Yoshi's Woolly World is Nintendo's latest attempt to recapture the magic of the original Yoshi's Island. It follows the same 6 worlds, 8 levels, and special stages format, and has the same moves as before. Yoshi can swallow enemies to produce eggs (or yarn balls in this case), throw said eggs, flutter jump (almost infinitely if your timing is good), and ground pound on his way through the game. There are also several fruit based power-ups and yarn based transformation sequences.
The story of Yoshi's Woolly World is simple and explained as soon as the game begins: Kamek appears out of the blue and begins deconstructing all of the Yoshis into bundles of yarn for some unexplained purpose. Fortunately, he misses both green and red Yoshi, who proceed to give chase in an attempt to find and reassemble their friends. It's not a very complex story, but it gives you a reason to go out and collect as much as possible in your pursuit of the magikoopa menace.
The Wii U is awash in 2D platformers, so Yoshi's Woolly World tries to stand out with a one-two punch of nostalgia and saccharine cuteness via its next level yarn tech. Is this a crutch or can this game stand on its own? Let's break it down.
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