Kirby's Dream Collection Release Thread
(Is it worth taking a trip down this memory lane? Find out below)
~About Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition~
Release Date: NA - Sep 16, 2012 / EU - TBA 2012
No. of Players: 1 - 4 players (only certain games in the collection include multiplayer modes)
Developer: HAL Laboratory Inc.
Complete with 6 classic games, soundtrack CD and anniversary booklet!
Jump into an interactive celebration of Kirby's 20th anniversary with Kirbys Dream Collection Special Edition! The package includes 6 classic Kirby titles along with several brand-new Challenge Stages like the ones in Kirby's Return to Dream Land (Wii), a 45-song music CD, a 48-page anniversary booklet filled with the details of Kirby's creation and history and interactive timeline to learn everything about Kirby. This is certainly the special package Kirby fans of all ages have been waiting for.
* 6 Classic Kirby games included in one package:
- Kirby's Dream Land (Game Boy, April 1992 release)
- Kirby's Adventure (NES, May 1993 release)
- Kirby's Dream Land 2 (Game Boy, March 1995 release)
- Kirby Super Star (Super NES, Sept. 1996 release)
- Kirby's Dream Land 3 (Super NES, Nov. 1997 release)
- Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (N64, June 2000 release)
* Brand-new Challenge Stages like the ones in Kirby's Return to Dream Land (Wii)
* Kirby 20th Anniversary Soundtrack CD (Featuring 45 Kirby songs)
* Immersive and Interactive Timeline to see footage and box art of all Kirby's game releases.
* 48-page booklet featuring various information about Kirbys star-studded career
* Some of the classic games include multiplayer modes.
Want to know more? Visit the official website:
~Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Reviews~
Nintendo World Report - 8/10:
"Kirby's Dream Collection is a fine tribute to Kirby's 20-year history. Anyone who missed a chunk of his old outings, or just has an urge to replay them all, should definitely pick up this package. If you own all the games on Virtual Console on Wii or 3DS, it is a little harder to recommend, but if you don't, Kirby's Dream Collection is totally worth playing to experience Kirby's old games and get a taste of what he's doing now." - (Full Review)
EGM - 8/10:
"If you're a big Kirby fan and grew up with him like I did, this is a nice total package. The games don't completely stand the test of time, but this offers older gamers a nice chance to reminisce and see how far we've come. Plus, considering the $39.99 price tag and all the extra features the package comes with, Kirby's Dream Collection reminds us thats it OK to think pink every now and again." - (Full Review)
1up - A/A+:
"Admittedly, Kirby's Dream Collection doesn't make up for the miserable way Nintendo's commemorated its other key franchises (and for all that Mario All-Stars Collection felt lacking, at least it existed, which is more than you can say for Zelda and Metroid's anniversaries). But even if the love laden upon the Kirby series here seems disproportionate to the games' actual merit, I'll never complain about game history being canonized and uplifted with genuine respect and care. The collection's excellence probably has more to do with HAL than Nintendo, but it's a great compilation by any standard: A big slab of pink excellence that deserves to close the book on every Wii collection." - (Full Review)
Destructoid - 8.0/10:
"As a hardcore lover of the Kirby series, I doubt any collection could find the right balance of mainstream and obscure titles to satisfy me, but Nintendo and HAL Laboratory have at least done a very admirable job of paying tribute to the pink puffball with genuine affection. The classic games aren't quite the selections I'd have made, but they're all worth checking out, and when combined with the extra content, they become one of the better anniversary packages out there. Kirby fans would be foolish to pass it up, while non-fans will get six good games and a lot of fun silliness for their dime. Can't argue with a deal like that!" - (Full Review)
"It's a nice collection of classic platformers that are still fun to play. The graphics may be a bit dated, but the gameplay stands the test of time. If you're a fan, you'll love it, but this is also a great entry point for people who missed these games the first time. If you think of vacuums when you hear the word Kirby, Kirby's Dream Collection is a great way to educate yourself about the history of one of Nintendo's most adorable characters." - (Full Review)
What are your thoughts on Kirby's Dream Collection?
Kirby's adventures over the past 20 years have been great, hopefully his future adventures are just as good.