Kirby’s Epic Yarn is a 2010 platformer Kirby video game developed by Good-Feel and HAL Laboratory for the Wii. In the Kirby series, Kirby goes on an adventure to save his home from Yin-Yarn after he magically transforms Dream Land into fabric.
In Kirby’s Epic Yarn Kirby cannot die, but if Kirby is hit by a monster Kirby turns into a piece of yarn and goes bouncing off to a side. Kirby can take a second hit this way, but if Kirby gets bumped twice, Kirby loses the level.
Kirby’s Epic Yarn came out in October 2010 for North America and Europe, while Japan got Kirby’s Epic Yarn on 29 November 2010. Kirby’s Epic Yarn was Kirby’s first game to be released for the Wii and Kirby’s first HD video game. Kirby’s Epic Yarn received positive reviews from critics, receiving a score of 77 out of 100 on MetaCritic.
Kirby’s Epic Yarn is notable as it abandons many conventional Kirby gameplay elements in favor of its new, unique gameplay style. Kirby retains his normal abilities such as inhaling and floating, but all other abilities are taken away from Kirby outside of one-time use items that Kirby picks up on the way. Kirby’s Epic Yarn is a 2D side-scrolling platformer with a “dreamlike” graphical style Kirby’s Epic Yarn borrows from other Kirby games, such as Kirby’s Adventure Kirby’s Epic Yarn Kirby’s Dream Collection Kirby Super Star Kirby Superstar Ultra Kirby Canvas Curse Kirby Mass Attack Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland and Kirby Squeak Squad.