Yoshi's New Island

Rating Summary

Based on 49 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

15%

Critics Recommend

Based on 49 critic reviews
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No Recommendation / Blank
Mar 13, 2014

Dino crisis.

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IGN

Top Critic

7.9 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2014

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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Kathryn_Bailey

Top Critic

Mar 13, 2014

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

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4 / 10
Mar 13, 2014

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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7 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2014

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

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5 / 10
Mar 13, 2014

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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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2014

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

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No
Mar 14, 2014

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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Mar 13, 2014

Nintendo's struggled to make a memorable Yoshi game since Yoshi's Island, and this new 3DS platformer isn't going to change that.

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Mar 13, 2014

No, Yoshi's New Island may not be the game we fans of the original want, but it's definitely the game its creators set out to make. And a lot of fun, too. It's hard to be cynical about that.

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