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Kirby's Epic Yarn
Nintendo

October 17th, 2010







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Platform: Nintendo Wii

Rating: 4.4 / 5.0 (208 votes)

Released: 2010-10-17

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Kirby's Epic Yarn by Nintendo

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Brand: Nintendo Category: Adventure Platform: Nintendo Wii ESRB: Everyone


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Description

Go Behind the Seams With Kirby! Kirby has been turned into yarn, and now he must weave through a hand-crafted world of stitching, zippers, and eye-popping textures unlike anything you've ever seen! Experience this unique Kirby platformer that is as delightful to see as it is fun to play! It's Kirby's World, We Just Live In it. Help Kirby as he unravels yarn bosses, unbuttons night into day, unzips buildings to reveal secret passageways, and slips behind hidden seams in a visually stunning landscape that is sure to dazzle players of all ages. Use Kirby's new abilities to manipulate the environment in this one-of-a-kind adventure! Unspool A World of Pure Imagination. Transform Kirby into trains, tanks, submarines, monster trucks, flying saucers, and more as he battles an array of woven enemies through levels bursting with creativity and imagination! Play with Kirby's newest friend, Prince Fluff! Battle alongside Prince Fluff and help him recover his kingdom! A simultaneous two-player, co-op mode will have players of all skill levels enjoying this one-of-a-kind experience!

Features

  • Gems and collectible items are scattered throughout the environments for players to find
  • Kirby's first home console platform game since the Nintendo 64
  • Pulling on stray threads might reveal hidden areas, invisible to the player otherwise
  • Thanks to his versatile yarn composition, Kirby can take on a variety of forms both in his common actions and when he transforms into powerful vehicles
  • A co-op gameplay option allows two players can play through the entire game together

Editorial Review

Kirby's Epic Yarn is a 2D platformer for Wii that blends classic Kirby gameplay with new abilities, functionality and more. Kirby's first console platform game since the Nintendo 64 days, Kirby's Epic Yarn introduces an amazing new look based on animated yarn and a world of cloth and textiles. The creative approach is woven directly into the gameplay and allows the ever-morphing Kirby to take on a variety of new forms. It's a one-of-a-kind platformer that lets players explore high and low for hidden objects, experience fun adventure and even join with a second player in a co-op play mode.

Kirby's Epic Yarn game logo

Kirby Offers a New Take on String Theory

Kirby's tendency for gobbling up items has set off another chain events. This time it has to do with an odd looking tomato-like object. Looking utterly delicious, down it goes. The problem is that it belongs to an evil wizard who reacts by sending Kirby to another dimension where everything, and everyone, even Kirby, are made of yarn. But that is a decision that the Wizard may yet regret, as Kirby joins forces with new friends in the strange land to unravel the plot of the wizard.

Kirby in yarn form from Kirby's Epic Yarn
A Kirby gameplay experience like none before it.
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Gameplay

Like all Kirby games, Epic Yarn is a side-scrolling platformer, but gameplay is different in this adventure. In its gameworld, everything is made of yarn or fabric, including Kirby and the game levels themselves. Kirby is of course pursued by the minions of the evil wizard that sent him to the gameworld, but in this world Kirby does not swallow enemies to dispatch them. Instead he uses a whip of yarn to stun them. Curled into the shape of a yarn ball, he can then toss them at additional enemies and/or obstacles. Kirby's movements are different as well. He no longer floats the way he did in previous games. Instead he glides in parachute form, or takes the shape of vehicles such as a train, a top, a truck, a UFO, a tank and others that are appropriate for the challenge at hand. Throughout the gameplay area are hidden beads, that if maintained, maximize points. There are also hidden levels that are revealed as Kirby pulls on zippers and loose threads encountered. Standard level progression is achieved via a series of patches that players receive on completion of levels. These are added to a tapestry by Kirby which results in the next level being revealed. The game also features two-player co-op through the entire game in which the second player takes on the role of an additional character from the game and works together with Kirby to access new areas.

Key Game Features

  • Kirby's first home console platform game since the Nintendo 64.
  • Pulling on stray threads might reveal hidden areas. When Kirby literally goes behind the scenes, the virtual fabric warps and bends to show his location.
  • Thanks to his versatile yarn composition, Kirby can take on a variety of forms both in his common actions and when he transforms into powerful vehicles.
  • A co-op gameplay option allows two players can play through the entire game together.
  • Gems and collectible items are scattered throughout the environments for players to find.

Additional Screenshots

Kirby platforming through dinosaur jaws in Kirby's Epic Yarn
Creative in-game art style.
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Kirby in vehicle form in Kirby's Epic Yarn
New movement options.
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Co-op play with Prince Fluff in Kirby's Epic Yarn
Co-op gameplay option.
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Hidden level and items within the game tapestry in Kirby's Epic Yarn
Hidden levels woven in-game.
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More Details

Publisher: Nintendo Category: Adventure Binding: Video Game Language: English

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