Kirby's Epic Yarn

2010 platform video game developed by Nintendo

Kirby's Epic Yarn is a platformer video game for the Nintendo Wii console. It was developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo. It was released in Japan on October 14, 2010, in North America on October 17, 2010, in Australia on February 24, 2011, and in Europe on February 25, 2011.

Kirby's Epic Yarn
HAL Laboratory
Director(s)Kentaro Sei
Producer(s)Etsunobu Ebisu
Yoichi Yamamoto
Nobuo Matsumiya
Designer(s)Madoka Yamauchi
Composer(s)Tomoya Tomita
Jun Ishikawa[1]
Hirokazu Ando[1]
Platform(s)Wii, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS
  • JP: October 14, 2010[3]
  • NA: October 17, 2010[2]
  • AU: February 24, 2011[4]
  • EU: February 25, 2011[5]
  • KOR: September 1, 2011
Nintendo Selects:
  • KOR: April 23, 2015
Wii U:
  • EU: May 21, 2015
  • AU: May 21, 2015
  • NA: July 28, 2016
  • JP: August 9, 2016
Nintendo 3DS:
  • JP: March 7, 2019
  • WW: March 8, 2019
  • KOR: April 12, 2019
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

The game was ported to Nintendo 3DS in March 2019 as Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn which was last Kirby game for the system.

Plot change

One day, Kirby finds a tomato and eats it. While doing so, an evil being named Yin-Yarn takes Kirby into Patch Land, a place made out of yarn. There, Kirby's body becomes yarn. Kirby also has the ability to transform. This was given to Kirby by the tomato he ate earlier. Kirby uses this ability to rescue a boy named Prince Fluff. Prince Fluff says that Yin-Yarn broke Patch Land into different pieces that were held together by magic yarn. Kirby has to help him find the pieces of the magic yarn to restore Patch Land to normal.

Gameplay change

In Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby does not have his inhale ability. Instead, Kirby has a whip-like attack. Kirby can use it both to attack enemies and turn them into yarn. Kirby can also no longer float in air with his breath. Instead, he transforms into an parachute. Kirby can also transform into a car and a dolphin. The car makes Kirby faster, while the dolphin allows him to go underwater.

Each level has three treasure chests to collect. There are also colored beads, which increases the player's score. Having a high score earns medals. The chests and medals unlock extra levels. Beads can be used to purchase furniture and wallpapers. These can be used to change Kirby's living space.

Unlike the other Kirby games, Kirby does not have health or lives. If Kirby is damaged or falls into a bottomless pit, he loses some of his beads.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Surprising and Humorous Sound". Archived from the original on 2010-10-26. Retrieved 2013-05-21.
  2. "Dates Announced for New Kirby, Donkey Kong and Pokémon Games". Nintendo. August 17, 2010. Archived from the original on August 22, 2010. Retrieved August 31, 2010.
  3. Official Japanese site
  4. "Kirby's Epic Yarn on Wii - Bursting At The Seams With Fun". Nintendo. January 31, 2011. Archived from the original on February 25, 2011. Retrieved January 31, 2011.
  5. "Kirby's Epic Yarn EU Release Date". IGN. December 2, 2010. Archived from the original on March 12, 2012. Retrieved December 2, 2010.