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GB Kirby's Dream Land 2

[Tier: Moons]GB Kirby's Dream Land 2 (USA) "100%" in 43:14.97 by illayaya.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-05-13)
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Submission #4658 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #907 (48:18.67)
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- 100% completion
- Best ending
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
The seven rainbow bridges, connecting the seven rainbow islands, have disappeared. King Dedede is to blame as always... or is he? The evil Dark Matter has him under his control and plans to turn Dream Land into a dark world. Kirby aims to save the day by going through seven worlds, aided this time by three animal friends (though you never see Rick the Hamster used in this run).

To get the true ending to the game, the player has to find a rainbow drop on each island, which form the rainbow sword after the main showdown with Dedede. These rainbow drops are hidden off the main paths of the stages, and most of them require a special power to break the barrier guarding the drop. This has a large effect on the route in some stages.

illayaya's run is over five minutes faster than the previous run by Soulrivers. Part of this is due to cutscene skips after bosses, though this run is also much more optimized. Details can be found in the submission comments.

The purpose of this page is to document all of the known tricks of Kirby's Dream Land 2 for (Super) Game Boy.

Movement & General Tricks


Kirby moves at different speeds depending which direction he's going. Leftward speed is 563 and rightward speed is 295 and 307 alternately.

Preserving X-Speed

Having Kirby spit out or headbonk will let him keep his speed. When going right, this should be done at X-speed 307.

Moving Downhill

Moving downhill lets you move faster. Jumping from a slope while spitting out can help preserve much speed.

Exit Boss Stages

You can exit a boss stage anytime even if it's the first visit. After beating a boss and exiting, you will be able to re-enter it to play the bonus stage, without the need to wait on an overworld transition. This trick saves about 5 seconds per application compared to riding the Warp Star and going back.

Fast Drop Into Water

You can maintain fast downward speed by releasing Stone ability right before entering water.


Diagonal Coo Clip

You can clip into slopes that transition into floors. In order to do this, you need Coo and to be fat Kirby.
Position yourself slightly above the slope and press "A" to boost diagonally into the slope.

This trick was discovered by Phở in 2010 (Forum post).
Only in 2015, when the clip happened to bbqsauz (Video), the clip was figured out and reproduced by Mugg. However, the trick was already shown on nicovideo in September 2013, independently.

Horizontal Coo Clip

In 5-3, you can clip into a wall due to the way the platform is aligned next to the wall tiles. Useless for TAS.

This was found by was0x.

Memory addresses


A00E X-Speed
A00D X-Sub Speed
A010 Y-Speed
A00F Y-Sub Speed
A004 X-Position
A003 X-Sub Position
A007 Y-Position
A006 Y-Sub Position
A085 Boss HP


Address Set #82: Kirby's Dream Land 2
System: Game Boy
Download .wch file for: BizHawk
Domain Address Data Type Signed Endian Description
WRAM 0003 Byte Unsigned Little X-Sub Position
WRAM 0004 Word Unsigned Little X-Position
WRAM 0006 Byte Unsigned Little Y-Sub Position
WRAM 0007 Word Unsigned Little Y-Position
WRAM 000D Byte Unsigned Little X-Sub Speed
WRAM 000E Byte Signed Little X-Speed
WRAM 000F Byte Unsigned Little Y-Sub Speed
WRAM 0010 Byte Signed Little Y-Speed
WRAM A085 Byte Unsigned Little Boss HP
WRAM DA31 Byte Unsigned Little RNG


Forum topic
100% TAS by was0x in 43:14.97
any% RTA by bbqsauz in 39:46

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