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Yoshi’s Woolly World might be the prettiest game of the year

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I adore platformers. Although the once dominant genre has given way to more “serious” games, Nintendo still manages to churn out a health amount of running and jumping goodness – sating my craving now that I have a Wii U. And it’s a good thing too, because now I have the chance to play some of the most gorgeous games that will launch this year.

Games like Yoshi’s Woolly World (not Croc, Geoff assured me), which take the idea of hand-knitted visuals and expand them in ways you wouldn’t even believe. The 2.5D platformer which is set for launch later next month looks stunning – with a palette full of colours that could put a handful of shooters to absolute shame. It also looks incredibly fun too.

And as much as it is easy to label this a child’s game (I have no doubt that kids will adore this), I must admit that it looks fairly complex. There’s a lot going on at any given time – with Yoshi having to fire balls or yarn while floating in mid – air and planning new jumping paths. Nevermind that it’s all happening extremely quickly too.

It’s looking like the perfect type of Nintendo game, and a welcome change from the serious nature of most AAA launches over the past few months. Sometimes, you need to have only the fun half of the cake – with all the multicoloured icing it comes frosted with.

Last Updated: May 26, 2015


  1. Those graphics are pretty impressive.
    I can’t comment and the gameplay though as I have only watched 13 seconds of the video.

    One of my managers is standing in his cubicle behind me with his monitor and laptop on boxes and he is frequently clearing his throat.
    I suspect that he is not feeling all that well.


    • Hammersteyn

      May 26, 2015 at 14:12

      Give him a Strepsil and continue watching


    • HairyEwok

      May 26, 2015 at 14:13

      He want’s to get everybodies attention, then the rage begins with tech flying everywhere.


    • Lord Chaos

      May 26, 2015 at 14:32

      Only 3 more days.


  2. Ranting Raptor

    May 26, 2015 at 14:15

    Wool and fire…. Not a good combo…


    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 26, 2015 at 15:31



      • Ranting Raptor

        May 26, 2015 at 15:36



        • Admiral Chief's Adventure

          May 26, 2015 at 15:37

          Hoe maak jy ‘n kat blaf?
          Steek hom aan die brand


          • Ranting Raptor

            May 26, 2015 at 15:38


  3. HairyEwok

    May 26, 2015 at 14:20

    Im sorry but i think this yoshi has the stomach runs. Everytime he jumps and choppers it sounds like he needs to have a toilet below him ready.


  4. Gardos

    May 26, 2015 at 14:53

    I watched 2 minutes and 30 seconds of the video. I’m sure I saw Magikarps in the water at the 2 minute mark!

    Looks great though. Pity I don’t own an Ambulance Machine.


  5. Thami Afurika-Jin HD

    May 26, 2015 at 15:04

    Watching at 1080p60 made me warm and fuzzy.


  6. fred

    May 26, 2015 at 15:23

    I like this game more than my 10 yr old daughter , she just moans about not letting her play gta5 . Damn kids … I will still buy Yoshi ‘for her’ though.


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