Yoshi’s Island on the Super Nintendo is a gem of a game. Annoying Baby Mario crying aside, it’s innovative art style and approach to gameplay make it one of my all-time favourites. Since then, Yoshi’s platforming adventures have been mediocre-to-terrible affairs.
I long for the day when Nintendo makes a true successor to that under-the-radar classic, but for now, I have Yoshi’s Woolly World. While it does star Mario’s dinosaur sidekick, this is more of a spiritual successor to Kirby’s Epic Yarn thanks to its fabric-to-life art style and general approach to difficulty. This may not be the Yoshi game I asked for, but is it one worth playing anyway?