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Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is a game in the Kirby series for the Nintendo 3DS. It is an enhanced remake of Kirby's Epic Yarn for the Wii. It has the same content as the original release, but also includes new power-ups, new modes, and new sub-games starring Meta Knight and King Dedede as the playable characters.


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The story starts by Kirby strolling around Dream Land and comes across a tomato that resembles his favorite snack, the Maxim Tomato. Unbeknownst to him, is was a Metamato, and is was Yin-Yarn's. Kirby proceeds to inhale the Metamato despite Yin-Yarns commands tell him not to. After Kirby eats it, the sock on Yin-Yarns neck glows and sucks Kirby into the yarn world of Patch Land. Shortly after arriving, Kirby witnesses Prince Fluff being chased a Cyclod; he tries to inhale the Cyclod, but the air goes through his body, as Kirby had been transformed into yarn himself. Kirby then suddenly transforms into a Car and carries Prince Fluff away with enough speed to outrun the Cyclod.

Afterward, Kirby and Prince Fluff arrive at Quilty Square, where Prince Fluff "show[s] [Kirby] the ropes." After venturing through Patch Castle, Kirby and Prince Fluff obtain the Magic yarn, which stitches Quilty Square and the next level together. As Kirby and Prince Fluff defeat the bosses of each level, they obtain more Magic yarn, allowing them to stitch Patch Land's seven pieces back together.

During this time, Yin-Yarn causes havoc in Dream Land, turning the landscape into yarn and fabric, summoning yarn Waddle Dees to do his bidding and kidnap King Dedede, and sneak attacking Meta Knight to transport him to Patch Land. King Dedede became a literal marionette and Meta Knight's mind went under Yin-Yarn's influence. After Meta Knight's defeat, he fills in Kirby on what happened in Dream Land, causing Kirby concern, as they were all stuck in Patch Land. Prince Fluff then pulls out a magical sock identical to the one Yin-Yarn has; it turns out that Yin-Yarn had stolen a sock from Patch Castle, but Prince Fluff had the other sock in the pair. Kirby makes his return to Dream Land, followed by Prince Fluff, Meta Knight, and King Dedede.

After traveling through familiar places, albeit turned into yarn, Kirby and Prince Fluff finally confront and defeat Yin-Yarn, revealing one last piece of Magic Yarn; however, Yin-Yarns needles use the magic yarn to recreate Yin-Yarn and Mega Yin-Yarn, much to the surprise of Kirby and Prince Fluff. Meta Knight then swoops in and drops a Tankbot Metamortex, allowing Kirby and Prince Fluff to take defeat Yin-Yarn once and for all.

Upon Yin-Yarn's true defeat, Dream Land returns to normal, as does Kirby and his friends, aside from Prince Fluff, who stays in his native yarn form. The two part ways, making Kirby sad. However, Prince Fluff reminds him that as long as he has the magic sock, he can visit Prince Fluff in Patch Land at any time.


Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn adds two new items: one that increases the size of yarn balls created, and another that creates wind to help collect more beads. It also adds Devilish Mode, in which Kirby must outrace a devil through levels, and possibly includes a health-bar. New minigames have also been added. One features King Dedede, while the other features Meta Knight.


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Quilty Square is partially accessible at the start, but the rest of the areas can only be accessed after obtaining their corresponding Area Patch.


Major Characters

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Fangora | Hot Wings | Squashini | Capamari | King Dedede | Meta Knight | Yin-Yarn | Mega Yin-Yarn


Blast Mariner | Combo Cannon | Kracko | Reactor | Space Kracko | Wicked Willow | Whispy Woods

Regular Enemies


New Enemies

amiibo Compatibility

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Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn can use amiibo to make bigger yarn balls, as confirmed by the Japanese Product site.


  • Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is one of two Kirby games on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems that cannot play with stereoscopic 3D. Kirby Battle Royale is the other.
  • Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is the only Kirby game remake that does not update the graphics from the original version, instead opting to condense the existing graphics and add new content.
  • 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn are the only Kirby games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems that did not have Miiverse communities. The former was released over a year before Miiverse debuted on November 18, 2012; the latter was released after Miiverse's worldwide discontinuation on November 7, 2017.
    • Kirby Battle Royale did not have a Miiverse community in North America but did in Europe and Japan.
  • According to the original product information on Nintendo's website[2], it was stated that Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn would be playable only on New Nintendo 3DS systems. However, this mistake was eventually rectified.


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  1. Japanese Product Page