Developer Good-Feel Publisher Nintendo Format Switch Release 2018
The trailer may have suggested that Yoshi’s Switch debut was a hastily ported-over 3DS game – what with all those simple transitions between planes, and our hero throwing eggs at objects in the background – but there’s a lot more to Good-Feel’s latest. Complete one of the levels and you’ll be invited to play it from the opposite perspective. Objects that were once in the distance are now in the foreground, fuzzed out of focus; moving platforms are revealed to have been pushed around by sweaty Shy Guys; and previously unseen secrets are discovered. Co-op puts a smart spin on the mechanic: if both perform a ground pound at the same time, the perspective flips immediately. It’s a cheery, refreshing take on the Yoshi’s Island template which, after all these years, was beginning to show its age in Yoshi’s Woolly World.