|Platform(s)||SNES, Wii (Virtual Console)|
|Release Date||SNES |
NA November 27, 1997
JP March 27, 1998
NA January 5, 2009
JP April 28, 2009
PAL July 24, 2009
Kirby's Dream Land 3 is a platforming game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System/Super Famicom. It was developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo. The game features many similar characters to the second Kirby's Dream Land.
The game was never released in PAL regions for the SNES, due to problems with the PAL conversion. However, a North American import of the game was released in these regions for the Wii's Virtual Console.
The game's platforming mechanics are very similar to most other Kirby games, as is Kirby's skill set. Kirby is able to jump, duck, slide, fly (by inflating himself), as well as perform his signature move: inhaling enemies. When Kirby inhales an enemy, it can be spit back out as a projectile, or swallowed. Normally this has no effect on Kirby, although specific enemies grant Kirby copy abilities, a staple of the Kirby games. Copy abilities replace Kirby's standard inhaling move with a special attack, depending on the enemy Kirby ate. For example, swallowing a fire-based enemy allows Kirby to become a fireball.