The game's audio is also well done. There's a large array of upbeat background music that's great to listen to and fits each level well. The sound effects are also first rate, such as the sound of the laser firing or the wheel enemies revving up.
The controls work great as well. There's vritually no lag time when moving Kirby around, allowing you to make some quick movements. Kirby has a good array of moves he can use, and pulling them off is no problem, meaning you have very little trouble doing what you need to do to get through the stages.
The gameplay in Kirby's Adventure can be summed up in two words: pure fun. The action is fun and addiciting and never gets old. With over 50 stages, you won't get done with this title too quickly, plus the multitude of weapons you can utilize gives you different ways to get through each level. There's also a little bit of puzzle solving, so you'll have to use your brain a little bit as well. Even the minigames are enjoyable enough that you'll want to play them over and over. This game also sports some great replayability. If you don't have a 100% completion score when you beat the last level it means you missed some secret areas, giving you the oppertunity to go back and track down what you missed (white doors mean you found everything, brown doors have something for you to find). If you do manage to find 100%, you open up some bonus features and the more challenging Extra Game, where you only have half your lifeline and you cant save the game, and if you get 100% in the Extra mode, you unlock even more rewards. Kirby's Adventure also has that irresisitible charm; each level opens with a cut scene showing Kirby in humorous situations. The only drawback is the difficulty level; the game isn't very hard, and you'll probably pass through most of the stages in a short amount of time. However the sheer length and incredible replayability of the game is enough to offset this minor negative.
It's easy to see the programmers put a lot of effort and care into this game, as Kirby's Adventure ranks as one of the best NES games ever. Everything about this game is first class, from the graphics to the gameplay and everything in between. While many of the stages won't make you break a sweat, the addictivness, charm, replayabiliy, and overall greatness of this game will ensure you make many visits to Dream Land. Overall, a great entry in the series and another great last-gen NES title that you should definetly not pass up. This game is an NES gamer's dream.
- Review posted on May 28, 2007