Kirby's Dream Collection

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North American box art
Details
Developer(s) HAL Laboratory
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Release date(s) North America September 16, 2012[1]
Japan July 19, 2012[2]
Platform(s) Wii
Game Chronology
<-- Kirby's Return to Dream Land Kirby: Triple Deluxe -->
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Kirby's Dream Collection is a game for the Wii celebrating Kirby's 20th Anniversary, showcasing the history of the Kirby series.[3] It was released on July 19, 2012 in Japan[2] and September 16, 2012 in North America.[1]

Contents

Kirby's Dream Collection contains a Wii game disc containing ports of a selection of the first 6 classic Kirby games.

Also included on the game disc are 13 new challenge stages based on the Wii game Kirby's Return to Dream Land, an interactive timeline of Kirby's history where one can read about and watch movies related to the various Kirby games, and three episodes of the anime series Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.

The collection also includes both a soundtrack CD featuring tracks from numerous Kirby games spanning across the entire series, and a 45 page special collectible book containing various artwork and other behind-the-scenes information and content covering Kirby's history.[4]

Game Disc

The following games are included on the game disc, with all the original content and frame-rates preserved:[4]
Game disc case art.

In addition, a Sub-Game exclusive to this collection called New Challenge Stages can be played, based on the optional challenge rooms from the Wii game Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It consists of thirteen stages, where Kirby gets one Copy Ability to work with, and focuses on score rather than only on completion of the stage. Kirby gets a score on how much enemies he has defeated, how much time there is left on the clock, and how many coins he has collected. At the end of the run, Kirby is given a ranking based on how much overall points he has, which is, from lowest to highest, bronze, silver, gold, platinum. Each level also contains a boss stage, where Kirby races against Magolor and can use all the copy abilities from the area, or from all challenge stages depending on which area it is. There is a small story to this Sub-Game, where Magolor has built a theme park for Kirby. He acknowledges the events from Kirby's Return to Dream Land, as well as talking about the challenges. Unlike in Kirby's Return to Dream Land the player can use a Gamecube controller to play the challenge stages.

Finally, the disc contains an interactive Kirby history timeline where players can watch and read about all of the Kirby games so far released. The timeline includes worldwide events that happened nearly the same time a Kirby game is released. Also, if players select a game from the timeline, they can view a short clip on a Kirby game or play it if it is included in the disc. Also, they can view view the box of the game in a panoramic mode. Meanwhile, a theme directly from the game plays. Included along with the history are three episodes from the Kirby anime, Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.[4]

Soundtrack

The following songs are contained on the soundtrack CD:[4]

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The soundtrack CD.

From Kirby's Dream Land

  • 01 Welcome to Dream Land
  • 02 Green Greens

From Kirby's Adventure

  • 03 Vegetable Valley
  • 04 Grape Garden

From Kirby's Dream Course

  • 05 Iceberg Ocean

From Kirby's Dream Land 2

  • 06 Coo's Theme
  • 07 Real Dark Matter

From Kirby Super Star

  • 08 Get Up and Go-urmet!
  • 09 Havoc aboard the Halberd
  • 10 Meddlesome Marx

From Kirby's Dream Land 3

  • 11 Ripple Field: Ocean Waves
  • 12 The Last Iceberg

From Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

  • 13 Planet Popstar
  • 14 Studying the Factory
  • 15 0² Battle

From Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

  • 16 Rainbow Resort
  • 17 Tower of Midbosses

From Kirby Air Ride

  • 18 Fantasy Meadows
  • 19 Fountain of Dreams
  • 20 City

From Kirby & the Amazing Mirror

  • 21 Forest/Nature Area
  • 22 Boss Battle Theme

From Kirby Canvas Curse

  • 23 Tiny Town
  • 24 Canvas Canyon
  • 25 Drawcia Sorceress

From Kirby Squeak Squad

  • 26 Prism Plains
  • 27 Vocal Volcano
  • 28 Squeak Squad Appears!

From Kirby Super Star Ultra

  • 29 The Masked King
  • 30 Helper's Rest
  • 31 The Greatest Warrior in the Galaxy

From Kirby's Epic Yarn

  • 32 Fountain Gardens
  • 33 Green Greens: Epic Yarn
  • 34 Butter Building

From Kirby Mass Attack

  • 35 Meadow Breeze
  • 36 Kirby Conflict
  • 37 Piggy Enemy
  • 38 Down to One

From Kirby's Return to Dream Land

  • 39 Cookie Country
  • 40 Bring on the Super Ability
  • 41 C-R-O-W-N-E-D
  • 42 Returning to Dream Land

Bonus Tracks

  • 43 Electro Kirby
  • 44 Gourmet Race to Green Greens: Chamber Music
  • 45 Dream a New Dream for Tomorrow

Gallery

Videos

These videos were made to commemorate Kirby's 20th anniversary

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tweet by Nintendo of America - "Celebrate Kirby’s 20th anniversary w/ Kirby’s Dream Collection Special Edition on 9/16! Get info at the 8:57 mark."
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nintendo - Release Calendar 2012 July
  3. Nintendo Direct: June 21 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Official Kirby's Dream Collection Website on Nintendo.com