Yoshi’s Woolly World was a title we reviewed two years ago (Ed: That long??), and rated it one of the best games we’d ever played. Nintendo apparently agreed, because, given the limited install base of the Wii U, they’ve remade the game for Nintendo 3DS, while adding in a whole bunch of new content that the Wii U gamers don’t get. Let’s get our knitting needles out as we review Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World.
The Yoshi’s Island series has been one of the most beloved Mario spin-off franchises to come from Nintendo. The games have had varying amounts of success, as my review of Yoshi’s New Island shows. Now we have Yoshi’s Woolly World for Wii U, and I’m going to start the review with these words: you’ll want this game.
See that look Yoshi is giving you? You should be afraid, very afraid.
In this cautionary tale, The Peter Holmes Show reminds us that even though Mario’s lovable sidekick may look cute and all, he’s still a wild dinosaur. And what do wild dinosaurs do? Find out below.
See more of Peter Holmes’ Realistic Mario series of videos after the jump.
In the dying days of the era of the SNES (1995, to be precise), a game called Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island debuted. What made the game fascinating, more so than many other games on the console, is that it used a chip inside the cartridge to perform graphical tricks that were heretofore unseen on the SNES. It was a masterpiece of a game, with a whimsical art style and brilliant new music, both of which were unseen in Mario games before. It was an instant hit, and went on to sell 4 million copies and keep the SNES afloat for a few more years. I remember playing it years ago and loving everything about the game. And of course, the term “Nintendo Hard” applied just as much to this game as other games that have earned this dubious honour. Yoshi’s Island saw a remake for the Nintendo Gameboy Advanced, and then again for the Nintendo DS. Now we have the game’s true sequel: Yoshi’s New Island for Nintendo 3DS. Is it as ground-breaking and amazing an experience as the first Yoshi’s Island game was? Let’s take a trip to the New Island and find out.
Sports video games are a very popular genre, and anything that features the great mascot of gaming himself—Mario—is bound to triple anything’s popularity. So surely combining the two would make for unstoppable games, right? I see whether putting Mario and “tennis” together works out as well as we’d hope.
Illustrator Jude Buffum takes a look into the gaming world quite unlike anyone we have seen before. While artist Mads Peitersen paints the anatomy of gaming peripherals (360 controller, PS3 controller) in an eXistenZ kind of way, Buffum draws some gaming characters as if there were tasty meats available for purchase at your local butcher’s shop.
His 8-bit meat diagrams are detailed in the different cuts that can be gained from the creature and in some cases he offers suggestions for accompaniments to go with the meat. For example, while both Koopa meat pairs well with red wine and a serving of carnivorous vegetables and mushrooms. Have a look at Buffum’s series of meat diagrams after the jump.