Yoshi's Woolly World

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This article is about a game that has just been released on June 25, 2015 in Australia and June 26, 2015 in Europe and Japan. Major changes should be made by a contributor who has a reliable source.

Yoshi's Woolly World
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Developer(s) Good-Feel
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Wii U
Release date Australia June 25, 2015[1]
Europe June 26, 2015[2]
Japan June 26, 2015
USA October 16, 2015[3]
Genre Platformer
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 3.svg - Three years and older
CERO:CERO A.png - All ages
ACB:ACB G.svg - General
USK:USK 0.svg - All ages
Mode(s) Single-player
Wii U:
Media CD icon.png Optical disc
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Wii U:
Wiimote Sideways.png Wii Remote (Sideways)

Yoshi's Woolly World (originally called Yarn Yoshi) is a 2.5D side-scrolling game for the Wii U by Good-Feel. It's the first Yoshi home console game since Yoshi's Story (which was originally released in 1997). The game uses similar art material of yarn and textiles from the aforementioned game and Wii game from the Kirby franchise, Kirby's Epic Yarn, which was also developed by Good-Feel.


The game takes place in Craft Island. Kamek turns the Yarn Yoshis into Wonder Wool, but misses two of them, who have to save the rest.[4]


Yoshi's Woolly World is a platform game with textile and fabric environment which plays similarly to Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Story, with many features coming from these games. Yoshi is able to eat enemies but, instead of turning them into Yoshi Eggs as in earlier games, he now turns them into yarn balls, that can be thrown just like eggs. They can also be thrown at objects such as platforms and Warp Pipes made of strings and needles in order to make them solid. Smiley Flowers and Winged Clouds return and coins are replaced by beads. Each level contains 20 "Stamp Patches" hidden inside common-looking beads, similarly to the Red Coins found in Yoshi's Island games. Collecting a number of Stamp Patches grants the player a set of Stamps. The hit point system comes back from Yoshi's Story. As the Yoshis are attacked by enemies, their Health Meter decreases and can be replenished with Hearts.

The game features two options for standard gameplay. The first is "Classic Mode", which is the standard gameplay similar to previous Yoshi platforming games. The second mode is "Mellow Mode". In this mode, Yoshi is Winged Yoshi and players can fly around freely, providing an easier experience. Players can switch between the two modes at any time via the pause menu.[3]

Two Yoshis playing in co-op.

In co-op mode, the players control two Yoshis, Green Yoshi and Red Yoshi. A Yoshi is able to eat their partner and either swallow them to use them as a yarn ball or spit them out to destroy obstacles. However, when a Yoshi eats their partner, the Yoshi getting eaten loses all of their yarn balls. If one of the Yoshis goes too far off screen it is placed into a flying Yoshi Egg and transported to the other Yoshi. When one of the Yoshis goes down a Warp Pipe the other one is transported with it simultaneously. A Yoshi is able to jump onto another Yoshi and use it as a platform.[5]


The three Yarn Yoshi amiibo
Mario, Link, and Donkey Kong patterns

The game makes use of amiibo, and a series of yarn made Yoshi amiibo released alongside the game. When a yarn Yoshi amiibo is scanned, it will provide a Double Yoshi mode. Double Yoshi mode functions similarly to the Double Mario power-up from Super Mario 3D World in that both Yoshis follow the single player's inputs, but with the additional functions of co-op mode.[3] Instead, if the normal version of the Yoshi amiibo is scanned, a normal Yoshi copy will appear.

All of the other amiibo (except the Pokémon ones) are compatible with the game and will unlock a pattern based on the character[6].


Playable characters

Yoshi's Woolly World supports three game saves. Each is denoted with one of the three Yoshi colours available as Yarn Yoshi Amiibo; green, light-blue, and pink. When the player starts a new game under one the save files, their default Yoshi will be the same colour as the save file. Red Yoshi is always available from the start, regardless of the selected save file. The other Yoshi colours (e.g. light-blue and pink if playing on the green game save) unlock after rescuing their yarn from Baby Bowser at the end of the game, along with six other colours:






Other characters

Items and objects

Yoshi's Transformations

Yoshi's Designs

Main article: List of Yoshi designs in Yoshi's Woolly World


References to other games


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Yoshi's Woolly World.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヨッシー ウールワールド
Yosshī ūru wārudo
Yoshi Wool World


  • Although Yoshi's Woolly World was released in 2015, the 2014 game Super Smash Bros. for Wii U managed to include a stage based upon this game titled Woolly World. On the official Super Smash Bros. Facebook page, it's stated that the stage was put in late in development.
  • This is the first game in the Yoshi series to be released in PAL regions before anywhere else.


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