Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2019

Kirby says good bye to 3DS and it is admirable farewell.

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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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6.5 / 10.0
May 11, 2019

There's enough on display here that, if you were a big fan of Kirby's Epic Yarn, you could get at least get a couple more hours of entertainment out of it. However, assuming you're not a big fan, than I would suggest waiting for something with a bit more substance to come out, which should be around Metroid Prime 4's release.

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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 28, 2019

Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn is a near perfect port. The improvements Nintendo and Good-Feel have incorporated into the game should appease fans that wanted a more faithful Kirby title the first time around, while also giving players more reason to stick with the game after the credits have rolled.

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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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8 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2019

If you played the original game on the Wii, you'll have to ask yourself how much the new extras, admirable though they are, trump the missing multiplayer. However, for those yet to experience it, it's certainly worth picking up Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn on 3DS. It's a high-quality package with charming aesthetics and a good amount of content for the price that should keep you playing.

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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 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2019

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is an all around great experience that can be recommended to newcomers and series veterans alike.

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