Kirby's Adventure is a platform video game that was published and developed by Nintendo. The game was released in March 26, 1993 in Japan, then released in America in May 1st on that same year. Kirby's Adventure is the second game in the series, and the first game to be released on a console. Kirby's Dream Land was only released on the Game Boy, but this game was released only on the Family Computer in Japan and in the States on the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game was re-released on the Wii's Virtual Console.
Kirby has become one of Nintendo's most celebrated mascots, but Mario continues to be it's main mascot. Since then Kirby has become another worldwide phenomenon at the time of it's release, he is also seen in games such as the Super Smash Bros trilogy.
Plot. After Kirby wakes up from his after-lunch nap without having any dreams, he goes to the Fountain of Dreams to investigate. Upon arriving, he discovers that King Dedede has stolen the Star Rod, the source of power for the Fountain of Dreams, and breaking it into seven pieces, he gave six fragments to his allies, Whispy Woods, Paint Roller, Mr. Shine and Mr. Bright, Kracko, Heavy Mole, and Meta Knight. King Dedede holds the last of the fragments of the Star Rod. Now, it's up to Kirby to retrieve the fragments of the Star Rod and bring them back to the Fountain of Dreams, so that the people from his world have their dreams restored.
Concept. Like every Kirby game, this one is a platformer. It is comprised of seven stages, in which Kirby must complete in order to get the fragments of the Star Rod. In various levels, Kirby can enter doors that have mini-games, which allows him to obtain lives and also certain abilities. Players can fight against stage bosses such as Whispy Woods, Paint Roller, Shine and Bright, Kracko, Heavy Mole, Kirby's eternal rival Meta Knight and against King Dedede. After defeating King Dedede, they fight against the final boss, The Nightmare.
Design. The game's graphics are 8-bit, and it is rendered in two dimensions. Kirby and characters are rendered in two dimensional sprites. Now I really like the colorful looks of every stage of the game, it's like if your reading a kids storybook. Also I really like the looks of various bosses and mini-bosses as well. The Quick Draw mini-game turns out to be my favorite out of all the mini-games played in every stage. Nintendo did put a lot of hard work into this great game.
Memories. In 1993, I first heard of Kirby when I was 6 years old, at the time that I already had my Super Nintendo Entertainment System. I never got to play the game because my NES was broken. The first game I played was the first one for the Game Boy in 1996. My cousin's sister had a Game Boy, and she lent it to me, which I really enjoyed. Then in the summer of 1997 in New York, I finally got to play Kirby's Adventure, and really enjoyed it playing. I was 11 at the time I played the second game, but I was 10 when I played the first game.
Back when games were more than just about the graphics, not like today, where many kids think that games are all about the graphics. I usually see a bunch of 11 and 14 year olds only play war games like Call of Duty, Medal of Honor, Counterstrike. That ain't right man, games are more than that.
Rantings. The boss that annoys me was Mr. Shine and Mr. Bright. This fight was very tricky and bothersome as you had to kill them both. When the Sun was attacking you, the moon started throwing down stars at you, which pissed me off. The Nightmare Ball was lame, and he threw stars that were easy to dodge.
Good Aspects. This game has a lot of great qualities and replay value. The mini-games were awesome, especially the Quick Draw mini-game. The enemies were very well design, and this game was really epic. This game will have players spending hours of fun and excitement.
Legacy. Since the first game, Kirby has become very popular and the NES game met with the same success as the first one. Dream Land had a sequel, which was also a hit. Kirby Super Star was released on the SNES, featuring four games in one. That was incredible. In the days of the Nintendo 64, Kirby came back with Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, featuring new 3D graphics and fun. Kirby's Adventure was remade for the Game Boy Advance, as Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland. Kirby had many games over the year, and in 2010, Kirby returned on the Wii with Epic Yarn. The adorable pink creature has left behind a legacy of fun and excitement just like Mario, Donkey Kong, Crash Bandicoot, and so on.
Overall. The game is fun to play and very enjoyable. You can download this game on the Wii for 500 Wii Points. This game gets a 10 out of 10