Yoshi’s New Island Video Game

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toys and nintendo 062Yoshi is one of the most beloved characters created  by Nintendo.  The reasons being that he is cute, tough, and hey- he throws eggs.  He is the quintessential assistant and mode of transportation.  Lets face it, if we could call ride a Yoshi to work or school everyday we would.  This lovable dinosaur is back in the Yoshi’s New Island for the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS.

The game starts out with the familiar stork and Mario story.  Mario is bring carried to his parents, but along the way the stork is attacked by Kamek, causing Mario to fall to Egg Island- and the adventure begins.  This game plays like other Nintendo plat-formers, but with a more child friendly theme.  Many textures look like crayon or pencil drawings, while the main characters are brightly colored and vibrant.  Their animation seamless and a pleasure to watch and play.  As with most recent Nintendo plat-formers, if the player is stuck at a point in the game, wings, then golden wings are available for usage.  These help Yoshi to fly, holding down the jump button, and make him invulnerable to most attacks.


Little Man loves Yoshi’s newest game- not only is it fun for him, but Dad enjoys it too.  It is layered as to where kids can have fun blowing through the level eating bad guys and throwing eggs, while more experienced players can try to get all the collectibles in each level.  There are a few levels which are so frustrating it is ridiculous, but these are far between and add to the challenge of the game in a good way.

This game is great for anyone who has a 3DS or 3DS.

During the month of March, people who register a Nintendo 3DS™, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS™ system, as well as one of six select Nintendo 3DS games via Club Nintendo, will receive a free code to download either Pokémon™ X or Pokémon Y, the best-selling Nintendo 3DS games of 2013. The six participating games are Mario Kart™ 7Super Mario 3D Land™Animal Crossing™: New LeafDonkey Kong Country™ Returns 3DLEGO® City Undercover: The Chase Begins and the upcoming Yoshi’s New Island™. The system and game must be registered between March 1 and March 31 in order to take advantage of the promotion. Download codes for Pokémon X or Pokémon Y must be redeemed by May 31, 2014.

Yoshi’s New Island is available at fine retailers everywhere as well as the Nintendo eShop retails for $39.99.


  1. Melissa @ SavingCentsWithSense.net says

    This looks perfect to add to any Easter gift lists – my brother is a huge gamer and I know he would love this!

  2. Honestly, anything Mario is such a classic. I’ve been trying to talk my husband into getting me a DS because I love the Mario games. lol

  3. My kids love games – especially while we are traveling. We need to check this out, I know that my three older kids would love to play this and compete against each other on the 3DS. Thanks for sharing.

  4. We saw it at the store this weekend along with the special 3DS XL with Yoshi on it. It is now on both of our girls’ wishlists!

  5. Jenni E. {Sweet Pennies from Heaven} says

    My husband is the big gamer in the house and I am positive he would love this. Any game we get for the kiddo, dad is just as much in love with it too.

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