Yoshi Touch & Go DS

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6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 30 Ratings

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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 drawYoshi 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] Expand
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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. On the whole, it’s an addictive, highly entertaining, egg-chucking cloud-drawing high-scoring romp with plenty of replay value that positively reeks of the Nintendo Difference and is guaranteed to while away many a dull train journey.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    78
    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: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. PaulScottodiP.
    May 27, 2005
    10
    This is my favorite DS game ever. It is cute, and you can play with it for a long time... I haven't gotten bored with it yet...
  2. Jul 28, 2016
    10
    In metascore I would rate this 77/100. Yoshi Touch & Go is a good Yoshi game but is a bit bland and the gameplay is repetitive. And besidesIn metascore I would rate this 77/100. Yoshi Touch & Go is a good Yoshi game but is a bit bland and the gameplay is repetitive. And besides that, that's my only problems. Expand
  3. Pazzle
    Mar 6, 2005
    9
    Famitsu have this right, its a great game.
  4. TonyG.
    Apr 8, 2006
    9
    awsome gameplay. this is nintendo at thier finest. original, fun, and very responsive. boards do change up alot also ... so it is not the awsome gameplay. this is nintendo at thier finest. original, fun, and very responsive. boards do change up alot also ... so it is not the smae game over and over again. totally addicting game. was worried it wpould be no good. boy was i wrong. Expand
  5. Supersean
    Mar 18, 2005
    8
    Fun, Not Amazing, but it's got good music, pleasent graphics, good controls. Definitely Buy it! Good Replay Value!
  6. DavidW.
    Aug 23, 2005
    8
    The psuedosequel to Yoshi's Island. When I'm bored, I'll pop it into my DS and then enjoy the Yoshi love... for an hour or The psuedosequel to Yoshi's Island. When I'm bored, I'll pop it into my DS and then enjoy the Yoshi love... for an hour or two, at which point I'll burn out and get bored with it, spend an hour on sites like these... and then boot it up again. I was expecting a full-blown story mode like Canvas Curse, but instead it's all arcade-style 1st and 2nd player... In retrospect, that play style helps make it different from Canvas Curse [which is what it will be compared to] and more worth buying for those who already have Canvas Curse. An interesting feature is that it will notify you if anyone near you is on PictoChat. It's a nice touch. 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 $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. Expand

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#15 Most Discussed DS Game of 2005