After Kirby's Dream Land
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Developer(s) HAL Laboratory
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Distributor(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Game Boy
Genre(s) Platformer
Series Kirby
Engine HAL Game Maker
Predecessor Kirby's Dream Land
Successor After Kirby's Dream Land II
Release Date(s) July 15, 1993
Manual(s) Manual
Storage Needed 78TB

After Kirby's Dream Land is a platform game developed and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy, released worldwide in July 1993. It is the second main entry in the Kirby series, and introduced Prince Fluff, controllable by a second player. In the story, Kirby and Prince Fluff have to stop King Dedede from stealing all the stars so he can defeat Kirby. It is a direct sequel to Kirby's Dream Land.

Plot

Kirby meets Prince Fluff and Prince Fluff tells him a penguin is endangering Dream Land.

It's up to Kirby and Prince Fluff to stop him.

Gameplay

The game plays alike to that of it's prequel. Kirby can jump, fly, inhale and spit- however there is a new ability called the Spinster which allows the player to turn into a tornado.

There are 10 stages with each (expect for the third one with 1 level) having 2 levels.

Levels

Name Description Boss
Greener Greens An endangered grassland similar to that of Green Greens. Whispy Woods Jr.
Gooey Cave A cave with many slimey enemies. Gooey Sr.
Fountain of Nightmares The place where the horrors of Dream Land reside. King Dedede Jr.
Bubbly Clouds 2 The home of Kracko Jr. Kracko Jr.
Gourmet Race A birthday cake. Keeby
Fly in the Sky A level that has flying has a main gimmick. Kabula
Caged Jail A level where you are in a cage and must avoid enemies. Dark Matter
Farrner Last Port A burnt version of Greener Greens. The Grass are Alive
B.A.S.E Dede A final boss arena. Clone Kirby and  Giant King Dedede


Legacy

After the After Kirby's Dream Land series, Prince Fluff would be introduced in Kirby's Epic Yarn.


Reception

Aggregate Scores
GameRankings 87%
Review Scores
AllGame 5/5
Famitsu 34/40
GameSpot 6/10
IGN 6/10
EGM 34/40
Game Informer 12/30
GameFan 198/200
GamePro 19/20

Most aspects of After Kirby's Dream Land were well received in contemporary reviews, and critics agreed that it was an improvement over Kirby's Dream Land.  It had spawned 4 sequels. Some of the most common highlights by reviewers were the game's originality with the game being populated with new enemies and improved sprites, more levels, the size of the levels, and new boss fights.

Others also criticized the game for its length and hard difficulty.







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