Yoshi is flutter jumping and eating Shy Guys carrying Baby Mario in Yoshi's Island DS.
Let me just say that I am a HUGE Yoshi fan. I play as him in every Mario game. Well, I used to. Now I play as Hammer Bro in Mario Party 8, but I play as him in Party 4,5, and 6, Mario Kart DS and Wii, and I love to ride around on him on Super Mario Galaxy 2. So then I bought this game.
The story is about how Baby Bowser and his minions have babynapped all of the babies. However, Baby Mario and Baby Peach land on Yoshi's Island, and Yoshi finds Baby Mario. The Yoshis debate over what to do, and they decide to give responsibility to Yoshi.
You start the first level, which is a tutorial. Here is how the controls work. Use the control pad to move, the A to jump, B to stick out your tounge, and X to throw eggs. There isn't a lot of touch screen controls.
The graphics are fine for this type of game. They are very cartoony, and it's a Yoshi game after all.
There are different babies that you have. There is Baby Mario, Baby Peach, Baby DK, Baby Wario, Baby Bowser(for a short time). They each have a different attribute. For example, if Baby Mario is riding Yoshi, you can run faster and hit the M blocks. When you have Baby Peach, you can float with Peach's parasol. With Baby DK you can climb vines and the eggs that he throws are much powerful. Baby Wario has a magnet which can activate magnetic objects and bring coins to you. Baby Bowser breathes fire, and you can't use eggs. At the top of your screen there is a number. If you get hit, then you lose your baby and they end up in a bubble. The meter will start decreasing, and you have to get the baby back before it hits 0. If it does Kamek's minions will take the baby and you will lose. You can find jumping stars which will allow the meter to go above 10. However, if the meter goes below 10 it will not go back to any number higher than 10.
The game is a platformer, if you didn't know. The levels take a few minutes, and the beginning is way too easy. However, there were some levels that were hard, and some were SUPER difficult! But that's the charm of platformers. I didn't think there were a lot of levels, and the game is pretty short.
However, this game does have some replayability. In each level there are 5 flowers to collect, as well as jumping stars and hidden red coins to collect. There are also baby coins in each level. The coins can only be collected by a certain baby which adds more challenge. The amount of replayability makes up for the shortness of the game.
Also after you beat the game there are secret levels in each world to play. That makes up for it even more.
There are also minigames to play, as well as time trials.
Yoshi's Island DS is a great game. Good graphics, controls, and story make this a must have for the DS. Only problem is that the game is short, but the amount of replayability makes up for it.
This game gets a 9 out of 10 with the title of Superb!