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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: 38 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  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 7, 2019
    80
    Those craving a challenging platformer are still better off getting their fix from Mario or Donkey Kong in spite of the new Devilish Mode, but those looking to unwind, collect and explore a creative and imaginative world will find a journey worth taking with your 3DS at least one last time.
  5. NF Magazine
    Aug 28, 2019
    75
    This feels like pants that are pre-ripped for some reason, as opposed to the charming comfort of what came before. [Issue #39 – May/June 2019, p. 70]
  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. May 13, 2019
    65
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  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. Aug 30, 2019
    9
    I honestly would give this game a 10 however the 3ds is not really made for it it fits more for the wii and Wii U version cause of their hardware
  3. 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
  4. 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
  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. Jun 14, 2019
    4
    The screen of the 3ds is just to small for this game. Many enemies hit you before you can see them. The game lacks exciting power ups and goodThe screen of the 3ds is just to small for this game. Many enemies hit you before you can see them. The game lacks exciting power ups and good levels. I only enjoyed the last two worlds from the total 8. The music is garbage and so is the voiceacting and the story. Even the controls feel very stiff for a Nintendo game. Biggest disapointment of the year for sure. Expand
  7. Jun 30, 2019
    0
    Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn. Is consider one of my LEAST favorite Games out of my entire life. Out of any remake Games on the 3DS, THIS IS ONE OFKirby’s Extra Epic Yarn. Is consider one of my LEAST favorite Games out of my entire life. Out of any remake Games on the 3DS, THIS IS ONE OF THE WORST REMAKE GAME THAT I EVER PLAYED ON MY ENTIRE LIFE SO FAR! I don’t even know how to start this off with. For One, they took away the easy parts and challenges in Kirby’s Epic Yarn, for starters I really like the game (I’m talking about Kirby’s Epic Yarn one of my favorite). Two, they didn’t have Multiplayer, of course just like Poochy & Yoshi Woolly World (Which this game actually is a good remake). Three, They added Ravel Ball which is like Kirby Copy Abilities, Expect they make this WAY to easy. Because This Game is practically a Joke. And I really like Kirby’s Epic Yarn Challenges. But now, getting all of the collectables make this WAY too easy. Four, They also Added Devilish Mode, Which is a Terrible Idea. They Expected for you is to get as much lives as possible to get some rewards (Which I’m NOT Getting them all). Five, It was the only Kirby Game That I dislike the most so far, and the sad part is, it’s the only Kirby Game that I hated it, and it’s one of my favorite series. And Six, This Game is kinda of just like Paper Mario Sticker Star (Which I don’t actually hate this). For the record, This Game is Pretty Bad to any other people who’s play a Kirby Game and if you played Kirby’s Epic Yarn, DON’T PLAYED THIS GAME! And if you actually like This Game. That’s Fine. But I really Wish I could of Liked this Game too. For Now, it will be My Paper Mario Sticker Star, til people started to get mad at me. 0 out of 10, consider this my least and only Kirby Game that I ever played on my whole life. This Ruined My lovability to Kirby's Epic Yarn. THANK GOD THE 3DS IS DEAD!?!?! >:( Expand

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