Kirby's Dream Land
Eat like there's no tomorrow.
Kirby, Nintendo's adorable puffball, recently consumed the 3DS eShop with Kirby's Dream Land, the 1992 Game Boy classic. This being the first Kirby game, the little guy doesn't have his famous copy ability, but you'll have fun playing this short but sweet adventure.
As the story goes, the gluttonous King Dedede makes off with Dream Land's magical Twinkle Stars, forcing Kirby to give his arch nemesis what for.
This involves plowing through levels inhaling enemies and either swallowing them whole or using these suckers as projectiles. Kirby can also float, which comes in handy for reaching new areas and staying out of harm's way.
Sadly, Kirby's Dream Land will take a little over an hour to beat. You'll unlock a bonus version with tougher enemies, but aside from that, there's little meat on this title's digital bones.
That said, we still have some love for this black and white gem, largely because it provides such a happy experience. The cheery music, cute hero and cartoon style graphics throw off tons of positive vibes, a rarity in a video game industry dominated by first person shooters and scenes of mass destruction.
On that note, although Kirby's Dream Land is light on content, it's still a bad guy swallowing good time.
What's Hot: Classic Kirby gameplay, sharp graphics, great soundtrack, user-friendly controls.
What's Not: Very short, Not enough features.