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  • Poll Box Art Brawl Duel: Yoshi's Story


    It's the weekend and that means it's time for another edition of Box Art Brawl. Before we head into this week's dino duel, let us first recap what happened last time. In celebration of its 30-year anniversary, we looked at the Gotham-set beat 'em up Batman Returns on the SNES, pitting the EU/NA and Japanese covers against each other. Simply...



  • Guide Every Yoshi Game Ranked

    From the un-egg-ceptable to the egg-ceptional, as ranked by you

    Yoshi! The little green dinosaur has been on our screens for a long time now — over 30 years, in fact — but did you know that his first-ever spin-off game was an underwhelming block-falling puzzle à la Tetris? Honestly, it's a miracle that Mr. Munchakoopas (to use his full name)...



















  • 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...




  • 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...

  • Review Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (3DS)

    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,...







  • 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...






  • 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...


  • 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...




  • 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...

  • Review Yoshi's Island DS (Wii U eShop / DS)

    Swap-a-bye baby

    The challenge of having to follow up such a hot act as Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island is staying true to the original while simultaneously feeling fresh and exciting. The original Yoshi's Island was a pioneer in its design; that design can be straight-up copied again, sure, but the sense of surprise that the first possessed...

  • Review Yoshi Touch & Go (Wii U eShop / DS)

    Fleeting fun

    Between the DS, 3DS and Wii U, Nintendo has delivered many touch screen gaming experiences throughout the years. While some are genuinely creative and/or mechanically deep, others have ended up feeling like little more than an experiment or a tech demo rather than a full-fledged game; Yoshi Touch & Go falls into that latter...