Kirby 20th Anniversary Compilation Covers Game Boy To Nintendo 64

By Ishaan . June 12, 2012 . 10:00am

Japan’s CoroCoro magazine has revealed the list of games that will be included on the Kirby 20th Anniversary Compilation disc on the Wii. The compilation will be released in Japan on July 19th for 3,800 yen. Keep in mind that the list below pertains only to the Japanese version until Nintendo of America confirm otherwise:


Kirby’s Dream Land (Game Boy)

Kirby’s Adventure (NES)

Kirby’s Dream Land 2 (Game Boy)

Kirby Super Star (SNES)

Kirby’s Dream Land 3 (SNES)

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (N64)


The Kirby 20th Anniversary Compilation will also include a soundtrack CD and booklet. We’ll report details of these once they’re available.

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  • Elemiel

    I loved Kirby 64!

  • kylehyde

    This is a very sweet deal.

  • NorthernPatches

    Never did get to play Kirby 64.

    • Testsubject909

      Now’s your chance to rectify this!

  • Code

    Aww man, I’m kind of tempted by this, but I guess I do actually own most of these. Although it rarely gets attention compared to the likes of Super Star, I did love Crystal Shards, it was really fun glad to see it there >w<;; It's a shame it doesn't have Air Ride, I think that'd really round off the package owo;

  • Tsuko85

    I’d rather see the Dragon Quest Anniversary Collection get an English Release

    • British_Otaku

      As much as your suggestion could have higher demand…

      Shouldn’t we be getting the anniversary collection worldwide for ANY game franchise with twenty years of history and wide reaching appeal?

  • Nice! I never played Kirby before but I hope this games gets released in Europe this year and not be delayed like Kirby’s Epic Yarn, another I should’ve played.

    • Testsubject909

      Honestly, Kirby’s Epic Yarn was just okay, what you want is Kirby Return to Dreamland, that’s a good awesome Kirby game. Just sort of sad they don’t have the wheel, but the water power makes up for it.

  • Zonic505

    Eeeeh, not a bad collection, I guess. I think my biggest issue is that I already got some of these either downloaded or physical copies (though I seriously want Dream Land 2). Maybe I’ll wait for confirmation about the US version. If it’s about $30 to $40, I might get it. I just hope the booklet & CD are bigger/contain more tracks than the Super Mario All-Stars set for Wii.

    Now if Sakurai included unlockables like in Kirby Air Ride, SSB Brawl, & Kid Icarus Uprising, that’d be awesome.

    Also, just realized you need a GCN or Classic Controller to play Super Star & 64. Part of me wonders if these’ll just be the versions like on the VC/eShop…

  • yalissa

    I guess I do want this…

    But I was hoping for Air Ride to be on the disc as well. I never got to play Kirby 64 though.
    But that soundtrack CD sealed the deal for me ♥

  • Strain42

    Words can not describe how much joy I am feeling right now. Am I mistaken in remembering that this already has been confirmed for stateside release, right?

  • Anime10121

    VERY big fan of Kirby here (hes the only Nintendo mascot I still find fun), but I still dont get the point of collections like this one, the Mario collection last year, the SF collection etc. etc.  I mean most fans already own most (if not all) of these games in one incarnation or another. 

    At least the Zelda OOT remake for 3DS received a graphical facelift to justify its release and HD collections (up the resolution so you at least dont have ugly black bars on HDTV’s).  Each of these games can be purchased separately for less than what this collection would cost so what pray tell is the point?

    • Strain42

      I don’t think that’s true. Of the 6 games here, 4 of them are on VC. Adventure, Dream Land 3, All Star and Kirby 64 come to a total of 3100 Wii Points (so about $31, and I’m going with this because these are all cheaper on VC than ordering online)

      Then ordering Dream Land and Dream Land 2 used on a site like Amazon right now at the cheapest are about $23 (for both and including shipping) so that’s already $54 which is presumably more than this bundle pack would cost if they use the normal Wii game price of $50, which they actually might not do if the Japanese price is only roughly the equivalent of $40 (obviously I’m just guessing on this one though)

      It’s just a nice simple way for people who like Kirby to have a good share of his games in one convenient place. I understand the point you were trying to make, but just because it holds no purpose for you doesn’t mean it holds no purpose for everyone.

      As someone who has sadly lost most of his Kirby games throughout life (only one I recently found was Dream Land 2 and it was broken…) I’m really looking forward to this one.

      • Anime10121

        The other two games are available on the eShop for 3DS (well technically Dreamland 2 is only available in Europe atm).  All I’m saying is that with them all being released on VC/eShop for a much cheaper price and being released much earlier than this collection will be, most people who wanted specific games in the collection will probably already have purchased them digitally, not knowing Nintendo was gonna bundle em all up this year. 

        Even if they are missing the 2 games for eShop, I dont see how people can justifiably pay 50 bucks for what amounts to 2 roms (because lets be honest here, going by the Mario collection last year, that is all Nintendo is doing is releasing roms on a disc and charging 50 bones).

        • Strain42

           Ah, didn’t know that. I don’t have a 3DS.

          My point is that for somebody who doesn’t have any of these games or a 3DS, this is not a bad deal.

          I understand why it might not appeal to some people, and obviously those people don’t have to pick this up, but that doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with releasing this bundle pack to celebrate the characters 20th birthday. Especially for the people who do see this as good news.

          • Ben Sylvia

             Also… soundtrack CD.

    • Ben Sylvia

      Well there’s the soundtrack CD it comes with.

      And the fact fans who have the games on the original system their copies might not work after all these years, and others like me who haven’t gotten around to/ can’t afford to purchase each of them separately on Virtual Console.

      And I would say something about the games not being playable on the Wii, but most of those are, except the first 2 Dream Land titles (unless they’ve added game boy support to the Wii Virtual Console and I don’t know it).

      Edit: And even if I already owned each of these, physical copy and VC release, I’d still buy it to show support for one of my favorite game series.

  • MrRobbyM

    I will only consider this if it comes in the cutest and pinkest Kirby packaging ever. WITHOUT the angry eyes too. Air Ride missing is one of the main reasons I’ll probably look past this. One of the best games on the cube.

  • Ben Sylvia

    Dream Land 3 AND Crystal Shards?? AND a soundtrack CD??


    It doesn’t matter that Air Ride is missing because I already have that.

  • Kris


    Please come out in the US? <3

    • Kris

      @Ishaan just told me that it’s already been announced for the US. Now I feel silly! Still, so excited! XD

  • Crevox

    Your screenshot, he has no life, but he’s alive… this is similar to emulated versions of the game, where this is a common bug… :p

  • Yes people he sucks and blows, all for just $50!

    …I’m talking about his main method of attack here, as in inhaling objects and spitting them back out at enemies. You people are sick ~_~.

    • Exkaiser

      The more you suck, the better you are!

      • Testsubject909

        But you also have to swallow and swallow a lot to power up!

        • Exkaiser

          Not to mention all the blowing you’re going to be doing…

          •  Sexual innuendo, sexual innuendo everywhere.

          • Exkaiser

            I’m just talkin’ ’bout vacuum cleaners!

    • MrRobbyM

      That’s a little pricey for a blo-OH. I see we’re talking about Kirby here.

    • Testsubject909

      Hey now! Though you can spit effectively, the game encourages you to swallow! I mean sure you can spit but that doesn’t do much long term, swallowing though powers you up, plus you can just evacuate whatever you swallowed afterwards to suck up something else to swallow instead of blowing it out.

      Enemies, enemies, for power ups, eat them, that’s it. Yeah!

      • Exkaiser

        In Dream Land 1, spitting is your entire gameplan. It was a different time, a different culture.

  • SwordBreaker

    I REALLY want Kirby Air Ride to be included. Very underrated and fun racer. 

    • Anime10121

      That game was quite awesome.  Back when I was in school with my little bro, we used to be addicted to that game!  I swear we played that game almost every day for like 2 years :P

    • Alexandre Poulin

       Meta Knight…

    • Zonic505

      I know. I saw it on sale at a flea market for about $12 & wanted to get it again, but decided to wait & see if it’d be included in the Anniversary Collection. Kind of regret not getting it now…


    *ahem* Yes, I’ve never gotten a chance to play Dreamland 3, why do you ask.But this is amazing. My Dreamland 2 is dead, I never had Adventure, and I have no clue where my Dreamland 1 is. Even though I have Super Star, Ultra, and K64 still, this is great news. 

    I wonder if Nintendo will do this for other series hitting their anniversaries 

  • Zero_Destiny

    I just downloaded Kirby’s Dream Land a little while after I got my 3DS back in November and I had Kirby’s Adventure on my Wii for quite awhile. lol Oh well at least for Dream Land I have it on the go and with Save States.

    Pretty nice package and I dig that Crystal Shards is in it. May not be too of a big surprise since that’s on Virtual Console and everything but glad to see it none the less. If the US version is exactly the same I’d be just fine with that.

  • Brimfyre

    Nipples on kittens.

    Nipples on kittens.  

    • Testsubject909

      You know what they say.

      A cat is fine too.

      But I’ll go have a Kat instead.

      • Zero_Destiny

        I prefer dogs myself.



        • MrRobbyM

          More like creepy Japanese commercial.

        • Solomon_Kano

          The Snoop Dogg music just makes this perfect lol.

  • Kitestwinblades

    Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards was my very first N64 game X3
    Had some of the best(and strangest) power-ups in the series and a crazy soundtrack to boot. SOLD

    • Christopher Nunes

      Of course! That’s why it’s my most favorite Kirby game of all! Also it was kinda on the dark side too with the story, if you catch the subtle hints.

    • Julien_N

      Combining your two ideas, that game also had the craziest invinicibility power-up theme! =D
      I remember caming across an extend version that loops this simple-yet-awesome track for 15 minutes but I can’t find it anymore…

  • LittleMofreaky

    Kirby 64 and Dreamland 3 are the best. Totally getting this!

  • DS23

    I haven’t played three of those games. Suppose a half-new pile is reason enough to consider this. 

  • Solomon_Kano

    Crystal Shards and Super Star? Sweet.

    • Christopher Nunes

      Crystal Shards… ah, my favorite Kirby game! ^_^

  • puchinri

    I really hope that we get every bit of that, games, booklet and CD included! I’m really excited for this. >u<

  • Day Ooooooone.

  • Bio_liquid

    More like day 0!!

  • Anthony Black

    So it’s every Kirby title (not counting spin-offs and remakes) that Sakurai created.

    DO WANT.

  • Hoshi星

    I love Kirby and Nintendo loves Kirby. Non-specific Action figure approuves

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    if only they redo the…..umm nvm I’m sold!

  • I’ve played and beaten most of those games listed. Only one I did not play in that list is Kirby’s Dream Land 3. I am so getting this for my Wii! :D

  • Kristina Wright

    This sounds much better than the Mario anniversary bundle they released already, definitely a day one buy!

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