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Yoshi's Wooly World Review

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Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 8 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Rich Adams and Jo Robertson.


Yoshi's Woolly World is a platform game made of knitting. You explore, jump and run your way around, solving puzzles and collecting items to complete each stage.

The villain Magikoopa Kamek turns all the Yoshis into bundles of yarn for his master Baby Bowser and scatters them across all the worlds. Players control the two Yoshis that manage to avoid being transformed and set off to rescue their woolly friends.

Yoshi now creates and throws yarn balls that he can use to clear blocked paths, tangle-up enemies, or knit together platforms and warp pipes. Players can tug at stray yarn to unravel walls and reveal hard-to-reach areas and possibly find hidden collectibles.

There is a full version of the game on 3DS/2DS called Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World. This adds some additional levels and the Poochy side-kick but it is only single player.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 25/06/2015, updated in 0017

Platforms: Nintendo 2DS|3DS and Nintendo Wii U

Genres: Action, Adventure and Platform

Developer: @Gbit_goodfeel


Duration: This game will take between 12 hours and 18 hours to complete.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Players all play on the same screen with either Wii Remote, Wii U Pro Controller or Wii U GamePad. In the two-player co-op mode, one Yoshi can swallow and spit out the other, enabling them to reach new areas together.


Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. To unlock new characters ammibo figures can be placed on the switch to be used in the game. They are sold separately. There are special plush Yoshi amiibo that activate "Double Yoshi" in single-player mode. You can also use all the other amiibos to unlock different pattern outfits for your character.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 3.

ESRB EVERYONE with Mild Cartoon Violence. Yoshi can stomp, chomp, and throw projectiles or yarn at enemies to knock them off the screen. Yoshi can also use vehicles to shoot cartoon like projectiles at enemies; other areas have exaggerated bombs made of yarn.


Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio... read more about system accessibility settings.

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