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Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition

Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition

Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition

  • Includes 6 artist games: Kirby’s Dream Land, Kirby’s Adventure, Kirby’s Dream Land 2, Kirby Super Star, Kirby’s Dream Land 3, and Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
  • The contest stages from Kirby’s Return to Dream Land hit been enhanced with newborn double abilities and newborn stages
  • All games crapper be played by retentive the Wii Remote Controller sideways

Everybody’s selection sound hero, Kirby, turns 20 this year, and we’re celebrating by emotional Kirby’s Dream Collection Special Edition for Wii. This primary day assemblage comes with sextet artist Kirby games as substantially as a renewed assemblage of Challenge stages supported on terminal year’s Kirby’s Return to Dream Land. Beyond the games, you’ll also intend an mutual Kirby timeline, a penalization CD with songs from a difference of Kirby titles, and a full-color aggregation chronicling the story of this recording mettlesome icon. If you’re a fan, you’ll fuck it. But if you’ve exclusive ever played Kirby in Smash Bros., or hit never played a Kirby mettlesome at all, it’s the amend launching to everything Kirby. Kirby’s Dream Collection is a recording mettlesome assemblage for Wii, c

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  1. Jack Treese "Jack"

    October 30, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Nintendo Learns What “Anniversary Collection” Actually Means, September 20, 2012
    Jack Treese “Jack” (Holley, NY) –

    = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition (Video Game)

    If you’re like me at all, you picked up (and were disappointed by) the Mario 25th Anniversary edition–which was essentially a ROM of Super Mario All-Stars on a Wii disc. Nothing special. Nothing extra. Just a disc with a previously-released game, a CD soundtrack and an art book. many long-time Mario fans felt betrayed by how bare-bones the Mario collection was.

    Now this year marks 20 years since Kirby’s Dream Land made its rounds across the globe on the Game Boy. Nintendo has decided to put out another anniversary collection, only this time they focused on the adorable little cream puff named Kirby. Did Nintendo learn anything from the Mario mess-up?

    The answer is a resounding, triumphant YES! Upon loading the disc, we’re given a very cute intro sequence, followed by a menu with three options: Bonus Challenges, Classic Games, and Kirby’s History. That right there already makes the bundle worth it, because at this point we realize Nintendo isn’t messing around with this collection.

    The Bonus Challenges section is comprised of revised and revisited bonus stages from the last Kirby Wii title, Return to Dream Land. Here, the goal is to use Kirby’s different copy abilities to complete stages with as many points as possible, earning a medal at the end depending on how well you played.

    In Kirby’s History, which is my favorite section of the entire disc, is extremely neat. A complete timeline from 1991 to 2012 is shown. Each year, we see trivia bits about world events (everything from Olympic events to Harry Potter is covered) and if it applies, we also take a look at Kirby’s wide variety of games on different platforms. For each game, you can check out each game’s box art (with full 360-degree viewing options) and a video of the game being played, even if it’s not on the disc.

    Another thing worth noting here, is their inclusion of three episodes of the Kirby anime, known here in the U.S. as “Kirby: Right Back At Ya!” Whether you enjoy/enjoyed the cartoon or not, these inclusions are an awesome way to show off more of Kirby’s graceful history.

    And speaking of games that are on disc, let’s take a look at the Classic games section. Obviously, this is the section that makes up the core of this disc–six excellent Kirby titles, preserved in their original quality, and all playable with just a Wii Remote! Even the SNES and N64 titles play just fine without the Classic or GameCube controllers, though the options are there if you’d like to use those instead.

    The game selection is either extremely awesome or disappointing, depending on how you look at it. For example, I already own all six of these titles, either in cartridge or Virtual Console form. While I originally thought this would be a waste of money as a result, the games are surprisingly more fun to play via this collection. The games included (with my score out of five next to each one) are:

    Kirby’s Dream Land (4/5)
    Kirby’s Adventure (5/5)
    Kirby’s Dream Land 2 (4/5)
    Kirby Super Star (5/5)
    Kirby’s Dream Land 3 (2.5/5)
    Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (4/5)

    If you average that out, the game selection in general is a good four out of five stars. However, the only game out of this collection I didn’t like was Dream Land 3. While a very competent platformer in a lot of respects, it’s a disappointing game in general. Maybe I’m being grouchy and need to play it some more on the Wii remote. Might make it easier at least. I personally wish they threw another one on here like Kirby’s Dream Course, but I forgive them because this collection’s excellent!

    Anyways… if you’re expecting anything more than a fun-filled collection of amazing Nintendo games, that’s your own fault. Even with one sub-average game in the mix, Kirby’s Dream Collection is a collection worth owning. Kudos to Nintendo for finally getting their collections right.

    P.S. The soundtrack and art book are both awesome too!

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  2. Mike London "MAC"

    October 30, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Looks like Nintendo just might figure out these Anniversary Collections after all, September 18, 2012
    Mike London “MAC” (Oxford, UK) –
    (TOP 1000 REVIEWER)

    = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition (Video Game)

    Mario is the leader of the Free Video Game World. He is the most commercially successful video game character of all time, and leads the best selling video game franchise of all time (including several different subseries set within the same universe, all equally best selling). And he has just been shown up a pink puff ball named Kirby.

    In celebration for Kirby’s 20th anniversary, Nintendo has published “Kirby’s Dream Collection”, an anthology of six Kirby games, including exclusive new content. At this point you are either a Kirby fan or not. If you don’t like Kirby nothing here will change your mind. But for those Kirby fans this is a Godsend. Kirby was originally a stand in until the developers could come up with a more sophisticated character design when they made the first “Dream Land” game, but they got so attached to the little puff they decided to keep him. And that’s Kirby’s appeal for even the “mature” games. There is something irascibly attractive about the character.

    In every way, shape, and form, “Kirby’s Dream Collection” trumps the rather insipid “Super Mario 25th Anniversary Edition” Nintendo released in 2010 for the Wii. The “Super Mario” collection was simply the SNES ROM of “Super Mario All-Stars” thrown onto a Wii disk with no updates whatsoever. They didn’t even update the SNES controllers represented graphically in the game itself and there’s so much wasted storage space on that disk it should be criminal. I love “All-Stars” and bought the game, but as far as an Anniversary celebrating the biggest name in Video Gaming (and Nintendo’s single most valuable character), the results were underwhelming to say the least. It’s even better than the “Mega Man Collection” from 2004, released on the Gamecube, Playstation 2, and original XBOX. Unfortunately Nintendo did not issue a disk like this in celebration of “The Legend of Zelda” either. If they can put Gameboy titles on a Wii disk, then they can release the Oracle games! “Skyward Sword” did reference the twenty-fifth anniversary as did “Super Mario 3D Land” in level 5-3. Apparently Iwata and Miyamoto did not want to release a “Zelda” compilation because Mario had just gotten one, for whatever sense that makes.

    NEW CONTENT: There are new challenge stages (13 in total), based on the Wii “Kirby’s Return to Dreamland”. These Challenge stages are just that: challenging and also quite fun. The Museum section details the various games released staring Kirby. There are also three episodes from the Kirby anime “Kirby: Right Back At Ya!” (“Waddle While you Work, Kirby Comes to Cappy Town, ” and “Crusade for the Blade”). There is also a 48 page book included covering Kirby’s history and is also an activity book. Note that one of the answers (Cupid Kirby) on the quiz on Page 28 in incorrect. Also some of the art work has been updated.

    CONTROLS: You can play the anthology with the Wii Remote, a Gamecube Controller (with those who have the older model Wiis that support Gamecube Functionality) and the Wii Classic Controller. My recommendation is to use the Classic Controller for the SNES and 64 titles.

    SOUNDTRACK: There are forty five tracks from 16 different Kirby games. Much, much better than the palty 28 minute CD included in the “Super Mario” Anniversary collection, which consisted of a handful of songs and a good deal of actual sound effects from the series.

    As other reviewers have noted all games use save state technology, so if you decided to stop a game for whatever reason, you can return to it at the same spot later on. This is great news for the games that originally had no save functions.

    The only real noticeable flaw is that of omission of one key title that should have been included. Notably, the collection is missing “Kirby and the Amazing Mirror”, a Gameboy Advanced title currently available only to 3DS Ambassadors who bought their 3DS before the price cut. This is one of the best Kirby titles and quite extensive, being a “Metroidvania” type game. It’s a real shame that they didn’t include that game, as it’s probably my favorite of the Kirby series. Although there are several spin-off games not included, “Kirby and the Amazing Mirror” is the most puzzling omission from the Collection, as it’s easily one of Kirby’s strongest games and is no longer available commercially. I’m actually docking the collection a star due to not including this game, it’s that good!

    At this point, I will go over the individual games, as well as the spin-off games that weren’t included, and then end the review with the official tracklisting for the Soundtrack that’s also included with the game and the 13 challenge levels. There’s a lot of info there and the review is rather long, so if you want to skip those sections I understand. For Kirby fans they will already know the games. For new comers you may find the blurbs educational and helpful on…

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