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GF Rating
7.2

1585 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

A disappointing redux

posted by Mumbles (ALAMEDA, CA) Dec 1, 2006

Member since Jun 2003

4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

I was really excited when I first heard Nintendo was going to bring out a sequel to Yoshi's Island since it's one of my favorite games of all time. Too bad they decided to let Artoon handle it.

It's not that this is a bad game, but once you played the original, if feels like much more of the same without any of the platform magic that Nintendo instils in the original.

The ability to being able to switch characters may sound like a welcome addition but it adds surprisingly little to the overall game.

With all this, I'm mildly disappointed that Nintendo didn't bother building this themselves. Oh well, we still have the original and you can get it on the GBA.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Colorful & Fun

posted by Nicole76 (GLENDALE HEIGHTS, IL) Jan 11, 2007

Member since Nov 2006

8 out of 13 gamers (62%) found this review helpful

I got this game for Christmas and had never played Yoshi's Island before. I instantly fell in love with it. It's beautifully rendered with vibrant colors and easy to master controls. And because there is no time limit, you can spend more time exploring each world instead of rushing to beat the clock. This game is the perfect level of difficulty for a non-hardcore gamer such as myself: not so easy that it's boring, but not so difficult that you will get frustrated and shut it off. Best DS game I've played so far.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

What everyone was waiting for: Yoshi's Island 2

posted by TheCrill (CHULA VISTA, CA) Dec 23, 2006

Member since May 2005

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

If you played the original Yoshi's Island and found it fun (or found other Yoshi games disapointing) then you'll like this game. So people have heard that Artoon had a rough past with it's previous games but they finnaly stepped up. They knew that this Yoshi title would mean something to us fans. They knew that we want a challenging and fun sequel to one of the greatest games ever made. They work hard day after day and... ...they came through. They found the best aspects of the original and used that with some new fun stuff. Now they have secret levels, unlockable minigames, and most noticeably, new babies. So if you played New Super Mario Bros, some may be wondering why it's so easy. If you want a game that challenges your mind and comes to the conclusion with a suprising enemy witch you have to defeat. Play this. If you have doupts because it was made by Artoon, that's just ok. But if play this game you WILL not be disapointed.

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