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Main article: Kirby's Dream Land 3

The manual for Kirby's Dream Land 3 goes over many game aspects, such as game controls and mechanics. It also goes over information, such as the story behind the game, or the locations.


At the beginning is the "Story" section. The English version of this section goes as follows:

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Kirby, our hero, makes his home in Dream Land, which is located on PopStar. PopStar is a small, peaceful planet at the edge of the universe.

"One day, Kirby and Gooey went fishing. Birds were singing. The sun was shining. It was such a nice day that they felt more like napping than fishing.

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As Kirby and Gooey relaxed, they noticed a black, cloud-like object appear in the PopStar sky!

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The black object started to spit out small clouds. These clouds were scattered everywhere.

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Just then, Coo appeared, looking panicked. "Hurry, Kirby!" he said. "PopStar's in BIG trouble!"

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The small clouds took control of King Dedede and his minions. They started to do terrible things!

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Now, Kirby and his friends have left to get rid of these strange clouds and save PopStar!

Kirby & Gooey[edit]


Hi, I'm Kirby! PopStar is in BIG trouble. Gooey and I are going to get to the bottom of this. Wish us luck!
— Kirby's flavor text in the Kirby's Dream Land 3 manual.

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Gooey is Kirby's good friend. While he's made from the same stuff as Dark Matter, he doesn't have an evil spirit.
— Gooey's flavor text in the Kirby's Dream Land 3 manual.

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Controller Info[edit]

Controlling Kirby[edit]

The game's main controls are explained here, as well as some game mechanics, such as friends.

Controlling Gooey[edit]

It's explained here that Gooey can either be controlled by the computer or a second player, as well as some other details.


Kirby's inhale ability and stars are explained here, as well as air bullets and water bullets (it is noted that stars are more powerful than air bullets or water bullets). It's also explained that Gooey can use the same attacks as Kirby, other than air/water bullets.

Every copy ability (other than the Love-Love Stick) is shown off in this section, as well as instructions on how to obtain the copy abilities. It's also explained how to get rid of copy abilities.

Every friend is shown off in this section, as well as how to unite with one.

Kirby's Friends[edit]

Kirby's Friends[edit]


On the ground, Rick's the best. He won't slide on ice! Hop on Rick and get cruisin'!
— Rick's flavor text in the Kirby's Dream Land 3 manual.


Under water, Kine can get the job done. Strong currents are no problem! Kine's a great swimmer.
— Kine's flavor text in the Kirby's Dream Land 3 manual.


In the air, it's Coo to the rescue. Storms and strong winds are a piece of cake. Coo can fly like an eagle.
— Coo's flavor text in the Kirby's Dream Land 3 manual.

Kirby's New Friends[edit]


I can perform a triple jump. Hop on me!
— Nago's flavor text in the Kirby's Dream Land 3 manual.


I can stick to ceilings! I can also fly, but not very well.
— Chuchu's flavor text in the Kirby's Dream Land 3 manual.


Don't forget me! I can make some copied abilities better!
— Pitch's flavor text in the Kirby's Dream Land 3 manual.

Getting Started[edit]

Instructions on how to start and delete game files is explained in this section. Options are also explained, but the manual says very secretive on what options are unlockable.

The world map and level maps are also explained in this section.

The importance of collecting heart stars (classified as "VERY IMPORTANT" by the manual) is explained in this section, as well as hints to help with looking for them.

The in-game UI is also explained here, as well as star pieces.

Mini-Game Fun[edit]

The 5 "mini-games" (and the goal game) are explained in this section.


Most items are explained here, as well as Game Over.

Level Info[edit]

The first 5 levels of the game are explained here.

Tricks of the Trade[edit]

  • Try sliding (down + B) in narrow spots.
  • On the file select screen, % tells you how much of the game you've completed.
  • Some enemies cannot be inhaled.
  • Don't get caught in the wall or you'll be flattened!
  • Be careful where you fall. Some spots are safe, while others are not.
  • If you get hit, you'll be invincible for a brief period of time. Use it to your advantage!