- Platform: Nintendo DS
- Media: Video Game
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Yoshi's Island DS (Nintendo DS)
- 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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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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.Read more ›
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!
Both screens are used simultaneously to show tall section of each level. Unfortunately there us a blind spot between the screens where enemies can lurk in waiting and valuable flowers or coins can be missed. The levels are generally pretty huge and the emphasis is more on exploration to find flowers, red coins and the new big character coins than just getting to the goal.
Most of the enemies are from the original game and the few new ones, like the crocodile creatures that climb down vines, are not as well drawn or animated and wouldn't look out of place on an old 8-bit game machine.
The sound effects are spot-on, using the additional Shy-guy and Yoshi voices from the GBA version of YI (these were not in the SNES game). The music is a major disappointment. The first game was packed with great catchy tunes, but this version's music is average at best.
This game is a lot tougher then the original. It also lacks the item store from the first game (where you could win stars, eggs and other items in the minigames and keep them until needed). So you can't use these items to top up your star count just before the goal to get that all-important score of 100. If you can get to the goal with 30 stars in the later levels you're a much better gamer than I am.
The first YI is my all-time favourite 2D platform game. And the sequel, while still a great game, just doesn't have the same wow-factor.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's not a great game, but that's no fault with the product. Arrived on time, in the right condition.Published 7 months ago by Calwotter
Really hard to review this as it was bought as a present. I can however tell you that the product arrived on time and in good packaging. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mr J.R.Barry
Brilliant game and definitely one of my favourites on the 3DS. A must buy for any yoshi fan!Published 19 months ago by Kerry Louise