Kirby has evolved into one of Nintendo’s most colorful and beloved franchises, so it’s interesting to see it start out on the Game Boy’s “pea soup” color palette. Kicking off what would be a long relationship between HAL Laboratory and Nintendo, Kirby’s Dream Land was fun for new and seasoned gamers alike.
In 1992, Kirby’s Dream Land was released to the world and became an instant hit. Three years later in 1995, the Game Boy was once again called back to action with Kirby’s Dream Land 2. By the time the sequel was released, Kirby was well on his way to inhaling our love and becoming the iconic character he is today. Join us on our own musical adventure as we explore Kirby’s puffy roots.
0:00:10 Title – Kirby’s Dream Land – (GB)
0:05:40 Green Greens
0:06:49 Float Islands
0:08:08 Bubbly Clouds
0:15:19 Spicy Food, Minty Leaf
0:16:46 Mt. DeDeDe
0:30:42 Title Theme – Kirby’s Dream Land 2 – (GB)
0:31:10 Grass Land
0:32:12 Big Forest
0:33:57 Red Canyon
0:41:37 Rick’s Theme
0:42:29 Coo’s Theme
0:43:29 Kine’s Theme
0:51:22 Boss Battle
0:52:28 Dark Castle
0:54:54 Staff Roll
1:00:52 Kirby’s Cabbage Salad – OCReMix – YamaYama
Kirby’s Dream Land – (Game Boy, 1992) Composed by Jun Ishikawa
Kirby’s Dream Land 2 – (Game Boy, 1995) Composed by Hirokazu Ando and Tadashi Ikegami
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Kirby was one of my first gameboy games, with some of the most infectious music of any game I can remember. Great podcast guys thanks!
Big Forest from KDL2 is probably my favorite Kirby song. Too bad you guys weren’t big fans! I love the chaos of it, and how the B section calms things down for a bit.
Otherwise, great episode!
Thanks Tom! It’s not a bad song at all.. I think, for me, what it comes down to is that I didn’t play this until recently so my memories are with KDL1 melodies and Big Forest was a bit of a change. Did you play this game when it came out? Wondering if that made any difference :)