Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
The series of Yoshi games have taken an odd journey to its present state. Technically, Yoshi’s Woolly World is the latest in a series that started with a prequel to Super Mario World. In that time, mediocre after mediocre title have been released, with the latest 3DS offering being the forgettable Yoshi’s New Island.
In order to remind a new generation of gaming fans that the series started with an excellent offering, Nintendo should release Yoshi’s Island on the New Nintendo 3DS. Due to its release late into the SNES’ life cycle, the game represents the best of the platforming capabilities the system offered.
The art style was cartoonish in nature, but it represented its own style of silliness that manages to be pulled off well enough. Levels were sprawling, using the most of a map in both a vertical and horizontal sense. Transforming into multiple vehicles meant uncovering secrets through means that kept you on your toes. Finally, who can forget the memorable music tracks, level gimmicks (“Touch Fuzzy, Get Dizzy” comes to mind immediately) and Mode 7 graphics that presented a new action gameplay style not often utilized on the SNES?
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