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Yoshi's Island DS (Nintendo DS)

by Nintendo
Nintendo DS
 Ages 3 and Over
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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  • Return to the colourful wilds of Yoshi's Island in a new platforming adventure for Nintendo DS.
  • Saddle up for adventure. This time, Baby Mario, Baby Donkey Kong and Baby Peach are along for the ride and each one gives Yoshi access to unique powers while they cling to his back.
  • Thanks to the power of Nintendo DS, all of the lush vistas and perilous paths of Yoshi's Island span two screens.
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo DS
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B000HE7KZC
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 14 x 1.3 cm
  • Release Date: 1 Dec 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,576 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description


Concrete proof of the brilliance of Nintendo's designers -- Edge

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Return to the colourful wilds of Yoshis Island in a new platforming adventure for Nintendo DS.

A mysterious floating island has suddenly appeared over peaceful Yoshis Island. Soon after its arrival, a gaggle of kids vanishes from the island school. Thankfully, Baby Mario, Baby Peach and Baby Donkey Kong manage to avoid being kidnapped. Now, Yoshi and the three young superstars must set out on a wild and colourful quest to rescue the kids and investigate the ominous island hovering overhead. Thanks to the power of Nintendo DS, all of the lush vistas and perilous paths of Yoshi`s Island span two screens.

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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smarter Than Mario 2 Dec 2006
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
What an amazing game. As a Megadrive owner as a kid, I never had the pleasure of playing the original on the SNES, and I now see what I was missing out on.

The game looks fantastic, plays wonderfully and offers a more intelligent challenge compared with the brilliant New Super Mario Bros.

It's so good that I even missed my train because I was so engrossed in playing it, and didn't notice the train pull in.
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42 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A sequal to a great snes game 25 Nov 2006
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Over a decade ago, Yoshi's Island on the Super Nintendo was a blast that at the time took the gaming world by storm. It didn't quite have the same impact when it was released for the GBA in 2003, but it still managed to sport some of its originality. We finally get a sequel, and its actually pretty good. It keeps all the good stuff from the previous game and adds in some new quirks. So it isn't exactly the same game. There are indeed some key differences.

In the first Yoshi's Island, Kamek kidnapped Baby Luigi while Baby Mario fell to Yoshi's Island. The Yoshi's rallied together to reunite Mario with his brother. The adventure was long, satisfying and quite a challenge. In the sequel on DS, Kamek is up to his dirty tricks again, but the key difference is that now the Yoshi's are taking care of more than one baby.

A lot of gameplay mechanics from the first one return. As you go through levels Yoshi does pretty much all that he did in the first one. That is to say you can jump and hover briefly, ground pound, make enemies into eggs and throw those eggs, as well as spitting your enemies back out at others. In this aspect Yoshi's Island has not changed at all. In addition to all this, keeping track of the baby on your back is also the same. If Yoshi ever touches an enemy he'll lose the baby off his back and a timer starts to countdown. You have to recover the baby before the timer runs out or else you lose a life. Also like in the first one, stars refill the counter.

There's more that returns. The completion of the game is a spot on match to the first one. As you go through levels you'll see flowers, red coins among the normal ones, and stars that need collecting. Upon completing a level you'll be given a score out of 100.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Eggscellent 20 Jun 2007
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Yoshi's Island on the Super NES all those years ago was a challenging but addictive game that was utterly fantastic. Yoshi's Island DS is very similar in terms of levels bur with new features, new characters and the advantage of dual screens.

This game doesn't make use of the stylus and you find you can get through the first few levels with ease. Egg-throwing is the same as it was before, the stars = seconds and red coins and flowers are all still here, but you also have the option of changing the baby- to Peach, who can help Yoshi float on air currents, or Donkey Kong, who can climb vines and ropes. Wario and Bowser also appear- the former has a magnet that can clear metal blocks for you, the latter can spit flames to melt ice.

To be honest, I found that you can play the majority of the game with Mario, with the others needed sparingly.

Good game play is appreciated and this game has it in abundance, but the later levels can be very frustrating. The difficulty seems to spike sharply in the final few levels of the game, which can lead to immense annoyance.

That said, the game is a fun remake of an old classic which I'm sure will entertain for many eggs to come!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Average 24 Feb 2014
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I think the word average sums up this game. It does what it says on the tin and no more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Platformer Ever !!! 14 Feb 2014
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This is one of the greatest platformers I have ever played, maybe even the best. If you have a DS - buy it and you won't regret it=
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yoshi to the rescue 29 Aug 2013
By Sharon
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Having owned this years ago when I had super nintendo console I loved this game and so decided to buy it on this format.The aim is to take baby mario on the different yoshi's for each level and rescue the other missing babies along the way there is plenty of extras for you to find like the flowers, and mini stars etc which all give you bonuses when you've collected enough, through each level you are introduced to different enemies and the backgrounds may not be to everyone's standards compared to the graphics nowadays on games but if like me you got this because of how you enjoyed playing it then that won;t matter anyhow so when you get to the end of each level you come up against a boss type character once defeated you move onto the next world and so forth then when reaching the end you come up against the ultimate boss and of course if completed then the babies are reunited.Anybody interested in buying this will have endless fun playing it I guarantee that.Bye.
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5.0 out of 5 stars VERY GOOD SELLER 18 May 2013
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3.0 out of 5 stars Yoshi's Island DS (Nintendo DS) 7 May 2013
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I struggled to fully enjoy this game as the game world was split onto both the top and bottom screens of the Nintendo DS. This lead to obvious disjointed gameplay. If the game was played just using one screen however, I would give it a 4 out of 5 stars. Worth a rent, or finding the original game on the platform of which it was designed for.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars No staying power
This has very little to keep my 5-year old's attention. He's only played it a few times and shows not interest in it now.
Published 10 months ago by Vince Noir
5.0 out of 5 stars yoshi
grandsons a yoshi fan and this fills the bill as a ds game keeps him quiet for ages good value
Published 11 months ago by margaret
5.0 out of 5 stars better?
The best yoshi game ever,better than yoshi touch, and not as fiddly.ideal for boring days at work good fun if your a child or a big kid.
Published 22 months ago by ben
4.0 out of 5 stars Yoshi's Island
Yoshi's Island is the longed for birthday present for my 12 year old grandson. He is so very excited to have it now, and he spends as long as he is allowed playing with it and... Read more
Published on 26 Oct 2011 by Janey
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun but also hard!
Maybe it's just me, but I am stuck on the final levels and finding it really frustratingly hard! Some of the levels are very long so I have to keep putting my DS on standby while I... Read more
Published on 28 Dec 2010 by Steffster
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect airplane toy
Bought the game to entertain a little 4-year old on a longhaul flight. He loved Super Mario Brothers, so was hoping this would also be a hit. It was! Read more
Published on 2 July 2010 by CM van der Walt
4.0 out of 5 stars Lizards, babies, and eggs - who could ask for more?
If you've played any of the Super Mario Bros. games in the past then this will feel pretty familiar. If you haven't played any Super Mario Bros. Read more
Published on 4 Jan 2010 by @GeekZilla9000
4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun!
I loved this game, the graphics to me are a bit funky but they're not bad. I love how you get the baby characters and that they give you a different power depending on which baby... Read more
Published on 12 Dec 2007 by H. L. T. Ha
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