Yoshi's Island DS review

  • Classic platformer action
  • Babies add extra puzzle element
  • Genius level designs
  • Blind spot between screens
  • Minigames aren't great
  • Some levels are too easy

To many of us, the original Yoshi’s Island for SNES represents the pinnacle of 2D platformers (if you missed out, go grab a copy of the GBA port). It has absolutely everything you could ask of the genre: brilliant level design, clever puzzles that don’t slow down the action, and an absolutely awesome main character. If you don’t love Yoshi, your heart is cold and shriveled.

In his latest adventure, Yoshi, friend to all the Mushroom Kingdom, returns to save the day with the help of Baby Mario and his friends. Everything you remember from the original is here: a tasty variety of enemies to swallow, satisfying egg-throwing action, and lots of tricky items to collect, all laid out in some of the prettiest 2D levels you will ever see. 

More Info

Release date: Nov 13 2006 - DS (US)
Available Platforms: DS
Genre: Action
Published by: Nintendo
Developed by: Nintendo
Franchise: Mario
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