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Game Boy Advance
Nintendo of America
HAL Laboratory
UPC: 45496731830

Released: 12-02-02
Players: 1
Country Origin: US
Exclusive: Yes

Game Genre:
Game Perspective:
3rd-Person Perspective, Platform, Side-Scrolling

Price Guide (USD):
Loose:  $10.49
Complete:  $41.98
New:  $137.77
Rarity:  4/10

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Kirby - Nightmare in Dream Land Featured Review

Kirby - Nightmare in Dream Land Review by: luigi25 - 8.6/10

Really Good Kirby Remake!

Kirby's Nightmare in Dreamland was released for the Gameboy Advance near the end of 2002. I mentioned in my review for Kirby's Adventure that I liked this version better. The main reason for this was the improved graphics and musical numbers. This is one game series I never got into when I was a kid the way I did with Mario or Sonic. The experience I had with Kirby's Adventure was a somewhat mixed to positive experience. Nightmare in Dreamland is a good remake unlike a lot of the ones Nintendo did for the classic Mario games. It is one of the few ports/remakes of a video game that I enjoy more than the original, and I think that mainly has to do with the better visuals and sound. Other than that, Nightmare plays the same as Adventure and everything else feels the same to me.

Graphics 10/10: Right off the bat, Nightmare in Dreamland has better graphics than Kirby's Adventure. Adventure had some pretty impressive sprites and backgrounds for an NES game, but there were some hardware limitations that kept it from being a flawless looking game unlike the GBA version. In Nightmare, the whole game has been given a facelift! All the objects have plenty of detail and color to them. Nothing in this version looks dull or boring, and the artwork is a lot better and takes full advantage of the 32-bit handheld system. This is a really great looking game for the Gameboy Advance and looks like it was made for this console!

Music 9/10: Nightmare in Dreamland has a soundtrack with a lot of variety, and in some ways this helps the game and in other ways it hurts it. Overall, you get the same exact soundtrack from the NES version, but the songs sound better on the GBA. There have even been a few tracks brought in from other Kirby games like Kirby's Dreamland 3. I like the way the music in this port sounds better than what I did in the original Kirby's Adventure no doubt, but not all the songs are all that great. The track for Butter Building is kind of dull, but most of the other songs are excellent. Mostly, Nightmare has excellent sounding music with exception to a few songs.

Gameplay 10/10: The GBA port of Kirby's Adventure plays exactly like it did on the NES, but the control feels smoother this time around. There isn't as much slowdown on the GBA, but there is the problem with screen crunch. I don't see much of a difference between the two versions. The copy abilities are still there, but on the GBA, Kirby changes his appearance whenever he has one. The overworld maps return, and all 7 worlds have their own themes the same as last time. This game reminds me a lot of Super Mario All-Stars. These stages look so much better for this remake that it really makes you want to see what Nintendo did to enhance the look of all 7 worlds and each of their levels.

I enjoy playing these levels more than what I did on the NES because of their new look similar to my experience with Mario All-Stars. The stage design and gameplay is the same, but I love exploring these improved levels in order to find the same secrets from before with the NES game. The big secrets to both versions are the switches Kirby has to find in order to 100% Normal Mode and unlock the game's Extra Mode. After getting 100% in Extra Mode, players get to play another Hard Mode called "Meta Nightmare" where you play the same game again as Meta Night with the same amount of health. I didn't like these other two modes very much.

I believe a lot of the same mini-games and all are unlocked from finding all the switches with exception to a few. There are some new mini-games I like better such as: Kirby's Air Grind and the bomb mini-game. Both games give you extra lives and are pretty enjoyable. Unfortunately, many of these switches require Kirby to bring a copy ability with him into the level in order to reach them. I hated how when Kirby took damage, he lost that ability, had to go back, get it again, and replay the level in order to get to the switch. Some of these switches are very difficult to get to without losing your copy ability. Despite all of this, I do enjoy the better look of the stages, the exploration, and optional challenge of Nightmare in Dreamland just as much as I did in Adventure.

Story 5/10: The storyline for Nightmare in Dreamland gets the same score as it did in Kirby's Adventure. Kirby sets out on a quest to find the Star Rod which is the source of dreams for the people of Dreamland. He notices that when he woke up the next morning he didn't have any dreams and neither did any of the other inhabitants of Dreamland. Kirby plans on finding the Rod and placing it back in the center of The Fountain of Dreams in order to return dreams to the Dreamland kingdom. The intro for the game probably explains the plot better than I can.

This plot has some twists and turns to it players will discover when they reach King Dedede. I don't want to give away too much, but it is a pretty confusing storyline that I don't like very much. It's hard to follow, and I never got into the storyline for Kirby's Adventure that much. These characters are not that familiar to me, at least not at this point in the series.

Content 9/10: Nightmare in Dreamland has the same amount of enjoyable content that Kirby's Adventure had. I only found Normal Mode to be all that exciting, and after that everything became too repetitive for me. In this version, I hated Meta Nightmare which was the mode you unlocked after beating Extra Mode. Only having 3 bars of health always got me killed because of how I constantly took so much damage from bad enemy placement and input lag. In Meta Nightmare, I could never get used to the controls, so you can imagine how much I struggled with this mode. I did beat all 3 hard modes, but only found Normal Mode to be all that fresh and reasonably paced/difficult.

The Normal Game consists of: Vegetable Valley, Ice Cream Island, Butter Building, Grape Garden, Yogurt Yard, Orange Ocean, and The Rainbow Resort. Many of the levels from Butter Building onward contain switches which add to the game's exploration. Players are in for at least 2 to 2 and 1/2 hours worth of content that is fun, fresh, original, and exciting. For the GBA port, they are also in for levels with better graphics and music which makes this version even more of a blast to play.

Difficulty 3/10: This is a pretty easy game in both Adventure on NES and Nightmare on GBA. A lot of the problems with unresponsive controls exist in this game along with some screen crunch, bad visibility, and poor enemy placement. Although, Kirby has 6 bars of health (in Normal Mode), unlimited continues, lots of opportunities for extra lives, copy abilities, etc. There isn't as much slowdown for Nightmare in Dreamland either. After playing through both versions, I rate them both the same as far as difficulty. They're pretty easy to play unless you're trying to hit all the switches or play the game's Extra Mode and Meta Nightmare.

Overall 8.6/10: Nightmare in Dreamland is a good remake of Kirby's Adventure. It isn't a great remake, but the game, as a whole, is an improvement over the original, and I guess it is a pretty good game in general. The graphics are really exceptional, and they do the same thing that the improved graphics did for a game like Super Mario All-Stars. This gave the game new life and made it look more interesting. Every level looks so much better and different than the ones in the NES version. The presentation is A+ material, but the music isn't as perfect. This game still sounds better on GBA, but all the other categories are the same. It is still just a remake but a very good one which is rare for most remakes/ports of old Nintendo games from the late 80s and early 90s.    

  Graphics 10   Sound 9   Addictive 10   Depth 9   Story 5   Difficulty 3

Kirby - Nightmare in Dream Land Game Description

When King Dedede steals the Star Rod, it's up to Kirby to recover the fragmented pieces from Triple D's underlings and restore power to the Fountain of Dreams!

Kirby - Nightmare in Dream Land Reviews

Overall 9.4    Graphics 8.9    Sound 8.2    Addictive 8.4    Story 6.1    Depth 7.8    Difficulty 5.6

Really Good Kirby Remake!   luigi25
Kirby's Nightmare in Dreamland was released for the Gameboy Advance near the end of 2002. I mention...
  Graphics 10   Sound 9   Addictive 10   Story 5   Depth 9   Difficulty 3

      Review Rating: 5/5     Submitted: 02-21-19     Review Replies: 3

A remake of a classic, which oddly, is also a classic.   pieman9
Ah, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream land. Such a wonderfully designed game. This was one of the first game...
  Graphics 10   Sound 8   Addictive 10   Story 6   Depth 7   Difficulty 6

      Review Rating: 4.1/5     Submitted: 08-22-11     Review Replies: 0

Great port   pigboy
kirby : Nightmare in Dreamland, (a remade version of a Kirby Game from the NES), is just about ...
  Graphics 8   Sound 10   Addictive 9   Story 7   Depth 9   Difficulty 8

      Review Rating: 4/5     Submitted: 02-18-14     Review Replies: 0

Kirby's land Nightmare!   darthyoda
Jump into the world of Kirby, and suck you enemies up to get there abilities! Run through a set of a...
  Graphics 10   Sound 7   Addictive 8   Story 6   Depth 6   Difficulty 7

      Review Rating: 3.7/5     Submitted: 10-24-12     Review Replies: 0

A Remake of One of the Classics.   DeluxeGamer123
Now, this is one of the very first Kirby games I got my hands on, aside from seeing one of my relati...
  Graphics 7   Sound 8   Addictive 9   Story 6   Depth 10   Difficulty 5

      Review Rating: 3.6/5     Submitted: 06-26-14     Review Replies: 1

Classic and amazing   SeanTheMon
I just want to start off by saying this was my very first video game, and it was a great one at...
  Graphics 9   Sound 9   Addictive 10   Story 9   Depth 9   Difficulty 7

      Review Rating: 3.3/5     Submitted: 02-16-13     Review Replies: 0

Kirby The Pink Marshmallow.   drago
Kirby Nightmare In Dreamland Is A Pretty Fun Game. You Play As The Cutest And Hungriest Marshmallow ...
  Graphics 10   Sound 8   Addictive 9   Story 5   Depth 10   Difficulty 6

      Review Rating: 3/5     Submitted: 12-27-11     Review Replies: 1

This is the best retro game I ever played. :D   Blobbie244
Hi. Welcome to Blobbie244's Review for Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (2002) NOTE: I don't really li...
  Graphics 9   Sound 8   Addictive 10   Story 4   Depth 7   Difficulty 3

      Review Rating: 2.8/5     Submitted: 10-18-12     Updated: 10-18-12     Review Replies: 1

kirby nightmare in dreamland   rooney03
hmm... what should I play... I KNOW! Kirby! Lets see,  how about... Kirby, nightmare in dreamla...
  Graphics 9   Sound 8   Addictive 7   Story 6   Depth 8   Difficulty 5

      Review Rating: 2.5/5     Submitted: 11-04-14     Review Replies: 2

Its Awesome !!!   rathlucas
Kirby - nightmare is a game I played a lot when I have my 6-7 years, now I have the possibility to p...
  Graphics 9   Sound 8   Addictive 6   Story 5   Depth 7   Difficulty 5

      Review Rating: 2.3/5     Submitted: 05-23-13     Updated: 05-03-14     Review Replies: 3

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Kirby - Nightmare in Dream Land Cheat Codes


Extra Mode: If you beat normal mode with 100%, you will unlock Extra Mode. Extra Mode is the same game, but you only have 3 health for an extra challenge.

Meta-Knightmare: If you beat Extra Mode with 100%, you will unlock Meta-Knightmare. Meta-Knightmare is a special mode under Sub-Games that lets you play as Meta-Knight the whole game. You cannot use any copy abilities, but you automatically get his sword, and the fact that you're one of the main antagonists makes up for it.

Kirby - Nightmare in Dream Land Game Genie Codes

Note that these are for Gameshark, rather than Game Genie:

Master Code: 993E41C6E209

Infinite Lives: 0B4A59F9261C
Invincibility: 57A40B6C6614

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lilbutch07 02-29-16 - 06:52 PM
 It's like a graphical hack.
Ultimatone 07-04-15 - 03:37 PM
 Maybe it is because I am playing this on a keyboard, but I remember enjoying this game more when I was younger. :(
WeabooTrash 11-16-14 - 01:08 PM
 it says i dont have the plugin even tho i downloaded it....
mega man221 07-08-14 - 01:17 AM
saberRed 06-26-14 - 01:12 PM
 I like this game. But its only a remake
ajtitan08 06-04-14 - 02:09 AM
 how do you get rid of your powers to get a new one
4444alex 01-16-14 - 03:51 PM
 I love this game! Everyone should play this game!
iN008 11-26-13 - 03:10 PM
 marc3300: Unfortunately, with mednafen (the set emulator for this game) you cannot use Game Genie/Game Shark, however if you have a emulator with Game Genie or Game Shark built in such as the VBA on your system then try that.
marc3300 11-25-13 - 02:19 PM
 how to use guni codes?
Divine Aurora 10-07-13 - 11:23 AM
 Not bad interesting story line and decent powers
dman761 06-16-13 - 04:58 PM
 better than kirby's adventure
Superstar7 05-14-13 - 07:29 PM
 This game has some pretty good features that Kirby's adventure didn't have.
easterpichu2 04-24-13 - 01:57 AM
MYPUBLIC00 03-20-13 - 01:51 PM
sonicandmario85 10-23-12 - 05:59 PM
 @vicXdom it only works for windows
caillou 09-16-12 - 10:53 AM
 i saw this really cool video about this game so i searched the internet found here so i decided to try it out myself plus im a realy big kirby fan but not as much as mario cause mario is fun and i love the tv show so i think you should buy this game with a
glith10 09-04-12 - 06:03 AM
 is it possible to combine powers like in crystal shards? also, how do you explore the museum you unlock, it only shows me the sword fellow
vicXdom 07-06-12 - 04:34 AM
 plz i can download the rgr plugan for mac
jaredgodoy 06-30-12 - 10:19 PM
 boss endurance is so hard!
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 i call spark super saiyan charge up
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