Hello gamers, it ish me, Shean Connery, the mosht Shcottish Russhian in the world. No matter where the character I am playing comesh from, I will always have a dishtinctive Shcottish accent! I have always been a big fan of games ever shince EA paid me mega bucksh to phone in my dialogue in the James Bond game, From Russhia With Love. It came out on a number of different consholes, though I was dishappointed it never came out on the Eckshboxsh ThreeShixty. Don't mock my accent!
Anyway, enough about me, letsh talk Yoshi's Island on the Nintendo DeeEsh. I have played through to the end of World 3-4 and have mixed feelings about the game. The bashic game still plays well, dishpatching eggsh acrossh the landshcape, collecting red coins, flowers and shtar pieces. Artoon have not meddled about too much with this, and they've reshishted the temptation to implement unnecesshary touch shcreen controls. However, by having different babies in the game they've given the DS shequel the necesshary fresh twisht it needed. Shwapping Baby Mario for the shkills of the Peach and Donkey Kong shprogs makes for more intereshting levels and encouragesh repeat playthrough, to shee if there is anything extra you may have misshed.
This is jusht as well, as the game looks to be fairly short otherwishe. It didn't take long to breeze through to my current shpot, and even though I will replay to try and get everything in each shtage to unlock further levels, it sheems a bit shorter than I thought it might be. Alsho, if you thought New Shuper Mario Bros. was eashy, thish one gives you even more livesh in resherve - I have 90 plus!
While I'm generally impresshed, there have been moments where it is painfully obvious that the game hasn't been developed by Nintendo themshelves. Shome of Artoon's character deshign is atrocious and is completely out of place in the Mario world; conshider the freaky looking kangaroo, which clashes with the art shtyle the resht of the game exshibitsh. The shipsh in World 3 are shimilarly ugly - it almosht reminds me of the aborted Mario CD-i game that was developed by the Russhians and was never releashed. Dishgusting! Moreover, shome of the level deshign lacks the tightness of a Nintendo title, with awkward scrolling, shilly placing of items and shomeshuch that sheem to have been lifted from an altogether more mediocre game. I would also have liked to shee shome new transhformations for Yoshi, beshides the helicopter, mole and shubmarine forms lifted from the ShNES original.
I have high hopes that the game will get better from this point but overall, I'm feeling the shame way I did towards this game as I did with New Shuper Mario Bros. Enjoyable enough, but nowhere near as good as the originalsh the games were bashed on. Alsho very eashy sho far, though I have heard it gets harder. If I was to rate it on the GameShpot shcale on what I've played sho far, I would rate it in the high shevens to low eights.
What do you think of the game, viewers? I would like to read your impresshions! And drink shome gin.