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  • Summary: Kirby can transform into knitted wonders like tanks and flying saucers. Plus, his new ravel abilities mimic his classic copy abilities, adding something new to every stage of this action-adventure game. Ravel abilities allow Kirby to drop buttons like bombs or wield a wire like a sword. AndKirby can transform into knitted wonders like tanks and flying saucers. Plus, his new ravel abilities mimic his classic copy abilities, adding something new to every stage of this action-adventure game. Ravel abilities allow Kirby to drop buttons like bombs or wield a wire like a sword. And that’s just the beginning of all the makeshift magic. Dead end? Unzip a secret passage. Too dark? Unbutton the night to shed some light. Boss blocking your way? Unravel its face! As you play, you’ll collect decorative treasures for Kirby’s Pad. Show yours off with the StreetPassTM feature. If story mode isn’t tough enough, see if you can earn more collectibles in Devilish Mode. In this harder mode, you must survive without invincibility as devils obstruct your path through each stage. There are also all-new minigames starring Meta Knight and King Dedede. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. Mar 28, 2019
    91
    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. Unfortunately, the 3DS hardware just isn’t up to the task of faithfully converting the charming visual aesthetic of the Wii original. Still, those who have never experienced the game before will find Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn‘s relaxing pace and gorgeous soundtrack more than worth the cost of entry; it’s just a shame this wasn’t released on Switch.
  2. Mar 5, 2019
    90
    Whether you're looking to relive Kirby's adventure into Patch Land or want to pick up the game for the first time, Extra Epic Yarn provides hours of good fun, all wrapped up in charming, craft-influenced visuals. This 3DS port is the best version of the game, hands down.
  3. 85
    Funny and inventive, free from challenge or punishments and with just enough content and collection to keep you engaged, Epic Yarn is one of the prettiest and finest stress-free platformers around. The 3DS version makes some sacrifices, but it's just as heart-warming.
  4. Mar 10, 2019
    80
    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.
  5. Mar 18, 2019
    77
    Although this is not Nintendo's best enhanced port for 3DS, Kirby Extra Epic Yarn is a fun and cute platformer, which addresses the major complaint about the original, the difficulty. Still, we would have liked to see the co-op even in this version.
  6. Mar 7, 2019
    75
    Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn does not manage to improve as much as it was expected but, at the same time, it still is in optimal conditions and provides a slight upgrade on its visuals. Furthermore, it is a delightful experience on the Nintendo 3DS.
  7. Mar 4, 2019
    70
    This game looks good and is nice to play but why has this game been released on 3DS? It would have been a better idea to release it on Switch (with coop support).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Mar 15, 2019
    10
    it's a extremely fun and unique game. it's a remake of Kirby's epic yarn which bringed Kirby back from it's 3 year hiatus. The gameplayit's a extremely fun and unique game. it's a remake of Kirby's epic yarn which bringed Kirby back from it's 3 year hiatus. The gameplay manages to keep you interested as you discover new secrets and find new ways to finish the level. it's very different from a traditional kirby game but it's worth getting. Expand
  2. Mar 8, 2019
    9
    Finally! A good 3DS Kirby game. (Besides Triple Deluxe and Planet Robobot). I'm sorry, but Kirby has gone downhill after Planet Robobot. WeFinally! A good 3DS Kirby game. (Besides Triple Deluxe and Planet Robobot). I'm sorry, but Kirby has gone downhill after Planet Robobot. We got the subpar E-shop titles. The mediocre spinoff Battle Royale. There was also Star Allies, which I complained about already for how bland, uninspired, easy, and forgettable I thought the game was. Sadly, the best Kirby game since 2017 is a port of a nearly decade old Wii game. If you were a fan of Epic Yarn, you're gonna love this as it adds "extra" content like a harder mode (great for people who complain about how easy the main game is). Expand
  3. Apr 9, 2019
    8
    Kirby's Epic Yarn is my favorite Kirby game, so when this came out, of course I got it! I enjoyed the game a lot, but it wasn't quite as goodKirby's Epic Yarn is my favorite Kirby game, so when this came out, of course I got it! I enjoyed the game a lot, but it wasn't quite as good as the original. The added content was unnecessary and the graphics were a step down, but I still got a kick out of going through the game again. Expand
  4. Mar 10, 2019
    8
    My God this is soo fun. Probably one of the last great 3DS games that we will remember. Modes are great. Amazing artwork. One of the moreMy God this is soo fun. Probably one of the last great 3DS games that we will remember. Modes are great. Amazing artwork. One of the more unique Kirby games.

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  5. Mar 24, 2019
    7
    A very cute game from beginning to end. If Kirby games are meant for 6 years and above, this one would fall more into the 4 and above categoryA very cute game from beginning to end. If Kirby games are meant for 6 years and above, this one would fall more into the 4 and above category as there is no way to get a game over and would serve as a perfect entry level game for any child. It's child-like charm was not a hindrance to me though, Kirby is Kirby! Expand
  6. Mar 24, 2019
    0
    such a fun and unique experience for those who didnt own a nintendo wii, its just overall amazing
  7. Mar 11, 2019
    0
    Really? Yarn? Kirby is the best video game franchise in history and the series resorts to making games aimed at kids where the characters areReally? Yarn? Kirby is the best video game franchise in history and the series resorts to making games aimed at kids where the characters are made of yarn? Who came up this garbage? The game is way too easy and boring. No fun at all! Expand