Despite the Wii not being known for its visual prowess, Epic Yarn is nothing short of beautiful. The art direction here is second to none and the arts and crafts themed world jumps out thanks to its vivid colour schemes and clean, crisp design. It really is a testament to developers Good-Feel and HAL Laboratory playing to the system’s strengths and calling upon more than two decades of platforming classics.
While it’s certainly not a title that presents much of a challenge to finish, given that Kirby can’t actually die, the game is definitely one for the completist. Sure you can race through the levels with very little effort, utilising Kirby’s new found abilities to take the form of tanks, dolphins and fire engines among others, but that’s not what the game is about. No, here you’re rewarded for taking the time to uncover the wealth of unlockables, hidden areas and collect all the pick-ups available.
With a brilliant two player co-op mode available for those of you who want to share the experience with a friend, Kirby’s Epic Yarn delivers yet another must have Nintendo experience for platform lovers everywhere.