Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition is a compilation title released for the Wii in 2012. It was released in commemoration of the Kirby series' 20th anniversary. It has not been released in Europe and Australia.
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 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, along with a manual-like booklet giving basic information and controls for each game, along with 3 screenshots from notable moments in the games.
The following games are included on the game disc, with all the original content and frame-rates preserved:
- Kirby's Dream Land
- Kirby's Adventure
- Kirby's Dream Land 2
- Kirby Super Star
- Kirby's Dream Land 3
- Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Four of these games—Adventure, Super Star, Dream Land 3, and Kirby 64—were already available on the Wii Virtual Console, but the emulation in this collection is slightly different. Most notably, an emulation error with the coloring of Miracle Matter's boss arena in Kirby 64 was corrected. However, the previous changes made to the Virtual Console version of Dream Land 3 (altering the colors of Hyper Zone in Boss Butch) were retained. At launch, Dream Land was also already available on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console, making Dream Land 2 the only exclusive game in the collection at the time.
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, though this disables motion controls that are normally available with the Wii Remote (such as shaking the controller to charge up Spark).
Finally, the disc contains an interactive Kirby history timeline where players can view all of the Kirby games released up until launch. The timeline includes worldwide events that happened around the same time the Kirby game was released. Also, if players select a game from the timeline, they can view a short clip on said game, or play it if it is included in the disc. Also, they can 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! (those episodes being Kirby Comes to Cappy Town, Crusade for the Blade, and Waddle While You Work), as well as a video performance of "Gourmet Race to Green Greens ~ Chamber Music" in the American version only. In the Japanese version of the game, pages from licensed Kirby manga are also included for reading.
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Names in other languages
Hoshi no Kābi Ni-ju-shūnen Supesharu Korekushon
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