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Collect Fuse Beads and defeat as many enemies as you can as you head for the goal. Slice through enemies left and right with your famous sword!
— How to Play • Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn

Slash & Bead is a sub-game in Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, starring Meta Knight as the main character. It features levels where Meta Knight runs and flies around, defeating enemies and collecting beads.

Gameplay

Slash & Bead features four stages, however only the first one is unlocked by default. The other stages are unlocked by progressing through story. A new stage is unlocked after beating every other level, starting with Hot Land. Upon entering a stage, a three second countdown will play before giving control to the player. Pressing a direction on the +Control Pad or Circle Pad will cause Meta Knight to move; he can run along the ground or fly around, but will begin to descend if a direction isn't input for a while. Pressing A causes him to slash, to which he can perform four consecutive hits in a similar fashion to Wire. Pressing B or Y causes him to use Piercing Slash, causing him to lunge in the direction input in a similar fashion to Drill Rush. Pressing R while Meta Knight's meter is full allows him to perform a special move that defeats all enemies on screen.

The player is ranked based on the amount of Fuse Beads collected, which are each 1 point, Luminas collected, which are each 50 points, and enemies defeated, which is 5 points per enemy. The possible ranks are C, B, A, and S. Each rank obtained will give the player a new mat to use. The player can use the Fuse Beads and mats collected to craft furniture items.

Mats

Depending on the rank obtained, the player can obtain up to four mats per stage. These mats are used alongside Fuse Beads to make furniture items.

Stage Rank Mat White Fuse Beads Blue Fuse Beads Green Fuse Beads Orange Fuse Beads Red Fuse Beads Purple Fuse Beads Yellow Fuse Beads Black Fuse Beads Lumina Beads Fuse Bead Total Furniture
Stage 1 Rank B Azure 36 0 0 48 36 0 31 4 5 160 Beaded Parasol Waddle Dee
Rank S Chartreuse 29 0 692 0 170 0 118 7 10 1026 Beaded Fangora
Rank C Green 26 3 0 0 0 0 30 10 4 73 Beaded Buttonbee
Stage 2 Rank C Magenta 36 16 0 0 34 0 0 0 4 90 Beaded Jelly Jr.
Stage 1 Rank A Blue 0 0 205 0 42 0 8 0 6 261 Beaded Slobba
Stage 2 Rank S Red 5 0 141 448 90 29 248 0 9 970 Beaded Hot Wings
Rank B Purple 20 84 0 29 6 0 8 89 5 241 Beaded Truck Monster
Stage 3 Rank C Olive 0 47 2 63 16 0 0 0 4 132 Beaded Shelby
Stage 2 Rank A Red-Orange 238 0 0 8 38 0 0 8 6 298 Beaded Grizzo
Stage 3 Rank B Blue 24 126 0 64 4 0 30 3 6 257 Beaded Block Waddle Dee
Rank S Indigo 60 0 0 0 72 0 94 241 9 476 Beaded Squashini
Rank A Green 0 0 268 32 0 0 28 0 7 335 Beaded Sulkworm
Stage 4 Rank A Purple 0 58 0 0 133 281 38 0 7 517 Beaded Lickeur
Rank C Brown 13 16 0 0 83 0 7 0 4 123 Beaded Uniclod
Rank B Green 9 40 18 54 43 0 36 4 5 209 Beaded Balloon Waddle Dee
Rank S Turquoise 415 536 0 0 0 34 88 0 11 1084 Beaded Capamari
Extra You cleared all the stages! Purple 126 0 0 0 656 560 186 380 14 1922 Beaded Halberd
You got an S Rank on all stages! Chartreuse 44 16 225 264 72 40 186 71 13 931 Beaded Yin-Yarn

Etymology

Slash & Bead's name appears to be based on Slash-and-burn, a type of agriculture involving cutting down plants and burning them to make nutrient-rich soil. The name also closely resembles "Hack and slash," referencing its genre of gameplay.

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