Nintendo has been on an anniversary streak lately as the company has marked milestones for Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda with special releases and events. Now it's Kirby's turn as Kirby's Dream Land celebrates twenty years of inhaling and devouring enemies. Twenty years! Wow, our favorite amorphous puffball has grown up so quickly. To commemorate the occasion, Nintendo is releasing a compilation of some of Kirby's greatest hits for the Wii. Exact titles were not disclosed at this time, but chances are that we're looking at a few of Kirby's more popular console titles slapped on a Wii disc in much the same way that the old Super Mario All-Stars made a Wii appearance in 2010 in its original 16-bit form.
Even if all this Kirby Anthology turns out to be is a selection of Virtual Console-type games, there are plenty of great titles that could be included (particularly from the Super NES era). Kirby Super Star is a must-have, I'd think. Despite appearing on the Nintendo DS in an upgraded and expanded format several years ago, there's still value in including the original home console version of the game in the compilation (plus it includes a remake of the original Kirby's Dream Land for the Game Boy as "Spring Breeze"). Kirby's Dream Land 3 is long overdue for a reappearance, and its unique visual style is still a head-turner after all these years. I've always had a soft spot for the golf-inspired Kirby's Dream Course and would love to see a new generation of Kirby's fans introduced to it. Kirby's Adventure is already available on both the Virtual Console service and the Nintendo 3DS as a 3D Classic, but any Kirby collection would be incomplete without it. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards would probably round things out, I'd imagine. These are only a small bite of Kirby's enormous menu, of course. Which Kirby titles would you like to see in the anthology?