Over the past 20 years, Kirby has gone from a no name game, to one of Nintendo’s most popular series. With over 20 adventures and plenty of amazing experiences, it seems only fitting that Nintendo would do something special for the series. Thus they came up with Kirby’s Dream Collection Special Edition, which combines a number of popular titles with some unique bonus items. While this is a fitting tribute to the series, is it something every fan should buy or is it mostly for new comers?
Lets look at what’s HOT and what’s NOT in our review of Kirby’s Dream Collection Special Edition.
Everything Super Mario All Stars: Limited Edition Should Have Been
A few years ago, Nintendo released Super Mario All Stars: Limited Edition to celebrate Mario’s 25th anniversary. However, many fans were disappointed to learn it was a glorified SNES port, with a CD and retrospective. Learning from this mistake, Nintendo really stepped up the game with Kirby’s Dream Collection Special Edition.
The first thing that stands out about Kirby’s Dream Collection, is the amount of effort that went into making it. You start by opening a box with various Kirby’s in the background and inside you will find the retrospective, plus the game. Once open the actual game, you will find the CD Soundtrack / Kirby’s Dream Collection waiting and this wonderfully done instruction booklet. The cover is dawned with various classic Kirby’s, with every page featuring information and art from that particular game.
As mentioned above, Kirby’s Dream Collection also features a 45 page retrospective. Let me start by saying, this is a must for any fan of the series. On the cover you will see a special drawing for Kirby’s 20th, with a number of characters mixed in the background. Inside you will see a complete listing (to my knowledge) of all the Kirby game logos, with timeline / table of contents on the next page. Every game(including Kirby Super Star Ultra) is represented and gets a small explanation, picture of the box art, plus an in game shot. The included games are given more space than the others, so you can get a better feel out of those games. Finally the book also features production art, promotional artwork, soundtrack listing, the answer to who every Kirby on the box art is and surprisingly much more.Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Review,