Growing up, I can remember spending great amounts of time playing Kirby games, especially on the Super-Nintendo. Now, Kirby is back for an adventure on the Nintendo Wii console. Since this is a Wii Kirby game, the controls are different from the original Super-Nintendo Games. It’s been close to a decade since Kirby was on an actual console.
However, if you have ever played the Kirby Mass Attack game on the DS, the controls and gameplay may feel similar.
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Wii game is perfect for children, but it may not be so much fun to adults, which is slightly disappointing since I am such a fan of the franchise. The simplicity of the game makes it no challenge whatsoever, which is perfect for small children who just want to play a fun game. However, there is a mode at the end of the game that allows players to replay the game with just 40 percent of their health.
Unlike previous Kirby games, other players can join in — even during midgame — to play along. They can choose to be Meta Knight, King Dedede and Waddle Dee, all three of which were previously villains, but are now allies to help stop a bigger villain, Magolor.
Each character has their own special set of skills: Kirby can obtain enemies; abilities, Meta Knight has a powerful sword and can cut ropes, King Dedede can smash pegs with his powerful hammer, and Waddle Dee’s spear can hit distant switches.
Originally, Return to Dream Land was designed for the Gamecube. Therefore, the graphics are nothing amazing. However, there are some beautiful battle sequences during the fight with the last boss. Other than that, the design is simple.
Like the graphics, the music is about the same as its always been. The same similar themes are played throughout the game, which is not necessarily a bad thing. It brings familiarity to the game, yet it may leave some players desiring more.
Like other Kirby games, the controls are easy to learn. Players should not have a hard time getting right into the meat of the game.
This game is perfect for children, but older teens and young adults may prefer something more challenging. If you want a Kirby game that is visually appealing, consider purchasing Epic Yarn. If you want a game with great multiplayer, consider Mass Attack. With that being said, Return to Dream Land is still a fun game, with a little challenge towards the last world and boss.
I personally give this game a 7 out of 10.