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Yoshi's New Island

Nintendo
Mar 14, 2014 - Nintendo 3DS
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

15%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
No Recommendation
IGN
7.9 / 10
GamesRadar+
3 / 5
Metro GameCentral
4 / 10
Game Informer
7 / 10
GameSpot
5 / 10
Polygon
7.5 / 10
Kotaku
No
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Critic Reviews for Yoshi's New Island

Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Dino crisis.

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IGN

7.9 / 10.0
IGN

Yoshi’s New Island’s inconsistent art and tacked-on new ideas are all layered on top of the same strong platforming and level design that made the original great. This deep understanding of pacing and flow helps Yoshi’s latest adventure stand out as the best iteration on Yoshi since the SNES original. Even if I wanted to play with the sound turned off.

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GamesRadar+

Kathryn_Bailey
GamesRadar+

Yoshi's New Island borrows heavily from the original game, but it fails to match its flair or originality

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About as new as a fossilised dinosaur egg and just about as fast and exciting, this is a depressingly poor degradation of a once great original.

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Perfectly playable and sometimes a nice challenge, but lacks its own identity

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Yoshi's New Island lacks the imagination that made its progenitor beloved, instead offering a slow-paced adventure that's too easy for its own good.

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Yoshi's New Island earns its place in a classic series

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A return to classic Yoshi's Island gameplay would be worth cheering about if the new game didn't feel like an inferior imitation of a still-excellent game.

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