Mar 14th, 2014


Yoshi’s New Island hit the Nintendo 3DS this week and it’s been receiving mixed reviews around the web. The Yoshi’s Island series has always been one of mixed feelings, people usually either love it or hate it. We’re not reviewing the title here at Wii U Daily, but here’s a look at some of the review scores that the game has received and a bit of information pulled from the review.

Joystiq – 80

Yoshi’s New Island is by no means a sub-standard experience. It’s solid. Reliable. You come in expecting devious platforming levels that will test your gaming mettle, and that’s exactly what you get.

Polygon – 75

Its sense of humor and experimental streak keep the game fresh throughout, and allow Yoshi to stand apart, even in a crowded season for Nintendo’s core properties.

Game Informer – 70

Considering how unimpressed and apathetic I was towards most of Yoshi’s New Island, it might be time to just be happy with my Super Nintendo memories when it comes to this series.

Destructoid – 70

As you can probably tell from my time with it, Yoshi’s New Island isn’t a “must have,” but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad game. It’s very much by the books based on any genre standard, and there’s pretty much nothing new here that you’ll need to run out to experience. But even so, fans of the genre will still dig it.

Eurogamer – 40

It might look a little like Yoshi’s Island, then, but it’s a worse game in every regard. 19 years on from the original, its design has been denuded of almost everything that made it great: a series once fecund with ideas is now coasting on past glories.

As you can see, reviews for the game are all over the place. If you’ll be picking it up, let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • Elitepwnsface

    I am currently playing through the first one for snes(Playing it on my 3ds, ambassador program). Never actually beat it the first time around. Will pick it up as soon as i finish the game.

  • Gabe Hoffman

    I still have my original GBA Super Mario Advance 3 cartridge

    • Thomas Vienna

      I still have my SNES cartridge.

  • elbrody

    Bought it yesterday

  • YogiGRB

    love this game

    • Yoshi

      it seems that they have delayed my smash announcement a bit…. heheh

      • YogiGRB

        don’t worry, they will 😛

  • Anonymous

    I have an ad of this game in my magazine and this game just came out yesterday. It sounds very interesting. In fact, I’ve never had a Yoshi’s Island game before or even a Yoshi game! I would get this game if I had a 3ds.

  • Mario

    That last review is a little harsh. Don’t you guys think?

    • Ducked

      They were blunt. I don’t think this is outstanding by any means.

  • Ducked

    This game had little effort. Weak graphics, not challenging, and the flipping music annoys me. Yet, I still enjoy the game…

    • C4

      It’s the controls and level design then I guess which are good?

      The “challenge” I guess are the collectables but that’s obviously not to everyone’s taste…

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  • brian

    “We’re not reviewing the game here at WiiU Daily”
    Aww, didn’t get a press copy of the game? That’s probably because your articles are all taken from other sites. Nothing original aside from your occasional Op-Ed “Is the WiiU gonna die?” articles that are clearly just to get more people to comment on them.

  • Ian Settlemyer

    Tomorrow marks a good chance for a new character to appear in Super Smash Bros. 4. Will it be Yoshi, Wario, Jigglypuff, or the Pokemon Trainer?