History VideoGame / KirbysEpicYarn

5th Aug '16 7:08:08 PM MissConception
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''Kirby's Epic Yarn'' is an entry in the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series, released on October 2010 for the Nintendo UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}. Bearing much in common with a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-8db508yrE commercial]] for ''Kirby's Adventure'' from almost two decades ago, the game's overall design is vastly different from Kirby's other appearances. The animation style is meant to look like everything is a yarn outline with minor details such as facial features. The layout of the worlds and levels is scrapbook-like, with simple pieces of fabric such as cloth and felt. Many of the enemies are also made up of cloth, felt, and pipe cleaners.

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''Kirby's Epic Yarn'' (known in Japan as ''Keito no Kirby'', or "Yarn Kirby") is an entry in the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series, released on October 2010 for the Nintendo UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}. Bearing much in common with a ''VideoGame/KirbysAdventure'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-8db508yrE commercial]] for ''Kirby's Adventure'' from almost two decades ago, the game's overall design is vastly different from Kirby's other appearances. The animation style is meant to look like everything is a yarn outline with minor details such as facial features. The layout of the worlds and levels is scrapbook-like, with simple pieces of fabric such as cloth and felt. Many of the enemies are also made up of cloth, felt, and pipe cleaners.



* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Averted. This game is so adorable, Kirby actually gets to smile on a US boxart for once (though ''[[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards Kirby 64]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Kirby Super Star Ultra]]'' broke this trend before it).

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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Averted. This game is so adorable, Kirby actually gets to smile on a US boxart for once (though ''[[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards Kirby 64]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Kirby Super Star Ultra]]'' broke this trend before it).



* AttackItsWeakPoint: The first four bosses have a weak point in the form of a pullable button, which reveals itself after either hitting them (everyone besides Fangora) or after tiring them out (Fangora). [[spoiler:Dedede]] lacks it, and [[spoiler:Meta Knight]] has the weak point be the on boss' weapon rather than the boss itself, but the final boss has one again.

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* AttackItsWeakPoint: The first four bosses have a weak point in the form of a pullable button, which reveals itself after either hitting them (everyone besides Fangora) or after tiring them out (Fangora). [[spoiler:Dedede]] lacks it, and [[spoiler:Meta Knight]] has the weak point be the on boss' boss weapon rather than the boss itself, but the final boss has one again.



* DolledUpInstallment: The game started out as "''[[WhatCouldHaveBeen Fluff's Yarn]]''", starring a totally new character, Fluff. When the game didn't seem to be turning out very well, Nintendo suggested [[http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/10/07/iwata_asks_kirby/ turning it into a Kirby game.]] The story appears to still hold elements of the original game, what with Prince ''Fluff'' being Kirby's partner.

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* DolledUpInstallment: The game started out as "''[[WhatCouldHaveBeen Fluff's Yarn]]''", Keito no Fluff]]''", starring a totally new character, Fluff. When the game didn't seem to be turning out very well, Nintendo suggested [[http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/10/07/iwata_asks_kirby/ turning it into a Kirby game.]] The story appears to still hold elements of the original game, what with Prince ''Fluff'' being Kirby's partner.



* {{Faceship}}: Kirby can turn into a huge tank or a rocket ship, both of which have his face. Also, [[spoiler:Meta Knight's Battleship, the Halberd, reappears]].

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* {{Faceship}}: Kirby can turn into a huge tank or a rocket ship, both of which have his face. Also, [[spoiler:Meta Knight's Battleship, battleship, the Halberd, reappears]].



* FastballSpecial: In co-op mode, Kirby and Fluff can throw each other to reach hard-to-get-to places fast or break some blocks.

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* FastballSpecial: In co-op mode, Kirby and Prince Fluff can throw each other to reach hard-to-get-to places fast or break some blocks.



* MiniBoss: [[spoiler: None other than Whispy Woods and Kracko themselves. And there are three Bonus Mini Bosses: Space Kracko, Main Cannon #2/Combo Cannon, and the Reactor.]]

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* MiniBoss: [[spoiler: None [[spoiler:None other than Whispy Woods and Kracko themselves. And there are three Bonus Mini Bosses: Space Kracko, Main Cannon #2/Combo Combo Cannon, and the Reactor.]]



** The title screen is a shout-out to the NES era[[note]]especially first generation NES games[[/note]] (and parts of the Super NES era), in which you choose between "1 Player" or "2 Players".

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** The title screen is a shout-out to the NES era[[note]]especially first generation NES games[[/note]] (and parts of the Super NES SNES era), in which you choose between "1 Player" or "2 Players".
15th Jul '16 5:09:33 PM TheGrandestDad
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* TankGoodness: One of the transformations in this game is a giant tank. [[spoiler:Mega Yin-Yarn is also a giant tank.]]
26th Jun '16 2:03:34 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* FirstTown: Patch Land which is the very first stage in the game as well as its map screen being the home of Kirby's Pad.
2nd Jun '16 11:04:21 AM DrNoPuma
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* EvilPuppeteer: [[spoiler:King Dedede]] is possessed by a floating puppet control bar that attaches its strings to him and forces him to fight Kirby. To defeat the control bar, you must use its buttons to pull its strings off one by one.
25th May '16 8:59:23 PM Luigifan
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* FastballSpecial: In co-op mode, Kirby and Fluff can throw each other to reach hard places fast or break some blocks.

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* FastballSpecial: In co-op mode, Kirby and Fluff can throw each other to reach hard hard-to-get-to places fast or break some blocks.



* LighterAndSofter: Perhaps ''the'' lightest and softest of all Kirby games. No EldritchAbomination taking over the world, cutesy setting...even [[spoiler:King Dedede]]'s routinely DemonicPossession is done with nothing more than marionette strings.

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* LighterAndSofter: Perhaps ''the'' lightest and softest of all Kirby games. No EldritchAbomination taking over the world, cutesy setting...even [[spoiler:King Dedede]]'s routinely routine DemonicPossession is done with nothing more than marionette strings.



* MusicalPastiche: [[spoiler:Yin-Yarn's boss music incorporates elements from several different boss themes built around the Kirby 64 boss music.]]

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* MusicalPastiche: [[spoiler:Yin-Yarn's boss music incorporates elements from several different boss themes built around the Kirby 64 ''Kirby 64'' boss music.]]



** Instead of pants, the grass "feels like trousers".[[note]]In the UK, pants are underpants[[/note]]

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** Instead of pants, the grass "feels like trousers".[[note]]In the UK, pants are underpants[[/note]]underpants.[[/note]]



* SpiritualSuccessor: Arguably, to ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' -- both games have a unique visual presentation, and their respective protagonists make use of a long, thin object (the yarn whip in ''Epic Yarn'' and Yoshi's tongue in ''Island'') to create projectiles as well as transform with the help of special bubbles. ''Yoshi's Island'' eventually received a sequel called ''VideoGame/YoshisWoollyWorld, which acts as this to ''Epic Yarn''.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Arguably, to ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' -- both games have a unique visual presentation, and their respective protagonists make use of a long, thin object (the yarn whip in ''Epic Yarn'' and Yoshi's tongue in ''Island'') to create projectiles as well as transform with the help of special bubbles. ''Yoshi's Island'' eventually received a sequel called ''VideoGame/YoshisWoollyWorld, ''VideoGame/YoshisWoollyWorld'', which acts as this to ''Epic Yarn''.



** Capamari: In his second phase, if he didn't attack with tentacles or send Octopeas out, then they're be no ammo.

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** Capamari: In his second phase, if he didn't attack with tentacles or send Octopeas out, then they're there would be no ammo.



*** [[spoiler: You can also stun him with the stars he creates from his hammer attack. Apparently he still hasn't learnt anything since 1992.]]

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*** [[spoiler: You [[spoiler:You can also stun him with the stars he creates from his hammer attack. Apparently he still hasn't learnt anything since 1992.]]



* TwinkleInTheSky: [[spoiler:After the Mega Yin-Yarn is defeated, Kirby and Prince Fluff deal with his needles by flipping them into Patch Land, causing this to happen.]]

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* TwinkleInTheSky: [[spoiler:After the Mega Yin-Yarn is defeated, Kirby and Prince Fluff deal with his needles by flipping them into Patch Land, causing this to happen.]]
9th Apr '16 5:55:05 AM TimG5
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* EatingTheEnemy: Unlike most games, Kirby [[AvertedTrope can't do this]] here because now that he's made of yarn, the air goes right through when he tries to use his VacuumMouth ability.
1st Feb '16 8:31:57 AM Aeroshire
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The start of the Butter Building theme sound awfully similar to the start of [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 Green Hill Zone's]] theme.
1st Feb '16 6:08:35 AM mariofan12ify
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The start of the Butter Building theme sound awfully similar to the start of [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 Green Hill Zone's]] theme.
28th Jan '16 5:11:54 AM phineas81707
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* SelectiveLocalisation: The UK version of the game has a British narrator. Instead of pants, the grass "feels like trousers".[[note]]In the UK, pants are underpants[[/note]]

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* SelectiveLocalisation: The UK version of the game has a British narrator. narrator, and changes a few pieces of dialogue and/or inflection.
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Instead of pants, the grass "feels like trousers".[[note]]In the UK, pants are underpants[[/note]]underpants[[/note]]
** Kirby and Prince Fluff find "a piece of the magic yarn", instead of just "the magic yarn".



* SpiritualSuccessor: Arguably, to ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' -- both games have a unique visual presentation, and their respective protagonists make use of a long, thin object (the yarn whip in ''Epic Yarn'' and Yoshi's tongue in ''Island'') to create projectiles as well as transform with the help of special bubbles.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Arguably, to ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' -- both games have a unique visual presentation, and their respective protagonists make use of a long, thin object (the yarn whip in ''Epic Yarn'' and Yoshi's tongue in ''Island'') to create projectiles as well as transform with the help of special bubbles. ''Yoshi's Island'' eventually received a sequel called ''VideoGame/YoshisWoollyWorld, which acts as this to ''Epic Yarn''.
18th Jan '16 7:30:57 AM GF93
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** [[spoiler:Meta Knight]]: If he never shot projectiles, you wouldn't have anything to throw at him.

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** [[spoiler:Meta Knight]]: If he never shot projectiles, those crescent-shaped [[SwordBeam sword beams]] at you, you wouldn't have anything to throw at him.
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