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Yoshi brings Woolly fun to the 3DS
February 9, 2016
By John Powell - G4 Canada
He is a lean, green, eating machine.
With the success of Yoshi's Woolly World on the Wii U, Yoshi, the loveable dinosaur and his charming yarn, cloth island are being revisited in Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World for the 3DS. Poochy is more than just a straight port of Woolly World though.
The story is the same with Magikoopa Kamek turning many of Yoshi’s friends into yarn balls and then scattering them across various lands (worlds), for no other reason than just to be an annoying jerk. Yoshi, Poochy and a group of Poochy-Pups travel together overcoming dangerous obstacles and villains to rescue their fibrous friends.
This version of Yoshi can do more than swallow his enemies and spit them out. Swallowing foes in Poochy turns them into balls of yarn he can use in a variety of ways. He can briefly tie up enemies, like those pesky Piranha Plants, he can fill in empty platforms or clobber foes with them. Yoshi not only swallows enemies with his tongue but he can unravel strings of yarn to reveal new areas or passageways.
In the new Mellow mode, the game is far much easier with Yoshi sprouting wings and being able to hover which all but eliminates those fatal falls. Poochy and his pals also assist Yoshi in a more direct way taking down all sorts of obstacles.
With a 3DS NFC reader, writer you can scan in amiibos to use in the game as well, however, unlike Yoshi's Woolly World, there is no multiplayer mode.
Besides playing the main adventure you can craft your own Yoshis and share them with others, play a Poochy Dash mini-game or listen to music, watch videos and answer a quiz in the Scrapbook Theatre.
Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World is just as cute, adorable and fun to play as the original. For those who haven’t experienced Yoshi's Woolly World, Poochy is a faithful port that also offers a bit more for a bit less.
Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World
Rating: 7 / 10
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