The pink, surprisingly powerful Kirby character is one of the most iconic heroes in video game history. To celebrate two decades of rollicking Kirby action, Nintendo has packed a wealth of games and commemorative content onto one special disc to create Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition, available exclusively for the Wii system.
From the original Game Boy classic, Kirby's Dream Land, to new challenge stages based on 2011's Kirby's Return to Dream Land, players can follow the evolution of Kirby's remarkable abilities - and his pesky enemies - through six complete games and then some. The collection also includes a music CD, an interactive timeline and a special anniversary book, giving both new and experienced players a way to fully immerse themselves in the one-of-a-kind fun of Kirby.
Kirby's Dream Land (originally released for Game Boy in 1992):
Kirby's Dream Land is the memorable first game in the Kirby series. Kirby's surprising abilities -- from the simple attack of inhaling and spitting out enemies, to flying over difficult spots -- made for a fun and intuitive experience that was enjoyed by gamers of all ages, and experience levels. (Single-player support)
Kirby's Adventure (originally released for NES in 1993):
Not everything is well in Dream Land. The Dream Spring, a magical well that is the reservoir for all the dreams of the citizens of Dream Land, is no longer working. Everyone is being subjected to their worst nightmares every time they go to sleep. Upon reaching the Dream Spring, Kirby finds out that evil King Dedede has stolen the Star Rod, thus depriving Dream Land of the magical energy that feeds its spring. Using 20 unique tricks and the ability to steal enemies' powers by swallowing them, players have to make their way through a horrific land filled with all kinds of nightmares. Recover the broken pieces of the Star Rod and everyone in Dream Land will sleep peacefully once again. Fail and the citizens of Dream Land will be subjected to a lifetime of terrible nightmares. (Single-player support)
Kirby's Dream Land 2 (originally released for Game Boy in 1995):
In Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby is joined by three animal friends: Rick, Kine and Coo. Together they adventure across terrain rich in variety - over land, under water, and through air. Kirby's attacks expand even further as select copy abilities change when used in combination with different friends. (Single-player support)
Kirby's Super Star (originally released for Super NES in 1996):
That awful King Dedede is at it again - he's stolen all the food in Dream Land. It's up to Kirby to get it back and ultimately save Pop Star from being overtaken. In what may be the most diverse adventure yet for the round, pink hero, Kirby journeys through six main games and two mini-games, finishing with the ultimate showdown in The Arena. Each game offers its own story and style of platforming action, as well as unique environments and an assortment of enemies. Swallowing an enemy allows Kirby to copy the abilities of that enemy, granting him the power to perform special attacks and giving him a new hat to don. In a strategic twist, Kirby can now give up an acquired ability and use it to turn an enemy into a helper. The helper will follow Kirby around and automatically fight as his ally or offer a second player the chance to join in the game by controlling it. There's never a dull moment as Kirby dashes, flies and swallows enemies in his battle against King Dedede, Dyna Blade and Meta Knight. (1-2 player, co-op support)
Kirby's Dream Land 3 (originally released for Super NES in 1997):
Kirby, Dream Land's resident hero (and everyone's favorite puffball), must once again save the day when the mischievous King Dedede starts causing trouble. Kirby must travel through an assortment of levels, battling an exotic array of enemies (both new and familiar) determined to stop him from completing his mission. Always armed with his trusty ability to swallow enemies and gain special attacks, Kirby can also unite with some of his animal friends and make use of their particular talents. Featuring detailed graphics, challenging boss battles and the distinct charm of a Kirby game, it's no wonder this title is considered a classic. (1-2 player, co-op support)
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (originally released for the Nintendo 64 system in 2000):
Kirby's first 3D adventure is also his Nintendo 64 (N64) debut, and it finds the always-versatile hero battling a new enemy called Dark Matter. Dark Matter is after a distant land's powerful crystal, but a young fairy named Ribbon attempts to save it by escaping with the gem to Dream Land. Now the crystal has been broken, and it's scattered around the world. Take control of Kirby and help him journey across six worlds, battling a wide variety of enemies and challenging bosses, as he tries to collect all 100 pieces of the shattered crystal. Along the way, you'll use Kirby's trademark copying ability to use enemies' strengths against them. Not only that, but try combining any two abilities to create a brand-new one that is usually stronger than the original. Throw in three exciting multiplayer mini-games, and you've got a package of which even King Dedede would be proud. Fans of Kirby and action games with bright, colorful graphics should vacuum this one up. (1-4 player, mini-game support)
Key Game Features:
- Includes 6 classic 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.
- More Than 10 Additional Challenge Stages: 10+ challenge stages from 2011's Kirby's Return to Dream Land have been included and enhanced with new copy abilities.
- Complete Wii Remote Compatibility: All games can be played by holding the Wii Remote controller sideways.
- Multiplayer Support in Select Games: Multiplayer support in select games range from 2-player co-op, to 4-player mini-game support.
- Special Kirby CD: The included Kirby 20th Anniversary CD contains 45 classic tunes from 16 different Kirby games, including special alternate versions of three Kirby themes. The disc also includes an interactive timeline inviting fans to browse loads of classic game footage, box art and franchise milestones, all using the simple controls of the Wii Remote controller. Players can even jump from the timeline straight into a game.
- Color Art Book: Enjoy a 40+ page full-color book chronicling the history of this video game icon.