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Hoshi no Kirby: 20-Shuunen Special Collection

Hoshi no Kirby: 20-Shuunen Special Collection


Compatible with Nintendo™ Wii (Wii™)
For JPN/Asian systems only.
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features

  • Collection of 6 classic Hoshi no Kirby games (Hoshi no Kirby, Hoshi no Kirby 2, Hoshi no Kirby 3, Hoshi no Kirby 64, Hoshi no Kirby Super Deluxe, Hoshi no Kirby: Yume no Izumi no Monogatari)
  • Includes full Hoshi no Kirby history with manga and anime database
  • Special challenge stages exclusive on Wii
  • Comes with Memorial Fanbook and Soundtrack CD

description

You might not have noticed it, but Kirby the fluffy pink ball has been around for 20 years. To celebrate his birthday, Nintendo is releasing a 20th Anniversary Special Collection. The box set includes 6 games from the series. Hold your controller horizontally as you enjoy the nostalgia brought about by the Kirby Games from the classic consoles generation. There are more challenge stages in the Hoshi no Kirby Wii game. Try out the new combinations to win sky high scores.

further info

Original Name  星のカービィ 20周年スペシャルコレクション
Official Release Date Jul 19, 2012
Genre Platform
Version  Japan
  CERO A (Free)
PAX-Code PAX0003943014
Catalog No.  RVL-L-S72J
Item Code  4902370519631
Players  1-4
Product Measures 19.5cm x 14cm x 2cm

Box contents
  • Wii Game: "Hoshi no Kirby 20th Anniversary Special Collection"
  • Soundtrack CD: "Hoshi No Kirby 20th Anniversary Memorial Soundtrack"
  • Book: "Hoshi No Kirby 20th Anniversary Memorial Fanbook"
  • Manual, 4 Sheets

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Average rating:  (4.5 out of 5)
Total votes:6

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TAS (112) on 21, May. 2014 12:36 (HKT)
Kirby your enthusiasm (sorry for the bad pun...)
No PAL release for this Kirby collection (typical Ninty!!) turns out not to be such a drama as importing this Japanese version let's me play some awesome Kirby games in 60hz for the first time. Full screen!! whaaa???
Packaging is gorgeous and series 'memorial' music disc 68 minutes of loveliness covering the gambit for GB titles all the way to Epic Yarn.
And at 29 bucks it's a steal !!
What are you waiting for, buy the damn thing before it disappears forever...
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gre-sy-87 (1) on 18, May. 2013 16:25 (HKT)
It's pink It's a nintendo character....It's KIRBY ^_^
When I saw that a collection of kirby have to be released only in japan and usa, I was sad.But play asia always helped me against these choise to not release a game in europe.Thanks play asia!!!!!
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forteii (42) on 25, Aug. 2012 04:42 (HKT)
Great presentation, however...
I am happy to own this Collection. If you're a Kirby fan you should be familiar with most of the content game-wise, you're getting plenty of quality platforming with lots of charm.

And, as if that wasn't enough, the extras warrant the price: The soundtrack that spans 45 tracks, the cool artbook and the episodes from the anime (episodes 1, 60 and 72 are included) . The "Motto Challenge Stages", with gameplay lifted from Kirby Wii, serve as a fun distraction as well.


However, being basically Virtual Console ports, I must warn you there are almost no display-control options of any kind. To make matters worse, the default button mapping of both the Classic Controller PRO and the Gamecube controller is downright absurd in many cases (e.g [B]/[Y] to inhale or [A]/[X] to jump on the Classic Controller PRO. Such config applies to both GameBoy iterations, the Famicom one and Motto Challenge Stages. And the config of the Gamecube Controller is even worse...)

Simply inexcusable... The Wiimote is the only control option with somewhat-decent button config. I reiterate, you cannot customize the controls at all so you'd better be prepared to put up with a sideways-help Wiimote if you were counting on using a different controller. A PS2 Controller is a sound alternative to counter this obnoxious flaw but you'll be forced to acquire a converter (fortunately, they are not expensive. I suggest getting a "Cube Joybox Pro" by Mayflash) .
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shadowstar123 (247) on 10, Aug. 2012 14:32 (HKT)
A rightfully deserved 20th anniversary gift!
This is probably the best anniversary game available based on the content it came from.

Truly, Kirby's best games on 1 single disc. Kirby's Dreamland 1, 2, 3, Kirby's Adventure, Kirby's Super Star, and Kirby 64. There is also a special Kirby game on there that uses the images from Kirby Wii Return To Dreamland which was fun. The only strange thing about these games is that they are all Virtual Console ports, like they were ported to the Wii download service, then ported to a disc instead of real emulators.

Very minor issues include the Virtual Console nature of these games which has nothing to do with the content, but rather how Nintendo decided the Wii should handle this game. The other is probably for the same reason, but the controls still cannot be customized.

The good parts of this game disc is that it includes the best Kirby games out, GAMECUBE controller support, classic controller support, a soundtrack disc that is selected music from all the Kirby games (usually 3 per game), a history book, and quickplay instructions that only show the Wiimote for some reason.

Breakdown:
Kirby's Adventure: Great game, a little long for a platformer.
Kirby's Dreamland: black and white gameplay at its best, but very short.
Kirby's Super Star: Without a doubt, the best Kirby game.
Kirby's Dreamland 2: a good, solid Kirby game.
Kirby's Dreamland 3: a pretty good game, not as good as Super Star.
Kirby 64: The ability to combine abilities leaves you with 64 total abilities to battle 7 intense boss battles traveling from planet to planet. The checkerboard minigame is very fun!

I say, get this game, for $60 ($10 a game plus a bonus game), you can't go wrong!
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zechsm (7) on 09, Aug. 2012 17:34 (HKT)
anniversary collection
improved over the mario anniversary collection.
lots of contented in a well-made package. Recommended for fans of kirby
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