Yoshi's New Island Review

Rather than try and explain why Yoshi's New Island is such an incredibly boring and insultingly easy game, I've decided to come up with eight things that are harder than Nintendo's latest offering:

  • Breathing
  • Reciting the alphabet
  • Answering this question: 2+2 = ?
  • A ripe banana
  • Bon Jovi
  • Sunday morning
  • Southern fried chicken
  • Not Dark Souls
  • Coming up with a list of 10 things that are more difficult than Yoshi's New Island...

Completely uninspired and by the numbers, it's crazy to think this is a sequel to a title that genuinely had a huge impact on the industry back in the day. It certainly has some personality given its art style and how laidback it wants to make you feel, but after a few hours this becomes horrifically dull.

Never a challenge, never that exciting, and never really that good, Yoshi's New Island is the first blip on the 3DS' radar for some time.

For a final summary, I would ask you to turn your attention to the first screenshot in the gallery below.

Played for 6 hours. Bored to tears for 6 hours.

4 / 10

  • It looks nice.
  • It's like pulling teeth.
  • It's so dull.
  • Zero challenge.

Click above for enlarged Yoshi's New Island Screenshots


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alphafour@ Listonosh87

well it says 6 hours at the bottom in case you missed that part.

I haven't played it but it looked so unbelievably dull and boring in the trailers. On balance I can see what Simon has said about this game being more true than false.
Posted 19:08 on 17 March 2014
Listonosh87's Avatar


Congratulations! You played an hour (if that) of the game and reviewed it.
Posted 20:49 on 14 March 2014
lippen1337's Avatar


it really is sad it turned out to be this bad.
Posted 14:04 on 14 March 2014


Really sad that the Game turned out that way, but I love it when Simon is going all crazy with Reviews.
Posted 13:53 on 14 March 2014


That's what you get for farming development out and not keeping an eye on quality.
Posted 11:09 on 14 March 2014

Game Stats

Yoshi's New Island
Out of 10
Yoshi's New Island
  • It looks nice.
  • It's like pulling teeth.
  • It's so dull.
  • Zero challenge.
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Release Date: 14/03/2014
Platform: 3DS
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Platformer
Rating: TBC
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