Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Yoshi's Wooly World

I picked up Yoshi's Wooly World mostly for my kids, but I'm really glad I did.  I've been playing it too and it's a lot of fun.

A huge portion of the enjoyment in this game is the style.  Everything is made of yarn or fabrics.  It all has a handmade crafty quality to it that sets it apart from any other game I've seen.  It's not hyper-realistic graphics, but it's perfectly styled to fit the game.

The game itself is still very much a Yoshi's Island game.  Yoshi is trying to explore levels while collecting various objects throughout.  Clearing the level is rarely the challenge, instead the challenge comes from finding and collecting everything in the levels.

I've had some fun with it, but my daughter is really the one who has latched onto the game.  My wife knits so our kids are around yarn all the time.  My daughter thinks the yarn style of the game is just  amazing.  She's having a ton of fun with yarn Yoshi and just exploring the game.

I highly recommend this one if you have kids or if you're a platformer fan who also likes collecting and exploring.  It's super cute.


  1. I think it's adorable, but I doubt I am the age for it or the type of platformer fan required. I hear 100%ing it can be a challenge, but I never try to 100% platformers.

    Have you tried much coop with it? Does it even have coop?

    1. It has 2 player co-op. It's actually pretty interesting because you can eat the other player, turn them into an egg, and then throw them. It let's you accomplish some cool things.

      It's definitely a game about exploration. If you're just trying to get to the end of each level it's not really a challenge, all the challenge comes from collecting things within the levels.