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7 / 10
Mar 12, 2019

One of the best Kirby games becomes frayed around the edges on the 3DS, with no co-op mode and some poorly thought out extras that would be better off left out.

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9 / 10
Mar 5, 2019

Extra Epic Yarn stitches new content into a nine-year-old platformer and throws it onto 3DS, creating the best version of Kirby's adventure into Patch Land.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2019

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

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TheSixthAxis

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8 / 10
Mar 8, 2019

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.

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85 / 100
Mar 4, 2019

Kirby Extra Epic Yarn follow the steps from other recent 3DS ports like Luigi's Mansion: pick up the original game, add minor extras... and enjoy a second life. An idea that seems fair to us, if it's nicely done, as is the case. Maybe the new content falls short, but the original game was very enjoyable... and it keeps delivering.

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8 / 10
Mar 27, 2019

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is a fun, adorable adventure that's perfect for the Nintendo 3DS.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 15, 2019

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is not that "Extra" after all, but Patch Land is still a place worth visiting.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2019

Still a good game, but as a port it could have done better in terms of keeping the original game's spirit alive.

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Mar 12, 2019

While Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn lives up to its name in delivering the original experience with something more, it doesn't truly stand out as the biggest and best version of Kirby's fabric-styled adventure.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2019

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn has a great game tucked away inside. But the time that has passed since the original and the extra additions tarnish the experience we fondly remember.

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GameMAG

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7 / 10
Jul 8, 2019

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn has proven to be an ambiguous port of one of Nintendo's best platformers on the aging 3DS. Technical limitations do not allow you to fully enjoy the graphic splendor and physics, and the lack of co-op can disappoint some fans. Mini-games with new characters and the ability to take the game with you a little smooth experience, so if you missed the Wii version and want to play on 3DS, you can try to catch up in a convenient portable format.

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7.9 / 10.0
Mar 15, 2019

It's a bit paradoxical to think that the weakest point of a remake are the newest features, but that's the case with Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn: the new abilities break that perfect balance of the original game. Fortunately, that game is still there and if you want you can appreciate it exactly as it was conceived.

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75 / 100
Mar 14, 2019

Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn is an easy recommendation for anyone looking for a new adventure on their 3DS as it provides an adequate challenge for all sorts of different gamers.

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7 / 10
Apr 20, 2019

While essentially the structure is the same there are a few differences when it comes to Kirby's moves and the co-op component is no longer available, but nonetheless, the experience is largely similar: this is a very simple game, with a difficulty level that does not require too much from the players and it should be seen as something to relax, rather than to compete over. This is both its strong and weak point, as many players will not feel attracted by its philosophy, while others will eagerly welcome it.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2019

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn brings back the unique, stringy platforming of the Wii original and then some, adding new mini-games and a harder difficulty mode to boot. Unfortunately, it also takes out the original's excellent co-op mode, which will be a bummer for folks who are hoping to play the game with friends and family once more. It's not a deal breaker, especially for folks who don't have interest in multiplayer. For people like me who had a blast with co-op in the Wii version, however, it just makes this rendition feel a little bit less epic.

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Mar 15, 2019

Nearly a decade after its original release and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is still an absolute joy to play. It oozes charm and style, and its gorgeous visuals, excellent soundtrack, and creative use of platforming make up for the lackluster new content.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2019

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is a solid 3DS port that both builds upon and takes away from the original Wii title's charm.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2019

Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn certainly has a home on the 3DS. Unfortunately, the co-op mode in the Wii version is gone and the “fuzziness” of the visuals here makes it suffer a bit, but it’s still good wholesome fun.

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Emma Schaefer

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2019

The strong gameplay design from Kirby's Epic Yarn still shines a decade later, and the carefully-crafted additions in Extra make the original feel threadbare in comparison. While some of the new features may feel a bit "extra," that is the name of the game. A couple of addicting new minigames and added higher-difficulty game modes for more advanced players make Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn a game anyone could enjoy.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn may be a bit forging for die-hard platforming fans, but it still manages to offer a fun adventure for gamers of all ages. While minor control issues hold that game back from the greatness typically associated with Nintendo platformers, its more laid back approach and focus on straight-forward fun is the perfect entry point for those new to the genre.

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