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Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirbys Return to Dreamland Boxart.jpg
Developer(s) HAL Laboratory
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Kirby
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) NA October 24, 2011
JP October 27, 2011
EU November 25, 2011
AUS December 1, 2011
KO September 6, 2012
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single-player, Co-op (4)
Input methods Wii Remote
Compatibility 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Kirby's Return to Dream Land
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In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, known in Japan as Kirby of the Stars Wii (星のカービーWii, Hoshi no Kābī Wii) and in Europe as Kirby's Adventure Wii, Kirby and his friends are back in an adventure designed to satisfy longtime Kirby fans and beginners alike. When an alien spaceship crashes in the otherwise peaceful realm of Pop Star, its pieces are scattered throughout the land. Players must guide Kirby as he retrieves the ship’s parts and helps the aliens return to their home planet. This time, however, he’s not alone. At any time, up to three more players can join in the fun and play as Meta Knight, King Dedede and Waddle Dee to help Kirby in his quest.


Long Black Shadows in OpenGL and Other Serious Issues

In OpenGL and Vulkan, shadows appear as tall black blobs instead of proper shadows. If on Windows, use D3D to avoid this problem. See issue 5094. Fixed by 5.0-730.


16:9 Widescreen

With this code, the arena and some mini games are unstretched.


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This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Kirby's Return to Dream Land since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21754 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
3.0 Windows 7 Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.6 GHz Intel HD 3000 Game crashes with "Unknown pointer 0xd52e29c0" popup. Use a development version to fix. 23732
3.0-183 Windows 7 Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT Error message "Unknown pointer 0xd52e29c0. Continue?" When you try to start a game or demo.
3.0-189 Windows 7 Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 @ 3.6 GHz ATI Radeon HD 4850 Game is fully playable, new game can be started, game plays exceptionally well with near perfect framerate.
3.0-196 Windows 7 AMD Phenom X4 955 @ 3.2 GHz NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT Perfect, game is run@4 players@60FPS Jitus
3.0-196 Windows 7 AMD Athlon II X3 435 ATI Radeon HD 5770 Game does not work at all. Crashes at start. something
3.0-198 Windows 7 AMD Athlon II X6 1090T @ 3.2 GHz ATI Radeon HD 5700 Perfect - Speed 100% 60FPS. Hjenovah
3.0-198 Windows 7 Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @ 2.2 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 Playable: 45-60FPS mbc07
3.0-199 Windows 7 Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 100% Game speed, no graphical issues. Gameplay is perfect.
3.0-201 Windows 7 Intel Core i7-920 @ 3.8 GHz ATI Radeon HD 5850 Perfect, runs at 100% speed even with Fraps running. xRyudo
3.0-201 Windows Vista AMD Phenom II X4 840 @ 3.2 GHz ATI Radeon HD 5700 Very playable. A little tearing here and there but the game runs perfectly. Sealion
3.0-204 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-750 @ 2.67 GHz ATI Radeon HD 5850 Perfect, pretty much. Very rare dips below 100% crumbworks
3.0-204 Mac OS X 10.7.2 Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4 GHz NVIDIA GeForce 9400m GT Acceptable speed (80%+) Collision map seems to be shifted a little up/right in some stages Poffertjee
3.0-235 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Fully playable ~60FPS dx9 no crashes/little sound glitches Fabolous
3.0-314 Windows 7 Intel Core 2 Duo E5400 @ 2.7 GHz ATI Radeon HD 5550 Perfect stable 60FPS DX9 No crashing, no graphic glitches, videos glitch up but otherwise perfect in everyway CaptainBeardful
3.0-419 Windows 7 AMD Athlon II X4 640 @ 3 GHz AMD Radeon HD 5670 60FPS Fully Playable at full speed without glitches bruckxd
3.0-458 Mac OS X 10.7.4 Intel Core i5 @ 2.4 GHz Intel HD 3000 An unplayable mess. Every texture, from the "hold remote sideways" message to the main game is corrupted beyond recognition. The speed stays around 80%, but it is completely useless due to the garbled graphics. Ac
3.0-592 Ubuntu 11.10 AMD Athlon 64 X2 @ 3.2 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 Work, but not perfectly. RyDroid
3.0-692 Windows 7 AMD FX-4100 @ 4.5 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 The frames are very sharply, from 60FPS to 20FPS down to. also if you press no longer so for example pauses the game, it come to a tone error, he then plays a melody and only from himself. also can not use cheats, which means, once I activate that either the emulation crashes, or when I activate cheats and go into another room then only a black image, it does no longer. and by the way do not work all the mini-games, which means that it crashes. Serverbot777
3.0-763 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-2450M @ 2.5 GHz AMD Radeon HD 7610M Perfect Chinmorph
3.0-843 Windows 7 Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.6 GHz Intel HD 3000 Perfect, but some game stuttering because of slow GPU. 23732
4.0.2 Arch Linux Intel Core i7-2600 @ 2.6 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 Almost perfect, long black shadows. 10n45
4.0-1594 Windows 8.1 Intel Core i7-3820QM @ 2.7 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 55-60FPS @ 1.5x IR. Occasional drops to 50FPS during a boss fight. The audio seemed to pop in a few places (especially during the defeat of a boss) on HLE. snippetcultural
4.0-3369 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-2430M @ 2.4 GHz Intel HD Graphics 3000 Perfect 100%, 60FPS using lowest internal resolution, backend Direct3D, XFB enabled to virtual, V-sync enabled, idle skipping disabled, set your computer to high performance. Talos
5.0-2464 Windows 7 Intel Celeron G1610 @ 2.6 GHz Intel HD Graphics Runs 45-60 FPS depending of the zone. No graphical or sound bugs and minigames work perfectly. Used Native Resolution, XFB and V-sync disabled, used direct 3D and OpenAL. EblfIYH
5.0-2951 Windows 7 Intel Celeron G1610 @ 2.6 GHz Intel HD Graphics Performance improved since last test, now runs 60 FPS all time. Same settings as before. EblfIYH

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