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Kirby’s Epic Yarn

Where would you rank Epic Yarn in the Kirby series?

Derek and I discussed this on last week’s podcast. Without completing the game, I’d say it’s the third best Kirby game ever. Right on the heels of Kirby’s Adventure, but not quite as innovative as Canvas Curse. Still, the interplay between graphics and gameplay is smile-inducing, more than enough to give it the bronze medal. Compared to other games in the franchise, how wou...

After finishing Kirby, I’ve only got one complaint…

My first run through Kirby’s Epic Yarn took about eight hours. After beating Yin-Yarn, I found I’d only completed 59% of the game; There are many World Doors I haven’t unlocked yet, and a lot more music CD’s to find. The game’s incredibly fun, imaginative, and surprising, with an amazing musical score that gets better and better as the journey progresses. I have one c...

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 eve...

“My friends won’t play yarn games”

With Kirby’s Epic Yarn just a week away, are any of you having trouble convincing your friends that a game full of pastel quilts and stitching will amaze and challenge them? How about fooling them with some false box art? Tell them it’s all about chainsaws and cinder blocks. By the time they figure out the truth, they’ll be hooked. On a more serious note: Do you think this awesome game will ...

Kirby’s Epic Yarn trailer worth a second look

Not only is Kirby’s Epic Yarn adorable, the creative zipper and screen-pull gameplay looks crazy fun. That and Kirby’s Adventure is one of the most under-rated Nintendo games of all time. So mark your calendars: Epic Yarn arrives this October on Wii.