Summary: Yoshi’s New Island is a good choice for those who loved the SNES game or even the sequel on the original DS. If you couldn’t download the SNES game via Nintendo’s Ambassador program, it’s a decent second option.
Summary: Lapping up enemies and popping out eggs with the expediency of the world's last asexual rabbit belongs to just one video game character, and in Nintendo's recent reproduction of popular platforming franchises at a similar rate, it's no surprise that Yoshi returns in his own adventure.
Excerpt: Both the Super Nintendo original and Game Boy Advance remake of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island are easily among the most alluring 2D platformers of all time. So, when the first appearance of the on-again-off-again sub-series on the 3DS was announced, anticipation was high to see how a next-gen...
Excerpt: Once upon a time, Nintendo took its biggest mascot and put him in the backseat of his own franchise. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island sent the Mario Bros. back to their infancy, handing the reins to their relatively new dino sidekick.
Summary: Ok, confession time. One of my favorite games of all time, regardless of how bad it was by most standards, was Yoshi’s Story for the Nintendo 64. Sure, it was overly cutesy and incredibly simple, but I had a lot of fun playing the game and could never get the soundtrack out of my head.
Conclusion: Concept: Babysit Mario as a collection of Yoshis
Graphics: Not offensively bad, but a downgrade from the crisp visuals of the original
Sound: Despite some hummable tunes, the soundtrack has nothing particularly memorable
Playability: Everything controls fine, but an animation pause disrupts the...