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Kirby's Dream Land
Box artwork for Kirby's Dream Land.
Developer(s) HAL Laboratory
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Distributor(s) 3DS Virtual Console
Release date(s)
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Game Boy
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Nintendo 3DS
Genre(s) Platform
System(s) Game Boy, Nintendo 3DS
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s)
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Series Kirby
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Kirby's Dream Land, known as Hoshi no Kābī (星のカービィ? lit. "Kirby of the Stars") in Japan, is a 1992 third party developed platform game developed by and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy handheld video game console. It was first released in Japan, and was later released in North America. It is both the first video game in the and the debut of the Kirby character. Kirby's Dream Land was designed by Masahiro Sakurai, at HAL Laboratory who intended for Kirby's Dream Land to be a simple game that could be played by beginning gamers. As the inaugural Kirby title, Kirby's Dream Land created many conventions that would appear in later games in the series, including Kirby's basic moves. However, Kirby's trademark "copy" ability would not appear until Kirby's Adventure, released less than one year later. Kirby's Dream Land was re-released for the 3DS's Virtual Console service. It is also one of the games included in Kirby's Dream Collection, which was released to celebrate Kirby's 20th anniversary.

In Dream Land, the people used magical Sparkling Stars to play and work within the clouds. However, one night, King Dedede and his band of thieves invaded Dream Land from Mt. Dedede and stole all of the Dream Landers' food, as well as the Sparkling Stars. Without the stars' power, the Dream Landers can't gather more food. A young boy called Kirby heroically volunteers to retrieve the Sparkling Stars. Thus, he sets off on a precarious quest to Mt. Dedede.

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