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  • The platforming action is solid and very respectable, but it has lots of twists and interesting features, for example, each baby has their own ability, Baby Bowser can throw fireballs, Mario can run extra fast
  • However, the touchscreen isn't used that much, people expecting Yoshi's latest adventure to be entirely touchscreen controlled will be disappointed, but in some ways the game doesn't suit the touchscreen that well, platformers are better when they are controlled by simple buttons
  • Yoshi's Island is a really great game for anyone, not just younger gamers, and it will appeal to Nintendo fanboys, especially ones whose favourite character is Yoshi

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      Yoshi’s Island DS is a platforming game for the DS and the DS lite.

      The main character is the green dinosaur, Yoshi, who usually acts as the sidekick, but now gets his own game.

      The plot is that all of the Nintendo babies (at first just Mario, Luigi, and Peach, then others are unlocked)are stolen by the evil reptile Bowser, and it is up to Yoshi to rescue to them and to defeat Bowser.

      The game is very clever, and there are collectibles, unlockables, power-ups and new areas to add an extra layer for players who need a little more than just playing the game. If you want to complete the game totally, then you need to get


      each character coin from each area, and unlock all the areas, and so on. However, for most people, the game will offer enough without the extras and unlockables.

      The platforming action is solid and very respectable, but it has lots of twists and interesting features, for example, each baby has their own ability, Baby Bowser can throw fireballs, Mario can run extra fast. This encourages a lot of tactical character swapping, another clever feature game.

      There is plenty content-wise, with 5 whole worlds, each with eight individual levels in each. It took me a long time to complete the game, especially as there are some really tricky levels at the end, but nothing in Yoshi’s Island DS is completely ...


      • impossible, or requires you to remember the position of each obstacle and enemy, it is very much about slow, thoughtful, tactical completion of puzzles to complete levels, so Mario fans may not find as fun, as it isn’t about racing through levels, and frantically dodging enemies, bullets and obstacles. Having two screens doesn’t alter the action that much, there is just a small gap when changing screens, it isn’t annoying or frustrating in any way. However, the touchscreen isn’t used that much, people expecting Yoshi’s latest adventure to be entirely touchscreen controlled will be disappointed, but in some ways the game doesn’t suit the touchscreen that well, platformers are better when they are controlled by simple buttons.
        Yoshi’s Island isn’t a great game for hardcore gamers, beacause it is really quite easy, and it is really designed for younger gamers.

        The Graphics are beautifully drawn and animated, and the surpass the quality of most of the Super Mario games. It has a really nice feel, which makes other platformers seem almost too artificial in comparison. The sound is suitably dreamy and relaxing, and is up to the standards of almost all other games.

        Yoshi’s Island is a really great game for anyone, not just younger gamers, and it will appeal to Nintendo fanboys, especially ones whose favourite character is Yoshi! It is long enough for the price, and it is just a brilliant game all in all.




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