Kirby's Epic Yarn - Wii Standard Edition
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- Gems and collectible items are scattered throughout the environments for players to find
- Kirby's first home console platform game since the Nintendo 64
- Pulling on stray threads might reveal hidden areas, invisible to the player otherwise
- Thanks to his versatile yarn composition, Kirby can take on a variety of forms both in his common actions and when he transforms into powerful vehicles
- A co-op gameplay option allows two players can play through the entire game together
- Platform: Nintendo Wii
- ESRB Rating: Everyone
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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Kirby�s first console platform game since the Nintendo 64� days introduces an amazing new look based on animated yarn and a world of cloth and textiles. The creative approach is woven directly into the game play and allows the ever-morphing Kirby� to take on a variety of new forms. It�s a one-of-a-kind platformer that lets players explore high and low for hidden objects and fun adventure. � The look of the world is stunning, but it�s also interactive. Pulling on stray threads might reveal hidden areas. When Kirby literally goes behind the scenes, the virtual fabric warps and bends to show his location. � Thanks to his versatile yarn composition, Kirby can take on a variety of forms both in his common actions and when he transforms into powerful vehicles. When Kirby dashes, he zips around as a car. In water, he turns into a submarine. At times he can even transform into a massive robotic tank, a UFO and other vehicles. � Two players can play through the entire game together*. � Gems and collectible items are scattered throughout the environments for players to find. � * Additional accessories are required and sold separately.
Kirby's Epic Yarn is a 2D platformer for Wii that blends classic Kirby gameplay with new abilities, functionality and more. Kirby's first console platform game since the Nintendo 64 days, Kirby's Epic Yarn introduces an amazing new look based on animated yarn and a world of cloth and textiles. The creative approach is woven directly into the gameplay and allows the ever-morphing Kirby to take on a variety of new forms. It's a one-of-a-kind platformer that lets players explore high and low for hidden objects, experience fun adventure and even join with a second player in a co-op play mode.
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Kirby's tendency for gobbling up items has set off another chain events. This time it has to do with an odd looking tomato-like object. Looking utterly delicious, down it goes. The problem is that it belongs to an evil wizard who reacts by sending Kirby to another dimension where everything, and everyone, even Kirby, are made of yarn. But that is a decision that the Wizard may yet regret, as Kirby joins forces with new friends in the strange land to unravel the plot of the wizard.
Like all Kirby games, Epic Yarn is a side-scrolling platformer, but gameplay is different in this adventure. In its gameworld, everything is made of yarn or fabric, including Kirby and the game levels themselves. Kirby is of course pursued by the minions of the evil wizard that sent him to the gameworld, but in this world Kirby does not swallow enemies to dispatch them. Instead he uses a whip of yarn to stun them. Curled into the shape of a yarn ball, he can then toss them at additional enemies and/or obstacles. Kirby's movements are different as well. He no longer floats the way he did in previous games. Instead he glides in parachute form, or takes the shape of vehicles such as a train, a top, a truck, a UFO, a tank and others that are appropriate for the challenge at hand. Throughout the gameplay area are hidden beads, that if maintained, maximize points. There are also hidden levels that are revealed as Kirby pulls on zippers and loose threads encountered. Standard level progression is achieved via a series of patches that players receive on completion of levels. These are added to a tapestry by Kirby which results in the next level being revealed. The game also features two-player co-op through the entire game in which the second player takes on the role of an additional character from the game and works together with Kirby to access new areas.
Key Game Features
- Kirby's first home console platform game since the Nintendo 64.
- Pulling on stray threads might reveal hidden areas. When Kirby literally goes behind the scenes, the virtual fabric warps and bends to show his location.
- Thanks to his versatile yarn composition, Kirby can take on a variety of forms both in his common actions and when he transforms into powerful vehicles.
- A co-op gameplay option allows two players can play through the entire game together.
- Gems and collectible items are scattered throughout the environments for players to find.
Creative in-game art style.
New movement options.
Co-op gameplay option.
Hidden levels woven in-game.
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Top Customer Reviews
The game design is unique, fresh and beautiful, not to mention adorable. Kirby is enchanted out of his usual abilities and is trapped in a world made of fabrics. The design, however, is not just eye-candy, it plays an integral part in the gameplay which is equally imaginative and surprising.
It is as if the gameworld is made up from cloth, loose threads and your grandmother's yarn basket. The colorful items that make up the characters and the backgrounds will bring back memories of preschool naivete but they also serve numerous in-game functions and transformations such as weapons, levers, surf-boards, wings...The game is a creativity bomb that went off in a seamstress' shop.
The sounds add greatly to the overall experience. The background music is soothing like a familiar lullaby whereas the action sounds will bring back the echo of the laughs we had during our own Saturday morning cartoon marathons.
KIRBY'S EPIC YARN is a side-scrolling platformer in the classic sense (move forward, collect items, reach the boss and beat him) but I promise you it will not feel like any game you have played so far. The levels have been designed with endless imagination and a lot of care.
My only complain is that the game is a bit short. Adults may find it a bit easy as well (Kirby cannot die, taking a hit means he looses some of the collected beads); however, it is not that easy to complete having found and collected every item, making it a game one would want to replay again and again.Read more ›
The charming patchwork of fabric "worlds" is a stunning visual backdrop to fun and sometimes challenging game play. Endlessly opening worlds means a game that can be played over and over and never gets stale. Kids will love the "Angie" Angel catch-up feature that allows them to magically catch up to the more skilled players, and the charming story is not only fun to listen to, but allows young readers, 5-7 years old, to read special pop-up messages to Kirby and Prince Fluff.
So much to do it's hard to get the kids to put it down and let the adults have a go, but it is never boring. The giggles abound as young players learn to pick up and toss their co-players about the screen.
A must have in any Wii game collection. You will not be disappointed!
Most recent customer reviews
This adorable game will have entranced for hours. Buy it if you are excited for Yoshi's Wooly World.Published 6 months ago by chickenmer
Purchased for grandson for Christmas, has not played it yet, but he loves the Kirby games, so I'm sure he will like it. Reasonable shipping time, happy with purchase.Published 14 months ago by Ann Calce-Polk
INTERESTING STYLE OF PLAY, BUT I DON'T PERSONALLY LIKE IT. THIS IS THE RATING IM GIVING BECAUSE MY BROTHER TOLD ME TO.Published 14 months ago by Mish