Critic & User Reviews
Think of it as a puzzle game
posted by heimburg (ORLANDO, FL) Aug 15, 2006
Member since Jun 2005
3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
A better way to think of this game is as a puzzle game. Yeah, seems strange, but it works a lot better than thinking of it as an adventure title. Instead of going from level to level like you would in a traditional Yoshi adventure, this game is just one level that you keep doing over and over. (Well, there's one level for each game mode, plus a mode that randomly combines chunks to make a quasi-unique level.) But the point is, there's no story here. There's not even a change of scenery. You just do the same thing over and over to get better scores.
And the thing is, it's fun. The core mechanics of the game are fun. But the lack of unique levels, storylines, or changing art do sort of grate on you, because you know it could have been something epic. In fact, they would probably have been better off using a new character, so that people weren't expecting a different game.
If you can get past that, there's some fast and furious stylus gameplay here. For my money, the stylus control scheme is much better than Kirby's similar stylus-based game. (Kirby, though, has a storyline and lots of changes of scenery and yadda yadda.)
If you think of it as a casual renter, it's not bad. I found myself playing for a good eight or nine hours, on and off, before I got bored. If you're expecting something more meaty, you'll be disappointed.
Great For Puzzle Gamers
posted by protium7 (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Dec 31, 2006
Member since Jun 2006
1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
However, as an avid puzzle gamer, I absolutely LOVE this game and I have played it for hours and hours on end. The fact that there are different modes is great. Marathon and Challenge offer the most replay value.
Admittedly, my biggest complaint with the game is that you can't "beat" it, per say, only unlock an extra silly minigame. However, you can't "beat" classic puzzle games like Dr. Mario or Tetris, and once I realized that I wasn't working toward any endgame goal, but rather competing against myself, the game took on a new style for me and I continue to enjoy it many months after first starting to play it.
In short, it's a lot of fun! Just don't buy it if you want a storyline. :)
Awful...... Horrible............. WORST YOSHI EVER
posted by GamerBoy (METAMORA, MI) Apr 14, 2006
Member since Apr 2005
5 out of 8 gamers (62%) found this review helpful
Story Mode: NO
Campaign Mode: NO
Levels: 2 differet levels
Gameplay: Is not really that good
Point: No in depth story, no
variety of levels, so-
so gameplay = Pitiful
Do NOT Buy! It would be bad to rent! Instead, try:
KIRBY CANVAS CURSE
Stylus Gameplay: YES
Levels: 8 Very Complex Worlds
Gameplay: Really fun
Point: The alternative to Yoshi
Touch and GO. Get it!
Mini Games only
posted by charanajo (PUYALLUP, WA) Nov 9, 2011
Member since Nov 2011
The worst yoshi game ever theres been better
posted by brittaneya (EAST BETHANY, NY) Mar 7, 2009
Member since Jul 2008
This is NOT a whole game just a few minis: SKIP IT
posted by miko25 (LARGO, FL) Oct 5, 2008
Member since Nov 2004
posted by kyle13 (SPRING HILL, FL) Jul 16, 2008
Member since Jun 2008
No bad, not good
posted by Leemarie (LITCHFIELD, MN) Jul 5, 2008
Member since May 2008
I mean, it is fun. But it is monotonous. The same thing over and over, with very little variation. And no point. I mean, I love Animal Crossing, which has no point, but this just really seemed like "Why am I playing this?"
I've played worse games, but am I ever relieved I made the choice I did!
posted by GBADSWii (BROOKLYN, NY) Jan 20, 2008
Member since Oct 2007
Not that good at all
posted by Well111111 (NEWARK, DE) Jul 21, 2007
Member since Apr 2007
Their are 4 game play modes (time attack, score attack, challenge and somthing else). But no story mode at all, the entire game could make a good mini-game at best but not a real DS game.
Drawing fuffly clouds while i watch yoshi run and run it's fun to me at all. It's like a BAD knock off of Kirby Canvas Curse. And all it takes to yoshi to get hit once and you have to start all that way to the begining, ONE HIT. And jumping is a pain because to jump you have to poke yoshi and to flutter you tap him in the air but if you tap anything but yoshi you throw an egg and he falls into the hole you were avoiding... so i don't think you should bother renting it, go for Kirby CC it's much better (and kirby has a LIFE BAR)
No Story Mode
posted by Rockey (FOLSOM, CA) Jul 16, 2007
Member since Jun 2007
Yoshi is falling down
posted by Light827 (HOLLY SPRINGS, NC) Nov 1, 2006
Member since Jun 2006
As the title to my review says, the game is precisely that. It didn't grab my addictive gene. The only positive thing about this game in my opinion was that I could send it back to gamefly and get another game!
better then kirby
posted by EiNSaTZ (Bend, OR) Oct 2, 2006
Member since Jun 2006
i would choke myself than rather play this again
posted by tech4life (MOUNT PROSPECT, IL) Aug 6, 2006
Member since Aug 2006
think of this game makes me cry. anyone who gives this game a 4 or higher obviously just looked at the cover and gave it a review, my final word is to NOT-PLAY-THIS-GAME
this game is ok
posted by mattnbafan (COVINGTON, LA) Aug 5, 2006
Member since Nov 2005
didnot have a story mode!!
Hardcore Yoshi Fans Will HATE This!!!
posted by MoistVomit (WOODBRIDGE, NJ) Jul 28, 2006
Member since Jan 2006
2 main types of levels: Baby Mario levels have you drawing lines of clouds to avoid obstacles in the air & Yoshi ground levels have you drawing ramps to walk-over dangers (and shoot eggs, but you won't care).
The graphics are SNES quality, and I can't comment beyond telling anyone that's reading that I played this twice and IMMEDIATELY returned it to GameFly. I don't even know why I played it more than once- perhaps I sustained an head injury unbeknownst to me.