Is Kirby the best 2D game since Yoshi’s Island?

Three worlds into Kirby’s Epic Yarn, I’m convinced this is the spiritual successor to Yoshi’s Island, which was and remains–arguably–the best 2D platformer of all time.

If you’re old enough to remember the disappointment surrounding the release of the follow up, N64’s Yoshi’s Story, Kirby’s new title is the game you actually wanted to play back then–A game where every level is so imaginative, fresh and fun that you can’t stop playing because you’re dying to see what comes next.

Kirby’s Epic Yarn is the real deal: Grade “A” Firing-On-All-Cylinders Classic Nintendo. It’s a great, sprawling, wonderfully designed game that will constantly make you smile at its ingenuity. I don’t want to give anything away, but”¦Is that dinosaur level one of the best things ever or what? And the train mechanics”¦. And the fire engine”¦ The boss battles”¦

Dozens of collectible game music CDs (and the music is awesome).

I cannot wait to get back in and play it some more.

I know a lot of you grabbed it today. What do you think?