Today we look at the first game in the Kirby series that was released on the Game Boy which was released in 1992. Kirby’s Dream Land was developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo.
The creator of Kirby, Masahiro Sakurai designed the game so that it was simple for people to play who were unfamiliar to action games. However, there was also options to unlock additional challenges for the more advanced players.
The game was a side scrolling game where Kirby can move left, right and jump. You have to go through the levels attacking enemies with your inhale attack which is one of the iconic thing about the character. You can also fly as well.
The game has a total of 5 levels – you can only move on when you have beaten the main boss in each round. The game lacked a save option so you had to start all over again when you turned the Game Boy back on. You do get codes throughout the game so that you can return to areas when you have completed them/
Kirby received a really positive reception and is ranked as the 17th best Game Boy game and has sold 1.3 million copies. It is a game that started the legend of Kirby and it is now a legacy.