We Finally Know the Games Included in Kirby 20th Anniversary Collection

The first bit of news I’ve got for you all is that the North American release of the Kirby 20th Anniversary Collection will be called Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition in North America, and will be released this September for the Wii.  Secondly, Japan’s CoroCoro magazine has let it slip that the game included in this collection will include…

Kirby’s Dream Land (Game Boy)

Kirby’s Adventure (NES)

Kirby’s Dream Land 2 (Game Boy)

Kirby Super Star (SNES)

Kirby’s Dream Land 3 (SNES)

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (N64)

The Japanese release hits July 19th.  So what do you all think, are you underwhelmed, or is this the best collection ever!  Having only really played Kirby’s Adventure on the NES and Kirby’s Dream Land on the original Game Boy, I don’t know enough about the series to really pass fair judgement so I’m counting on you guys to chime in here.  Let me know if this is one worth picking up!

8 thoughts on “We Finally Know the Games Included in Kirby 20th Anniversary Collection”

  1. I need more info than that! Is this worth it? I’ve only played the first two, and the odds are this will be a cheap release just the same. Are there any big releases they missed in this set?

  2. I wasn’t expecting the Game Boy games, so that’s a nice surprise.

    I figured that nothing past the N64 era would be included, and up to that all six of those games are part of the main series. It’d have been nice to have others like Kirby’s Pinball Land included as well, but altogether this seems to be a better collection than Super Mario All-Stars already.

    As for it being worth getting, it really depends on both the price and the number of those games already owned. I have Kirby’s Adventure and Kirby Super Star on VC, and I have no idea whether I’d get this or not. Kirby’s Dream Land is very short, and Kirby’s Dream Land 2 and Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards aren’t exactly my favorite Kirby games (though, that’s mostly only in comparison to Adventure and Super Star… they’re still great games). I’ve never exactly played Kirby’s Dream Land 3 but it looks to be similar to 2 in many ways.

    1. Thanks for the info Enhas. I’ll likely check this out if it retails for $30 or so. Won’t spend $60 on this that’s for sure. Are all of these games available on the Virtual Console (excluding the GB games)?

      1. Yes. And Kirby’s Dream Land is in the 3DS eShop (Kirby’s Dream Land 2 isn’t yet in North America though).

        Going by 100 Wii Points = $1, it’d cost $31 for the four Wii VC games. Add $3.99 for Kirby’s Dream Land and another $3.99 for Kirby’s Dream Land 2 from the 3DS eShop, and it totals out to roughly $40 or so (a bit more with taxes). So if this collection retails for $39.99 it’d work out to basically the same price. So if you already have some of the VC games it’d still be cheaper to just buy the rest, though the only drawback is that you wouldn’t be able to play the Game Boy games on the big screen.

        1. Yeah that works out. I’d assume this collection will also come with a soundtrack and some kind of booklet like the Mario All-Stars game did, I just hope for a better quality product.

  3. Air Ride will really get this thing to sell more! But it’s still a better effort than Mario All Stars. I didn’t download any of the VC games so this should be a good deal for me, but I own original copies of Super Star, Dream Land 3 and Kirby 64…which are the best Kirby experiences in the series.

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