Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land is a remake of the original 1993 game Kirby's Adventure for the NES, and was released on the Game Boy Advance in 2002 in North America and Japan, in 2003 in Europe and in 2004 in Australia. It features Kirby as a playable character, as well as Meta Knight in the unlockable game mode "Meta Knightmare".


The gameplay remains the same as the original.


The bosses in this game.




  • Bomb Rally
  • Quick Draw
  • Air Grind

Boss Rush

Meta Knightmare

You play as Meta Knight, who has a slightly different moveset than Kirby. The entire game is played from start to finish, without saving, after which your completion time is recorded.


The new graphics made for the GBA remake were well received. GameSpot highlighted the multiple layers of scrolling, transparency effects, and other visual flare as an improvement over the original. However, they did not think the game was visually up to par with other GBA games such as Yoshi's Island and Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance. The new minigames and multiplayer modes were also praised for adding new replay value. Since the main gameplay and level design was borrowed from the original, it was generally commended but with some criticism again directed toward its short length and easiness. GameSpy wrote: "the simplicity means you can enjoy it as a light snack instead of a main course such as Metroid Fusion or Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance." They thought the game would be best enjoyed by children watching the anime airing on television at the time, Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. GameSpot agreed, explaining the game was not as deep as Metroid Fusion or Yoshi's Island, but was suited for "younger players or the young at heart." Eurogamer found it difficult to recommend the game at full price because it was only a remake and also a short game.



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