Dad of Divas' Reviews: Game Review - Yoshi's New Island (Nintendo 3DS)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Game Review - Yoshi's New Island (Nintendo 3DS)

Yoshi's New Island (Nintendo 3DS)

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About the Game
Yoshi is back and he’s bustin’ out the big eggs. Crush your surroundings and create paths with his new Mega Eggdozers in a brand-new platforming adventure! It’ll take more than egg tosses and flutter jumps to lead fledgling Mario through a dangerous new island littered with inventive power-ups. Can you save poor Luigi?

Guide Yoshi and a young Mario through all-new stages, from slippery slopes to watery wonderlands. As Yoshi fans know, it’s all about the collectibles and they’re more enticing than ever to find. You’ll need the new Mega Eggdozers to beat puzzling platforming moments and locate every collectible and surprise. They’re hiding—are you seeking?

Key Features:

  • Discover a new island chock full of clever platforming challenges
  • Crush your surroundings to find new paths and secrets with the Mega Eggdozer.
  • Immerse yourself in a delightful, Yoshi-ridden world
  • Guide Yoshi and a young Mario through all-new stages, from slippery slopes to watery wonderlands.

Starting April 22, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D will be available in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and in retail stores at a suggested retail price of just $29.99 each.

Additionally, Nintendo has also released two limited-edition Nintendo 3DS XLs for Yoshi's New Island and Disney Magical World. Shoppers looking for entertaining ways to use their tax returns will also be able to find deals on the classic Nintendo 2DS and 3DS XL collection, the latest Nintendo games, as well as several bundles for Wii U. The Wii U is Nintendo’s latest, high-definition console featuring an innovative second-screen controller and products include the standard Wii U Deluxe bundle which includes two Mario games to the fan-favorite Skylanders Swap Force Wii U bundle.

My Take on the Game
I was originally a fan of this game from back in 1995 when it first came out. I loved the game play, the story and the platform it was on. Now that this was being brought back, I was excited to try it out to see what had changed and what had stayed the same. What I ended up finding was that the game was definitely a fun one and for the new player, you will get some solid game play and a fun story. If you played this back in 1995 though, you will notice a similar story and the game itself has not been changed too much overall.

The game itself was not too challenging, and you can get through the levels quite quickly. The one thing that is a bit more of a challenge is trying to complete all of the goals that are set in place for you on each level. I found that there were some levels where I had to replay it several times to be able to accomplish these goals, so there definitely were some challenges there that I was not expecting which was fun.

The 3D effect made the game fun too, and added a new dimension that was not there in the 90's!

The story itself was fun and interactive. It was well written and the cartooning was great too. You can lose yourself in some of the story as you are playing the game which is part of the overall fun itself.

I will say that though the game is not as different as I would have expected, it was still a blast and has stayed true to most of the things that I remember and love about the 1995 game while adding in some new elements that new game players will also enjoy!

The only thing that I wished about the game was that there were different difficulty levels and that the game was longer too, as I found the game to be somewhat short in the scheme of things.

All-in-all though the game was fun, engaging and entertaining. I truly enjoyed the game and you will too!

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