Kirby's Dream Land News
Escapism, education, and being "alone together"
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and as part of our mental health coverage, I spoke to two psychologists from Take This — a non-profit dedicated to reducing the stigma of mental health in the gaming community, as well as raising awareness of the areas in which games and mental health intersect...
A mouthful of sales!
During Nintendo's previous financial report back in August, we reported that Kirby and the Forgotten Land had become the second best-selling Kirby game ever. Well, we can now confirm that it has surpassed the previous record holder Kirby's Dream Land as of September 30th, 2022, and is now officially the best-selling Kirby title...
Beating Yoshi to the punch
We've been talking about Masahiro Sakurai a lot recently, haven't we? The creator of Kirby and Smash Bros. has started up his own YouTube channel, where he's already amassed over 200,000 subscribers, and he's already released one video about 'hit stops'. Sakurai has also started a miniseries on the channel called 'Game Co
Activate Earful Mode!
Fancy some tunes to get your morning/afternoon/evening started? We've got you covered! The Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Fest livestream is commencing right now, with the concert itself set to start at 10am BST / 2am PT / 5am ET. The Kirby franchise started life back in 1992 with Kirby's Dream Land for the Game Boy, and has...
What a polite young orb
[Update: Tue 31st May, 2022 20:30 BST] Great news! The GoodSmile website now includes this new Kirby Anniversary Nendoroid — you can pre-order it for ¥5,200 ($40 / £32), and it'll release in January, 2023. It'll be available to pre-order until July 14th. Here are the full details of the figurine: From the "Kirby"...
They grow up so fast...
It's official, folks: the Kirby franchise is now 30 years old - can you believe it? When HAL Laboratory's debut title in the series - Kirby's Dream Land - launched on April 27th, 1992, we doubt that anyone truly believed the little pink blob would go on to be one of the most widely recognised and celebrated figures in the...
Prepare to suck up your envy
Kirby's very first game — Kirby's Dream Land for Game Boy — appeared in Japan on 27th April 1992, which means today marks 30 years since HAL Laboratory's loveable pink marshmallow first sucked up our hearts. With the release of the marvellous Kirby and the Forgotten Land, the little guy hasn't been short of...
It's been 30 years since Dream Land
Today is a very important day in the history of the Kirby series. 30 years ago in Japan on 27th April 1992, the pink puff started out in his very first adventure - Kirby's Dream Land on the original Game Boy. The creator of Kirby was actually Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai, who at the time, worked at...
Celebrating Kirby's anniversary with a fight
Hello everyone, welcome to another edition of Box Art Brawl *cue stadium-sized cheer*! Last week, we looked at the classic, the incomparable, the ruddy good video game that is The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Pitting the US box art against the Japanese box art, you fine folks were quite clear in...
More to squeeze and more to love
Did you know Kirby's 30th birthday is coming up soon? The pink puffball's 30th anniversary is on 27th April, which is when Kirby's Dream Land first came out in Japan in 1992. He wasn't pink here then, due to a misunderstanding and the Game Boy's lack of colour, but we know the truth, Nintendo. There are already a...
But we'll eat it anyway, thanks
Kirby and the Forgotten Land and is out now and is set to delight gamers of all ages, if the reviews are anything to go by. Read More - Kirby And The Forgotten Land Review It also happens to be the 30th Anniversary of Kirby's Dream Land, the very f
You can help!
LEGO Ideas is a place where fan-created LEGO sets — called MOCs, or "My Own Creation", by LEGO fans — can be submitted for a chance to become reality. It's where we got sets like the recent Home Alone build, the typewriter, and plenty more TV tie-ins like Central Perk from Friends, the Seinfeld
Ten hours is a loooong time
We've all been witness to the rise of "Ten Hour Versions" on YouTube, and while many of us may have scoffed — who wants ten hours of something that isn't either sleep or a Lord of the Rings marathon? — I will say that I have actually listened to some of them for way longer than I would like to admit. Except I will...
28 years on
While it's not exactly a major milestone, Masahiro Sakurai – the creator of Kirby – has decided to celebrate the pink puffball's 28th birthday on Twitter, by sharing a funny Smash Bros. Ultimate screenshot replacing the heads of Ganondorf and Cloud. In a follow-up tweet underneath this, Sakurai mentions how it can often be a...
Anything take your fancy?
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at discounted prices. There are just the four new discounts up for grabs this time around, once again being limited to just the Nintendo 3DS. As always, you can take advantage of these...
Covering all bases
Earlier this month, Nintendo secured trademarks for The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks and Mario Vs. Donkey Kong. This
And pick up his royal poops
Remember Tamagotchi, the virtual pet on a keychain you could take care of until it died either through neglect or being sent through the wash? Artist Paperbeatsscissors has brought back all the fun in browser-based form, and with everybody's favourite stretchy, penguinny dictator! It's enough to fill that King Dedede...
About the man behind two of Nintendo’s most significant franchises
"I decide what goes in the game; nobody else." These were the words of Masahiro Sakurai during a 2008 interview with Official Nintendo Magazine about Super Smash. Bros. Brawl. It's a quote that stands out because it contrasts quite starkly with the modest way in which the man...
Electroplankton and Mario Party also available
A couple of days late, Club Nintendo has updated its rewards for June, and we've got a delicious slate of games to choose from in North America. If you missed out on 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure on Club Nintendo last month you're in luck – take a gander: Electroplankton Rec-Rec – 150 coins...
The Great Cave Offensive, anyone?
It’s been 22 years since Kirby made his debut in the 1992 Game Boy confection Kirby’s Dream Land. In that time, players have seen the lovable pink puffball grow to become one of Nintendo’s biggest stars, scoring it big in hit after hit on both consoles and portables. Those not quite in the know about...
Coins at the ready
North America's Club Nintendo site lets you buy downloadable games with your hard-earned coins. After the success of 3D Classics: Xevious and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again, there are four new games available to buy between now and 31st January. Here's what's available: 150 Coins: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
This doesn't suck
Long-awaited Virtual Console games are where it's at today, with Wii and 3DS both receiving quality titles just in time for July. Wii Virtual Console: Final Fantasy III (Super NES, 800pts) — The wait is finally over as another 16-bit Square epic reaches Virtual Console in North America. Check out our Final Fantasy III review to...
A dreamy download
This week it's fairies, vampires and dreams on the European Nintendo Download, including the first outing of a famous and beloved mascot from the Big N. What games are you dreaming of downloading? 3DS Virtual Console: Kirby's Dream Land (Game Boy, UK: £3.60, EU: €4) — Kirby floats onto the 3DS with his first dreamy adventure,...
See how some of your favourite characters have evolved over the past 25 years
The Nintendo Entertainment System was a system that stimulated the imaginations of designers and gamers alike. Whether it was the smiling, dream-like wonderland of the Mushroom Kingdom, the sprawling fantasy world of Hyrule or the atmospheric depths of planet Zebes, the...