The website Nintendo Everything has confirmed the release of three new titles on the Wii U Virtual Console service. These three games are all games in the Kirby franchise that were released on the Super Nintendo. These games were released on the Wii U Virtual Console on May 23, 2013.
The three games that are now available are “Kirby’s Dream Land 3,” “Kirby’s Dream Course,” and “Kirby Super Star.” The list that is accompanying this article contains a brief description of each game. Each game is unique in its own way, particularly “Kirby’s Dream Course.” All three of these games are good two player titles. The two platformers, “Kirby’s Dream Land 3” and “Kirby Super Star,” are good co-op titles, while “Kirby’s Dream Course” is a good competitive game for two players.
These three games are currently part of a promotion. Players who purchase two of these games before May 30, 2013 will be able to download the third one for free. As such, this promotion will not last, so gamers wishing to capitalize on this sale will need to act quickly. This promotion will still apply to players who purchased the games on the Wii Virtual Console and transferred the games to the Wii U.
To learn more about the games mentioned in this article, visit the accompanying list. To learn more about the promotion, as well as other information about the Virtual Console, visit the link below:
The Virtual Console page on Nintendo’s website
‘Kirby’s Dream Land 3’
“Kirby’s Dream Land 3” was originally released on the Super Nintendo in 1997. The game places the player in control of Kirby as he traverses many worlds in a platforming adventure. The game is comprised of 5 worlds, each of which contains 6 levels and a boss. The levels play out similarly to other Kirby games, with the player traveling to the end of the level while avoiding/defeating enemies. A unique aspect of “Kirby’s Dream Land 3” is that each level has a secondary objective. These objectives vary by level, and completing the objective will cause the special character for that level to give Kirby a Heart Star. For instance, in the first level the objective is to not stomp any of the tulips in the level. These Heart Stars are necessary to reach the final boss in the game. This game also allows for 2 player co-op. The second player controls a blue blob named Gooey, who can copy enemy abilities just like Kirby. This game also has six animal friends for Kirby to bring with him. These animals are similar to Yoshi from the Mario franchise. The animals will change Kirby’s copy abilities, and these animals are required for many of the game’s Heart Stars. The game is a fairly lengthy adventure, especially for players attempting to beat the hidden boss.
“Kirby’s Dream Land 3” on Nintendo’s website
‘Kirby’s Dream Course’
“Kirby’s Dream Course” was originally released on the Super Nintendo in 1995. The game places the player in control of Kirby, but the game plays very differently from most Kirby games. The game is essentially a golf game. The goal of each level is to defeat all of the enemies in as few moves as possible. When only one enemy remains, it turns into a hole that Kirby must fall in to complete the level. The player will receive a medal at the end of each single player world based on their performance. As always, Kirby can copy the abilities of certain enemies. Many of the abilities work differently in this game from most Kirby games. For instance, the Freeze ability allows Kirby to freeze water hazards and slide over them. The game also features a two player competitive mode. Each player competes to see who can defeat the most enemies and who can reach the hole first. Their scores on each stage are tallied at the end, and the winner is determined by their overall score. A surprisingly large amount of strategy comes into play when playing this game, so players need to think during each move rather than trying to rush through it.
“Kirby’s Dream Course” on Nintendo’s website
‘Kirby Super Star’
“Kirby Super Star” was originally released on the Super Nintendo in 1996. It was also rereleased on the Nintendo DS in 2008 as “Kirby Super Star Ultra.” This game places players in control of Kirby in a platforming adventure. This adventure, however, is split up over a great many game modes. Some of them, such as Spring Breeze, Dyna Blade, and Revenge of Meta Knight, play similarly to other Kirby games. These game modes essentially involve Kirby reaching the end of the level, avoiding/defeating enemies along the way. The other modes are more unique. Gourmet Race is a race to defeat King Dedede. The player and King Dedede are scored based on their time and how much food they eat on the course. Another game mode, The Great Cave Offensive, is essentially one massive level. Players are tasked with collecting various treasures hidden around the world, some of which are quite hidden. Of course, the player can choose not to collect the treasures, but they will miss out on a lot of content if they do. The final main game mode, Milky Way Wishes, plays like a normal Kirby platformer. However, the player cannot copy enemy’s abilities by swallowing them. They must collect the power-ups in the levels, several of which are very well hidden. Once collected, Kirby can switch between the power-ups at will. This game also features 3 other side games. Two of these are mini-games where players must press the A button at the appropriate times to win. The final one is a boss rush mode, where the player must defeat every major boss as well as many mini-bosses. As a final note, many gamers consider “Kirby Super Star” to be the quintessential Kirby title and, if a gamer only plays one Kirby game in their gaming career, this should be the one they play.
“Kirby Super Star” on Nintendo’s website