As Kirby turns 30 this year, many players are celebrating by not only playing Kirby and the Forgotten Land but also by re-experiencing some of the series’ older adventures. Kirby’s Dream Land 3 is a fan favorite title that can be found on Nintendo Switch Online’s SNES collection that many players are sure to be replaying for the occasion. One fan has decided to recreate the final boss fight from the classic SNES Kirby game in Dreams.
Media Molecule released Dreams for the PS4 in 2020, a video game creation system that has been praised for its freedom in allowing players to create whatever they desire. Those who have the game have quickly made all sorts of things with it in the last two years ranging from fan art for Elden Ring to entire fully fleshed-out games.
Reddit user Ok_Performer_4675 has used Dreams to recreate the final boss battle against Zero from Kirby’s Dream Land 3. Due to the nature of how Dreams works, this means that in order to build the boss fight, Ok_Performer_4675 needed to recreate the battle in 3D, and this results in a stellar look as to what the SNES version would be like if it was made today.
Kirby’s Dream Land 3 is yet another Kirby title that has been known to surprise players with the drastic change away from happier scenery to the dark and dangerous final boss throughout their playthrough. Many players have mentioned being rather scared of the final boss as children, and this is represented on the post as the most popular comment reads “now you can experience your childhood traumas in 3D!”
This comment is rather justified in how incredible the recreation looks, especially with how Ok_Performer_4675 changed the fight to work in three dimensions rather than two. The Reddit user has adapted the memorable Kirby enemy’s attacks such as his use of black lightning to reach for Kirby in the space surrounding them, for example. The Dreams version also includes all three phases of the fight, with special animations to transition between them.
However, the post on Reddit also states in the title that this version of the fight built in Dreams is only a work in progress, which can be seen with how the last phase of the boss fight is missing its attacks. Hopefully Ok_Performer_4675 shares an updated version when it’s finally done, as even the unfinished version is leaving an incredible impression with fans.
Kirby’s Dream Land 3 is available on the Nintendo Switch through Nintendo Switch Online.