posted by Scarlet_Pegasus (COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA) Aug 13, 2014
Member since Aug 2014
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
It was very much like the last game for DS, so much so that I felt like I was playing the very same game. I could barely get through the first five levels, and even then I was still bored out of my mind. I would have rather played through a Pokémon game that I've played a thousand times than finished this newest game.
And the sad thing is, I love Yoshi. But it's just much too redundant from the last.
posted by fishyhotwheels (TUSTIN, CA) Apr 25, 2014
Member since Apr 2014
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
Remember Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the 50's era sci-fi film about aliens duplicating humans? Yoshi's New Island is the alien duplicate of the original Yoshi's Island. When you first start playing, you think you're seeing something familiar. Then you look into it's eyes and realize there's no soul, no spark of life at all. The only positive thing about this game is it made me want to dig my old SNES out of storage and relive the good old days when Mario, Yoshi, and Nintendo actually meant something.
As far as the story goes, there's nothing impressive. In fact, it's the exact same as the original Yoshi's Island on the SNES. However, that doesn't mean that the game isn't enjoyable. It's still a very fun game and a great trip to Nostalgia-Land for those who have played the original. There's some collection elements that can get you back into already completed levels to find some things you may have missed the first time in your quest for 100%. There's also a special bonus stage where you get a heap of 1-ups if you collect medals at the end of stages. Not that you'll need them, because the game is extremely generous with 1-ups, (I finished with over 200 lives) so you won't have any trouble completing it, as most of the game is fairly easy. I enjoyed the game as a whole; the art style, the music, the controls. But I wouldn't grade it higher than the original. It gets a 7/10 from me.