Game music of the day: Kirby's Dream Land

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June 21, 2010

Game: Kirby's Dream Land

Song: Credits

Composer: Jun Ishikawa

Above: Credits from Kirby's Dream Land

It's the first Game Music of the Day since E3 2010 closed its doors, and to further celebrate the announcement of Kirby's Epic Yarn we're heading way back to the pink puff's very first adventure - before he was even pink, actually.

After breezing through five fairly simple levels and stomping King DeDeDe (whose music is also deserving of a special shoutout) you're treated to this standard-sounding but no less uplifting credits music. In all honesty, the version you're listening to is from the SNES Kirby Super Star, which borrows most of the Game Boy game's music for the Spring Breeze area.

Above: Here's the Game Boy original

The music in Kirby's Dreamland was always quite chipper, so it's no surprise the ending follows suit. But there's more to it than that - the ending itself, with Kirby inflated to blimp size, carrying all the food back to Dream Land against a setting sun, helps complete the experience.

Oh fine, here's the damn DeDeDe music. I think it became so memorable because it's the only song in the original Kirby that had a sense of challenge or conflict instead of skipping through a field of floating cakes.


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  • Spybreak8 - June 23, 2010 6:39 a.m.

    Didn't play that one, played Kirby's Avalanche instead! lol It's funny though I started to always play my boombox when I played the game so every time I hear this one Prodigy album I think of Kirby haha.
  • HeroOfLegend - June 23, 2010 12:22 a.m.

    I love Dedede's theme, so much.
  • Chardan - June 22, 2010 6:17 p.m.

    I love the Smash Bros remake of Dedede's theme. Great as always Brett
  • Modroneman - June 22, 2010 11:47 a.m.

    YES! Totally forgot about the totally cute and adorable music from these games! I actually own both the original NES and Gameboy versions of this game. The played the Gameboy version to the max, I loved it so much! Awesome doesn't even begin tp explain how great the Gameboy version was!
  • philipshaw - June 22, 2010 10:43 a.m.

    I have never played any of these games but that is some great music, great pick as always Brett
  • liam - June 22, 2010 4:13 a.m.

    What a cool song. I commend you, Brett.
  • Mechamorbo - June 22, 2010 3:21 a.m.

    What a wondrous and magical little ditty! (Recaptcha: shanghai law)
  • wharcraff - June 22, 2010 3:13 a.m.

    Wow.So cool. Still have my Kirby Super Star cartridge. Too bad I don't have a SNES.
  • CoolBowling - June 22, 2010 1:05 a.m.

    wow, its been a long time since I've heard these songs
  • KREATIVEassassin - June 22, 2010 12:18 a.m.

    Fun fact: Kirby is pink on the Japanese Kirby's Dream Land box art. When it was released here, they made him appear white. Kirby's Adventure for the NES was the first time Kirby appeared pink in America. Fun fact #2: Miyamoto wanted Kirby to be yellow.
  • Wikipares - June 22, 2010 12:02 a.m.

    my god... I forgot I still owned this game. I have to play all the way though it again just for that credits theme. NOW.
  • shyfonzie - June 22, 2010 midnight

    I've had Green Greens stuck in my head for the last few days. It's so whitleable!
  • GoldenMe - June 21, 2010 10:31 p.m.

    My fucking god. I still have the game. And I still play it sometimes. Ah what fun.
  • RocketPenis - June 21, 2010 10:15 p.m.

    Great music of the day.
  • Tenfey - June 21, 2010 10:02 p.m.

    I like the "Gourmet Race" theme from Super Star
  • Strangleme - June 21, 2010 9:48 p.m.

  • Setre - June 21, 2010 8:25 p.m.

    God I love Kirby so much. I only recently played Dream Land but Kirby's Adventure was the first game I beat as kid. I can't wait for Epic Yarn to come out.
  • NdIGiTy - June 21, 2010 8:25 p.m.

    Kirby's music is so underrated, excellent choice!
  • Hypermonkey262 - June 21, 2010 8:18 p.m.

    I remember loving dream land, and how dissapointed I was opening Kirby's Block Ball without knowing what it really was.
  • ventanger - June 21, 2010 8:03 p.m.

    The first Gameboy game I spent a lot of time with, other than of course Tetris. Great pick!

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