GameSpite Journal 10: Kirby’s Dream Land 3

Guys, I slipped out of our week-long screenings just long enough to post this piece of content. Don’t tell anyone.

Everything I’ve seen this week is under embargo, but I am allowed to say that so far Activision has offered the best wine. However, Square Enix’s bar featured creme de cassis, which is pretty classy.

I don’t drink much, but sometimes it’s simply a matter of survival.

8 thoughts on “GameSpite Journal 10: Kirby’s Dream Land 3

  1. The music is great too! There’s actually only eight powers, but taking the companions into account, it’s…30 or 40 so? Something like that. DL3 is one of my favorite SNES games. I know everyone seems to love Super Star but it doesn’t hold a candle to this game, in my opinion.

  2. I love Kirby (moreso than any of Nintendo’s other franchises, to be honest), but the games where he combines abilities with his friends leave me cold. It’s not the customization aspect; Kirby 64 is one of my favorites. It’s just a mental block I have with his stupid animal friends. It probably didn’t help that in Dream Land 2 they played the same three awful pieces of music every time you used one of them.

  3. After burning out on Amazing Mirror near the end, I’d love to give this one a shot on 3DS via VC… yeah, not holding my breath or anything.

  4. Gooey’s main purpose is being the second-player character, but even then, his abilities are much more limited than the variable helpers of Kirby Super Star. Which is sort of indicative of my problem with this game at the time: everything was drastically dialed back from that manic, maximalist opus. Years later, I was able to appreciate that it’s intentionally removed from the Adventure/Super Star framework, being a direct sequel to the tighter, more eloquent Game Boy games I’d never played.

    One thing that never bothered me, though, was the art style—which is unimpeachable, and uniquely timeless. And the extended Metroid cameo was like an oasis smack in the middle of the eight-year stretch where Nintendo seemed to have forgotten the series existed.

    • Bethesda had these fried goat cheese balls that could only be described as “off da hook,” which is why I won’t try to describe them, because someone like me should never ever say “off da hook.”

  5. Did a certain RPG publisher announce a North American release for a certain game starring a protagonist who may or may not be blue for a certain portable system that uses a 3-D display?

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