in Kirby's Adventure. Both times, the player must launch Kirby with the right timing, but now to kill foes and earn items.

Characters

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Bosses

Dark Matter | Ice Dragon | King Dedede | Kracko | Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright | Nruff and Nelly | Sweet Stuff | Whispy Woods

Mid-Bosses

Blocky | Captain Stitch | Efreeti | Jumpershoot | Master Green | Mr. Frosty | Waiyu

Enemies

Blade | Blade Knight | Blipper | Bouncy | Bronto Burt | Broom Hatter | Butch | Cappy | Co-Kracko | Crack-Tweet | Drifter | Elieel | Flamer | Explosive Coconut | Flamer | Glunk | Gordo | Kabu | Masher | Master Pengy | Mumbies | Poppy Bros. Jr. | Propeller | Rocky | Scarfy | Shotzo | Sir Kibble | Sir Slippy | Sparky | Spikey | Squishy | Tincell | Waddle Dee

Music

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Reception

Kirby's Dream Land 2 was a hit and became a bestseller for Game Boy, selling more than a million units.

Commercial

Long version (November 26 - December 11):

  • Old Man: What are Friends? (rapping style)
    Friends are there to pick you up when you're feelin' li'l down.
    Friends are there to rearrange someone's face when they're acting like a clown.
    And friends are a hamster, a fish or an owl in Kirby's Dream Land 2
    If you ain't fightin' on their side, well man, I pity you.
  • Narrator: Kirby is back with the amazing animal friends loving some animal fun initiation than doubt in Kirby's Dream Land 2 on Game Boy and Super Game Boy.
  • Old Man: Will you be my friend? (tube words saying, "Play it LOUD!")

Short version (December 12–31):

  • Old Man: Animal Friends? (rapping style)
    Friends are there to pick you up when you're feelin' li'l down.
    Friends are there to rearrange someone's face when they're acting like a clown.
  • Narrator: Kirby's back with 3 animal friends when Kirby's Dream Land 2 comes to Game Boy and Super Game Boy. (cut to tube words saying, "Play it LOUD!")

Rated E for Everyone (November 28 - December 31):

  • Old Man: Animal Friends? Friends are there to pick you up when you're feelin' little down.
  • Narrator: Kirby is back in Kirby's Dream Land 2, rated E for Everyone.

Rated Everyone on eBay (March 28 - April 11):

  • Old Man: Animal Friends? How do you do? Will you be my friend?
  • Narrator: Kirby's Dream Land 2 is ordered on eBay.

Trivia

  • Masked Swordsman Dark Matter's attacks are similar to Meta Knight's attacks in Kirby's Adventure.
  • Only three of Kirby's Animal Friends are present in Kirby's Dream Land 2. These are Kine, Rick, and Coo. The rest make their debut in Kirby's Dream Land 3.
  • This is the only game in which Dark Matter is the primary antagonist and final boss in the main series.

Artwork

Box Art

Media

Gallery

Video

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Bad Ending (6 or less Rainbow Drops collected)

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Good Ending (All 7 Rainbow Drops collected)

External links

References

  1. Wikipedia (secondary reference)

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