"As a fan of Kirby and all things related to the lovable puff ball, I was excited to try out one of the franchise entries I had yet to touch. Unfortunately, Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland was a letdown, leaving me exhaling all the enthusiasm I had sucked in. As a remake of Kirby's Adventure, one would expect the Game Boy Advance title to be better looking, and while it’s certainly more technically ambitious, much of the 8-bit magic and charm has been lost in translation. There’s something indescribable how Adventure looked and felt on the NES—it was charming in spite of its limitations. Nightmare in Dreamland is still colorful and the music still cheerful, but it has a little less soul."