Sunday9th Aug 2020
Crying in a bubble
And we're back for another edition of Box Art Brawl, the weekly poll where you vote for your favourite classic (or sometimes not-so-classic) retro video game box art variant from around the world. Last week we checked in with Dr. Mario on the Game Boy (and NES) 30 years on from
Wednesday5th Aug 2020
And it's not for want of trying
On the 25th anniversary of its Japanese release, Gavin ponders why he just can't get down with one of Nintendo's most celebrated games of the 16-bit era... There's a strata of gaming classics so renowned for their quality that they become untouchable. Not liking, say, Ocarina of Time is cause for some serious...
Wednesday8th Jan 2020
We missed it, too
We're always on the lookout for cheap Switch eShop deals, but despite some pretty hefty sales over the holidays we don't think we've found a bargain quite as good as the one snapped up by some lucky Target customers online earlier today. US retailer Target temporarily had download codes for Yoshi's Crafted World on sale wit
Wednesday18th Dec 2019
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...
Friday6th Sep 2019
All better now
If you've booted up the Nintendo Switch Online's fancy new SNES app, you may well have already given Yoshi's Island a fresh spin. The 1995 classic is now available at no extra cost to Switch Online subscribers - and we'd definitely recommend diving into it. Now, we wouldn't blame you for missing it
Wednesday7th Aug 2019
Yeah, no thanks
In what is the most important article you'll read today, we share with you undeniable evidence that Yoshi and horses should not mix. When global phenomenon Minecraft crafted its very own release on Wii U several years ago, a Super Mario Mash-Up Pack was released featuring fan-favourite characters. The usual suspects such as Mario,...
Sunday26th May 2019
A dose of nostalgia
Game Freak has shared a new video on its YouTube channel featuring director Junichi Masuda talking about the development of the original Pokémon games as well as the puzzle game Yoshi – also known as Mario & Yoshi in Europe and Yoshi's Egg in Japan. For starters, most people to this day still don't know the classic...
Thursday25th Apr 2019
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...
Wednesday24th Apr 2019
Fixes an analogue bug and resolves "some other issues"
Arguably the most adorable game to be released so far this year is Yoshi's Crafted World on the Nintendo Switch. This makes a lot of sense, considering it's been developed by the Japan-based developer Good-Feel – best known in recent years for its work on Yoshi's Woolly World and Kirby's Epic...
Saturday20th Apr 2019
To celebrate his newest game
The recent release of Yoshi's Crafted World on the Switch has encouraged Nintendo of America to take a trip down memory lane. To celebrate nearly 30 years of Mario's green-coloured companion, a lovely timeline graphic has been uploaded to Twitter, showing off the character's entire history. Nintendo also threw in a fun...
Thursday11th Apr 2019
Craft a scene from the game
Play Nintendo is an official subsite where you can go to download fun art activities and participate in silly polls. Not long ago, it was offering instructions and a printable design to create a Peachette paper craft super crown. Now, to promote Yoshi's Crafted World, Nintendo has uploaded a free printable diorama. If...
Monday8th Apr 2019
Fun comes first
Yoshi's Crafted World is, on the whole, a game on the 'easier' end of the difficulty scale. Not unlike recent Mario adventures, but perhaps to a more extreme extent, simply reaching the end goal of the game is relatively simple, with the main challenge for more experienced players coming from collecting every single flower. In the...
Touch fuzzy, get costume
In its debut adventure on Switch, Yoshi and his brethren must face an assortment of dangerous enemies in order to restore the Sundream Stone back to its full glory. Tilt the survival odds in your favour by grabbing costumes via amiibo, which they can wear as paper armour in a way not entirely dissimilar to Capcom's heroic...
Friday5th Apr 2019
An impressive launch
Japanese chart figures are now in for 25th - 31st March, revealing that Yoshi's Crafted World has secured another number one position following on from its UK success reported earlier this week. The game sold 53,327 copies in its first week on sale in the region, knocking last week's number one, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, down...
Tuesday2nd Apr 2019
Watch 'em fall
Last Friday, Yoshi's Crafted World finally arrived on Nintendo Switch. As you'd probably expect from a game featuring everyone's favourite egg-laying dinosaur sidekick, the whole thing's pretty darn adorable. As a dedication to the game (or the demo, actually), YouTube user TheDominoKing created the video up above. The project took...
Monday1st Apr 2019
Knocking Sekiro off top spot
UK chart data is now in for the week ending 30th March, revealing that Yoshi's Crafted World has gone straight to number one. Not bad at all. The game replaces last week's top spot owner Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice which drops down to third place this week, joining the likes of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe which remains in the top...
Friday29th Mar 2019
Adorable as ever
Today sees the latest major Nintendo release finally launch on Switch, this time in the form of Yoshi's Crafted World. A new launch trailer (with a Yoshi vocal track to accompany it, no less) has been posted to celebrate. You likely know all about this one by now, but Yoshi's new adventure has you jumping, ground-pounding,...
Wednesday27th Mar 2019
5.2 gigabytes of beautiful bog rolls and bottle tops
The Yoshi games have carved a niche for themselves as colourful, mostly frictionless experiences well-suited to younger gamers or anybody after some cute low-pressure platforming. Completionists may find challenge in hunting down every last collectible, but these games are built to be approachable...
Tuesday26th Mar 2019
Green is the new black
When asked to name a key Nintendo franchise, most people's first thoughts would likely turn to Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda and Metroid. However, over the years Nintendo has consistently made games with Yoshi as the star. These titles have fleshed-out Nintendo's release schedule nicely across various console generations,...
Tuesday19th Mar 2019
If only it came with a manual like this
Yoshi's Crafted World is just ten days away from release, with a worldwide launch planned for 29th March. We're eagerly awaiting the day we can finally get stuck into everything it has to offer, but until then, we might just find ourselves watching this little video over and over again. Shared by Twitter user...
Monday11th Mar 2019
Yoshi's Crafted World is just around the corner, launching on Switch towards the end of this month, and we're sure there will be lots of adorable little moments to discover when it finally does arrive. Some fans have picked up on one particularly interesting scene in the game already, though, thanks to an early preview video. Just a few...
Saturday9th Mar 2019
Empty out your wallet
Last weekend, we shared news about First 4 Figures teasing its long-awaited Mario and Yoshi statue. In the latest update, the statue is now available to pre-order. If you like the look of it, you can select from the standard edition, exclusive edition or the definitive edition. As you might have guessed, all of these statues...
Saturday2nd Mar 2019
The mushroom kingdom would be proud
Three years after the initial reveal, First 4 Figures has finally announced its Mario and Yoshi statue will be available for pre-order after a Q&A live stream next Friday. The announcement was made on the F4F blog page and Twitter account, with a YouTube teaser trailer for the figurine also shared. Check it...
Tuesday26th Feb 2019
And we're incredibly jealous
In today's episode of 'why does Japan get all the cool stuff and why haven't we just relocated already?', we present to you the latest selection of physical goodies added to the region's My Nintendo rewards service. And everything's coming up Yoshi. Yes, these new arrivals all feature our favourite, green, egg-laying...
Wednesday20th Feb 2019
Uncle Sam's a Yoshi fan
Where would Mario be without Yoshi, his trusty steed ever since Super Mario World? We're big fans of the dinosaur's work, and can't wait to raid the art room in the upcoming Yoshi's Crafted World. It seems somebody working for the US government is also a fan; as noted on Twitter by The Fore
Tuesday19th Feb 2019
We're used to seeing Mario and friends adorning all sorts of products outside the sphere of video games, from backpacks to bottlecaps and beyond. Occasionally, we'll find them featured on unofficial products, such as this rather nifty-looking boardgame or on the sides of a bouncy castle - that sort of thing. On yet other occasions we...
Monday18th Feb 2019
Carry your Switch in style
It's not too long until the lovely looking Yoshi's Crafted World makes its debut on the Switch – it's going to be a tempting purchase on 29th March. The Nintendo Official UK Store isn't only offering the game on its own for pre-order, however. You can get a bundle with a lovely little Yoshi's Egg keychain thrown in, or...
Where there's a will, there's a PVA
When we first clapped eyes on Yoshi’s Crafted World, we’d be lying if we said our first thoughts weren’t something along the lines of ‘oh look, another Yoshi game’. That’s not to say we didn’t like what we saw, but the Yoshi series has always played things a little bit safe in the past, and at first...
Wednesday13th Feb 2019
Full game launches this March
If you've been eager to try out Yoshi's Crafted World and don't think you can hold out much longer, Nintendo has now released a demo for the beautifully crafted title on the Switch eShop. Apart from this exciting news, more footage of the game was also shared during the latest Direct presentation. It confirmed players...
Friday11th Jan 2019
That's a lot of Yoshis
If you're a huge fan of Yoshi - and we mean a huge fan of Yoshi, then this Yoshi's Crafted World bundle will most likely, probably, absolutely be for you. Releasing on the same day as the standalone game, and melting our hearts with pure joy, this bundle includes the game and no less than ten Yoshi plushies for your cuddles...