Yoshi's Crafted World

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Yoshi's Crafted World
North American box art of Yoshi's Crafted World.
For alternate box art, see the game's gallery.
Developer Good-Feel
Publisher Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Release date Japan March 29, 2019
USA March 29, 2019
Mexico March 29, 2019[1]
Europe March 29, 2019
Australia March 29, 2019
South Korea March 29, 2019
HK March 29, 2019
ROC March 29, 2019
China July 9, 2021[2]
Language(s) Deutsch
English (United Kingdom)
English (United States)
Español (España)
Español (Latinoamérica)
Français (Canada)
Français (France)
Genre Platformer
ESRB:ESRB's E rating symbol - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 3.svg - Three years and older
CERO:CERO rating A - All ages
ACB:ACB G.svg - General
USK:USK 6.svg - Six years and older
DEJUS:DEJUS L.png - General audience
RARS:RARS 0+.svg - All ages
GRAC:GRAC All.svg - All ages
CADPA:8+ rating icon from the China Audio-video and Digital Publishing Association's game rating system - Eight years and older
GSRR:GSRR P.svg - Six years and older
FPB:FPB's PG rating symbol - Parental guidance
GCAM:Symbol for GCAM video game rating category "Suitable for aged 3 and above". - Three years and older
NMC:Symbol for NMC video game rating category "Suitable for aged 3 and above". - Three years and older
Mode(s) Single-player
Nintendo Switch:
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Nintendo Switch:

Yoshi's Crafted World is a title in the Yoshi franchise and the follow-up to the 2015 Wii U game Yoshi's Woolly World, released for the Nintendo Switch on March 29, 2019. It was developed by Good-Feel, the developer behind Yoshi's Woolly World and its Nintendo 3DS port Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World. The game places a great emphasis on its 3D environments; Yoshi is able to aim eggs into objects that appear in the foreground and background and can travel through a pseudo-3D environment along mostly yellow tape trails.

Unlike the previous game, the game adopts a hand-crafted art style, with every level being made to have a "theme of things crafted in kindergarten."[3] The Yoshis in particular are made out of a material called "flocky".[4] A variety of cardboard costumes are available to unlock within the game, including some based off Nintendo Labo. The game also features amiibo support, with certain amiibo granting the player exclusive themed costumes.



A screenshot of the Sundream Stone from Yoshi's Crafted World
The Sundream Stone surrounded by the Yoshis

At the start of the game, the Yoshis are seen resting on their island, gathered around the Sundream Stone, an artifact said to possess the power to make dreams come true. Suddenly, Kamek and Baby Bowser, who have heard the legend of the Sundream Stone, arrive at the island to take it for themselves. The Yoshis attempt to save the artifact from being stolen, which leads to its gems becoming detached and being flung across multiple worlds. The Yoshis then embark on a journey to search for the gems.

Multiple times over the course of the game, the Yoshis meet up with Kamek and Baby Bowser, who are also in search of the gems. After a short conversation, Kamek uses his magic to create a creature out of the surrounding landscape and pits it against the Yoshis. After defeating a boss, the Yoshis find one of the gems nearby and put it back into Sundream Stone.

After the Yoshis collect all the gems, Kamek steals them and grants Baby Bowser's wish, creating the "biggest, baddest, [and] most awesomest" robot. He then transforms Baby Bowser into a giant. After he is defeated, the Yoshis restore the Sundream Stone back to its original state and wish to return home. The stone then uses its power to create a large ship from the wreckage of The Great King Bowser that carries them back to their home island, which they continue to use as their base of operations.



Narrator: This is the lovely island of the Yoshis.

At the topmost peak of the island sits a glistening, gem-set wonder known as the Sundream Stone.
Legends say the Sundream Stone possesses the power to make anyone's wildest dreams come true!
One fine day...
Baby Bowser and Kamek caught wind of the Sundream Stone and made their way to the island.

Kamek: "Eeeheehee! We'll be taking that!"

Narrator: When the Yoshis came to, they found themselves in an unfamiliar forest...

Aw... The poor Yoshis seem to be lost...
Oh my! The Dream Gems - they're all gone!
The Sundream Stone isn't looking too hot now...
What a tragedy! Someone better find those gems before Kamek and Baby Bowser get to them.
Wonder where this path leads...
Maybe it'll pave the way to the gems!
Looks like the Yoshis are sorting out who should go on this mission.

(after players choose a Yoshi to play as)

Narrator: It's settled, then!

The rest of the Yoshis will stay and protect the Sundream Stone. It'll be safe and sound!
The journey to find the gems begins!


Narrator: And so, the Sundream Stone was finally restored.

Together, the Yoshis dreamed...that they could be returned to their island home!
All right, let's head back home!


Similar to the previous Yoshi games, Yoshi can run, jump, lick up enemies, Flutter Jump, Ground Pound, and throw Yoshi's Eggs/Poochy Pups. Conversely, Yoshi does not need to crouch anymore in order to turn an enemy into an egg, as this action is now performed automatically upon grabbing an enemy with the tongue. The mechanics of Yoshi's egg throwing have likewise changed considerably. Instead of an autonomously moving cursor, Yoshi can freely aim the cursor anywhere on the screen, so that they can aim at objects in the foreground and background. When an object on a different plane is highlighted, the player can throw an egg at it, but eggs are otherwise restricted to a 2D plane. Some objects get knocked away while others stay in place after the impact. Yoshi can often travel between planes by following paths that connect them. While on one of these paths, Yoshi can only ground pound with the L or ZL buttons, due to the down command being assigned to moving towards the player.

Like Yoshi's Woolly World, Yoshi has a health meter that can be replenished by hearts, up to 20. These can be obtained by hitting certain Winged Clouds, reaching Check Points, or hitting Roulette Blocks at the right time. Costumes can also be applied to Yoshi which allow him to take extra hits based on the costume's rarity (three for Common, four for Rare, and five for Super Rare/amiibo). These extra hits are replenished upon reaching a checkpoint, but if enough hits are taken, the costume is irreversibly destroyed for the rest of the level (though the costume can be reapplied from the World Map).

Each level contains a unique level style and features, such as spotlights that summon enemies if they spot Yoshi and ropes that he can swing on. Generally, these features are only used in one level, though a few of them do make reappearances in Hidden Hills.

A number of levels in the game include alternative gameplay styles and challenges, often involving vehicles on auto-scrolling planes. In these, up to three Smiley Flowers can be collected based off how many points players get, with the exception of Solar Zoom, where it is instead based off how they place in the race.

This is the first Yoshi game without the game files option at the start.

Flip side[edit]

Each level (aside from boss fights and the levels in Hidden Hills) provide access to both the "front side" and the "flip side." The flip side gives a look at levels from the backside, often showing off how certain contraptions within the levels work, emphasizing the hand-crafted feel. The flip side can only be accessed upon beating the corresponding front side, and only after Poochy's Tape Trail has been completed.

In each flip side, the only collectibles remaining are hearts, which are the only items available in Winged Clouds. Some souvenirs can also be found on the flip side.

Instead, three Poochy Pups can be found scattered throughout the level. They can be found in a variety of situations: jumping between bushes, hanging onto rotating blocks, or even riding on solar cars. Once touched, licked, or hit with an egg, the Poochy Pup will follow closely behind Yoshi. They can be used as projectiles that can return to Yoshi, effectively giving an infinite supply of eggs.

For each pup brought to the end goal, a Smiley Flower will be obtained. Additionally, if all three pups are brought to the goal under a certain time limit, Poochy will appear holding a fourth Smiley Flower in his mouth.


Each level has a variety of collectibles to obtain, each requiring different conditions to find. In addition to the Smiley Flowers strewn about each level, obtaining all of the collectibles of another type will give the player another Smiley Flower. Players do not need to collect all the collectibles in one run; previously obtained Smiley Flowers and Red Coins will remain translucent upon replays. Some collectibles are found in presents in the background.

Smiley Flowers are used to unlock new subworlds by paying a "toll" to the Blockafeller resting in front of it. Once all of them are collected, they can be paid to the big Blockafeller in Hidden Hills to unlock the Sundream Stone costume. Getting all the Smiley Flowers in a subworld will adorn the diorama with festive pinwheel flowers.

Blockafellers appear in each subworld to provide the Yoshis with missions to find souvenirs in the form of crafts, themed decorations that appear in the foreground or background. One at a time, Yoshi will be requested to find a certain number of the souvenir in a certain level. Once Yoshi finds and throws eggs at each of them, he can leave the level immediately, or continue to play through. Either way, after returning to the world map, the Blockafeller will give Yoshi a Smiley Flower as a reward and, if the are still uncollected souvenirs in the subworld, request another type of souvenir.

Similarly, a small Blockafeller named Sprout can be found hiding in every level, on the ground, once Baby Bowser is defeated. Although he does not give Smiley Flowers for being found, finding him in every level will award a costume based off himself.


There are two modes, Classic and Mellow.


Two players are able to play the entire game together, each one being a differently colored Yoshi. Each player can also choose their own costume and control options from the menu.

While playing, both players share the same screen, with a camera that dominantly follows Player 1. Each Yoshi has all of the abilities they can use in single-player, and they are able to eat and spit out each other. Additionally, one Yoshi can ride on the other, losing control of movement, but in turn having an unlimited supply of eggs to throw. The Yoshi on the bottom also gains an enhanced Ground Pound that sends out a shockwave, but cannot throw eggs until the Yoshi on top jumps off.

Only one Yoshi needs to have 20 hearts at the end of a level to obtain the level's corresponding Smiley Flower. To make the task easier, Winged Clouds that drop hearts will produce 10 hearts instead of 5.

Mellow Mode[edit]

Brought back from Yoshi's Woolly World, Mellow Mode is an option in available at any time in the menu. When selected, Yoshi grows a pair of wings that allow them to Flutter Jump infinitely by holding down the jump button. Yoshi will also only lose one heart upon taking damage, and lays two eggs after eating an enemy.

Worlds and courses[edit]

Yoshi's Crafted World has 17 worlds in total, each one featuring a signature theme and constructed from different materials and techniques. Most worlds in the game feature two to four levels, and only six of them include a boss stage. This contrasts with previous Yoshi mainline titles, which tipically include fewer worlds with a consistent, higher number of levels and one boss per world.

In order to progress to different worlds, Yoshis will often need to hand over Smiley Flowers to Blockafellers they meet along the way. The first and final sections of the game are linear, with each world leading to a single other. After Origami Gardens however, the path branches into two, giving the player more options regarding the order in which to complete the middle portion of the game. The paths converge again in Ninjarama. A bonus area, Hidden Hills, becomes available after beating the final main story boss.

A few courses in the game are scoring-based challenges in timed or auto-scrolling settings, with the player's final score translating into an amount of Smiley Flowers as a reward. These levels are marked below with an arrow (▷).

Area Level Smiley Flowers to unlock Cost of costume Leads to
Sunshine Station Rail-Yard Run 100 Yarrctopus Docks
Yarrctopus Docks Many Fish in the Sea 1 100 Go-Go Land
Pirate Pier
Go-Go Land Poochy's Tape Trail 5 100 Big Paper Peak
Go-Go Yoshi
Big Paper Peak Mine-Cart Cave 10 100 Origami Gardens
Whistlestop Rails
Mousers and Magnets
BOSS: The Tin-Can Condor 15
Origami Gardens Spring Sprung Trail 150 Dino Desert
Pastel Pathway
Dino Desert Dino Smash 10 150 Sky-High Heights
Skelesaurus Wrecks
Sky-High Heights Altitude Adjustment 10 150 Acorn Forest
Poochy's Magma Run
Windward Way
Acorn Forest Weighing Acorns 10 200
Jumping to Victory
BOSS: Spike the Piranha 15
Pastel Pathway Stitched Together 15 150 Cardstock Carnival
Poochy's Sweet Run
Yoshi Pulls Some Strings
Cardstock Carnival Spinwheel Shuffle 10 150 Chilly-Hot Isles
Haunted Maker Mansion
Hoop-Jump Hop
Chilly-Hot Isles Bombs Away on Pirate Island 10 200
Slip-Slide Isle
BOSS: Burt's Bouncy Battle 20
Ninjarama Deceptive Doors 10 200 Rumble Jungle
Behind the Shoji
The Shogun's Castle
Rumble Jungle Exploring the Animal Kingdom 15 200 Outer Orbit
Hoppin' Higher
Jungle Tour Challenge
BOSS: Gator Train Attacks! 20
Outer Orbit The Countdown Begins 250 Cheery Valley
Hidden Hills*
Ride the Stars
Space-Hub Hubbub
Cheery Valley Ride the River 15 250 Shadowville
Open, Shut!
Solar Zoom
Shadowville Be Afraid of the Dark 15 250
Skulking Around
Mr. Geary's Factory
BOSS: The Great King Bowser 30
Hidden Hills* Rough Rolling 30 300
Under Siege 30
Floppin' and Poppin' 30
BOSS: Kamek Kerfuffle 50

* - After completing the main story.

Sunshine Station
Yarrctopus Docks
GoGoLand YCW.png
Go-Go Land
Big Paper Peak
Big Paper Peak
Origami Gardens
Origami Gardens
Dino Desert
Dino Desert
YCW SkyHighHeights.png
Sky-High Heights
Acorn Forest
Acorn Forest
Acorn Forest from Yoshi's Crafted World.
Acorn Forest
Pastel Pathway
Pastel Pathway
CardstockCarnival YCW.png
Cardstock Carnival
Chilly-Hot Isles
Chilly-Hot Isles
Rumble Jungle, a jungle-themed world in Yoshi's Crafted World.
Rumble Jungle
Outer Orbit
Outer Orbit
Cheery Valley
Cheery Valley
Shadowville, Yoshi's Crafted World.
The final level of Shadowville.
Hidden Hills, the secret final world of Yoshi's Crafted World.
Hidden Hills


Playable characters[edit]

Yoshi Red Yoshi Orange Yoshi Yellow Yoshi
Yoshi Red Yoshi Orange Yoshi Yellow Yoshi
Light-Blue Yoshi Blue Yoshi Purple Yoshi Pink Yoshi
Light-Blue Yoshi Blue Yoshi Purple Yoshi Pink Yoshi


Name Image Description
Poochy Poochy sleeping. A canine ally who can be ridden and driven into obstacles and enemies to destroy them. He can also swim in lava. He follows Yoshi around in certain courses. He also gives Yoshi a Smiley Flower if all of the Poochy Pups are found within a specific time limit in a level.
Poochy Pups YoshiCraftedWorld - PoochyPups.png Three miniature Poochies, each displaying a distinct coloration. They form an objective when levels are played from the backside; they must be spotted in the background of each stage and hit with a Yoshi's Egg to reveal them. After coming out of their spots, they follow Yoshi until the end of the level.
Sundream Stone A screenshot of the Sundream Stone from Yoshi's Crafted World A sentient stone tablet that has five gems which are detached by Kamek and Baby Bowser.
Blockafellers A Blockafeller in Yoshi's Crafted World. Robots constructed of blocks with a large nose and a flower who sit outside several worlds and send the player on side-quests. Each Blockafeller has a different appearance.

Minor characters[edit]


New enemies are marked with an asterisk (*).

Shy Guys
Name Image Description Levels Defeatable? Turns into egg?
Shy Guy Shy Guy Basic enemies that walk from side to side and come in various colors, and can be defeated with any attack. They can be also seen in the background, sometimes holding collectibles. Every normal level except for Mousers and Magnets, Jumping to Victory, Slip-Slide Isle, Open, Shut!, and all levels in Hidden Hills Yes Yes
Attack Ghost* An Attack Ghost A cardboard Shy Guy with a scythe that chases Yoshi. It is based on the Grim Reaper. Haunted Maker Mansion No No
Bazooka Heyho* A Bazooka Heyho in Yoshi's Crafted World Armed Shy Guys that stand in one spot and fire at the direction they are looking at. They can be defeated with any attack. Altitude Adjustment
Outer Orbit
Mr. Geary's Factory
Floppin' and Poppin'
Yes Yes
Donguri Heyho* A Donguri Heyho in Yoshi's Crafted World Shy Guys with an acorn-like hat on their heads. When they see Yoshi, they roll after him. They can be defeated with any attack. Weighing Acorns
Spike the Piranha
Kamek Kerfuffle
Yes Yes
Fat Guy A pilot-themed Fat Guy using a parachute Large Shy Guys that pace back and forth. They start to run when jumped on and can hurt Yoshi if they touch him. When eaten and swallowed, they fill up Yoshi's egg stash. Some Fat Guys stay behind large rectangular cutouts, which they push to fall on Yoshi's path and then rise back upright. Yoshi can use these cutouts as platforms. Poochy's Sweet Run
Altitude Adjustment
Poochy's Magma Run
Yes Yes
Fly Guy A Green Fly Guy with a 10 Coin They fly back and forth on a straight line or swirl in formations around a platform at varying speeds, hurting Yoshi if they bump into him. They can be defeated in any manner. Sometimes, Fly Guys carry items which can be obtained by smacking them with an egg or by eating them. Most levels Yes Yes
Fly Heyho* A Fly Heyho in Yoshi's Crafted World. Enemies equipped with a glider, which allows them to float through the air. They make swoops above an area, turning around and descending a bit with each swoop. After they land, they act like normal Shy Guys. They can hurt Yoshi upon contact, but can be defeated with any attack. Ninjarama Yes Yes
Juggling Heyho* A Juggling Heyho in Yoshi's Crafted World. Shy Guys in red and black jester attire that juggle bombs in one spot. They can be defeated with any attack. Hoop-Jump Hop Yes Yes
Ninja Guy* A Ninja Guy from Yoshi's Crafted World Enemies that stay in one place while hurling an indefinite amount of shurikens in the direction they face. They only throw shurikens as long as Yoshi is located in front of them. Ninja Guys can be defeated with any attack. Deceptive Doors
Behind the Shoji
The Shogun's Castle
Yes Yes
Petal Guy A Petal Guy in Yoshi's Crafted World. Shy Guys that disguise themselves as piles of flowers. They then pop up when Yoshi approaches. They can be defeated with any attack. Spring Sprung Trail Yes Yes
Rush Heyho* A Rush Heyho with a ninja sword in Yoshi's Crafted World
A Rush Heyho with a space sword in Yoshi's Crafted World
Enemies that rush in one direction while holding a sword forward. They can hurt Yoshi if they come into contact with him. However, any attack can be used to defeat them. A space-themed variant of it also appears in Outer Orbit. Deceptive Doors
Behind the Shoji
The Shogun's Castle
Space-Hub Hubbub
The Countdown Begins
Yes Yes
Shy Guy Tower Shy Guy Tower Tall stacks of Shy Guys. When Yoshi defeats one of the Shy Guys, the others fall until no more remain. Dino Smash
Stitched Together
Windward Way
Yes Yes
Skall Heyho* A Skall Heyho in Yoshi's Crafted World Shy Guys that run around in small dinosaur skulls, trying to ram into Yoshi. They turn around when they bump into something. Dino Smash No No
Spear Guy A Spear Guy in Yoshi's Crafted World. Shy Guys that hold spears and shields. They are immune to being hit from the front. They can be defeated by eating it or throwing an egg at its back. Mousers and Magnets Yes Yes
Unicycle Shy Guy A Unicycle Shy Guy in Yoshi's Crafted World Shy Guys in red and black jester attire that ride unicycles. They can be defeated with any attack. Hoop-Jump Hop Yes Yes
Vampire Heyho* A Vampire Heyho in Yoshi's Crafted World Shy Guys dressed with a black suit and a red cape which allows them to glide through the air. Once they reach the ground, they act like normal Shy Guys. Although dangerous to bump into, they can be defeated using any attack method. Haunted Maker Mansion Yes Yes
Woozy Guy A Woozy Guy in Yoshi's Crafted World. Shy Guys that move by doing continuous frontflips. They can be defeated with any move. Whistlestop Rails
Stitched Together
Poochy's Sweet Run
Hoop-Jump Hop
The Countdown Begins
Yes Yes
Zombie Guy* A Zombie Guy from Yoshi's Crafted World Undead variants of Shy Guys that shuffle slowly on the ground. While usually found in the open, they can also come out of burrows on the ground. They are harmful if touched, but Yoshi can defeat them with any attack. Haunted Maker Mansion
Be Afraid of the Dark
Yes Yes
Zombie Debuho* A Zombie Debuho from Yoshi's Crafted World An undead variant of Fat Guys and a larger variant of Zombie Guys. Most of them are stationary, found sitting in couches throughout the mansions. Otherwise, they strut about outside. Like Fat Guys, they cannot be defeated with a jump, but can be defeated with a ground pound. Yoshi can also eat them to get a full stock of eggs. Often, if Yoshi eats a Zombie Debuho sitting on a couch, the couch moves, revealing a secret of some sort. Haunted Maker Mansion Yes Yes
Name Image Description Levels Defeatable? Turns into egg?
Bobber* A Bobber in Yoshi's Crafted World Green enemies that sit in acorns, resembling Burts. They swing from a string, trying to hurt Yoshi. Yoshi Pulls Some Strings No No
Bon-Bom* A Bon-Bom in Yoshi's Crafted World Blue bombs with a Tap-Tap-like face. When they see Yoshi, they jump after him and explode a few seconds later. Yoshi can also eat Bon-Boms and spit them out to break rock walls and defeat enemies. Mine-Cart Cave
Dino Smash
Yes No
Bushydo* A Bushydo from Yoshi's Crafted World Red samurai made out of red and blue milk bottles. They will try to attack Yoshi with their sword, which Yoshi can walk on. The Shogun's Castle No No
Bullet Bill A Bullet Bill in Yoshi's Crafted World. Black bullets that are shot out of Bill Blasters. They can be defeated by eating them. Spinwheel Shuffle Yes Yes
Bumpty A Bumpty in Yoshi's Crafted World. Penguin enemies that try to slide into Yoshi. Although they cannot hurt Yoshi, they can potentially knock him into the water. While Yoshi can grab a Bumpty with his tongue, he cannot eat one. Slip-Slide Isle
Burt's Bouncy Battle
Yes No
Bungee Piranha A Bungee Piranha in Yoshi's Crafted World Purple Piranha Plants that stretch down from the ceiling. They can be defeated by throwing an egg at them. Jumping to Victory Yes No
Bunmawashi Doll* A Bunmawashi Doll from Yoshi's Crafted World. Clown-like dolls that chase after Yoshi and attack him with an axe. They can be stopped by being exposed to light. Be Afraid of the Dark No No
Cheep Cheep A Cheep Cheep in Yoshi's Crafted World. Small red fish that jump out of the water in an attempt to hit Yoshi. They can be defeated by eating them. Bombs Away on Pirate Island
Slip-Slide Isle
Ride the River
Yes Yes
Chompagobbler* A Chompagobbler in Yoshi's Crafted World Blue ghost enemies that patrol certain areas of the level Haunted Maker Mansion. When they see Yoshi, they chase after him at an extremely fast speed until he goes away. Haunted Maker Mansion No No
Clawdaddy A Clawdaddy in Yoshi's Crafted World. Orange crab enemies that have a coat of wool protecting them. Yoshi must first lick away the wool on them then throw an egg or Ground Pound on them in order to defeat them. Bombs Away on Pirate Island Yes No
Cybo* A Cybo in Yoshi's Crafted World They are normally helpful allies to Yoshi, but Cybos become hostile whenever an asteroid hits the space station in the level Space-Hub Hubbub. Space-Hub Hubbub No No
Fang A Fang in Yoshi's Crafted World. Small bats that fly in wavy patterns. They can be defeated by most attacks. Whistlestop Rails
Be Afraid of the Dark
Yes Yes
Fooly Flower Fooly Flower Enemies that mimic the appearance of a Smiley Flower, although they have a different facial expression. In some levels, Fooly Flowers rotate around a specific area during bonus challenges, hiding a Smiley Flower among them. Whistlestop Rails
Poochy's Sweet Run
Windward Way
Exploring the Animal Kingdom
Be Afraid of the Dark
No No
Flightless Goonie Two Flightless Goonies in their nest. Flightless variants of Goonies that run from left to right. They are usually encountered in groups. They can be defeated by any attack. Windward Way
Open, Shut!
Yes Yes
Flutter Flutter in Yoshi's Crafted World.jpg Flying enemies that get enraged and go after a Yoshi briefly if hit with any attack method. When enraged, they will fly up, allowing Yoshi to reach otherwise impossible-to-reach spots. They cannot be defeated. Weighing Acorns No No
Gargantua Blargg A Gargantua Blargg in Yoshi's Crafted World Huge, invincible, red monsters that live in the lava. They can be sent back into the lava with three egg hits, but only temporarily. Poochy's Magma Run No No
Goonie Goonie Flying bird enemies that travel in flocks. They flap their wings to rise, then glide to descend a bit. Yoshi can step on Goonies and use them as platforms, although this causes them to go downward under his weight. Windward Way Yes Yes
Gusty A Gusty in Yoshi's Crafted World Enemies that fly from the left or right. They can be defeated by any move. Stitched Together
Open, Shut!
Under Siege
Yes Yes
Koopa Troopa A Koopa Troopa in Yoshi's Crafted World Enemies that walk back and forth. Yoshi can grab them in his mouth and spit out their shells. Many Fish in the Sea Yes No
Li'l Marcher* The Li'l Marcher enemy from Yoshi's Crafted World Enemies that run around whenever he activates an alarm. They can be pushed back with eggs, and can defeat themselves by colliding with another member of their species. Skulking Around
Under Siege
Yes No
Little Mouser Little Mouser Small mice that play keep-away with coins and magnets. They can then be defeated by eating them. Yoshi does not take any damage if he collides with one. Mousers and Magnets
The Tin-Can Condor
Yes Yes
Lunge Fish Yoshi's being watched by a Lunge Fish in the level Ride the River Gigantic green fish that jump out of the water in an attempt to eat Yoshi. They can be temporarily stunned by eggs. Ride the River No No
Makimaki* An enemy in Poochy's Tape Trail from Yoshi's Crafted World Pink round creatures with curled, squirrel-like tails. They roll pink paper while walking on it. They can be stunned by all of Yoshi's attack methods, but the only way to defeat them for good is to have Poochy run into them. Poochy's Tape Trail Yes No
Mel* A stack of Mels from Yoshi's Crafted WorldA stack of Dark Melcaras from Yoshi's Crafted World Caramel enemies that move around in tower formations. They can hurt Yoshi if they bump into him; however, they can be defeated one by one by eating and turning them into eggs. Dark Melcaras are a variant wrapped in foil. Poochy's Sweet Run Yes Yes
Monty Mole A big Monty Mole from Yoshi's Crafted World. Mole enemies that pop out of manholes in the background. They can be defeated by hitting them with eggs. Spring Sprung Trail
Yes Yes
Nep-Enut A Nep-enut in Yoshi's Crafted World An aquatic variation of Gargantua Blarggs. A single egg will temporarily send one back into the water. Pirate Pier No No
Nipper Plant A Nipper Plant in Yoshi's Crafted World Petit Piranha Plants that can move on their stems. They can be defeated by throwing an egg at them. Jumping to Victory Yes Yes
Nipper Spore A Nipper Spore in Yoshi's Crafted World. Falling seeds that grow into Nipper Plants once they land. They can be eaten in mid-air. If Yoshi comes in contact with a Nipper Spore, he takes damage. Jumping to Victory Yes No
Pinecone* A Pinecone in Yoshi's Crafted World Brown, rolling prickly creatures with angry eyes. They cannot be defeated in any way. Weighing Acorns No No
Piranha Plant A Piranha Plant in Yoshi's Crafted World Stationary carnivorous plants that chomp at the air aggressively, waiting to bite and injure Yoshi. They can be defeated by hitting them with an egg. Rail-Yard Run
Mine-Cart Cave
Spring-Sprung Trail
Skelesaurus Wrecks
Stitched Together
Behind the Shoji
Exploring the Animal Kingdom
Hoppin' Higher
Ride the River
Yes No
Raven A Raven in Yoshi's Crafted World Black bird enemies that circle around small moon-like platforms. They are immune to Yoshi's tongue, but can be defeated by jumping on them. Spinwheel Shuffle Yes No
Rhinono* Artwork of Rhinono from Yoshi's Crafted World Large, blue rhinos that chase Yoshi. While some of them are hostile, one Rhinono needs the Yoshi to help its Baby Rhinono by rebuilding the bridge. It then thanks the Yoshi by popping the large pink balloon that blocks the Yoshi's path. Exploring the Animal Kingdom No No
Skelesaurus* Skelesaurus.png A massive, living fossilized dinosaur that chases Yoshi, destroying everything in its path. It cannot be defeated, but Yoshi can temporarily slow it down by throwing eggs at its face. Skelesaurus Wrecks No No
Snakey* Artwork of Snakey from Yoshi's Crafted World A gigantic snake that constantly extends. Yoshi can hit it to temporarily contract its body. Hoppin' Higher No No
Takko* A Takko in Yoshi's Crafted World A blue, squid-like extraterrestrial. They only appear in the moon portion of The Countdown Begins. When Yoshi jumps on them, they emit some smoke. They do not hurt Yoshi, and cannot be defeated. The Countdown Begins No No
Tap-Tap Tap-Tap Silver, spiky enemies that walk around. They are immune to most attacks, but can be pushed back by eggs or Yoshi's tongue. They can be defeated in two-player mode if a mounted Yoshi ground pounds nearby or if it gets run over by Poochy. Poochy's Magma Run
Skulking Around
Yes No
Ukiki Three Ukikis in Yoshi's Crafted World Brown monkeys that jump around. Some throw things, like missiles and eggs. While Yoshi can grab Ukikis with his tongue, he cannot eat them. They can be defeated by spitting them into the water. Jumping to Victory
Bombs Away on Pirate Island
Yes No
Wall Lakitu A Wall Lakitu in Yoshi's Crafted World Enemies that hide behind structures in the background. If a Yoshi comes within their line of sight, they lock in and throw Spiny Eggs. They can be defeated by throwing eggs at them. Be Afraid of the Dark Yes No


Main story bosses must be defeated to retrieve the Dream Gems. The game also features three mini-bosses, indicated by an asterisk (*) in the list below, and a bonus boss fight with Kamek.

Name Image Level Description
Yarrctopus* Yarrctopus from Yoshi's Crafted World. Pirate Pier A pirate octopus. The player needs to throw an egg at him to deal damage.
Tin-Can Condor The Tin-Can Condor of The Tin-Can Condor. The Tin-Can Condor A giant bird made from a tin can guarding the blue Dream Gem. The player needs to use a magnet to pull it to the floor, then Ground Pound his head when his crown falls off.
Burt the Ball Burt the Ball Burt's Bouncy Battle A big rubber Burt guarding the yellow Dream Gem. The player has to spit Bumpties back at him to knock him into the water and Ground Pound his weak point.
Spike the Piranha Spike the Piranha's splash screen. Spike the Piranha A giant Piranha Plant boss guarding the orange Dream Gem, similar to Naval Piranha and Big Bungee Piranha from other Yoshi games. The player needs to hit him on the head with a spiky ball to do damage.
Shogun of Skewers* Shogun of Skewers in Yoshi's Crafted World. The Shogun's Castle A samurai made from a can. Although defenseless, Yoshi must solve his puzzles and then Ground Pound his head.
Gator Train The Gator Train Gator Train Attacks! A giant train shaped like an alligator guarding the pink Dream Gem. It is defeated by hitting the inside of its mouth with an egg when it charges the player's own train.
Mr. Geary* Screenshot of Mr. Geary from Yoshi's Crafted World. Mr. Geary's Factory A gear that rolls and tries to crush Yoshi under its teeth, which the player must defeat by knocking the tape off it with eggs.
The Great King Bowser The Great King Bowser snap screen. The Great King Bowser Baby Bowser is the final boss of the main story, holding the green Dream Gem and eventually the Sundream Stone itself. His first battle is against a giant robot controlled by him; the player must avoid its attacks, force Baby Bowser out by destroying its arms, then Ground Pound him. The robot will eventually be completely ruined, at which point Kamek, with the help of the Sundream Stone, turns Baby Bowser into Mega Baby Bowser. This version of him will attack Yoshi with fireballs, falling stars and meteors, as well as hammers and rockets that the player must use against him.
Mega Baby Bowser Mega Baby Bowser from Yoshi's Crafted World.
Kamek Kamek Kerfuffle Baby Bowser's assistant, who acts as a secret boss. First, he transforms into a harder version of the Tin-Can Condor and the Gator Train. He can be knocked out using the same method used to defeat these bosses. The player must then Ground Pound on him to deal damage. During the final phase, Yoshi must use the Go-Go Yoshi to deflect his attacks to defeat him.

Items and objects[edit]


Name Image Description
Heart Hearts Small items that recover Yoshi's health, which is necessary to 100% complete a level. They are produced by Winged Clouds, but also appear from enemies who are caught on-screen when Yoshi passes a checkpoint. They hop around and disappear shortly after spawning.
Red Coin Red Coin Special coins that are commonly found among regular gold coins. There are twenty scattered throughout each stage, sometimes carried by enemies.
Smiley Flower Smiley Flower Each level has a certain amount of hidden Smiley Flowers for the player to find. They can be collected by simply touching them, but Yoshi can also toss an egg at them. They can also be obtained by completing objectives such as searching for souvenirs and Poochy Pups.

General items and objects[edit]

Name Image Description
Coin Coin The most common items in the game. They can be collected normally when found floating in the air. However, there are other means of obtaining coins, such as hitting certain Winged Clouds or stealing them from Shy Guys and Fly Guys. Yoshi's Eggs will also drop coins when they hit an enemy after rebounding off a wall or a platform.
10 Coin 10 Coin Large coins with Yoshi's face on them worth 10 normal coins each. Though they are rarer than regular gold coins, they are still somewhat common.
Apple Apple If Yoshi hits a Time Cloud, apples might appear nearby. If Yoshi eats all of them before time runs out, a Smiley Flower appears.
Blue Coin Blue Coin Collectibles that appear when a blue Time Cloud is hit, and must all be collected within a time limit to make a Smiley Flower appear.
Check Point Check Point from Yoshi's Crafted World The checkpoint mark of a level. It resembles an upright plant with an upside-down bell with eyes for a flower. Upon passing it, part of Yoshi's lost energy is restored and any enemies present around the area turn into hearts.
Egg Block Egg Block Blocks that produce Yoshi's Eggs when hit from the bottom. They stop giving out any more when there are six present on-screen.
Egg Plant Egg Plant Plants that emit Yoshi's Eggs.
Balloon Balloon If Yoshi hits a Time Cloud, balloons might appear nearby, in the background. Yoshi must throw eggs at them to pop them. If he pops all of the balloons before time runs out, a Smiley Flower appears.
Heyho Coin Bag Shy Guy and its Coin Bag Coin bags carried by certain Shy Guys and Pirate Guys. If hit, they will burst open and add ten coins to the player's tally.
Item Balloon Artwork of an Item Balloon carrying a Heart Crate from Yoshi's Crafted World Balloons which carry helpful or harmful items or enemies, such as crates, hearts, and Shy Guys.
Key Key Items that can open locked doors.
Message Block Message Block Smiling blocks which provide tips and hints.
Party Ball PartyBall YWC.png Round capsules hanging from the top of the screen, resembling Piranha Plants. Red ones contain objects, but blue ones do not.
Roulette Block Blocks that alternate between giving an amount of one, three, five, ten, or twenty coins, hearts, of types of eggs. Each one flips through a different number and set of items.
Spring Ball Round objects with an upward arrow imprinted on them. Yoshi can use them to jump higher.
Time booster Time booster Time boosters appear throughout the level Hoop-Jump Hop. When Yoshi collects one, his time is reset to thirty seconds.
Time Cloud Time Cloud Winged Clouds that, when hit, flip the perspective 180 degrees, allowing Yoshi to see elements previously located behind the camera. This activates a timed challenge of aiming and throwing eggs at enemies to receive a prize. A blue variant exists as well, tasking Yoshi with either collecting some blue coins, pounding all posts, popping balloons with eggs, or eat all on-screen apples within the time limit.
Winged Cloud Winged Cloud Stationary objects that hover above the ground. They turn into an item or a formation of coins when hit with a Yoshi's Egg.
Yoshi's Egg Yoshi's Egg Throwable projectiles obtained through an Egg Block, Egg Plant or by eating enemies. Eggs can be used to harm enemies, collect or activate items and objects both in the foreground and in the background.


A cow craft, one of the requested souvenirs in the game
Main article: List of crafts in Yoshi's Crafted World

In the game's worlds Blockafellers may request the player to collect crafts from the level, which can be obtained by hitting them with an egg. Smiley Flowers are rewarded for collecting requested crafts, and there are a total of 121 crafts requested in the game. These appear in both the Front and Flip Side of the level, and certain worlds may have souvenirs which have to be collected from three different levels.


The Steam Train, one of the costumes in the game
Main article: List of costumes in Yoshi's Crafted World

Costumes can be obtained and worn in the game. They can protect Yoshi from a set amount of hits before breaking, depending on the costume's rarity. Most costumes in the game can be obtained from capsule machines which appear in each world, though certain costumes can be obtained through amiibo use, and three more can be obtained by completing certain late-game objectives. A total of 185 costumes in the game, with 173 being obtainable without amiibo use.



  • The game was first revealed during E3 2017 where it was tentatively titled Yoshi and given an expected release date of 2018.[5] Nintendo Treehouse demonstrated roughly half an hour of gameplay for the new game.[6]
  • On September 18, 2018, during a Nintendo Direct presentation, the game's official title was revealed as Yoshi's Crafted World.[7]
  • On November 1, 2018, additional gameplay of Yoshi's Crafted World was featured during a Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation.[8]
  • On January 8, 2019, a story trailer for the game was released on the Nintendo YouTube channel.[9]
  • On February 15, 2019, a demo trailer was released to promote a demo for the game being published on the Nintendo eShop.[10]
  • On March 22, 2019, co-op gameplay of the game from Nintendo Minute was released on the Nintendo YouTube channel.[11].
  • On March 25, 2019, a trailer demonstrating the game's basic mechanics was released on the Nintendo UK YouTube channel.[12]
  • On March 29, 2019, the Nintendo UK YouTube channel released a launch trailer to promote the release of the game.[13] This was followed by a launch trailer from NintendoAU on April 2, 2019.[14]
  • On April 1, 2019, the game was featured in the Spring Game Guide during a Nintendo Power Podcast.[15]
  • On April 15, 2019, an accolades trailer for the game was released on the Nintendo YouTube channel.[16]


In January 2019, Amazon Japan featured a preorder bundle containing the game, a tote bag themed to the game, and ten Yoshi plushes by Sanei Boeki.[17]

On March 20, 2019, in celebration of the Yoshi's Crafted World's launch at the time, Nintendo of UK announced a partnership with KidZania London to host an Easter egg hunt event titled Yoshi's Easter Egg Hunt, which lasted from April 8 to April 21, 2019.[18]

Sometime in 2019, a quiz was released on Play Nintendo called the Yoshi's Crafted World Trivia Quiz.

Several T-shirts promoting the game were made available as merchandise on the Nintendo Store section of Amazon.com.[19][20][21][22]


Unusually for a Nintendo title, Yoshi's Crafted World was developed with Unreal Engine 4 in place of an in-house engine. According to producer Etsunobu Ebisu, the engine was chosen in order to more accurately represent the realistic materials featured in the game.[23] As for the concept behind the art style, the developers claimed the game is supposed to take place in a kindergarten class within the Super Mario universe.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Yoshi's Crafted World has received generally positive reviews. Critics have praised the game's aesthetic and number of collectibles, but the difficulty and repetitive music have been criticized[24].

Release Reviewer, Publication Score Comment
Nintendo Switch Tom Marks,
7.8/10 "Yoshi's Crafted World is an engaging and charming platformer that is absolutely worth playing, but it misses a clear opportunity to be more than that by not taking full advantage of its most clever ideas. It has enough creative collectibles to make completionists want to hunt down every last one, but I'm disappointed Crafted World didn’t challenge me more in the way its last few levels proved it could have. Of course, I still thoroughly enjoyed every adorable hour I spent with it."
Nintendo Switch Chris Carter,
7.5/10 "Most of my journey through the wonderful cardboard universe of Yoshi's Crafted World, littered with myriad ridiculous noises from Yoshi, was spent with a smile on my face. It's not the type of project that's going to set the world on fire like Tropical Freeze, but it still has more heart than most studios could ever hope to give in their lifetime."
Nintendo Switch Kallie Plagge,
8/10 "Yoshi's Crafted World is at its best when it's relaxing and pleasant. The 2D-to-3D level design keeps you curious while the go-at-your-own-pace approach keeps the pressure off and leaves you to appreciate the small, imaginative details. Its most interesting ideas never evolve past their first introductions and are frequently confined to one or two levels, but individually, those levels both reward your curiosity and your willingness to slow down and look at what's around you--and it's those simple pleasures that provide the most joy."
Compiler Platform / Score
Metacritic 79
GameRankings 79.92%


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


For a list of in-game music, see List of Yoshi's Crafted World in-game music.
Audio.svg Main Theme - The game's main theme.
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Audio.svg Go for the Flower! - The music that plays during minigames.
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Audio.svg What's It Gonna Be?! - The music that plays when using a capsule machine.
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Audio.svg Bigger, Beefier Boss - The game's main boss theme.
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Main article: List of Yoshi's Crafted World staff

Yoshi's Crafted World was developed by Good-Feel in collaboration with some staff for Nintendo, most of them are a follow-up from Yoshi's Woolly World. The game was directed by Masahiro Yamamoto, game design was led by Yosuke Suda, programming by Yasuhiro Masuoka, art by Ayano Otsuka, the whole game soundtrack was composed by Kazufumi Umeda, and was produced by Etsunobu Ebisu and Takashi Tezuka.


Main article: List of Yoshi's Crafted World quotes

References to other games[edit]

References in other games[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヨッシークラフトワールド
Yosshī Kurafuto Wārudo
Yoshi Craft World
Chinese 耀西的手工世界[26]
Yàoxī de Shǒugōng Shìjiè
Yoshi's Handicraft World
Korean 요시 크래프트 월드[27]
Yosi Keuraepeuteu Woldeu
Yoshi Craft World


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  2. ^ https://twitter.com/ZhugeEX/status/1409979239710011400?s=20
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  11. ^ Yoshi’s Crafted World Co-op Gameplay - Nintendo Minute. YouTube. Retrieved July 17, 2022.
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  15. ^ Spring Game Guide 2019: Yoshi’s Crafted World, Cuphead & More! | Nintendo Power Podcast. YouTube. Retrieved July 17, 2022.
  16. ^ Yoshi’s Crafted World - Accolades Trailer - Nintendo Switch. YouTube. Retrieved July 17, 2022.
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  18. ^ Nintendo of UK (March 20, 2019). A promotion for the Yoshi's Easter Egg Hunt event at KidZania LondonMedia:Nintendo UK YCW Yoshi's Easter Egg Hunt 2019.jpg. Facebook.
  19. ^ Yoshi's Crafted World Poochy Burst Game Logo Premium T-Shirt. Amazon.com. Retrieved July 17, 2022.
  20. ^ Yoshi's Crafted World More Eggs Riding Pals Graphic T-Shirt. Amazon.com. Retrieved July 17, 2022.
  21. ^ Yoshi's Crafted World Group Shot Poster Graphic T-Shirt. Amazon.com. Retrieved July 17, 2022.
  22. ^ [https://www.amazon.com/Yoshis-Crafted-Piggyback-Poster-T-Shirt/dp/B07QNZTBBW/ Yoshi's Crafted World Team Yoshi Piggyback Poster T-Shirt. Amazon.com. Retrieved July 17, 2022.
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