Vegetable Valley is the first level of Kirby's Adventure and subsequently its remake, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. This level contains five primary stages, the least of any level in the game. There are also no Big Switches to be found in this level, a trait shared with Ice Cream Island. The boss of this level is Whispy Woods and the museum Copy Ability is the Sword ability. The Sub-Game of Crane Fever can be played in this level in Kirby's Adventure, and Bomb Rally can be played in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.
Before entering the hub for the first time, a brief cutscene plays adorned in a violet frame with the level's name overhead in the scene. In Kirby's Adventure, Kirby and a Blade Knight are dueling atop a wooden walkway in the forest using swords. After a brief back-and-forth, the Blade Knight throws a quick swipe which knocks Kirby's sword out of his hand as he recoils. The Blade Knight then steps forward as an anxious Kirby falls back to the edge of the platform. Cornered, Kirby inhales, drawing the Blade Knight into his mouth. Kirby then swallows it and gains the Sword ability as the scene fades to white.
In Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, the scene plays out slightly differently: it starts with Kirby backing up from an approaching Blade Knight. Before he falls off the platform, Kirby inhales the Blade Knight into his mouth to acquire the Sword ability before the scene fades to white.
Being the first level, Vegetable Valley is a light affair, consisting of only four relatively easy and short stages for Kirby to move through before facing Whispy Woods in Stage 5. The stages take Kirby through mild grasslands, shallow caves, a few pools, a few more rugged steppes, and then a deep forest area. Hazards such as bottomless pits and spikes are present, but not particularly common, and easily avoided. Enemies are also generally sparse and do not move very quickly.
The level hub for Vegetable Valley opens up linearly to the right as stages are cleared. Once Stage 1 is complete, access to the sub-game is granted, and access to the museum is granted after completing Stage 3.
The hub itself eventually opens up to reveal an open plains backdrop with small hills in the center bordered by large steep cliffs of grass on both sides.
Each stage is unlocked in succession after clearing the previous one. Clearing Stage 5 is necessary to move on to Ice Cream Island. For more information about a particular stage, click on the link to the stage's page in the table.
|This stage contains a hidden UFO room.|
|Poppy Bros. Sr.||This stage contains a HAL Room.|
|Kirby fights the boss of this level, Whispy Woods.|
Names in other languages
|French||Val du Légume (Kirby's Adventure)
Vallée Légume (Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land)
|German||Lololos Wäldchen (Kirby's Adventure)
Waldmeistertal (Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land)
|Italian||Valle Verdura||Vegetable Valley|
|Latin American Spanish||Valle Vegetal||Vegetable Valley|
|European Spanish||Valle Verdura||Vegetable Valley|