Summary: Now, i've been a Nintendo fan since forever, a game fan in general since forever and Yoshi's Island was one of my favorites from the original to the remake on the gba ( added bonus levels were a nice touch). When Yoshi's Island DS was announced, i leaped with glee in response, after all , it was finally a new Yoshi's Island! Artoon, the developer has a strange history of games, but i gave them benefit of the doubt because of the initial presentation of the game.
Very good if you've never played the first Yoshi's Island.
Armando N. Roman, Amazon
3 January 2011
Summary: Yoshi's Island for the SNES is usually hailed as one of the best platformers of all time. Not just on the SNES, but on any system. It took everything that made Super Mario World great, and went further, adding a couple of basic yet innovative elements to the gameplay, and had a distinctive style of its own. Everything looked like it was drawn in crayon, but didn't look too kiddy. It's also one of those rare games that still holds up if you play it today.
Summary: This game is alright i guess, it's just after you play at least a half hour of it, you just start feeling bored and you never want to play it again. But the levels are very hard and when they are hard, then that means it's more of a challenge. The levels are very fun but boring put together.
Holly Hudspeth "The only certainty in life is..., Amazon
8 July 2009
Summary: I was a huge fan of the Yoshi's Island for the SNES when I was a teen. So I was really excited to see this game for the DS. I picked it up the same day I got my DS. I stopped playing it somewhere around the 3rd world, and picked it up again the other day after probably a year and a half. The game is very light hearted.
Summary: Yoshi's Island DS was very disappointing to me. The original Yoshi's Island for the SNES still ranks as one of the greatest games of all time. It had all of the hallmarks of great Miyamoto design: ingenious level design, a perfect level of challenge, unique play mechanics (such as Yoshi's ability to make eggs), classic music, and abundant heart and charm.
Yoshi has a good thing going here....just requires a little patience
1 May 2014
Summary: Despite starring (Baby) Mario, it plays differently than to the Super Mario series. Whereas the Super Mario series was a perfect example of a platform game designed for quick runs with a few exploratory elements rewarded for those who took the time to explore levels; the focus of this game is a little different.
Mr S. Anthony "Please see my other reviews.", amazon.co.uk
7 May 2013
Summary: I struggled to fully enjoy this game as the game world was split onto both the top and bottom screens of the Nintendo DS. This lead to obvious disjointed gameplay. If the game was played just using one screen however, I would give it a 4 out of 5 stars. Worth a rent, or finding the original game on the platform of which it was designed for.
Excerpt: hi we found yoshi's island fun and fast with good characters and lovely colours......did however find that the interest level in the game dropped quite quickly , not enough to sustain an avid ds player aged 10 i thought ....
Excerpt: This Game will take you back to the old days when this game was on super nintendo what was a great machice with all the classic characters like Yosi and Lugi . The controlls for the game are very simple to use and will not take you long to get the hang of it . All the diffrent levels are short and very simple but all the levels are mostly the same so this game could get boring very quickley if you play it for two long.