- This article is about the Car Yarn Transformation. For other and similar uses, see Car (disambiguation).
|“||Press left or right quickly to turn into a car.||”|
— Kirby's Epic Yarn instruction manual, page 9
The Car is a simple yarn transformation that Kirby and Prince Fluff can use at will in Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn. The Car transformation is equivalent to the dashing ability found in most other Kirby games, and, just like said ability, is activated by pressing left or right twice in succession. While in this form, Kirby and Prince Fluff are able to move faster, and make elongated leaps. The Car transformation is required for use in one of Beadrix's minigames, as not enough time is allotted. During this event, if Kirby or Prince Fluff bump into a wall, an enemy, or each other, they will stop abruptly, being stunned for about three seconds, and return to their normal states.
A variation of the Car transformation is the Sleigh,[conjectural title] used only in Frosty Wheel in Snow Land. Kirby and Fluff automatically undergo this transformation while dashing. Unlike the Car, the Sleigh enables higher vertical jumps after curved or sloped landscape features. It can also slide over small gaps and the surface of water without falling into either. This transformation is never referred to by name in Kirby's Epic Yarn, nor its official manual, website, or strategy guide. These official sources only describe the "Dash" action being performed.
- In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, there is a Mouthful Mode that is similar to this Yarn Transformation: the Car Mouth.
Rolling along a flat surface using the Car transformation in Battleship Halberd
Using the Car to hop along spinning doughnuts in Sweets Park
Leaping across platforms using the Car in Castle Dedede
Names in other languages
- Kirby's Epic Yarn instruction manual, page 31
- Kirby und das magische Garn official website
- Kirby's Epic Yarn instruction manual, page 53