Yoshi’s Woolly World is a new platform game from Nintendo, featuring the loveable character Yoshi, but this time it takes place in a knitted world where all the Yoshis are made of yarn. At the beginning of the game story, an evil wizard (Kamek) captures all but two of the woollen Yoshis, so that he can turn them into yarn for his own use.
During the game, you play as Yoshi trying to rescue all of the others, and capture the evil wizard. There are various levels to complete, and within the game play you must collect gems and can use power badges.
You can play as 1 or 2 player within Yoshi’s Woolly World, and switch between classic and mellow modes within the game.
My boys (3-7) enjoy playing this game on Wii U and found this storyline very easy to follow, and it’s one that captured their attention well even for my youngest. They have been talking about the story of the game even while not playing, and have become even more fond of the character Yoshi.
This is the 7th Yoshi game that Nintendo has released, with the previous one being Yoshi’s New Island, but this is the first Yoshi game that my boys have played – although they were already familiar with Yoshi as a Nintendo character generally.
One of the great features in this game is that you can use your regular amiibos, and when touched to the game pad they will turn to a yarn version of themselves within the game play.
Here you can see woolly bowser within the game play (my kids favourite amiibo!)
The woolly yoshi amiibos that have been released to go along with this game are also very cool, and extremely cute. These are available in a variety of colours.
Watch a video trailer of Yoshi’s Woolly World to give you more of an idea of the game:
This is another great game for Nintendo, and one that my children can all enjoy together since it’s suitable from 3+.
We’ve also used the characters as inspiration for some crafts, and made this paper plate woolly Yoshi (click through the link for full instructions on the craft)
Yoshi’s Woolly World is available as a download from the Nintendo Store, or from all good game shops including Amazon
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