The original Kirby’s Epic Yarn was a blast when it came out on the Wii in 2010, and its new Extra rerelease has brought along some neat new modes and additions worth seeing. But what those updates don’t include is a clear reason why Extra Epic Yarn isn’t also coming to Switch. As much as it pains me to write this, Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn is a great game trapped on an outdated system.
This is a port of a nine-year-old console game arriving on an eight-year-old mobile platform. Kirby has shown up to a party that everyone has already left, standing around wondering who inhaled all the Maxim Tomatoes.
I’ve been playing Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn and, despite still being fun, the 3DS port has a few key missteps: