Excerpt: Way back before my time, during the days of the Super NES, a fine platformer game was around that danced all over the others: Yoshi's Island: Super Mario World 2. The game really set the standard for platformers then and it still does now.
Conclusion: Overall, Yoshi’s Island DS is still a remarkable game, and definitely one that will please followers of the original. There’s a few niggles with the visuals and sound, not to mention the fact a few things seem to feel recycled from previous outings.
Excerpt: Yoshi’s Island first appeared its colorful little self on the Super Nintendo and quickly gained fanfare and respect in the platforming community. The game enables players to play as the lovable dinosaur Yoshi, who takes care of the mustache-less baby Mario.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Yoshi's Island DS is an addictive game and fans of Yoshi or 2D platformers will get their money's worth. However, Nintendo raised expectations for the DS with NSMB that they just failed to deliver on this time round.
Excerpt: The oh-so-adorable dinosaur is back in all his reptilian glory. This time, Yoshi and his cute pals Baby Mario, Peach, Wario, and DK must save a kidnapped Luigi from Magikoopa Kamek and his menacing flying fortress.