Yoshi's Woolly World News
Soapbox After 10 Years I Finally Got A Wii U, Here’s What I Thought
The good, the bad, and the ugly
Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, following up on his piece from a few weeks back, Jim delivers his verdict on the ten-year-old console and how it holds up in 2022 ... Picture the scene. The year...
News Yoshi's Woolly World's Composer Has Uploaded Lots Of Unheard Music From The Game
Give them a listen
Yoshi's Woolly World was one of our favourite games on the Wii U, partly because you can't go wrong with a nice dose of Yoshi cuteness, but also largely because of its truly wonderful soundtrack. The man behind many of our fondest musical memories in that game, composer Tomoya Tomita, has his very own YouTube channel, and fans of...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (May 11th)
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
And just like that, yet another week has gone and passed us by. We've had a pretty huge sale on the eShop and finalised Nintendo E3 plans to get all excited about over the last few days, but now it's time to sit back and talk about how we'll be enjoying our weekends. We've shared our gaming plans below, but...
Random Yoshi's Woolly World Composer Keeps Sharing Negative Tweets About Crafted World's Soundtrack
Accidentally, or entirely on purpose?
Yoshi's Crafted World has been around for just under a month now, and while the game is predictably adorable in most areas, one particular feature is a little less-than-perfect: the soundtrack. We, and many players who have been sharing their thoughts online, have felt rather let down by Crafted World's...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (March 30th)
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
Well done, folks! We've made it to the end of yet another week. This week brought us a bonkers bug situation in Final Fantasy VII and even more rumours of new Switch models coming this year, so it's probably about time we unwind by discussing our weekend gaming plans. Team Nintendo Life has just done that...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (March 23rd)
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
Well, what a busy week we've had. There was the Nindies Showcase, which brought with it the Cuphead and Cadence of Hyrule reveals, the
News Get Discounts On Zelda, Yoshi And Lots More Games In The Latest US My Nintendo Rewards
12 games discounted
The latest North American My Nintendo rewards have gone live, offering a new - and much larger than usual - range of titles at discounted prices. As you can see below, the list of new discounts is rather impressive compared to some of the rewards we've seen in previous updates; there are some top Zelda titles, a couple of Yoshi...
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...
Video Let's See How Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World's Graphics Stand Up Compared to its Wii U Counterpart
They've done their homework
Moving any title from the Wii U to the 3DS is inevitably going to come with a fairly heavy graphical downgrade, but with Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World the game stands up fairly well. Most notably the frame rate retains its glorious 60fps throughout (on New 3DS) and on the whole runs like butter. Make sure you check...
News Tomoya Tomita Leaves Good-Feel Games, Uploads Recent Compositions Online
The composer for Yoshi's Woolly World and Kirby's Epic Yarn
When it comes to famous Nintendo composers, Koji Kondo is usually the first name to come to mind, due in no small part to his significant contributions to the Super Mario and Legend of Zelda series'. One composer's name that you may not be quite so familiar with is that of Tomoya Tomita,...
Editorial Rediscovering the Simple Pleasures of 2D Platformers on Wii U
What mascots do best
Heading towards the festive period I often revisit older games, favourites that have perhaps been untouched for a year or two. That's certainly the case this year, where relatively few recent blockbusters (on any platform) have been tempting enough to make me part from my cash. There's also a bit of premature nostalgia at play,...
News Nintendo of America Expands Nintendo Selects Range and Unveils Small New 3DS Bundle
Wii U game + amiibo bundles are coming, too
Nintendo of America is jumping into the 'back to school' craze, but its latest announcements are good news for fans of all ages in North America. It's expanding the Nintendo Selects range, releasing a rather nice small New Nintendo 3DS bundle, and also planning some Wii U game + amiibo bundles. First of...
News Nine Nintendo Titles Pass One Million Sales For This Financial Year
The green and the evergreen
With Nintendo having shared its financial reports for Q3, therefore covering the first nine months of the financial year, we can get an idea of the year's notable successes, especially as these sales figures cover the all-important Holiday period. Overall Nintendo can point to nine of its games that have sold over one...
Video Two Ways of Looking at the Incredible Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo
Wool-dn't you like to know?
Mega Yarn Yoshi is the latest madcap idea from Nintendo to expand its line of amiibo toys-to-life figurines and this time they've really outdone themselves. This gargantuan monster stands at a smidgen over eight inches tall, dwarfing its standard-sized Yarn Yoshi compadres who stand at just three and a half inches. As...
Random Keep Warm This Winter with the Yoshi's Woolly World Sweater
Another great addition to the ugly Christmas sweater collection
One of the more recent traditions to emerge around the Holiday season is that of the ugly Christmas sweater. Many of you have probably been in that awkward situation; where that weird aunt that you see three times a year opts to knit you a hideous green and red sweater emblazoned with a...
News Bring a Bit of Splatoon Goodness to Your 3DS With This HOME Theme
Yoshi goes for a softer touch
If you're in Europe you may have gawked at the most recent Nintendo Download Update for the region just recently, which is mainly full of NES games and 3DS HOME Themes. Nintendo of Europe has shared images of the HOME Themes, and as one of them is the fetching 'Squid Sisters' Splatoon option we felt obliged to share it;...
News Yoshi's Woolly World Developers on Baby Mario's Exclusion and Creating the Yoshi Designs
It's so fluffy!
Though it's been out for a while in Europe, Yoshi's Woolly World is still sort of new over in North America. The adorable and colorful new entry in the Yoshi's Island series is certainly a worthwhile experience; we awarded it a 9/10, praising the visual design and creative gameplay. In order to learn a bit more about the game's...
News Yoshi's Woolly World Secures Top 10 Spot in US NPD Charts
Super Mario Maker also maintains decent momentum
It somewhat passed us by during Nintendo Direct madness, but the October NPD results are out for the US. Though they only account for new copies sold of physical retail games, and exclude bundles, they nevertheless give us an idea of current sales trends. To kick off with the all-format top 10, an...
News The Cute Little Green Yarn Yoshi amiibo Gets a Standalone Release in North America
For all you collectors out there
Occasionally amiibo figures are only available within game bundles, either for a limited period or - potentially - as a permanent arrangement. Naturally this doesn't suit everyone, so Nintendo of America is un-bundling one toy for its own release. On this occasion it's the small green Yarn Yoshi, which has been...
Nintendo Download 15th October (North America)
Yoshi! Momonga! SmileBASIC! WiiWare! More!
It's that time again, North American gamers, for the Nintendo Download Update. This week brings an exceptional retail release on the Wii U, some interesting home console downloads, a promising 3DS programming app, a load of discounts and even a WiiWare download. Yes, really! Let's get to it. Missed the...
Video Mega Yarn Yoshi, Shovel Knight And More amiibo Madness At EGX 2015
Is your wallet ready?
You like amiibo, right? Of course you do! Everyone does. And with that in mind, you'll no doubt be pleased to hear that Nintendo Life video expert Alex Olney teamed up with our friends at Family Gamer TV at EGX 2015 to get an up-close tour of all the lovely new amiibo on show at the expo. On the Nintendo booth we got to have a...
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...
News Yoshi's Woolly World Has Limited Impact in Japan as Yo-Kai Watch Busters Dominates
3DS retains overall hardware lead despite PS4 boost
The latest chart results have been released out of Japan and bring a mix of good and middling news for Nintendo. To begin with software, the results bring us the début of Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U, and its impact has been fairly underwhelming; the title sold 31,158 units in its first week...
News Yoshi's Woolly World and Splatoon Hang Tough in UK Charts
LEGO Jurassic Park on Wii U starts well
The UK chart results are in and, while Nintendo is hardly storming away at the top, it has some cause to be pleased. Some key titles are still shifting units, while a third-party effort's also had a reasonable start. Yoshi's Woolly World made its début in 4th place, and in its second week saw a 60% drop in...
Poll Does Nintendo's Drive Towards Multiplayer Gaming Appeal to You?
Big name IPs and co-op adventures
While Nintendo has plenty of single player experiences and adventures on the way, some of its notable recent reveals are determined to get us playing with others. The Legend of Zelda and Metroid Prime are two IPs announced recently that will try and tempt us to play with others online or locally on our 3DS, albeit...
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...
News Yoshi's Woolly World Cuddles Up to Fourth Spot in the UK Charts
Described as a 'great start' by Chart-Track
Last week brought two major new retail releases in the UK - Batman: Arkham Knight was always an absolute certainty to take top spot in the country's charts, but it was the launch of the fantastic Wii U platformer Yoshi's Woolly World that was of most interest to Nintendo fans. The pleasing news is that...
Video Unboxing the Yarn Yoshi amiibo & Seeing How it Works in Yoshi's Woolly World
A stitch in time
Nintendo's been making waves with its latest foray into the toys-to-life genre, namely the crocheted Yarn Yoshi amiibo which takes on a plush, more toy-like form than the plastic statues found in the rest of the lineup. In this video we unbox the blue version of this cuddly critter and see how he and the rest of the amiibo range...
Video Art Academy and Yoshi's Woolly World Combine Beautifully in This Time-Lapse Showcase
Worthy of any virtual gallery
A neat new feature in Art Academy: Atelier / Art Academy: Home Studio is the option to upload time-lapse footage of your creations to YouTube. It's a practice popular among artists on the video platform, and provides multiple options that are automated - rather like Mario Kart TV in Mario Kart 8. The new Art Academy is...
Interview Knitting Together the Pattern of Yoshi's Woolly World and Cuddly amiibo
"We still have lots more ideas to explore"
Yoshi's Woolly World is out now in Europe - it heads to North America on 16th October - and is the latest major retail arrival on the Wii U. First teased back in 2013, its visual style and design brings a natural evolution to the yarn aesthetic seen in the excellent Kirby's Epic Yarn on Wii. Utilising the...
Gallery The Yarn Yoshi amiibo Is So Cute And Cuddly, It Hurts
We're not pulling wool over your eyes, either
Today sees the release of Yoshi's Woolly World in Europe, and we've been lucky enough to get some hands-on time with the Yarn Yoshi amiibo which accompanies the game. As you can see in the shots below, he's settled in nicely in the Nintendo Life office, even going as far as to have a friendly chat with...
Video Enjoy Some Nostalgia With This Stylish History of Yoshi Games
Ending with Woolly World, of course
Yoshi's Woolly World arrives this week in Europe and Australia, with Good-Feel giving Mario's buddy the yarn treatment. We couldn't help but love it in our review, and we're sure a number of Wii U owners are contemplating whether to splash the cash. Whether you're picking Woolly's World up or waiting for its...
Parent Trap Woolly Yoshi amiibo Finally Turn Toys To Life Figures Into Actual Toys
Family Gamer's Andy Robertson has a yarn Yoshi, don't hate him
It may seem that the knitted amiibo for Yoshi's Woolly World are simply a gimmick. However, for children the difference here is more than aesthetic. They mark a new toys to life trend of offering playable toys rather than collectable figurines for the shelf. Of course, historically toys...
Music Tissues At The Ready For This Yoshi's Woolly World Song
Still a better love story than Twilight...
You know that music video you've always wanted? The one where a boy expresses his love for a tiny, knitted, fictional, egg-laying video game character? Well want no more! Yoshi has been my favourite character from the Nintendo universe for as long as I can remember. His gorgeous little face and that...
Nintendo Download 25th June (Europe)
Yoshi! Kirby! Art Academy! Samurai Warriors! More!
It's the start of a normal week in the world of the big N, so naturally it kicks off with the Nintendo Download Update details in Europe. This week brings three promising and relatively high profile retail releases, two diverse offerings on the Wii U eShop along with some retro goodies, some...
Feature The Biggest Wii U Retail Games of 2015 - Summer Edition
E3 has added some new hits
It's the Summer Solstice here at Nintendo Life HQ in the UK, the longest day of the year. That comes at the end of the longest week of the year following E3, at which Nintendo had a mixed showing. What the event did deliver, in addition to some controversy and a clutch of wonderful moments, was a clearer look at the...
News French Retailers Are Cancelling Yoshi Woolly World amiibo Orders Due to "Destroyed" Stock
Or "détruit" if you'd prefer
Not so long ago, we reported that Splatoon amiibo orders were cancelled in the UK due to an entire truckful of the blighters being stolen. Just when you thought that things couldn't get any worse in the world of amiibo collecting, we're now hearing reports from France that retailers are cancelling orders because of...
News Yoshi's Woolly World Launches in North America This October
Kept you waiting
Yoshi's Woolly World launches this month in Europe, but has thus far been denied a solid North American release date. Today's Digital Event at E3 changed all that - Nintendo has confirmed that Yoshi's next adventure will land in that particular region on October 16th. Developed by Good-Feel, Woolly World is the first home console...
News New Yoshi's Woolly World Video Shows Off Fluffy Cuteness and Confirms Splatoon amiibo Support
Ink-redible news (we have no shame)
With Yoshi's Woolly World just two weeks from release in Europe and all set for a Fall arrival in North America, we're seeing more videos and hype building for the soft-natured platformer. It's big on cuteness, and the latest video from Nintendo UK is no different. Rather like a recent Japanese video showcase...
Video Get Cosy With This Yoshi's Woolly World Showcase from Japan
Ramping up the cuteness
Yoshi's Woolly World isn't far away in Europe, the second Good-Feel platformer to wrap its game world in soft, cuddly fabric. We think it should definitely be on your radar if you like chilled out platforming with an optional edge of difficulty to take on. Its Japanese release is close too, and the video below therefore...
Video Discover What Happens When Yoshis Meet amiibo In This New Yoshi’s Woolly World Trailer
Turn that cuteness dial up to eleven
Yoshi's Woolly World is only a month away from its European launch, which takes place on the 26th June. As we said in our preview yesterday, when you throw in the stunning visuals, quirky and charming design and a lovely soundtrack, it becomes apparent that Woolly World is the real deal - a game crafted with care...
Feature Yoshi's Woolly World, Like Kirby's Epic Yarn Before It, Offers Unique Chill-Out Platforming
All platformer fans should want this game
Though its release in Europe is still a month away, Nintendo has certainly been keen to let the media get their hands on Yoshi's Woolly World. We already gave you a written and video preview for the game in late April, but without spoiling too many specifics we thought we'd provide a follow-up to explain...
Video Here's Proof That Yoshi Made Out of Yarn is the Best Thing Ever
The cuteness, it's too much
Good-Feel is a development studio that has stumbled across a brilliant idea. Take a cute mascot, almost literally - but virtually - wrap them in wool and make them even more adorable; it is the definition of winning. Which brings us to Yoshi's Woolly World, of course, which will possibly take cuteness to dangerous levels...
News You Don't Need A Yoshi amiibo To Unlock Stuff In Yoshi's Woolly World
Other figures will also be supported
Nintendo revealed some amazing yarn-based Yoshi amiibo toys recently, as well as confirming how they would work with the forthcoming Yoshi's Woolly World. Standard Yoshi amiibo were also confirmed as compatible with the Wii U platformer, but thanks to a leak of the Australian packaging, we now know that other...
Nintendo Life Weekly 1st May 2015
Your weekly gullet-full
We all have busy lives, and often it can be very difficult to keep up with everything that's happened in the world of Nintendo without totally sacrificing our social lives. Introducing Nintendo Life Weekly, a new series of videos that aim to condense all the news, releases, and reviews of the previous week. The video has...
Preview Unraveling the Truth in Yoshi's Woolly World
Baby Mario cheerfully absent
For many years now fans of games in the Yoshi series have been clamouring for a successor to Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, yet the games Nintendo has presented us with so far haven't quite hit the mark. Yoshi's Story ditched the somewhat irritating Baby Mario mechanic much to the delight of many, but overhauled...
News Yoshi's Woolly World Yarn amiibo Now Available for Pre-Order on the Nintendo UK Store
You'd better be quick!
We've seen lots of delightful amiibo over the past few months from the Super Smash Bros. and Mario Party ranges, however it's the yarn Yoshi amiibo figurines which tie in with the release of Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U which really seem to be exciting collectors at the moment. They're amiibo made of wool and ridiculously...
News Those Yoshi's Woolly World Yarn amiibo Are Up for Pre-Order in the UK, and They're Pricey
When it comes to amiibo, it's hard not to be charmed silly be the yarn toys that are being released along with Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U. They're amiibo made of wool - let's just digest that for a moment... Of course, stock will probably be harder to come by than an original Call of Duty concept, so the race will be on. UK gamers...
Gallery Yarn Yoshi Is Just Too Darn Cute
Nintendo turns the 'cuteness' up to 11
During Nintendo's latest Nintendo Direct it emerged that we won't be able to visit Yoshi's Woolly World until at least June in Europe and a vague 'Fall' in North America. It's been over 2 years since the game was first announced and we can't wait to play it, but hopefully this selection of real-life Yarn Yoshi...
News Yoshi's Woolly World Knits Up Some Release Details And An Adorable Range Of amiibo
Will release on June 26th in Europe, and 'Fall' in North America
Today's Nintendo Direct brought further info on Yoshi's Woolly World, the latest platforming title to feature our egg-tossing hero, and went into some detail on two different difficulty modes to suit players of all skill levels. 'Classic' mode will have a similar feel to traditional...