A great place to start your journey, this natural setting is full of rolling hills, fleecy clouds, and bushy trees. But don't let the scenery distract you because while the animals may look cute and friendly, they can be very troublesome and dangerous.”
Green Greens is the first stage in Kirby's Dream Landand the first level in the entire Kirby series. It is a fairly simple level designed to teach players the controls and basics of the game.
The level is located in a verdant grassland near a lake. Midway through the stage, Kirby takes a Warp Star across the lake to a small forest where he fights Poppy Bros. Sr. and then has to climb up the inside of a hollow tree to reach the stage's boss; Whispy Woods.
Kirby is chasing a butterfly. As he chases it off screen, a strong wind picks up and blows him and a bunch of other butterflies away.
Green Greens is a simple stage consisting of three areas: Kirby starts in a lakeside grassland with easy enemies and few obstacles. This area has weak enemies such as Waddle Dee, Cappy and Bronto Burt. At the end of the grassland Kirby reaches a cliff and grabs a Warp Star flying across the lake to a forest in the background. As soon as Kirby lands the Warp Star he's ambushed by the stage's Mid-boss, Poppy Bros. Sr.. Poppy Bros. Jr. are common enemies in the forest, some balancing on apples or riding Grizzos. At the end of the forest is a giant hollowed-out tree. Kirby enters the tree from the end of the forest and has to climb to the top, avoiding angry Grizzos until he reaches the boss door and from there jump down to do battle with Whispy Woods.
Green Greens appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee as one of the playable stages representing the Kirby series. It is available from the start and doesn't need to be unlocked. It is considered to be one of Kirby's home stages (alongside the Fountain of Dreams) and Kirby is fought on this stage in the single-player modes. The stage is made up of three floating islands. The island in the middle is the biggest, and there are two floating platforms above it. Whispy Woods, who is on the middle island, will occasionally blow wind in the direction with more fighters to disrupt the fight. He can also shake and drop apples. The apples can be thrown at opponents, used to heal, or can sometimes explode. Between the islands are Star Blocks and Bomb Blocks that stack up. Players can break the blocks by attacking them. If a player hits a Bomb Block, then there will be an explosion. The blocks will rebuild often after they are destroyed.
The stage in Super Smash Bros. uses an orchestral version of the original music from Green Greens in Kirby's Dream Land. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the music from the Fountain of Dreams stage from Super Smash Bros. Melee can be found as an alternate track.
Green Greens' name is derived from the color "green" and the term for various leaf vegetables called "greens" such as lettuce, spinach, kale, and others. Both are used to refer to the lush green vegetation of the area.
The wooded lands of Green Greens look very peaceful and the characters look friendly. Don't let their looks deceive you...they're not! This is a fairly straightforward level that provides a player with a good opportunity to experiment with gulping, shooting, jumping, floating and flying. Kirby will grab a Warp Star halfway through the Stage. It will take him to meet Poppy Bros. Sr. Go through the door marked by the word "In" to find a couple of Pep Brews.”
— Description • Nintendo Power (Volume #39)
You've unlocked the Melee stage called Green Greens!”
A stage based on Green Greens from Kirby's Dream Land. Whispy Woods (the tree in the center) blows wind to the sides. You can eat the apples it drops to recover health! Or you can just pick them up and throw them at your opponents.”