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  • Soapbox Yoshi's Woolly World Mended My Rocky Relationship With Yoshi

    A cracked heart tightly stitched back together

    Yoshi has been my favourite character from the Super Mario series since he made his dino-riffic debut in Super Mario World back in '91. I was so fond of him at that time that I convinced my parents to name our new Bichon Frise puppy in his honour. To this day, when I play Mario Kart or Mario Party...

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  • News Poochy & Yoshi Offer Tips For National Love Your Pet Day

    Treat your pooch(y) today

    We're still feeling bloated from over-indulging on the recent National Pizza Day, but before you know it now it's the snappily-titled National Love Your Pet Day. Our friends over at Nintendo of America have helpfully sent over a charming infographic with Poochy and Yoshi offering 10 tips about how to honor your adorable...

  • News Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Makes a Soft Landing in the UK Charts

    Pokemon Sun and Moon still lead the charge for 3DS

    The release of Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World on 3DS is the most recent attempt by Nintendo to earn a new audience for a highly regarded Wii U title, with previous and similar beneficiaries being the Koei Tecmo-developed Hyrule Warriors Legends and also Nintendo's own Super Mario Maker for...

  • News 3DS Titles Pushed Down by New Releases in Japanese Charts

    Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World gets past 50,000 lifetime sales

    It's Media Create Japanese charts time, and this week's result bring good news for Sony in particular, with new releases serving PlayStation systems well; for Nintendo it's a case of steady sales for older releases. In the software chart we have Capcom's Resident Evil 7: Biohazard...

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    Review Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World

    Spinning a good yarn

    There have evidently been occasions in recent times when Nintendo started looking at sales figures and picking out projects that deserve a second chance on the 3DS. Yoshi's Woolly World, for its part, is one of a few elite-level 2D platformers on Wii U that stand out as top-notch exponents of the genre. Gorgeous visuals,...

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  • Video Yoshi's Story Comes Back to Life in Our Brand New Video Series

    A Nintendo Life Lesson

    Plenty of games get a bit of a bad reputation for one reason or another, and many of us who feel strongly about those titles aren't happy with how many people view them. Take Yoshi's Story for example: a game this writer played as a child and loved to pieces, so when the opportunity came up to explore the game in greater...

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    Review Yoshi's Story

    A pretty but short story

    There's a lot to love about Yoshi's Story. The presentation is gorgeous, the mechanics are solid, and seeing a bunch of Yoshis wandering about remains adorable throughout the campaign. Unfortunately the game is held back by oversimplified platforming, design that's clearly oriented towards young and inexperienced gamers, and...

March2016

  • News Shigeru Miyamoto on the Development of Yoshi's Island

    An oldie, but a goodie

    Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island was definitely something of a gamble for Nintendo when it launched back in the days of the SNES. The Super Mario series was only four (technically five) games long, and instead of making a safe sequel to the popular Super Mario World, a game was made starring his dinosaur companion, Yoshi...

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  • News Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo Stampedes onto Shelves this November

    Your fabric-based Godzilla fantasies realised

    The Yarn Yoshi amiibo triplicate was a great move by Nintendo - it brought the idea of toys-to-life into actual toys that aren't glorified statuettes. Three clearly wasn't enough though, as now we can expect a giant variation of these adorable critters to arrive in North America, Europe, Australia, and...

July2015

  • Weirdness Yoshi Gets Mad in Latest Yoshi's Woolly World Commercials

    Not so soft and cuddly

    Yes, we know, Yoshi's Woolly World is so last week in Europe, and a source of frustration for North America fans, but the latest Japanese trailer just has to be shared. Why? Because Yoshi gets angry. Even when beating up on fools in Super Smash Bros., Yoshi is a happy presence - he's playful and cute, and can't be thrown off...

June2015