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Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Review Roundup

What do critics think of Yoshi's latest adventure?


Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World is nearly out on 3DS, and as its February 3 release date nears, reviews have started to emerge online.

If you're unaware, the game is an updated version of 2015's Wii U game Yoshi's Woolly World. In addition, knitted dog companion Poochy gets a larger focus and stars in a bunch of his own special stages.

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GameSpot already has a review up, which you can read here, but if you want a wider view of critical opinion on the game, check out the roundup below. Alternatively, check out GameSpot sister site Metacritic.

  • Game: Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World
  • Developer: Good-Feel
  • Platform: 3DS
  • Release: February 3 (February 4 in Australia)
  • Price: US $40/£35/AU $60

GameSpot -- 7/10

"Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World gives you what you put in--it can either be almost frustratingly hard for a determined collector or a good fit for someone who's just looking for a fun, relaxing few hours of platforming." -- Kallie Plagge [Full review]

IGN -- 7.1/10

"Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World remains one of the cutest games around. Even though most of the tactile charm of the Wii U original has been lost to the 3DS's technical limitations, there's still plenty of fun to be uncovered in this colourful and often inventive platformer." -- Daniel Krupa [Full review]

Game Informer -- 8.5/10

"If you skipped Woolly World on Wii U, Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World offers what is essentially a straight port. It doesn't feel downgraded, even if the visuals aren't quite as sharp. Exchanging co-op for the dedicated Poochy auto-run levels and a better Mellow Mode is a worthy trade. Woolly World is still the best Yoshi's Island game since the original, even on this less-powerful platform." -- Kyle Hilliard [Full review]

GamesRadar -- 4/5

"There's genuine joy to be found in Yoshi's Woolly World. Under that charming knitted exterior, there's an inventively solid platformer that's bound to melt even the stoniest of hearts. While Wii U players might not have much they haven't seen before, this woolly dinosaur fits like a adorable knitted glove on 3DS and makes for a perfect pick up and play experience." -- Louise Blain [Full review]

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