Kirby's Return to Dream Land (Kirby's Adventure Wii in Europe and Australia) is a 2011 platformer game in the Kirby series for the Wii. The game was developed by HAL Laboratory, and unlike the previous Kirby game for the Wii, Kirby's Epic Yarn, it returns to the series' more traditional gameplay.
The main antagonist of the game is a new character called Magolor, who initially appears to be a friend to Kirby and co. as they help repair his broken airship (the Lor Starcutter). However, after using Kirby and his friends to defeat Landia (the fearsome guardian of the Master Crown- an artifact that gives infinite power to the wearer), Magolor reveals his true motives to take control of the universe.
The game plays like the previous Kirby games. In the game, Kirby can inhale enemies and also copy their abilities. A new feature is the super abilities that Kirby can use. His inhale ability also seems to have received an minor change, with Kirby being able to spit out a greater star if he inhales a lot of enemies.
The game features 23 copy abilities. Classic abilities such as Sword and Fire return and are joined by new ones such as the Leaf and Whip ability. Some of these abilities have advantages over certain enemies
This game introduced Super Abilities which are supercharged versions of existing abilities. They are usually obtained from glowing powerful enemies.The following is a list of the super abilities in the game:
- Ultra Sword
- Monster Flame
- Flare Beam
- Grand Hammer
- Snow Bowl
This game features four player drop in multiplayer. Player 1 is Kirby, players 2, 3, or 4 can be Meta Knight, King Dedede, Bandanna Waddle Dee, or multi-colored Kirbies. One of the best things to do in multiplayer is to get everyone on top of player one's head and hold down the 1 button. It will send out a big snowball. It is most useful in boss fights.
The game has had an extended development cycle of 11 years. It was initially designed for the GameCube to be released soon after Kirby Air Ride. Its concept of a 3D platformer like Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards went through three major iterations before all the ideas were coalesced into the game for the Wii.
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- Official site
- The official announcement in Nintendo's Third Quarter Financial Results Briefing (in Japanese)
|Main series||Kirby's Dream Land • Kirby's Adventure (Nightmare in Dream Land) • Kirby's Dream Land 2 • Kirby Super Star (Ultra) • Kirby's Dream Land 3 • The Crystal Shards • The Amazing Mirror • Canvas Curse • Squeak Squad • Epic Yarn • Mass Attack • Return to Dream Land • Triple Deluxe • Rainbow Curse • Planet Robobot • Star Allies • Forgotten Land|
|Spin-offs||Pinball Land • Dream Course • Kirby's Avalanche • Block Ball • Star Stacker • Air Ride • Kirby Fighters • Dedede Drum Dash • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe • Kirby's Blowout Blast • Battle Royale • Super Kirby Clash • Kirby Fighters 2 • Kirby's Dream Buffet|
|Super Smash Bros. series||Super Smash Bros. • Melee • Brawl • 3DS/Wii U • Ultimate|
|Related||HAL Laboratory • Kirby • Adventures of Lolo • The Legendary Starfy • Makiko Ohmoto • Masahiro Sakurai • Satoru Iwata • Shigeru Miyamoto • Shinya Kumazaki|