Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland

Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland
System Game Boy Advance
Developer HAL Laboratory
Genre Platformer
Series Kirby Series

A remake of the NES game, Kirby's Adventure. When the people of Dream Land stop dreaming, Kirby finds King Dedede bathing in the Fountain of Dreams. The greedy king broke apart the Star Rod that powers the fountain and gave the pieces to his friends. Kirby sets out to gather the pieces and restore the Star Rod.

This version features improved graphics and sound, plus several new minigames and features, including Meta Knightmare mode where you can play through the entire game as Meta Knight.

Release Information

Region Name Release
Japan 星のカービィ 夢の泉デラックス Hoshi no Kirby: Yume no Izumi Deluxe 25 Oct 2002
US Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland 03 Dec 2002
Europe Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland 26 Sep 2003


System Japan U.S. Europe
Wii U Virtual Console 30 Apr 2014 30 Oct 2014 17 Jul 2014


Kirby's Dream Land Stage

Kirby's Dream Land Stage

As in the NES version, stage 7-6 is a black and white stage based on Kirby's Dream Land. It is notable than in this game the stage sprites are a direct lift of the Kirby's Dream Land sprites, unlike in Kirby's Adventure.

Submitted by YoungLink, Grandy02, screenshot by TV Eye

Familiar Abilities

Freeze Kirby

Freeze Kirby

When Kirby gets the Freeze ability he dons a blue winter parka, which he first wore in Super Smash Bros. Melee after inhaling Popo the Ice Climber.

Sword Kirby

Sword Kirby

When Kirby gets the Sword ability he wears a pointy green hat and a blue-hilted sword, based on Link from The Legend of Zelda series.

Submitted by Fryguy64, screenshots by TV Eye

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