Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World
Everyone
Mild Cartoon Violence
Nintendo

Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World

Everyone
Mild Cartoon Violence
Nintendo
Poochy Yoshis Woolly World is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 51.
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This gorgeous Wii U game is making its way to Nintendo 3DS. This version contains some new features, plus every stage available in the original. Exclusive new stages focus on Poochy: Players must time Poochy's jump to collect beads, balloons, and Poochy Pups as they head for the goal. Poochy Pups are curious little helpers who jump on suspicious spots to indicate where players should look for secrets and collectables. Nintendo and stop-motion animation studio Dwarf are collaborating on 30 animated shorts featuring Yoshi and Poochy that will be included in the Nintendo 3DS version of the game.

Poochy And Yoshi's Woolly World

A Tight-Knit Port
by Kyle Hilliard

Port the quality platformer from Wii U to 3DS, adding some new features while removing co-op


The 3DS version is undeniably inferior to the Wii U version, but the yarn aesthetic still looks great on the mobile platform


The cute sound effects and excellent music moves to 3DS without any noticeable changes


Moving and firing off yarn balls lives up to Nintendo's high platforming standards. Playing on New 3DS offers a smoother experience with 60 FPS, but the 30 FPS on the standard 3DS gets the job done just fine


Yoshi moves to the 3DS from the Wii U with little downgrading. The new modes don't merit a re-purchase for those that played the Wii U version, but this version is a perfectly fine way to experience Woolly World

Yoshi's Woolly World is the best Yoshi's Island game since the original released for Super Nintendo in 1995. Seeing its gameplay on a different platform seemed entirely possible, but the Wii U version took full advantage of the console's HD visuals which made a port to the 3DS suspect. Thankfully, despite the small visual downgrade, Woolly World is still a great platformer, even on 3DS.

In a broad sense, Woolly World is unchanged from the Wii U version. Small things – like a different layout for the overworld – are present, but all the levels, controls, and general charm of a Nintendo platformer in a world made of yarn is all here on 3DS. It still looks great, too, and if you're playing on New 3DS the framerate boosts to 60 FPS, making it a smoother experience.

Additions for Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World include a new auto-running mode starring Poochy and changes to mellow mode. Poochy's auto-running levels are fun and give you a chance to collect gems, or complete missions like collecting certain items as you speed-run, or making sure you duck under that log. I like these new levels, but as a returning Woolly World fan, I would have liked to access them faster and without having to replay the campaign.

Mellow mode, which is geared toward younger players, gives Yoshi wings and lets him fly through levels. On 3DS, a collection of Poochy Pups now follow Yoshi to help find secrets and can be used as yarn balls so you never run out of throwable items. The pups are cute, and a mode that lets my young daughter (who hasn't mastered platforming yet) enjoy the cute visuals without getting frustrated is welcome.

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