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Kirby's Epic Yarn Road Journal - Part 4

by: David Sanchez ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 5/25/2012 • Leave a comment

BrightHub's David Sanchez is getting closer to the end of Kirby's Epic Yarn. What's in store for Nintendo's pink hero in Snow Land and Space Land?

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    Nearing the Goal

    Fun fact: The look for Kirby's Epic Yarn was inspired by an old commercial for Kirby's Adventure on the NES. 

    Before I started playing Kirby’s Epic Yarn, I would have said that my favorite out of all the Kirby video games was Kirby’s Adventure for the NES. As I continue playing this latest Kirby title, however, I find myself stuck between that classic title and this new game. I’ll just leave it as a two-way tie for now, because it’s time to continue on with playthrough of Kirby’s Epic Yarn.

    It’s always somewhat bittersweet when a great game is nearing its end. Still, as bittersweet as it may be, it’s just as satisfying to look back on a game and know that you got through it. That’s how I feel now as I near completion of Kirby’s Epic Yarn. So let’s take a look at my adventures in Snow Land and Space Land

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    On to Snow Land

    King Dedede 

    Prior to entering Snow Land, I was convinced that Treat Land was the coolest area in the game. As it turns out, I found Snow Land to be just as engaging and just as riveting as the colorful world of treats, toys, and music. Though there were no real snowball fights as I had hoped, a number of Waddle Dees made it their business to roll giant snowballs down some hills I was scaling, which was almost as cool as a snowball fight.

    Cozy Cabin was my favorite level in Snow Land, and it was actually more than just a single cabin. The majority of the level progression was spent going from cabin to cabin, collecting beads and furniture as each of these dwellings began to fall apart. It was my job to guide Kirby through the crumbling cabins and get him to the end. It was a nice change of pace, and it added a “time limit” feel to the level that was very welcome.

    I was surprised to discover that King Dedede was the boss for Snow Land. Even though I expected to fight him somewhere down the line, I didn’t think it would be in this area. Then again, Dedede wasn’t even the final boss in Kirby’s Adventure either, and I’ve always found him to be somewhat of an anti-hero rather than a full-fledged bad guy. Anyway, my next stop was now open.

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    On to Space Land

    Meta Knight 

    Space Land was a pleasant mix of platforming, floating, and even some shooting. I enjoyed all of the levels, but the last stage before the boss fight featured yet another awesome transformation. I had to guide Kirby upward in his Rocket form and shoot down hordes of enemies. It wasn’t very difficult, but it was definitely fun, and the whole thing had a toned down Space Invaders feel that packed in the nostalgia.

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    Return to Dream Land

    Rocket Kirby provides retro arcade thrills. 

    I took on Meta Knight, defeated him, and watched as the rest of Patch Land was sewn back together. This wasn’t the end, though, because Dream Land was now in peril at the hands of Yin-Yarn. Now that I’ve explored countless new lands, it’s going to be cool checking out the rendition of Dream Land in Kirby’s Epic Yarn. I expect it to be super colorful like in previous Kirby video games. I’m looking forward to playing through the last few stages and beating Kirby’s Epic Yarn. See you next time!