Did nobody else pick this up?

#1 Posted by Taku128 (795 posts) -

I only owned a few of the games in this collection (Dream Land 1 and 2 for the Game Boy and Adventure on Virtual Console), so I was pretty excited for this. Played through Kirby's Dream Land 1 and most of Adventure the other day. I'm actually impressed with the amount of effort that went into this package, especially after Super Mario All-Stars Wii was such a disappointment. They even made a Game Boy Virtual Console shell just for this game. The artbook and soundtrack CD are pretty nice too.

#2 Posted by Metric_Outlaw (1171 posts) -

I debated about it. I own all the titles except for Dreamland 2 and The Crystal Shards so I figured it would be cheaper to just buy those individually. Do they do enough to justify it if I buy it?

#3 Posted by psylah (2162 posts) -

America hates Kirby.

#4 Posted by Coafi (1481 posts) -

I picked it up, there was only one copy in my store, so I jumped on it. For $40 this is an excellent collection and the package is super neat too. The only thing that bugged me was that the package was not sealed, not sure if it was just mine or all of them were like this.

#5 Posted by Brodehouse (9650 posts) -
@psylah

America hates Kirby.

American Kirby is Hardcore.

I already have Kirby Super Star, the best Kirby game.
#6 Posted by ImpendingFoil (555 posts) -

I was considering it since I have almost no experience playing a Kirby game yet owning almost every Nintendo platform growing up and until now. The only real Kirby experience I have was downloading the original Gameboy title on my 3DS. I had a neighbor growing up though that would get every Kirby title as they came out because he loved the original Gameboy one. I just never had any desire to ever borrow any of them.

#7 Posted by GoofyGoober (937 posts) -

I was thinking about it myself, I really want to play and beat Kirby 64.

#8 Posted by Taku128 (795 posts) -

@Metric_Outlaw said:

I debated about it. I own all the titles except for Dreamland 2 and The Crystal Shards so I figured it would be cheaper to just buy those individually. Do they do enough to justify it if I buy it?

If you've already have most of them I don't know if there's enough here. The Kirby Timeline is neat but nothing you couldn't find out for free, and I'm sure any new info in the artbook will be integrated into Wikipedia soon enough. There's some new challenge levels using the Kirby's Return to Dream Land engine, but not $40 worth. Soundtrack is nice but only a few tracks are new, it's mostly just a compilation of old tunes. If you're happy with your old versions you're probably better off sticking with them.

#9 Posted by WTF_FTW111 (1 posts) -

I ordered it from Amazon, and am waiting for it to arrive. It will probably arrive tomorrow. I can't wait. :D

#10 Posted by Metric_Outlaw (1171 posts) -

@Taku128 said:

@Metric_Outlaw said:

I debated about it. I own all the titles except for Dreamland 2 and The Crystal Shards so I figured it would be cheaper to just buy those individually. Do they do enough to justify it if I buy it?

If you've already have most of them I don't know if there's enough here. The Kirby Timeline is neat but nothing you couldn't find out for free, and I'm sure any new info in the artbook will be integrated into Wikipedia soon enough. There's some new challenge levels using the Kirby's Return to Dream Land engine, but not $40 worth. Soundtrack is nice but only a few tracks are new, it's mostly just a compilation of old tunes. If you're happy with your old versions you're probably better off sticking with them.

Yea that's figured. Idk I still might jump on it just for the convenience of having them all in one place.

#11 Posted by Taku128 (795 posts) -

@Metric_Outlaw said:

@Taku128 said:

@Metric_Outlaw said:

I debated about it. I own all the titles except for Dreamland 2 and The Crystal Shards so I figured it would be cheaper to just buy those individually. Do they do enough to justify it if I buy it?

If you've already have most of them I don't know if there's enough here. The Kirby Timeline is neat but nothing you couldn't find out for free, and I'm sure any new info in the artbook will be integrated into Wikipedia soon enough. There's some new challenge levels using the Kirby's Return to Dream Land engine, but not $40 worth. Soundtrack is nice but only a few tracks are new, it's mostly just a compilation of old tunes. If you're happy with your old versions you're probably better off sticking with them.

Yea that's figured. Idk I still might jump on it just for the convenience of having them all in one place.

That aspect of the collection is definitely nice. All the games in one place, on a console you (probably) still have hooked up to your TV, it lets you play Dream Land 1 and 2 on your TV rather than on a handheld, and there's Wii Remote, Classic Controller and GameCube controller controls for every game, whereas the Virtual Console versions of the SNES and N64 games don't let you use a Wii Remote on its own even though they could map all of the necessarily buttons to it.

#12 Posted by Funrush (70 posts) -

Oh, wow, this is out already? I need to pick this up.

#13 Posted by DarthOrange (3852 posts) -

After the half-assed Super Mario All-Stars I decided Fuck Nintendo and their half-assed re-releases. I guess I'll pick it up later on if it is a quality port.

Is it 4:3 or 16:9?

#14 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3059 posts) -

I bought this and then cried myself to sleep at night.

#15 Posted by Taku128 (795 posts) -

@DarthOrange said:

After the half-assed Super Mario All-Stars I decided Fuck Nintendo and their half-assed re-releases. I guess I'll pick it up later on if it is a quality port.

Is it 4:3 or 16:9?

All the new stuff like the menus, challenge stages and timeline are 16:9, the old games keep their original aspect ratios but have custom boarders to fill up the rest of the 16:9 screen.

#16 Posted by Eribuster (484 posts) -

I got one as there is a $10 discount at Fry's Electronics. I haven't played any of the games yet, but the package, art book, and special soundtrack look really nice. A far better anniversary product than the Super Mario one.

#17 Posted by steelerzfan101 (270 posts) -

I just got it! It was pretty cheap on Black Friday so I decided to pick it up! I still have yet to get into it though!

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