Excerpt: It is really nice to see the Yoshi Island series come back in the form of Yoshi's New Island on the Nintendo 3DS. The crayon like graphics mixed with Yoshi, baby Mario, and many of the distinctive enemies is a nice fit on this hand held device.
Conclusion: Despite walking on familiar ground, Yoshi's New Island delivers a few hours of fun, though experienced players will feel like they've seen and done this all before. Review copy provided by Nintendo.
Pros: If you enjoy past Yoshi's Island games and crave more of the same platforming action, the latest entry delivers. Once again, you'll guide Yoshi through a plethora of attractive worlds filled with bad guys and collectibles with Baby Mario in tow. Take damage and he floats away, wailing uncontrolla...
Cons: Unless you intend to find those aforementioned collectibles, it won't take much effort to beat Yoshi's New Island (worlds speed by). The music doesn't necessarily capture our imaginations like the first entry in the series, and the awkward stages that utilize gyroscopic control feel unnecessary.
Excerpt: Yoshi’s Island never seems to be able to catch a break. Nintendo have put out a sequel in the form of Yoshi’s Island DS, and an unorthodox puzzle game in Yoshi’s Touch and Go. Both of these games have failed to capture the charm and the magic of the original and it seemed Nintendo had given up on...
Excerpt: It all started with a green dinosaur, 23 years ago. He was Mario’s trusty steed in Super Mario World - a living, breathing power-up in a game full of many other inanimate items. It was that game that introduced the world to Yoshi, an enigmatic green dinosaur who won the adoration of many players.
Summary: The problem with the Yoshi series of platform titles is that Nintendo is never fully hands-on with it, instead offloading it to other developers. It happened with Yoshi's Universal Gravitation , Yoshi's Island DS (both Artoon), and now Yoshi's New Island (ex-Artoon staff at new company Arzest).
Summary: A solid game that definitely has an audience. Might lack replay value, could be too short or there are some hard-to-ignore faults, but the experience is fun. How we score: The Destructoid Reviews Guide
Excerpt: Rather than try and explain why Yoshi's New Island is such an incredibly boring and insultingly easy game, I've decided to come up with eight things that are harder than Nintendo's latest offering: Completely uninspired and by the numbers, it's crazy to think this is a sequel to a title that...
Excerpt: Yoshi has returned, and for better or worse he’s brought along his entire family to help keep Baby Mario alive and rescue Baby Luigi. Yoshi’s New Island for the 3DS bring back the classic Yoshi gameplay with a few new tricks and a familiar art style.