Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn

Rating Summary

Based on 44 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

73%

Critics Recommend

Based on 44 critic reviews
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8.6 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2019

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn got everything from the Wii-Version and even more on top of that. If the original version was to easy for you, there's a new challenging mode and other nice additions. Besides missing the good coop-mode from the wii-version this is a no brainer for Kirby Fans that haven't played the original version on the Wii.

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Mar 11, 2019

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is the same mixture of platforming joy and aesthetic charm, with a few extra features knitted into its already great fabric.

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Liked
Mar 11, 2019

For a game that's 10 years old, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is still a fun experience, though it's sad that you can't share it with friends.

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Loved
Mar 15, 2019

The 3DS version is by far superior to the Wii counterpart, and still offers enough new content that it’s worth a double dip. With all the new abilities, extras, as well as the Amiibo support, it’s a fantastic little port which manages to work wonderfully on 3DS and is a typically wonderful Nintendo platformer which really takes the Kirby franchise in fascinating new directions. This is a true classic Nintendo platformer in every sense of the word.

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Yes
Mar 19, 2019

Kirby’s Epic Yarn is a game that still holds up today, so it’s no surprise it’s just as great on the 3DS with the release of Extra Epic Yarn. Much like with Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey earlier in the year, I’m excited that Nintendo is still offering us the opportunity to play these older games we may have missed. With the coming release of Yoshi’s Crafted World, as well, there’s no time like now than to revisit the title that ushered in this fresh approach to platformers by Nintendo. The new features might not add much to the overall experience, but if you haven’t played it before, do yourself a favour and boot up the ol’ girl for one last good old fashioned adventure.

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6 / 10
Mar 3, 2019

Even though it is intelligently compressed, Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn is a lesser version, or worse, or worsened, of a game that one would like to see better, or improved.

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8 / 10
Mar 10, 2019

If you missed out on Kirby’s Epic Yarn the first time around then the 3DS version is a great way to experience it even if its two-player option is sadly absent. While the newly added features fail to add an awful lot to the overall experience, the core gameplay and striking visual style still shine. Undoubtedly one of the most joyful and wonderfully charming games Nintendo has produced and worth digging out your old 3DS for.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 15, 2019

All things considered though, I prefer the Wii original as-is because of its simplicity. Even with a lot of the new content being optional or avoidable, the loss of screen real estate on the handheld and the Wii’s seamless multiplayer being left out on 3DS makes this only the second best yarn based Kirby game you can play. And that’s still a compliment.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2019

In case you haven't played the game on the Wii, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is one of the titles you should add to your library at any cost.

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8.7 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2019

Although it doesn't take full advantage of what the 3DS is capable of, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is a must-have portable version of a top-notch Wii game complete with plenty of impressive extra content that complements an already great 2D platformer.

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