YOSHI’S WOOLLY WORLD
Publisher Nintendo Developer Good-Feel Format Wii U Release 2015
Yoshi is hardly the only Nintendo character to find a formula and stick to it, but few of his stablemates seem quite so tied to the past. A great deal of what
Yoshi’s Woolly World has to set it apart is HD resolution and an art style borrowed from Kirby’s
Epic Yarn. The world and every object within it are made of wool, and Yoshi now turns eaten enemies into balls of yarn instead of eggs. There are similarly modest additions to the gameplay: Yoshi can use his tongue to tug on loose threads to reveal secret areas, has an unlimited flutter jump, co-op play is confirmed, and new chick projectiles can be thrown to create short-lived cloudy platforms. Our solo demo was very conservative, however, and we encountered some frustrating design too: at one point, our progress was blocked until we’d revealed a hidden mystery cloud by jumping in front of it.