Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World

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Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World is ranked in the 70th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 53 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

60%

Critics Recommend

Based on 53 critic reviews

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GameXplain
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Liked-a-lot
Feb 1, 2017
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Player2.net.au
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 13, 2017

Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World is a stellar platformer for the 3DS with plenty of challenge and packed full of charm

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Scored Reviews

Niche Gamer
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2017

Over all, Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World is a game exploding with vibrant colors, great gameplay, and fun levels that’s polished to mirror-like shine. It is a perfect platformer that can be enjoyed by both new and old who want to take a break from the overly realistic worlds presented in games today. If you have a 3DS, I highly suggest you pick it up.

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Video Chums
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 19, 2017

Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World may be lacking in a couple of areas when you compare it to 2015's platforming gem but it more than makes up for these aspects by including a handful of fantastic new additions.

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Nintendo Life
9 / 10
9 / 10
Feb 1, 2017

While Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS was below the standards of its original in our view (and scored as such), the same can't be said of Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World. It takes fantastic original material and carefully adapts it for the portable, with extras compensating for one lost feature. In the process it becomes an elite 3DS 2D platformer, joining its Wii U predecessor in that company.If you have the Wii U version it's a tough decision on whether to double dip; both versions deliver the same terrific core game. If you haven't played this on Wii U and like Yoshi, 2D platformers or charming games, though, then this is a must-have for the 3DS.

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Cubed3
9 / 10
9 / 10
Feb 1, 2017

Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World is packed to the brim with content. It goes beyond a simple port by incorporating intuitive gameplay tweaks, from Poochy's helpers to customisable yarn patterns. It's a charming, well designed platformer that draws plenty of influence from Yoshi's golden years, but expands on them with cleverly executed mechanics. There are times where there may be a tendency to lean, just a bit, towards more gimmicky concepts, but these are maintained in such a way that it fits within the adventure in a natural way. Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World is the definitive release, and a solid return to form for a dinosaur who was on the brink of becoming extinct on handhelds - again. A must-have for any 3DS owner who enjoys and appreciates the classic side-scroller.

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Nintendo Insider
9 / 10
9 / 10
Feb 1, 2017

Poochy and Yoshi's Woolly World is the greatest thing to have happened to wool since knitting was discovered by the Egyptians. Aside from the necessary visual downgrade, it comes as a welcome surprise that the unbeatable platformer is so faithfully recreated on Nintendo 3DS. Don't miss it.

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GamePro
89 / 100
89 / 100
Feb 1, 2017

A 3DS port of a charming platformer, made of a love for details. A must-buy for the handheld, too.

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Atomix
85 / 100
85 / 100
Feb 9, 2017

Fortunately, the most recent Yoshi’s adventure was well adapted to the 3DS, and remember us that this beautiful Woolly World has charming and well designed levels. It’s not the best Yoshi’s game, but definitely it is the most memorable one in years.

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Gaming Nexus
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2017

Poochy and Yoshi's Woolly World is a nice port of the Wii U version, though anyone with the Wii U version might not find enough to warrant picking up this one. The difficulty is easy for veteran gamers but could be challenging for younger players. That doesn't, however, stop it from being a fun and casual game that will remind you of Yoshi's more classic outings.

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VGN
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2017

Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World gives a second chance for those who have missed the original Wii U version. The 3DS edition offers all the beautiful and brilliant levels already available on Wii U, with some small changes and new modes with Poochy as the main star. Perhaps not enough motivations to justify another purchase for those who already own the game, but definitely enough for everyone else.

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GameZone
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2017

‘Poochy and Yoshi's Woolly World' has a fun, adorable look and feel ideal for fans and newcomers of all ages. Yielding the perfect combination of fun gameplay, customization, and creative world designs, this game is definitely a must play.

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Game Informer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2017

Yoshi moves to the 3DS from the Wii U with little downgrading. The new modes don’t merit a re-purchase for those that played the Wii U version, but this version is a perfectly fine way to experience Woolly World

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Post Arcade (National Post)
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2017

This 3DS port adds plenty of new content and features while ridding itself of the Wii U edition's biggest headache: cooperative multiplayer

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COGconnected
80 / 100
80 / 100
Feb 4, 2017

Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World retains much of the traditional “Yoshi” style gameplay you’ve likely played in past Yoshi games such as 2014’s Yoshi’s New Island.

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Game Rant
Feb 10, 2017

Nintendo's port of Yoshi's Woolly World for the Nintendo 3DS delivers a cutesy platformer made portable, successfully bringing the dinosaur's adorable pet pooch into the fold.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Feb 23, 2017

"Poochy and Yoshi's Woolly World" takes all the charm and fuzzy feel of the Wii U version and squeezes it in portable form with some new additions. New features such as Poochy Mode and Poochy pups might not be enough to sway owners of the original game to take the plunge. If you're pining for Woolly World action on the go, however, this is one yarn-filled adventure that you would want to spin.

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TrustedReviews
Feb 1, 2017

If you missed out on the original Woolly World, don’t make the same mistake on the 3DS. This is a beautifully made, brilliantly designed 2D platformer with lots of charm and some fantastic levels. It gives Mario’s dino chum his best outing since the original Yoshi’s Island 20 years ago.

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IGN Spain
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2017

A good but not great platformer that is almost as good as the original game on Wii U but considerably smaller. But Poochy is lovely.

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Press Start
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 9, 2017

Poochy and Yoshi's Wooly World is an incredibly fun and solid game as most Nintendo titles are. I love these types of games as they provide a genuine wind-down and don't require a huge amount of mental investment as most open-world games do these days. In my opinion, the levels felt a little less uninspired compared to Kirby's Epic Yarn, but that was due to the fact that Kirby can inhale and take on his enemies attacks which added for an extra gameplay element. Poochy and Yoshi's Wooly World is great for gamers of all ages and there's enough content here to keep you going for a long while.

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FNintendo
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 1, 2017

Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World may not revolutionize the platforming genre, or even reinvent the wheel compared to its predecessor but it's a magnificent port filled with lush visual details, a wide variety of challenges and a lifespan set to keep players around the game for long and fun hours. This is a game that deserves all attention it can get.

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2017

The veteran will, however, more than likely skim over this one as the new stuff doesn't entice a secondary purchase. Next to that, the developers didn't exactly fix many problems, outside of making Mellow Mode more useful. Personally, I also slightly prefer to play it with a Wii Remote. The attention is on the ''slightly'' part of that sentence, because I still found the same enjoyment as before. If you are up for a meaty platformer, Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World will keep you entertained throughout February.

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Critical Hit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2017

Although it picks up some unfortunate compromises along the way, Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World is every bit the engrossing, expertly designed platformer that it was on the Wii U. It’s a challenging and equally rewarding title, with enough options to captivate both the casual onlooker and die-hard platforming fan just itching for a new test. Even if the dust has settled, this is a game to brush it off your 3DS for.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Feb 1, 2017

While the titular Poochy is mostly an ancillary piece of the game through a series of mini-games and shorts, they pair well enough with the other new additions to make one think about double dipping with Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World.

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Slant Magazine
Feb 1, 2017

This port of the 2015 Wii U title Yoshi's Wooly World doesn't try to break the mold, though it's certainly cuter.

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CGMagazine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2017

Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World comes to 3DS and it’s every bit as delightful (and simple) as it was on the Wii U .

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Expansive
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 21, 2017

Poochy and Yoshi's Woolly World is Nintendo platforming at its finest

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SA Gamer
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Jan 31, 2017

I would certainly recommend the game to people who love the Kirby and Super Mario franchises, but if you’re teetering on indecision, then you might want to move on, especially if you already own the game on the Wii U.

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Gert Lush Gaming
7.6 / 10.0
7.6 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2017

Yoshi on the go..What a perfect marriage of fun and solid platforming.

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IGN Italy
7.6 / 10.0
7.6 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2017

Yoshi's Woolly World is still a funny and colorful platform game, but the screen size and resolution don't allow the original art direction to shine as it should.

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GamingTrend
75 / 100
75 / 100
Feb 13, 2017

Poochy and Yoshi’s Wooly World remains a solid platformer and a little added content will make newcomers who experience the game for the first time happy. However, the same problems are prevalent in this port, and while it’s a great experience, does lose some of its luster next to its console counterpart.

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Gamerheadquarters
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 5, 2017

Poochy and Yoshi's Woolly World was certainly enjoyable and something that all ages can enjoy.

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NZGamer
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

A delightful and well built game, and a welcome addition to any 3DS collection.

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Spaziogames
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jan 31, 2017

If you never got the chance to play the original on Wii U, then this portable iteration may be a good deal for you, with its brilliant level design, cute protagonists and colorful visuals. Otherwise, there's nothing new here that would deserve a second buy for the owners of the almost-last gen Nintendo console.

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LevelUp
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2017

Demand for Wooly World in any of its versions (Wii U or 3DS) to match the greatness of Yoshi's Island or Yoshi's World might seem asking too much, but the thing is that it has the potential to do so. What the game offers right now is enough to please Yoshi's fans at its most, even if the rest of the players won't get their expectations fulfilled. Still Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World is a fun, adorable and enjoyable game, and one of the best in the platform genre that you can find in the 3DS.

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IGN
7.1 / 10.0
Daniel Krupa

Top Critic

7.1 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2017

Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World remains one of the cutest games around. Even though most of the tactile charm of the Wii U original has been lost to the 3DS’s technical limitations, there’s still plenty of fun to be uncovered in this colourful and often inventive platformer. Incidentally, it also brings some of the happiest, catchiest music ever to the 3DS.

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M3
7 / 10
M3

Top Critic

7 / 10
Feb 1, 2017

Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World won't make a huge impact on the gaming year of 2017, but is a solid, well-crafted 3DS-remake with great accessibility and variety amongst its colorful levels.

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Goomba Stomp
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2017

Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World is a great addition to the 3DS library; it doesn’t reach the heights of Super Mario 3D Land, Donkey Kong Country Returns or the recent Rayman games but its mix of fantastic level variety and unique art design helps form its own identity without a moustachioed plumber.

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GameSpace
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2017

There are a lot of great platformers on the 3DS, and if you’ve already played Woolly World on the Wii U, it may not be worth shelling out another $40 for this lightly updated version. That said, there’s a real charm to the level design, some real challenge in its item hunt, and a whole lot of cuteness to its aesthetic. It’s not a game of the year, but for fans of Yoshi, it’s hard not to recommend this one.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2017

While the graphical cutbacks are disappointing, Poochy and Yoshi's Woolly World is an unbelievably cute game with inventive mechanics and levels, and a solid platforming base.

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GameMAG
7 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

7 / 10
Mar 10, 2017

Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World is good portable adaptation of home platform game with adventure elements, which is primarily captivating by cute knit art design. Beautiful graphics, low difficulty, lots of secrets and a special section with small cartoons will delight the youngest audience. Older players will probably prefer something more complicated and dynamic.

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TechnoBuffalo
Mar 6, 2017

If you're looking for a challenging Nintendo platformer or you got your fill from the Wii U version, you're better off looking elsewhere. This is a solid game that runs well on the 3DS, but its extras don't really warrant a double dip or a purchase from a player looking for difficulty.

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Digiato
70 / 100
70 / 100
Feb 23, 2017

While Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World is a solid platformer, there is really no reason to buy it again if you already played the Wii U version. If not, It’s a fun and joyful experience.

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Destructoid
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2017

Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World is as fun on the 3DS as the original is on the Wii U. The levels are just as crafty as before, the visual take a slight hit but are still colorful and creative, and the soundtrack is so gosh darn charming. It's the best Yoshi game on the 3DS, and if you don't already own it on the Wii U, I would suggest picking it up.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 1, 2017

Aside from the visual downgrade and lack of coop, Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World is a faithfully recreation of the Wii U original for the 3DS. It is still a vibrant and appealing game, especially suited for younger children. For older gamers, hunting all the collectables for 100% completion is where the game gets challenging. Coming to handheld devices has hurt the game somewhat though.

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USgamer
Feb 1, 2017

While the core game has changed very little since its original appearance on Wii U a little more than a year ago, Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World giveth, and it taketh away. If you don't mind the visual downgrade and the loss of cooperative play, you'll probably enjoy the new additions on tap here (most of which, unsurprisingly, revolve around Yoshi's canine companion Poochy). At its heart, this is the best follow-up to Yoshi's Island to date, so it's absolutely worth your time if you missed it on Wii U.

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Stevivor
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2017

Most of Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World feels sameish. Uninspired.

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God is a Geek
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2017

Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World presents us with a wonderfully realised yarny universe to play around in, but it’s the formulaic gameplay and lack of incentive for returning players that keeps this Yoshi title from reaching platforming iconicity.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2017

There are still plenty of challenges and content to be found in the ‘3DS version of the game. The uniqueness and musical charm are present, just not in a way that complements the console version of Yoshi’s Woolly World.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 1, 2017

Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World’s format works well on 3DS, and the best parts of the original Wii U version still stand out.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

7 / 10
Feb 3, 2017

A perfectly competent platformer, perhaps Yoshi’s best since Super Mario World 2, but one that is far less unique than its visuals suggest.

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TrueGaming
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2017

Technical limitations and lack of co-op really disappoint in this new Nintendo platform for 3DS.

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Saudi Gamer
3 / 5
3 / 5
Feb 6, 2017

Porting and modifying the game for the 3DS made a good platforming game for a handheld device. I don't consider it one of the best, but it has what makes it unique with a slow-paced gameplay, and a special and cute world (especially Poochy's character and actions). The levels' concepts are fun. Some of them are great, but most of them are just OK.

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