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Yoshi's Woolly World logo
Yoshi'sWoolyWorld (NA)
North American box art
Developer(s) Good Feel
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Wii U platform icon
Classification(s) Nintendo-network-icon
Accessory(ies) ClassicControler-icon-2 Amiibo-icon-2-2
Genre(s) Platformer
Download Size 7.57 GB
Rating(s)
ESRB  PEGI  CERO  USK  ACB

03ESRB E  01PEGI 3  01CERO A  01USK 0  01ACB G

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Yoshi’s Woolly World is an platformer game released for the Wii U. Yoshi’s Woolly World was released on June 25 and June 26, 2015 in Australia and Europe respectively, and later released on July 16, 2015 in Japan and on October 16, 2015 in North America.

Gameplay

In single-player mode, the sole playable character is Yoshi. The game is similar to Kirby's Epic Yarn, which was also developed by Good-Feel. Yoshi’s Woolly World is in 2.5D. There is a multiplayer feature in the game. The heart point system from Yoshi's Story returns as well. Gameplay involves Yoshi overcoming obstacles and solving puzzles by weaving and unraveling yarn throughout the game, which is also similar to Kirby's Epic Yarn. Unlike previous Yoshi games, when Yoshi eats enemies, they turn into yarn balls rather than eggs. Big Yarn balls can go through multiple enemies and platforms.

There are 3 kinds of collectibles, Flower Tokens, Wonder-Wools, which combine for a new costume, and Stamp Patches, which reward the player with stamps if enough are collected. There are also beads, used to pay for badges, and Hearts, which represent your health.

Amiibo Functionality

Using one of the Yoshi Amiibos, the player can summon a Yoshi to help them in a level. They are controlled from the same inputs as the player, Like A Double Cherry. Like another player, they can be eaten and turned into a yarn ball to get to higher places.

The Yarn Yoshi Amiibo can be written to to save patterns for Yoshi.

All the Amiibos except for the Pokemon can be scanned in for a special costume of that figure. Pokemon Amiibos give the Amiibo Yoshi.

Plot

Kamek comes around to the Yoshi village on Craft Island and turns them all into bundles of Wool. Two Yoshis escape this fate by hiding in the bushes. They then, venture to save their friends after Kamek drops a few bundles of Wool in the levels below.

Development

When the game was first revealed in the January 2013 Nintendo Direct, the game looked very different. Yoshi had a string base form which he needed to eat an enemy to gain a full form. Aside from that, not much is known. It wasn't until E3 2014 when the game was rerevealed with its new and final name. E3 2015 revealed that the amiibos were initially inspired by when Emi Watanabe, one of the game's coordinator, wanted to contribute by making these yarn Yoshi dolls.

Reception

AggregatorScore
GameRankings 78.38%
MetaCritic 78
PublicationScore
Destructoid 7/10
Digital Spy 3/5
Edge 6/10
Electronic Gaming Monthly 9/10
The Escapist 4/5
Game Informer 8.5/10
GameSpot 6/10
GamesTM 8/10
GameTrailers 8/10
IGN 7.4/10
Nintendo Force 9.5/10
Nintendo Life 9/10
Nintendo World Report 8.5/10
USgamer 3.5/5

Trivia

  • Two decades separate the releases of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Woolly World in North America. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island was released October 4, 1995 and Yoshi's Woolly World was released on October 16, 2015, 20 years and 12 days later.
  • A few inanimate Yarn Yoshis are found in Mario Kart 8 in the form of pre-release easter eggs. Ribbon Road, a retro track found on the Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 DLC pack, was revamped to look like a toy-filled bedroom with three Yarn Yoshi dolls sitting near different parts of the track.[1]

References

  1. LeJacq, Yannick (April 28, 2015). "Mario Kart 8's New DLC Is Stuffed With Inside Jokes". Kotaku Australia. Retrieved on October 19, 2015.

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