Nintendo Switch Review: Yoshi’s Crafted World


Discover the flip side of Yoshis world. Lead Yoshi on a brand new adventure that will turn everything you’ve come to expect from side-scrolling games upside down! Explore a great, big world decorated like a miniature diorama in a new art style for the franchise, where each side-scrolling stage has the traditional front side as well as a flip side with different views and surprises. Look for items throughout the stage as Yoshi makes his way to the goal. You can even join up with a friend.

From his first main game in Yoshi’s Island to Woolly World, Yoshi games have always been a fun, enjoyable experience for all. But can Yoshi’s Crafted World improve upon the last Wii U/3DS outing and perhaps be as good as his original game?

Crafted World plays much like it’s predecessor, Woolly World and allows co-op with another player in drop-in/drop-out play. The game is a little different in that you can now aim your eggs at objects in the distance, such as red coins, enemies, cardboard items, flowers and more. Each level contains a number of hidden collectibles as you would expect and you need to collect a certain number of flowers to allow access to the next area, but they are plentiful and should be easy to obtain, mostly.

Some flowers however, you only get one chance at during a playthrough of a level, especially when shooting distant targets. The level of difficulty isn’t too bad, it’s actually a very easy game but at the same time, it’s so damn cute and adorable that its hard not to fall in love with it. It’s also stunning, pushing the Switch far and runs at a smooth framerate. The music is typical of the series, as are the typical sounds that Yoshi makes.

The Verdict

Overall, Yoshi’s Crafted World is a highly enjoyable and definitively better successor to Woolly World. It has plenty of collectibles to gather and is great to play with alongside a friend. Having said that, it’s very easy and poses little challenge, but when it looks this amazingly cute, it’ll feel like it hardly matters…

Score: 8.5