Kirby's Dream Land 2

released on Mar 21, 1995

Original Release Date: May 1995

Kirby™ returns and has joined forces with new friends in this thrilling sequel!

The Rainbow Bridges that connect the seven Rainbow Islands have disappeared! Help Kirby solve the mystery! Search through the different islands while battling King DeDeDe and his horde of evil minions.

Along the way, meet Rick the Hamster, Kine the Fish, and Coo the Owl. Each possesses important abilities that can multiply the magnitude of Kirby's powers! Earn the mysterious Rainbow Sword, and prepare to face Kirby's most menacing rival ever--the evil Dark Matter!

This game is only playable in 2D.

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Didn't really like this one, its length being a good factor though.
Levels felt really stale and music was nothing memorable
The kirby sprite in this one is very silly though, and the animal friends are a bit neat

the partner system is really cool and the game is decently fun overall but i hate how getting hit once gets rid of your copy ability and i remember there being some frustrating level design

How you feel about Kirby is how I feel about you

Two games in one: a light and breezy Kirby game if you just waltz through it and an excellent puzzle platformer if you're going for the true ending.

For a while, I've been meaning to check out the Dark Matter Trilogy of the Kirby games. This weird little corner of the franchise has always stood out to me, and I need a break from Megaman, anyway.
Kirby's Dreamland 2 genuinely surprises me, because while I was expecting a game that was ever-so-slightly better than its predecessor, but I'll be damned; Dreamland 2 is very fun and doesn't waste your time (usually) doing what it sets out to do and doing it pretty well for the most part. DL2 feels more similar in scope to Kirby's Adventure than it does DL1, with more levels, copy abilities, bolder presentation, and the introduction of Rick, Kine, and Coo.
The animal friends are a very welcome addition to Kirby. Although they make for some unneeded backtracking when going for the Rainbow Shards, most of the abilities you can use with them are fun to use; Kine is a fucking beast in this regard, almost all of his copy abilities are busted as hell.
Level design also manages to step it up from Kirby's previous adventure on the console. The addition of copy abilities and the animal friends helps to keep things interesting and levels don't waste your time with solid platforming, although DL2 falls off quite a bit at the end; Dark Castle is lame because the second half is just a mirrored version of the first, and you have to avoid insta-death paths completely blind in an autoscroller segment which is not fun. I also ate shit to Dark Matter although the blame is partially on me for that one, but it's still not a very good fight.
Kirby's Dreamland 2 is such a cute time that it wouldn't hurt for you to check this one out if you're in need of a Kirby fix! And even if you're not, do it anyway to see the naked woman room.