Yoshi Touch & Go DS

Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 41
  2. Negative: 1 out of 41
Buy On
  1. The novelty of the gameplay is almost palpable, but so are the game's tech demo roots.
  2. Nintendo Power
    72
    Deceivingly complex and addictive. [May 2005, p.91]
  3. 70
    This game feels like a mini-game that was hastily turned into a full product.
  4. A great advertisement for the DS, and a solid way to spend short bursts of hyperactive gaming time.
  5. 65
    It sits uncomfortably on the borderline between puzzle game and platformer, but it lacks the substance of the latter while failing to capture the "zen trance" feel of something like "Tetris" or "Lumines."
  6. Sure Yoshi was extremely innovative with its unique controls and I had fun but when does innovation mean that the overall game play experience to painfully short and lackluster? I felt cheated and so will tons of other DS players.
  7. 60
    There is a limit placed on the skills you can develop, where speed and multi-tasking are the only real requirements, after which there isn't much else to explore.
  8. AceGamez
    60
    A unique concept alone isn't going to win the race, you need a lot of content for it as well. Nintendo has created some very addictive, enjoyable and challenging gameplay, but then prematurely dropped the ball by leaving it so short.
  9. 60
    While the vibrant color, cheerful sound, and whimsical theme are classic Nintendo, the title’s surprisingly narrow scope will make you wonder if Touch & Go was originally supposed to be a minigame for another title.
  10. The core concept - whilst interesting, different and certainly as well executed as it can be - never quite hits the level of compulsiveness and excitement that other high-score games like "Meteos" and "Zoo Keeper" and, to a certain extent, the Mario 64 DS mini-games have already hit.
  11. If you see it cheap, it's worth picking up; for anyone expecting a long-lasting game, however, you'll be disappointed.
  12. The problem is, it’s only fun to play in short bursts.
  13. I have to hand it to Nintendo for making another creative product, but it's more like a mini game than a complete DS title.
  14. Cheat Code Central
    50
    A watered down puzzle/platformer that has little in common beyond the appearance of Mario's dino buddy.
  15. You have to commend Nintendo for producing a pretty cool tech demo, but they failed to encapsulate it in a worthwhile game.

Awards & Rankings

#15 Most Discussed DS Game of 2005
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. MaryeS.
    Mar 10, 2007
    6
    Hard to figure out at first, you die too easily, gets frustrating and then gets boring. And I've only played it for a few minutes. Will Hard to figure out at first, you die too easily, gets frustrating and then gets boring. And I've only played it for a few minutes. Will probably return it for a different game. Not recommended for children. My 8 year old (who I bought it for) would have trouble figuring it out. Full Review »
  2. Aug 24, 2014
    2
    This game is the sort of game you'd only want to play if you had nothing better on you. The controls are confusing, the game fails to explainThis game is the sort of game you'd only want to play if you had nothing better on you. The controls are confusing, the game fails to explain them (there isn't even a help menu!), you die in one hit with no chance of survival, and all in all, it's boring and frustrating. Even worse, the game is very flat and boring, having very little variation on the gameplay- something that I adore in games. The only thing it has going for it is the pretty graphics. Otherwise, the game feels soulless and flat; it seems more like a quick attempt to pop the round-nosed dinosaur on the DS than an actual, full-fledged game. Full Review »
  3. Nov 13, 2013
    0
    I hate this game! It is a pile of with 4 mini games and no fun. I don't recommend it for anyone in their right mind. Traded this in for a $5I hate this game! It is a pile of with 4 mini games and no fun. I don't recommend it for anyone in their right mind. Traded this in for a $5 game, and saved a lot of money and had a lot more fun. Full Review »