Kirby Dream Land 2 plays much like its predecessor, Kirby's Dream Land . The interesting addition was the introduction of animal buddies which introduce new types of gameplay. The animal buddies introduced were Rick the Hamster which enables Kirby go faster when riding him and not slip on ice, Coo the Owl who can carry Kirby through the harsh winds and inhale in the air, and Kine the Ocean Sunfish which carries Kirby in his mouth to go though the water, but performs poorly on land and enables inhaling underwater.
Grass Land - As the name suggests, this is a grassy area, and quite simple as well. The boss here is Whispy Woods.
The rainbow bridge that had connected the Rainbow islands has been stolen by Dark Matter and has possessed king dedede wanting to take over dreamland. Kirby must defeat Dark Matter with his three friends Rick, Kine, and Coo to return the rainbow bridge.