Kirby's Epic Yarn
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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
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Go Behind the Seams With Kirby! Kirby has been turned into yarn, and now he must weave through a hand-crafted world of stitching, zippers, and eye-popping textures unlike anything you've ever seen! Experience this unique Kirby platformer that is as delightful to see as it is fun to play! It's Kirby's World, We Just Live In it. Help Kirby as he unravels yarn bosses, unbuttons night into day, unzips buildings to reveal secret passageways, and slips behind hidden seams in a visually stunning landscape that is sure to dazzle players of all ages. Use Kirby's new abilities to manipulate the environment in this one-of-a-kind adventure! Unspool A World of Pure Imagination. Transform Kirby into trains, tanks, submarines, monster trucks, flying saucers, and more as he battles an array of woven enemies through levels bursting with creativity and imagination! Play with Kirby's newest friend, Prince Fluff! Battle alongside Prince Fluff and help him recover his kingdom! A simultaneous two-player, co-op mode will have players of all skill levels enjoying this one-of-a-kind experience!
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.
A Kirby gameplay experience like none before it.
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.
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First purchase of used disc, returned: See photo one in lower right corner. Disc should say "For sale rental and use only in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Latin America" as can be seen in updated photo of the second (new) disc that was ordered. Please make sure you are sent the US version if you want to play this. The one I got will only load the initial screen then says this version isn't compatible. This was also an old library owned game and it showed on the disc. I'll be returning this and buying a new copy and hope this doesn't happen again.
The game is a little easy for adults, but most Kirby games are. But for a kid, either one new to games or one who doesn't often play in this genre, it's perfect. Even a younger child could play it, as the story is told by a narrator as you progress through the game.
All in all this is a pretty solid game, and a great addition to the series. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a game for a child with a Wii or Wii U - or just to returning fans of the series.
Gameplay is clever, and has kept my kids entertained for quite some time. 'Kirby' is the character they control, they each get one of a different color. Kirby is made of yarn, as are most of the other characters (hence, the 'epic yarn' part of the game). Because he is made of yarn, Kirby can shape shift, as he goes into different worlds, which opens up new dimensions of gameplay. For example, Kirby normally walks, runs, jumps, etc. However, when he jumps into the water, he may transform into a kind of submarine, with special moves/abilities that he only has when he is a submarine. The same sort of thing happens when he goes into outer space, Kirby morphs into a UFO, again with special moves/abilities the kids need to figure out in order to get through that particular 'room'.
The game starts out in Kirby's own 'room' which the kids can decorate as they wish. They can buy decorations, and even furniture with the stars and jewels they earned from solving the puzzles in other rooms. At first, I thought this was gimmicky, but I was surprised at how much my girls enjoyed decorating and re-decorating Kirby's 'room', personalizing it to their whim. Maybe it is more a girl thing, but they really enjoy that aspect of it, as well.
All in all, a good game for younger kids, as there is at most some light cartoonish violence, but defeating an 'enemy' mostly consists of unraveling the yarn he is made of, and after a little time, they re-assemble themselves. Also, there character never 'dies', at worst they just lose some of their bonus points/jewels. Of all the games we own, this one probably is the one that the kids can play together on the best.
For one or two players. If you have more than 2 kids, and want something as many as 4 people can play on at once, I suggest Mario Kart, or if your kids are older and can handle more cartoonish violence (like head bonking, no killing) try one of the Raymon Rabbid games. If you don't mind taking turns playing instead of playing simultaneously, I'd suggest the Wii House Party games.
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It's just about the right level for him for the first few levels, it's starting to challenge him a bit more now but as Kirby can't die it means he can try and over and over without getting too frustrated. My 4 year old daughter finds it a lot trickier and although she does play 2 player with him. it usually end up with them fighting as he can't move on until she catches up. She loves watching it though as the graphics are so great and you never know what they are going to make out of wool next. Crocodiles, dinosaurs, fiery volcanoes - fantastic!
I have to wait until the kids are in bed to get a look in but then I have clocked up quite a few hours on it too. You can go back and replay any levels to earn beads and buy things to decorate your house. It's a bit animal-crossing like in that but a nice relief from playing the levels when they are stuck.
All in all we are thrilled with this game. A really good buy!
I then notice this Disk is the US version , my Wii is UK version So it’s nit compatible , I just wasted £39.99 on a game that I can’t play...