But, he apparently returned there in the game I recently beat, “Kirby’s Return toDreamLand”. It took me just under two weeks, and I got 100%. Normally, I am not a fan of cutesy games, but I still like “Kirby” games. And in my defense, “Kirby” games are classics, so it makes it okay.
Like usual, our pink puffball hero Kirby can inhale enemies and eat them to get their abilities. These abilities include things like Sword Kirby, Cutter Kirby (he’s not emo…), and Beam Kirby. You can actually do quite a bit of things with these abilities. There are different moves based on if you run while attacking, stay still, hold buttons, or attack in combination with another button. The series has actually not really changed much over the years. It’s still played with a control pad. It’s still a side-scroller. But, that’s fine. I like it just the way it is. In this game, Kirby also sometimes gets super strong abilities for a limited time. (This might be new, but I’m not sure. I missed a decent amount of the games.)
Anyway, there’s never much of a story in “Kirby” games, but this time, Kirby’s helping Magolor get back the pieces of his damaged ship. You collect big pieces of the ship when you beat a boss battle, and there are 120 energy spheres scattered throughout the levels, as well. When you collect these energy spheres, you open doors on Magolor’s ship that lead to copy abilities, a couple mini games, and these challenges where you use one copy ability and try to get as many points in this area while reaching the goal in time. Finding the energy spheres is pretty easy. I found them all without much trouble. I think this game might be even easier than the other ones.
Once you beat the game, The Arena opens up, where you have to beat a whole bunch of bosses and mini bosses in a row. I didn’t try super hard, so I didn’t get super far. I didn’t feel like it. They also act like there’s another game once you beat it, but it looks the same as the main game, so I didn’t do much with it. Maybe next time I play I’ll check it out. Once I beat the game, I got really lazy.
You can also apparently play the game with other people, and they can play as King Dedede, Meta Knight, and Waddle Dee. It annoys me that it seems I can’t play as them if I play alone. What are antisocial gamers to do?
Last of all, I love that “Kirby” games are cute and simple, and the story doesn’t seem like much, and yet they sometimes have a twist at the end. I really like the ending in this game. Most interesting part of the story. Only interesting part of the story.
Kirby’s Return to Duck Land