Yoshi's Island DS DS

Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
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  1. But really it all comes back to the fact that Yoshi's Island was doing almost everything for the first time, and Artoon is cribbing from the same notes.
  2. The first three worlds certainly are great fun and the boss design and different babies help add some invention. But as soon as you have seen the back of the third world it all becomes a frustrating mess of a game.
  3. 65
    Honestly, though, that's part of the problem. Way too much of your new game feels like you're just playing it safe.
  4. 70
    A bit too by-the-book to have the magic of the original, but it's still a good game.
  5. The DS version is a fun game, but it doesn’t improve on the original enough to break it out of the museum and into your collection.
  6. Edge Magazine
    60
    A workmanlike effort. [Jan 2007, p.78]
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    68
    It's an adequate platformer, yes--with solid controls and great first-half pacing--but I'd never choose this over the sublime original. [Dec. 2006, p.150

Awards & Rankings

#13 Most Discussed DS Game of 2006
#8 Most Shared DS Game of 2006
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Jul 28, 2016
    10
    This game is amazing and perfect! The SNES classic ported on the handheld ds is perfect and you can play it on the go and it is much more advance now!
  2. May 11, 2014
    9
    Amazing game. A trully great sequel to one of the greatest platformer of all time. Every aspects of the game amaze me, except for theAmazing game. A trully great sequel to one of the greatest platformer of all time. Every aspects of the game amaze me, except for the minigames and the difficulty spike. Ughhhhh........ Full Review »
  3. Apr 24, 2014
    6
    Why is this game being reviewd as better than the 3DS Yoshi game? This game was pretty bad on the DS. A lot of the levels and puzzles areWhy is this game being reviewd as better than the 3DS Yoshi game? This game was pretty bad on the DS. A lot of the levels and puzzles are taken completely from the SNES original. Using Baby Donkey Kong to climb vines was pretty interesting and at least different. Switching the babies is very annoying and slows the pace of the gameplay. This game is offensively mediocre. Full Review »