Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
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Genres: Adventure, Platformer
Join Kirby on a whimsical quest to save Patch Land in Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn, only for Nintendo 3DS family systems! Use our hero’s new-found yarn powers and enjoy a relaxing adventure through a fantastical patchwork world, made of different fabrics.
After Kirby eats a mysterious fluffy tomato, he finds himself in an unfamiliar world, where everything is made of yarn! He soon spots trouble and saves a young lad being chased by a monster.
This boy turns out to be Prince Fluff, the prince of Patch Land, who tells his rescuer about Yin-Yarn, the evil sorcerer who split the land into seven pieces and whisked Kirby away from home. To aid his new pal, Kirby agrees to help repair the kingdom, and sock it to that nasty magician!
Let’s get exploring!
Play two brand new mini-games, starring familiar Dream Land faces King Dedede and Meta Knight. Experiment with new Ravel Abilities to summon bombs made of buttons or fight with a wire sword.
If you’re looking for a challenge, turn up the heat with Devilish Mode!
Check out what’s new
As well as transforming, Kirby can use the Yarn Whip! This magical piece of string lets you unravel enemies, or turn baddies into balls of yarn that you can throw around. He can even whip away a foe’s weapon and turn it into a special yarn ball, like one that can hit multiple enemies.
The Yarn Whip can also interact with the fabric that holds Patch Land together. Kirby can swing to new places by grabbing onto buttons in the background, or pull down platforms high up in the air. You can even unzip hidden places by pulling on magic zippers. Don’t be afraid to tug on any loose bits of string you see hanging around!
Need a rest from your adventure? Head to Quilty Square and help Kirby decorate his very own flat! Find Furniture hidden within levels or buy Objects from shops in the square, and you can spruce up Kirby’s Flat however you’d like.
As you save more of Patch Land, new flats will open up in the block. Fix up these empty apartments and new people will move in, bringing with them extra challenges for Kirby to complete.
You can even share your designs via StreetPass! Up to three flats can be shared with others, so show off your coolest creations.
Let’s have a look at what makes this yarn “Extra Epic”
Meta Knight and King Dedede join in on the fun with two mini-games, available as soon as you start Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn. Get top marks in these mini-games and you’ll be rewarded with Mats, perfect for making Kirby’s Flat nice and cosy.
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn 3DS Announcement Trailer
It’s easy to look at Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn and still see the same whimsically inventive game Nintendo and Good-Feel gave us nearly nine years ago. The cherished basic formula is still there and it’s as charming as ever. Most of the new content only adds to what is otherwise a fantastic experience
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn brings one of the Wii's most underappreciated gems to a new audience on 3DS. In and of itself it remains a great game and the new features are mostly successful additions. The lack of 3DS specific controls does beg the question as to why this isn't on Switch, but if you do still have a 3DS, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn stands up as a system highlight and deserves more success than it found in its previous incarnation.
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is Out Today, and Critical Reception is (Mostly) Warm and Fuzzy
Is Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn worth dusting off your 3DS to play?
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