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Nintendo recently blew over 500 bubbles of bubble gum to celebrate Kirby’s 20th Anniversary and the release of Kirby’s Dream Collection, but is this collection of six Kirby titles worth blowing a wad of cash on?
Here's what's included in the collection:
Six Classic Kirby Titles
For fans, this really is a dream collection. Kirby’s debut in the original Kirby's Dream Land was a fun little platformer where the rotund puffball jumped through anthropomorphic forests and swallowed his enemies. Later entries in the series added color and gave Kirby his patented ability to steal foes characteristics. Even when Kirby 64 buffed up the graphics to 2.5D, it still retained the polished Kirby platforming. Nearly every game in this collection is worth playing, especially if you missed them back in the day.
New Challenge StagesLast year’s platformer Kirby's Return to Dream Land included a series of challenge stages where Kirby had to navigate through a series of 2D obstacle courses. These challenges return for Kirby’s Dream Collection, but this mode has been enhanced with new copy abilities and new stages.
Kirby Anniversary Celebration BookThis fun little booklet includes a Kirby timeline, character biographies, and a detailed history of the series. It’s something that most people will barely glance at, but the book includes a few cool historical anecdotes and some early concept art. Here’s a sneak peak:
Interactive Museum & Music CDThis interactive timeline is a digital museum that details the Kirby games released throughout the years. A 20th Anniversary CD with 45 classic tunes from 16 different Kirby games.
Final ThoughtsThis set released today for $39.99. 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.
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nah... rather have borderlands.
I'm definitely buying it
I'll be getting this as my entry point to the series. I have never played any Kirby game and I'm hoping this is great.
I've never been much of a Kirby fan. I've played a few of his games throughout the years, and have enjoyed them. That being said, I can't wait for my copy to come from Amazon.com. The titles I've played in this collection, I haven't played in ages and can't wait to replay them. As for the other games, well, I haven't played them at all, so I will enjoy experiencing them for the first time. I'm even excited for the extras! This collection will make me a Kirby fan lol :D
Heck yeah I wanna get it!!
I'm definitely getting this
I want this so bad. I wish I had 40 bucks.
Kirby..so cute ;w;
Nobody else is sad there's no Dream Course? I loved that game...
Why did they not include the Super Gameboy color and sound additions for the 2nd Kirby game boy game? That would have been more bestter.
So many games...plus I'm a sucker for anniversary collections ;)
Kirby is the most adorable character ever created... ever.
ok i might consider.