Parents' Guide to

Yoshi's Woolly World

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Visually charming adventure lacks depth, replayability.

Game Nintendo Wii U 2015
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Yoshi's Woolly World is great for young or novice players. It's simple to pick up, thanks to accessible controls and gameplay, and charming to look at with its yarn-inspired graphics, and parents will like the fact there isn't any controversial content. But seasoned players might find the platforming and puzzles too easy or unoriginal in design. Despite some boss battles and unlockable levels that can put your reflexes to the test (six S-rank courses) and lots of collectibles to look for, the gameplay isn't that great. Once you strip away the adorable visuals, it's a basic platformer without many new tricks.

Sure, the competitive and cooperative elements are a nice touch for gamers to play with or against one another on the same television -- one using the Wii U GamePad and the other a Wii Remote -- but it still doesn't have the depth and replayability of other Nintendo platformers, such as the recently released Super Mario Maker. That said, Yoshi's Woolly World does offer a cute dog sidekick named Poochy you can summon by redeeming earned gems, and he'll help you sniff out collectibles. This is one of those games that likely will be worth picking up once the price drops. At $50, it's tough to endorse unless you're a die-hard Nintendo fan, a platformer nut, or simply itching for new content for your Wii U console.

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