Parents' Guide to

Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Port of family-friendly platformer adds new mode, secrets.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2017
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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

Good, but too easy!

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Though not quite on par with Nintendo's best platformers, Yoshi's first yarn-themed adventure should prove plenty of fun for most players on Nintendo 3DS. Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World looks lovely on the handheld's diminutive screen, losing little of the vibrancy and texture of the Wii U edition. Its intuitive interface is more or less the same, which means kids familiar with any Nintendo platformer game should be instantly at home. The new Poochy features, meanwhile, are a treat. The Poochy Dash levels are short but fun, and the Poochy Pups make it much easier to find hidden Wonder Wool and Smiley Flowers. And with the quality stop-animation shorts revealed at a pace of only one per day, kids will have plenty of reason to keep coming back to the game for at least a month.

That said, the value proposition decreases significantly if you already own Yoshi's Woolly World for Wii U. The new modes and features to do with Poochy are great, but they don't provide enough reason to buy the game a second time. Also, while the multiplayer mode in the original was flawed, it still provided a way for groups of kids to play together without someone left sitting on the couch. But if you and your family have yet to play this little gem (and you don't anticipate the need to have more than one person playing at a time), the Nintendo 3DS edition of Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World is a pretty safe bet for hours of fun.

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