Very mediocre Yoshi title. Better than Yoshi's Story, but not by much.
Adrian Acevedo Smith, Amazon
21 July 2014
Summary: I've been a longtime fan of Yoshi, and was pretty disappointed in this game. The game is initially fun, and hearkens back to the glory days of the Super Nintendo classic, but the "new" stuff is all pretty lame. Giant eggs appear only periodically, there is an annoying animation pause if you decide to throw an egg while standing, and the game is very simple if you don't go for a perfect playthrough (collecting flowers, coins, stars).
Summary: This is a kick off your shoes and just have fun game that makes a great gift and perfect for travel, especially those with younger children. No worries of it being kid friendly. A big plus for a gaming collection and Amazon always has great prices. My boys and I love fun, no stress games, especially after a long day at work. (yes we're old(er), my boys are in their 20's and well, we won't mention mine-although this sure beats out black and white TV) Get it, have FUN.
Get the original SNES Yoshi's Island from the virtual store.
9 July 2014
Summary: If you want the real Yoshi's Island experience, you need to play the original from the Super Nintendo. Any system that can play this game has a virtual store where you can buy the original SNES game and download it to your 3ds, 3ds XL, or 2ds, it will also be cheaper. Yoshi's New Island starts off well enough with the first level, but you slowly start to realize that it was a rushed game.
Summary: Just like I remember when I played it on N64. My son loves it I have to wait till he falls asleep to get my chance. Best gift I could find the game is in my sons words AWESOME! Can't beat that.