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  • Summary: Yoshi and Baby Mario embark on another wild adventure, this time on the Nintendo DS. Using the Nintendo DS system's two screens and touch-screen capability, you'll have to help Yoshi guard Baby Mario and guide him to safety. On vertical-action levels, players must use the stylus to draw clouds on the touch screen to protect Baby Mario from enemies and lead him to Yoshi. On horizontal side-scrolling levels, players must use the stylus to look out for Yoshi as he gallops across the countryside. On top of all that, Yoshis Touch & Go also features two-player wireless play. Creating lines of clouds with the stylus is fun and intuitive, and despite the simple control interface the game can actually become quite challenging. There is something distinctly satisfying about drawing clouds on the bottom screen, then watching them scroll up and affect the game on the upper screen. [Nintendo] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 41
  2. Negative: 1 out of 41
  1. A game that you can pick up instantly, learn to play within seconds (watch the handy tutorial for all the moves) and then not put down for a fair few hours.
  2. The gameplay in this title uses what the machine was developed for, innovation, and Nintendo gets huge credit for that.
  3. Touch and Go is a new breed of platformer and, while it doesn't quite reach the heights of Wario Ware and Mario 64 DS, it is still an essential DS purchase. [NGC Pocket]
  4. You really have to concentrate on becoming a multitasking fiend - it may look simple, but there's a lot of strategy. [Apr 2005, p.135]
  5. The novelty of the gameplay is almost palpable, but so are the game's tech demo roots.
  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. While the action can be borderline frantic, there’s just not enough content to satisfy anyone except maybe the very young or those who desire a full price game that struggle to be entertained for more than twenty minutes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. TeppoN.
    Jul 7, 2005
    10
    The best Nintendo DS game. Ever!
  2. AdrianH.
    Jun 29, 2005
    9
    A stunning puzzler that is cronically mis-understood. A lack of story mode could upset some, but the puzzle outlook makes it fresh and long lasting. Really shows off the DS features. Expand
  3. Framikaze
    Dec 16, 2006
    9
    Really a good game.I'm addicted to it! It's also an anti-stress...when you are nervous try to play it...surely you 'll make tons of records. Expand
  4. StuartL.
    Jun 24, 2005
    8
    The only thing bad about this game is the lack of story mode. If it had that it would have been getting 9s or higher.
  5. LawrenceP.
    Aug 16, 2007
    8
    Lots of people don't like the omission of a story mode, which is understandable, but really the game stands alone perfectly well without one. In fact, I have serious doubts about whether a story mode would work, given the game's unique style. That aside, the game is brilliant. Arcade gameplay doesn't get any better, or more inventive, than this. Using only the stylus, a wide variety of different actions can be achieved--jumping, drawing clouds, capturing items and enemies in bubbles, and throwing eggs. And while that simple array of moves may seem spare when compared to Yoshi's previous adventures, never before have they been integrated so elegantly, and the environments change frequently keeping the gameplay fresh and challenging. The inclusion of several different gameplay modes also helps to keep the game from growing stale. And did I mention how ludicrously addictive it is? Expand
  6. MattM.
    Jun 11, 2005
    7
    I really like the gameplay, but there just isn't enough to do. If this was a deeper game it could easily snag a nine or ten. Overall, not enough, but what is there is solid. Expand
  7. 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 $5 game, and saved a lot of money and had a lot more fun. Expand

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