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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.

Story

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The story starts with Kirby strolling around Dream Land and finding a tomato that resembles his favorite snack, the Maxim Tomato. Unbeknownst to him, is was a Metamato owned by a sorcerer named Yin-Yarn, who has recently turned many of Dream Land's residents into yarn. Kirby proceeds to inhale the Metamato, ignoring Yin-Yarn's commands. After Kirby swallows it, the sock on Yin-Yarn's neck glows and sucks Kirby into the yarn world of Patch Land.

Shortly after arriving, Kirby witnesses Prince Fluff being chased by a Cyclod; he tries to inhale the Cyclod, but the air goes through his body, as Kirby had been transformed into yarn himself. However, Kirby suddenly transforms into a car and carries Prince Fluff away with enough speed to outrun the Cyclod.

Soon, Kirby and Prince Fluff arrive at Quilty Square, where Prince Fluff shows Kirby around. After venturing through Patch Castle, Kirby and Prince Fluff obtain a piece of 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, reversing the damage Yin-Yarn caused.

Meanwhile, 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 as well. King Dedede became a marionette, and Meta Knight's mind went under Yin-Yarn's influence. After Meta Knight's defeat, he fills Kirby in on what happened in Dream Land, worrying Kirby, as there seemed to be no way back to Dream Land. However, Prince Fluff pulls out a magical sock identical to the one Yin-Yarn uses; 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 turned into yarn, Kirby and Prince Fluff finally confront and defeat Yin-Yarn, revealing one last piece of magic yarn; however, Yin-Yarn uses this magic yarn to recreate himself and to transform into 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.

Gameplay

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn adds six new items that allow Kirby or Prince Fluff to use Ravel Abilities.[1] It also adds Devilish Mode, in which Kirby must outrace a devil through levels, and includes a health-bar. New mini games have also been added. One features King Dedede, while the other features Meta Knight. Playing Devilish Mode and these mini games rewards the player with new furniture and ways to decorate Kirby's Pad.

Ravel Abilities

  • Knitting Needle : "Attack by making bigger yarn balls!"
  • Wire : "Sword with outstanding sharpness. Big slash cut!"
  • Button : "A variety of breakable button bombs!"
  • Nylon : "Fluffy jump caused by wind. Also sucks in beads!"
  • Bobbin : "A bobbin yo-yo that extends far."
  • Stitch : "Throw Shushutto in various directions!"

Transformations

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Levels

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

Characters

Major Characters

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Bosses

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

Mid-Bosses

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

Regular Enemies

Amprey | Anemonee | Battins | Big Waddle Dee | Blipper | Bobber Clod | Boinger | Bomber | Bronto Burt | Buttonbee | Buttonbug | Buttonfly | Calderon | Candlemander | Chilly | Cutfish | Cyclod | Dandan | Danglerfish | Dropso | Emba | Embaconda | Embird | Flamer | Freezo | Gator | Gordo | Grizzo | Jelly Jr. | Li'l Kracko | Magmotamus | Mariner | Octopea | Ooki | Orbitfly | Rolling Clod | Sawgill | Scarfy | Sea Jelly | Shelby | Shotzo | Slobba | Sneak Sack | Snip-Snap | Soldier | Soocher | Space Jelly | Spore Jelly | Stogue | Sulkworm | Swadclod | Truck Monster | Twiggy Woods | UFO | Uniclod | Waddle Dee | Waddle Doo

New Enemies

amiibo Compatibility

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KEEY amiibo

amiibo functionality illustrated

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn can use amiibo to obtain the Knitting Needle Ravel Ability, which allows Kirby to make bigger yarn balls. Tapping different Kirby series amiibo also grants the player a hat based on the chosen figure.

Trivia

  • 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 or Japan but did in Europe.
  • 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. This mistake was eventually rectified.

Videos

Artwork

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Media

Gallery

References

  1. IGN.com
  2. Nintendo.com