Kirby's Epic Yarn

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Kirby's Epic Yarn
Developer(s) HAL Laboratory, Good Feel
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Kirby
Platform(s) Wii
Genre(s) Platformer
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Input methods Wii Remote
Compatibility 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Kirby's Epic Yarn
GameIDs RK5E01, RK5P01, RK5J01, RK5K01
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Kirby's Epic Yarn (毛糸のカービィ Keito no Kābī, literally translated to "Kirby of Yarn") is the tenth platform installment of the Kirby video game series, developed for the Wii video game console by Good Feel, Inc., with supervision from HAL Laboratory. After five years of speculation, it was officially unveiled at Electronic Entertainment Expo 2010. It is the first entry in the Kirby series on a home console since 2003's Kirby Air Ride and its first home console platform game since 2000's Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.


Cutscene Curtain

The curtain that is pulled to reveal cutscenes only half opens for some cutscenes.

4:3 Borders

When the Wii Aspect Ratio is set to 4:3, the game will add gray-green borders to the top and bottom of the screen to remain in 16:9. Kirby's Epic Yarn was designed to work this way, but if you want Dolphin to stretch the image to fill the entire screen, use the following steps:

  • In Config > "Wii" Tab - Set "Aspect Ratio" to "16:9"
  • In Graphics Config > "General" Tab - Set "Display - Aspect Ratio" to "Force 4:3" (or use hotkey "4").

This method will distort the image, so it is not recommended.


This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Emulated Wiimote

Config Setting Notes
Sideways Wiimote On Kirby's Epic Yarn is designed for sideways wiimote play.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Kirby's Epic Yarn since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-12436 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS Version CPU GPU Result Tester
r6265 Windows Vista x86 AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.21GHz ATI Radeon HD 4650 Perfect
r6268 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 @ 3.4GHz ATI Radeon HD 4870 Perfect
r6285 Windows 7 x64 AMD Phenom II X2 550 @ 3.1GHz ATI Radeon HD 4200 Perfect, loading slowdowns
r6285 Windows 7 x64 AMD Phenom II X2 550 @ 3.7GHz ATI Radeon HD 4200 Perfect
r6285 Windows 7 x64 AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 3.4GHz ATI Radeon HD 5770 Perfect
r6286 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 @ 2.6GHz nVidia GeForce 9600 GT Perfect
r6546 Linux Ubuntu 10.10 x86_64 Intel Core i7-920 nVidia GeForce GTX 260 Perfect.
r6858 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 nVidia GeForce GTX 275 Perfect
r7264 Windows 7 x64 AMD Athlon nVidia GeForce GTX Slowdowns to 30 FPS; Crashes on Rainbow Falls
r7289 Windows Vista x64 Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 nVidia GeForce GTX 470 Playable but Slowdowns to 20-30 FPS in some levels SpReeD
3.0 Windows 7 x64 AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.2 GHz ATI Radeon HD 5770 Perfect, huge slowdowns in some levels and boss battles.
r7670 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.1GHz AMD Radeon HD 6850 Works totally fine. No slowdowns. MegaJump
3.0-232 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.4GHz nVidia GeForce GTS 250 res: 1366x768 (720p). Default config. Works Perfect 100% speed RojoBauer
3.0-235 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3GHz nVidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Fully playable 3xNative Resolution (1080P) dx9 no crashes/sound glitches Fabolous
3.0-415 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.9GHz nVidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Perfect with OpenGL 3x Native, 1080p, 4x AA, 16x AF, with 16/9 Widescreen Sanitarium026
3.0-715 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i7-950 @ 4Ghz nVidia GeForce GTX 570 Runs perfectly as long as you leave the DPS on HLE. Dx9, 1080p, 16x AF, 4x Native Zharay
3.0-763 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i5-2450M AMD Radeon HD 7610M Perfect Chinmorph

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