away, ... on a tiny star not visible from Earth, is the
magical, peaceful place known as Dream Land. The beings
that inhabit this wondrous world live in a blissful
existence that centers on eating, sleeping and playing. An
example of their care-free customs include the traditional
after-lunch feast nap. After they awaken from their nap,
the Dream Landers discuss their dreams and fervently hope
that each other's fondest wishes come true. One day, a
young Dream Lander named Kirby awoke from his after-lunch
nap feeling terrible. "What happened?" he wondered to
himself. "I didn't have any dreams during my lunch nap!"
This lack of dreams left Kirby feeling very uneasy.
After talking to some of his
friends, he found that the problem was much more serious
than he had thought, for they had not experienced any dreams
either! "Something must have happened to the Dream Spring!"
they exclaimed in unison. The Dream Spring is a magical well
that is a reservoir for all the dreams of the inhabitants of
Dream Land. Dreams also flow out of the Dream Spring and
envelop Dream Land, granting all sleeping beings enjoyable
dreams. Legends told that the Dream Spring was created by a
magical artifact known as the Star Rod.
The sparkling star on the tip
of this scepter was an actual fragment of a star that had
landed in Dream Land in the distant past. The Star Rod now
provided energy to the Dream Spring and served as the very
symbol of Dream Land.
The lack of dreams made
everyone in Dream Land feel restless and irritable. The
joyful laughter that had once resounded throughout Dream
Land could no longer be heard at all.
Things were bleak. Kirby, the
roly-poly hero of Dream Land, boldly announced his intention
to investigate the Dream Spring and find the cause of all
Upon reaching the Dream
Spring, who did he find but King Dedede, bathing in its
magical waters! In the past (see Kirby's Dream Land for Game
Boy(r)), King Dedede had caused mischief in Dream Land by
stealing all the Dream Landers' food and Sparkling Stars.
Now, in the middle of the Dream Spring, in place of the Star
Rod, sat Dedede, covered with bubble bath.
"So, you're up to your old
tricks again, eh, Dedede?!" accused Kirby.
"What are you talking
about, young pudge ball?" Dedede looked surprised. "I
thought I'd do everyone a favor by..."
"No, no no!" Kirby shook
his head. "I won't listen to your tricks! What have you done
with the Star Rod?!"
"Oh, that old thing,"
Dedede said nonchalantly. "I broke it into seven pieces and
gave each piece to one of my friends..."
"What was Dedede
thinking?!" Kirby wondered.
Before hearing any more of
what Dedede had to say, Kirby set off on the long trek to
gather the pieces of the Star Rod and return them to the
Dream Spring. Hopefully, he could return the sparkly to the
Dream Spring so that the people of Dream Land could again
enjoy their happy midday naps.