Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
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Developer: HAL Laboratory
Content Rating: Everyone
The hit Wii game Kirby’s Epic Yarn is warping to Nintendo 3DS. Every stage in the original Wii version is stitched in, but this Nintendo 3DS version has some new features, like the ability to craft bigger yarn balls, summon bead-collecting wind and play two new modes featuring familiar faces King Dedede and Meta Knight.
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The stellar soundtrack, adorable art style, creative contextual levels, and new ideas are all welcome. It just doesn’t feel definitive by any means. I could tell they were trying to address the difficulty complaints, and they definitely delivered on giving the player the tools to make a harder experience. But ultimately, it comes down to how hard you want to make it for yourself. I wouldn’t call it “Extra Epic,” because of these shortcomings.
Nine years on from the original release, Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn displays how focused gameplay design, creativity, and strong art direction are timeless qualities that can keep a game enjoyable and relevant for years to come. This design is then made even stronger by the inclusion of all the ‘extra’ elements, such as Ravel Abilities, new mini-games, and optional harder difficulty, which range from being harmless to actively changing the base game for the better.
I have a ton of great memories with the Nintendo 3DS and its last few years have contained tons of great titles like Ever Oasis, Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido, and WarioWare Gold. Even though Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn is a quiet and unimpressive way to bookend the system’s lifespan, I’ll still cherish all the memories I have with 3DS and know that people who never played the Wii version may fall in love with Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn on 3DS.