Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World Review

Posted on Feb 18 2017 - 4:39pm by Jordan Cundiff
  • Gameplay
  • Display
  • Content
  • Fun Factor

Poochy and Yoshi return to the Wooly World on the 3DS!

The Mario series is one that needs no introduction providing incredible gameplay, unique mechanics, and an overall fun experience in just about every showing. While Mario may receive the most recognition, his friends usually end up having adventures that are just as fun, if not better than the mustached man himself; Poochy and Yoshi’s Wooly World continues that trend.

Poochy and Yoshi’s Wooly World is a port of the Wii U game Yoshi’s Wooly world that was originally released June 2015, with added focus on Yoshi’s pal Poochy. The game follows Yoshi on his quest to save his friends after they’ve been turned into bundles of yarn by the evil Magikoopa Kamek. Yoshi must travel through six different worlds to gather the bundles of yarn to reassemble your friends, and take down the evil Kamek and his boss.

As you start playing, you’ll notice the game retains various key elements to the Yoshi series such as eating enemies, but this time instead of eggs, balls of yarn are created. These balls of yarn can be used to defeat the various enemies that appear as you traverse the levels, or hit the floating question mark bubbles that give players either health, coins, or even create items to help you progress through the game’s six worlds. While some of these bubbles are hard to find, the game lets you use badges that give you special abilities such as unlimited watermelon seeds to shoot at you enemies.

Unlike other Mario style games, there are two separate difficulties that you can play on. Mellow mode gives less experience players the ability to run through levels with three poochy pups that defeat enemies, and find the level’s secrets. While this mode take away all of the game’s fun, you don’t have to play it; instead let the little ones play that.

Throughout various levels in the game, certain doors will lead to areas where Yoshi will transform into a vehicle, tasking you to race against the clock to the finish line. While these areas are incredibly fun to play through, the limited time that is provided takes the fun away from flying around as airplane Yoshi, or motorcycle Yoshi.


The addition of Poochy levels add quite a bit of variety to the game’s standard levels placing you in control of Poochy on autorun levels. These levels, while very short, are quite interesting. Add in the fact that each of the Poochy levels offers variety with missions, and gold rush modes after completing once and you’ll keep coming back for more.

Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World is an incredibly fun experience that will keep you interested the whole way through. While we wish that the areas where Yoshi transforms lasted longer, and that Poochy had a more prominent role than he did, the game still provides an incredibly fun experience throughout.



  • Incredibly fun platforming that will keep you interested throughout
  • Sections where Yoshi transforms are hilarious & extremely fun.
  • The stop-motion style videos are comical, and enjoyable to watch.


  • The sections where Yoshi transforms, while fun, rush you through with tight time constrictions; taking some of the enjoyment away for what should be the most interesting aspects.
  • The Yoshi video section unlocks a new video everyday of playing; making you play 31 days to view all of the videos. (Too much time for 30 second clips at most)

*Complementary copy of the game was provided by the developer for review purposes.