Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World

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Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World
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Developer(s) Good-Feel
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Release date Japan January 19, 2017
HK January 19, 2017
ROC January 19, 2017
USA February 3, 2017
Europe February 3, 2017
Australia February 4, 2017
South Korea March 4, 2017[1]
Genre Platform
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
CERO:CERO A.png - All ages
ACB:ACB G.svg - General
Nintendo 3DS:
3DS Card Icon.png Cartridge
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Nintendo 3DS:

Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World is a platforming game for Nintendo 3DS. It is the second port of the series of platforming games starring Yoshi, being a port of Yoshi's Woolly World, which was released for the Wii U in 2015. The game includes the entirety of the original game's levels, along with a bonus mode called Poochy Dash in which the player controls Poochy and tries to collect as many Beads as possible. It also introduces Poochy-Pups, who assist the player in discovering secrets when playing in the easier Mellow Mode, Yoshi Theater which features 31 Yoshi stop-motion videos and the ability to design custom patterns for Yarn Yoshi.

Changes and new features[edit]

  • This port features more extensive amiibo support than the Wii U version. Like the Wii U version, various amiibo can be scanned to give Yoshi patterns based on those characters, but several newer amiibo are compatible as well.
  • A Yarn Poochy amiibo was released alongside the game; tapping it during a Yoshi level will put Poochy in the level for Yoshi to ride, while tapping it in one of the bonus Poochy stages will enable them to be played in Time Attack mode. If these Time Attack stages are completed, exclusive Poochy designs will be unlocked.
  • If a Smiley Flower is collected at the end of a stage, instead of playing a Bonus Game, a Gold Rush for Poochy Dash is unlocked where Poochy can collect Beads from a Gold Lakitu.
  • A Yarn Yoshi amiibo can be used to store a custom Yoshi pattern and transfer it to another copy of the 3DS game.
  • Stamp Patches have been removed from this version, and are replaced with Pencil Patches.
  • Multiplayer mode has been removed, even though the introduction shows Red Yoshi escaping from Kamek as well as Green Yoshi.
  • The worlds and levels are on a straight linear path going left and right (akin to Super Mario 3D Land) instead of being connected through fully controllable hub worlds (like Super Mario 3D World).
  • The game features enhanced performance on New Nintendo 3DS systems, running at 60 frames per second (like the Wii U version) compared to 30 frames per second on standard 3DS or 2DS systems.

Critical reception[edit]

It has been requested that this section be rewritten and expanded to cite specific reviews, particularly noting praises and criticisms (tagged on November 21st, 2017).

Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World, similarly to the original Wii U game, has received generally positive reviews. On review aggregate site Metacritic, it averages 77% based on 56 reviews.[2] On GameRankings, it has the similar rank of 77.04%, based on 25 reviews.[3]

Awards and acknowledgements[edit]

Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World was nominated for the "Best Handheld Game" award at The Game Awards 2017.[4] However, it ultimately lost to Metroid: Samus Returns.[4]


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Main article: List of Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World staff

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポチと! ヨッシー ウールワールド[5]
Pochi to! Yosshī ūru wārudo
With Poochy! Yoshi Wool World
Korean 포치와! 요시 울리 월드[1]
Pochi wa! Yosi ulli woldeu
With Poochy! Yoshi Woolly World

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b Nintendo of Korea. (January 20, 2017). Nintendo 3DS software lineup announcement. Nintendo. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/game/3ds/poochy-yoshis-woolly-world
  3. ^ https://www.gamerankings.com/3ds/195495-poochy-and-yoshis-woolly-world/index.html
  4. ^ a b Awards - The Game Awards 2017. The Game Awards. Retrieved December 10, 2017.
  5. ^ Nintendo. (September 2, 2016). あみぐるみのヨッシーとポチが、ニンテンドー3DSでも大冒険!. Nintendo. Retrieved September 2, 2016.