The old games that are included are all in their original form, no updating which was disappointing. The new "game" is interesting but solely a collection of timed challenges to complete, would appreciate a full on campaign. There's a timeline that gives insight into what happened each year from the inception of Kirby to the present (a combination of what game was released as well as current events from the year) Also most games have a condensed gameplay video of about 2-4 minutes that summarizes the gameplay of the entire game. I really liked that feature. All and all good to rent and watch once but I don't feel I need to start buying old Kirby's again until (if ever) they decide to do HD remixes.
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It’s Kirby’s 20th anniversary, which makes it a perfect time to come out with a collection of Kirby’s greatest games ever made. This game has six of Kirby’s games, starting from the original that’s on the Game Boy (which looks really old compared with today’s standards)
Fans of these games will really like replaying the games that they played all those years ago – these games are faithful renditions of those games.
But there’s also a mode telling the timeline of Kirby games, and hidden in that timeline are several episodes of the cartoon show “Kirby Right Back At Ya.” But I would’ve liked it if it were easier to find those cartoons.
But wait, there’s more; also included in this game are several new challenging levels similar to the ones found in Kirby’s Return to Dream Land.
If you haven’t played that game, here’s how it works. Each level has Kirby given a special power like Sword Kirby, Tornado Kirby, and so on. Pass a few levels within a set time and get a set number of points, and you get a race. Win the race, and you go on to more challenge levels.
This feature makes a big difference – this game isn’t just relying only on nostalgia to get players to pay up – and $40 is quite a price to pay up just to see a few older games. And some of the six older games just copy features from some of the other games.
But this game is a great history trip through Kirby’s achievements over the past 20 years. Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition is a definite rent – and fans of the pink puff hero ought to go out and buy it.