I never played the original Kirby (NES or SNES); but I will download them on the VC this summer. Anyway; after playing Kirby's Epic Yarn (which was pretty fun); this is the same basic amount of fun. The levels are too easy and you can beat the game in a day. The bosses can be beat with just a few hits. The addition of different Kirby's are cool but the addition of 4 players sounded like a good concept but unnecessary and made it too wild. The design and levels are beautiful. This is a mixed bag; it is a must play but not really a buy.