Yoshi's Woolly World

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This article is about the Wii U game. For the stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, see Woolly World. For the 3DS port, see Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World.
Yoshi's Woolly World
North American boxart from Yoshi's Woolly World.
For alternate box art, see the game's gallery.
Developer Good-Feel
Nintendo EAD
Publisher Nintendo
Platform(s) Wii U
Release date Australia June 25, 2015[1]
Europe June 26, 2015[2]
Japan July 16, 2015[3]
USA October 16, 2015[4]
Genre Platformer
ESRB:E - Everyone
PEGI:3 - Three years and older
CERO:A - All ages
ACB:G - General
USK:0 - All ages
Mode(s) Single-player
Wii U:
Optical disc
Digital download
Wii U:
Wii Remote (horizontal)

Yoshi's Woolly World is a 2.5D side-scrolling game for the Wii U by Good-Feel. It is the first home console game in the Yoshi franchise since Yoshi's Story, which was first released in 1997. It was first released in Australia on June 25, 2015, and later in Europe the following day (the only Yoshi game to be released in those regions before anywhere else) and in Japan on July 16 and North America on October 16 the same year. The game takes place in a handcrafted universe, similar to the one in Kirby's Epic Yarn, which was also developed by Good-Feel. It follows the adventure of the Yoshis trying to pursue and defeat Kamek, who has unwoven their friends and scattered their materials across six worlds. It was originally called Yarn Yoshi.[5]

Like with most other Nintendo 3DS and Wii U software titles, this title can be purchased at retail stores or from the Nintendo eShop. The digital version requires 7991.8 MB (approx. 7.8 GB) of memory to be installed. Due to the software's size, Standard Set Wii U consoles cannot download it without an external storage device, but Deluxe Set ones can.

A port of this game titled Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World was released for Nintendo 3DS in 2017.

As of November 7, 2017, Nintendo has terminated the Miiverse service, which renders this game's Miiverse stamps no longer usable.



The opening of Yoshi's Woolly World's story
The opening cinematic

The game's story revolves around Craft Island, a peaceful island for the Yoshis. One day, Kamek turns all but two of the Yoshis into Wonder Wools as a favor to Baby Bowser, who wishes to use the accumulated yarn to construct a new castle in his name. When the remaining two Yoshis notice Kamek inadvertently dropping Wonder Wools around the areas next to Craft Island, they set out on a quest to collect them all and thus restore all of the unwoven Yoshis.

After Baby Bowser is defeated at his castle, Kamek uses his remaining Wonder Wools to make him more powerful. Despite this, Baby Bowser is defeated again, returning all of the remaining unwoven Yoshis back to normal. The Yoshis return to Craft Island, while Baby Bowser takes some time to "think about what he's done".


From the game's opening cinematic:

Narrator: Welcome to Craft Island, a tiny place in the middle of the Handmade Ocean. Life here for the Yoshi clan is nothing but peaceful and leisurely. Or rather, it HAD been nothing but peaceful and leisurely, until...
Kamek: "Hello, li'l Yoshis! Sorry to drop in so suddenly, but I need to turn you all into yarn! Thanks!"
Kamek: "Eh, at this rate, I'll be here through lunch. C'mon, I'm busy! EVERYONE becomes yarn!"
Kamek: "There. This should be plenty. Well, I'd better get back. Toodles!"
Kamek: "EEEEEEEEK! That's quite enough! I've had it with you annoying Yoshis!"
Narrator: There's still hope! As Kamek flies away, he drops a handful of yarn! A rather important Yoshi meeting is held... "What do we do to save the others?" "We need to get that yarn back!" "Hurry! After that naughty trickster!" And so another grand Yoshi adventure begins! Will they be able to knit their friends back together? Onwards, Yoshis!


Results screen

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 New Island, with many features coming from these games. With their extensible tongue, Yoshis are able to abduct enemies into his mouth and either eat them or spit them out as projectiles; however, instead of turning them into Yoshi eggs as in earlier games, they turn them into yarn balls, which 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, which are hidden inside common-looking beads, similarly to the Red Coins found in Yoshi's Island games. When a number of Stamp Patches are collected, the player can receive a set of Stamps. The Health Meter system returns from Yoshi's Story. When the Yoshis are attacked by enemies, their Health Meter decreases and can be replenished with Hearts. Additionally, the life system from the Yoshi's Island games is changed; if a Yoshi loses all of the points to its Health Meter, they are simply sent back to either the beginning of the level or the last checkpoint they touched. Bonus Games can also be played by Yoshi once a level is completed.

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.


The player may use a total of four different controllers to play the game: the Wii U GamePad, the Wii Remote held sideways, the Wii Classic Controller Pro, and the Wii U Pro Controller. Returning from the Yoshi's Island installments is the two control schemes: patient and hasty, with patient being the default control style. When throwing an egg, patient requires the player to push the egg throwing button again to throw the egg while hasty control schemes allow the Yoshi to throw an egg when the button is released. The Gyro control scheme, which takes advantage of Wii U gyro capabilities to line up the cursor rather than the cursor moving being automatic back and forth, returns from Yoshi's New Island, though it may only be used if the player has the Wii Remote selected as their controller, thus making it closer to its Wario Land: Shake It! counterpart.

There are two control styles, A and B. A is the default style used for the game and in the game manuals. All D-Pad actions can also be done with the left stick.

Action(s) Input(s)
Style A Style B Horizontal Wii Remote
Move +Control Pad / Left Stick +Control Pad / Left Stick +Control Pad
Jump A Button (hold to Flutter Jump) B Button (hold to Flutter Jump) Two Button (hold to Flutter Jump)
Ground Pound A Button + +Control Pad down B Button + +Control Pad down Two Button + +Control Pad down
Stick out tongue (mouth empty), spit out (enemy in mouth) B Button Y Button One Button
Flick tongue upward B Button + +Control Pad up Y Button + +Control Pad up One Button + +Control Pad up
Crouch (empty mouth), swallow (with enemy in mouth) +Control Pad down +Control Pad down +Control Pad down
Aim/throw yarn ball (players can also use R Button or ZR Button) Patient: X Button (press to aim, press again to throw) Patient: A Button (press to aim, press again to throw) Patient: A Button (press to aim, press again to throw)
Hasty: X Button (hold to aim, release to throw) Hasty: A Button (hold to aim, release to throw) Hasty: A Button (hold to aim, release to throw)
Lock target reticule (players can also use L Button or ZL Button) Y Button (while aiming) X Button (while aiming) B Button (while aiming, only when not using tilt controls)
Look up +Control Pad up +Control Pad up +Control Pad up
Enter winged egg (co-op only) Minus Button Minus Button Minus Button
Pause menu Plus Button Plus Button Plus Button


The Yoshis and a flower in Yoshi's Woolly World.
Two Yoshis playing in co-op

In co-op mode, the players control two Yoshis, with player one playing as the Yoshi color seen on the save file and player two. 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 is transported to the other Yoshi, similarly to bubbles in the New Super Mario Bros. games. When one of the Yoshis goes down a Warp Pipe, the other one is transported with it simultaneously. A Yoshi is also able to jump onto another Yoshi to use it as a platform.


Special Yoshi Amiibo, from Yoshi's Woolly World.
The three Yarn Yoshi amiibo
Mario, Link and Donkey Kong patterns for Yoshi in Yoshi's Woolly World.
Mario, Link, and Donkey Kong patterns

The game makes use of amiibo, and a series of yarn-made Yoshi amiibo was 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. If the normal version of the Yoshi amiibo is scanned instead, a normal Yoshi copy will appear. Any Yoshi amiibo scanned will also unlock them for the amiibo hut upon completing the level.

In addition to the yarn amiibo, any amiibo of characters from the Super Mario, Splatoon and Super Smash Bros. series (except Pokémon) released at the time of this game will each unlock special Yoshi patterns. Any other amiibo unlocks a green Yarn Yoshi wearing an amiibo shirt. Incidentally, this and the 3DS remake are the only games where both R.O.B amiibo have a different function, being that they unlock different patterns.

Playable characters

Yoshi's Woolly World supports three game saves. Each is denoted with one of the three Yoshi colors available as Yarn Yoshi amiibo; green, pink, and light-blue. When the player starts a new game under one the save files, their default Yoshi will be the same color as the save file. Furthermore, copying a file that does not have King Bowser's Castle complete yet to another save slot will change which color of Yoshi is available. Red Yoshi is always available from the start, regardless of the selected save file. The other unobtained Yoshi colors are unlocked after rescuing their yarn from Baby Bowser at the end of the game, or by scanning the Yarn Yoshi amiibo during a course and clearing it (though the second method adds them to the amiibo tent instead as “Yarn Yoshi”). The dark blue, yellow, orange, purple, black and white colored Yoshis can only be unlocked by completing King Bowser's Castle. If players have access to a save file with a design unlocked, they can save the design into a Yarn Yoshi amiibo (regardless of color), and scan the Yarn Yoshi amiibo to unlock the design in the amiibo tent on a different save file.

Main playable characters

Additional playable characters

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

Many additional playable Yoshi designs can be unlocked by collecting all of the Wonder Wool in the levels or by scanning different amiibo into the game. The designs can be viewed in the Yoshi Hut.


Name Description

An Egg Plant
Egg Plant

Plants that emit yarn balls for the Yoshis.

Fluffin' Puffin in the Scrapbook Theater
Fluffin' Puffin

Allies that are similar to Huffin Puffins. The chicks can be used to create temporary fluff platforms.

Poochy from Yoshi's Woolly World.

A canine ally that can be ridden by the Yoshis to pass through dangerous terrain such as lava. Poochy appears in several levels, but the player can cause him to appear with a Power Badge.


This section is under construction. Therefore, please excuse its informal appearance while it is being worked on. We hope to have it completed as soon as possible. This section is currently under construction by Supermariofan67 (talk).

See also: Scrapbook Theater § List of enemies




There are eight bosses in Yoshi's Woolly World, with two appearing as a midway boss, and six appearing as the main bosses. Yoshi can rematch all of the bosses in the Boss Tent.

Image Description Level(s)
Big Montgomery in the Scrapbook Theater
Big Montgomery
A large Monty Mole that attacks Yoshi with attacks such as ground-pounding, throwing spiked balls, and summoning Monty Moles. In some later levels, he also wears a helmet. He can be defeated by ground-pounding an X on his back. Big Montgomery's Fort (Level 1-4), Big Montgomery's Bubble Fort (Level 3-4), Big Montgomery's Ice Fort (Level 5-4)
Knot-Wing the Koopa in the Scrapbook Theater
Knot-Wing the Koopa
A large Koopa Paratroopa that attacks Yoshi by ground-pounding and dashing into his shell. He can be defeated by attacking the bandages on his underside. Knot-Wing the Koopa's Fort (2-4), Knot-Wing the Koopa's Aqua Fort (4-4), Knot-Wing the Koopa's Sky Fort (6-4)
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Burt the Bashful
A large Burt that occasionally summons Shy Guys as ammo. To defeat him, Yoshi must unravel his pants by hitting him with yarn balls. Burt the Bashful's Castle (World 1-8)
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Bunson the Hot Dog
A large Hot Dog that spits fireballs and fire streams at Yoshi. He is defeated by ground-pounding his tongue. Bunson the Hot Dog's Castle (2-8)
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Miss Cluck the Insincere
A large Miss Cluck that spits Spike Balls and charges at Yoshi. By eating her yarn, a giant Peeply will fall, allowing Yoshi to ground-pound its head. Miss Cluck the Insincere's Castle (3-8)
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Naval Piranha
A large Piranha Plant that attacks the player by summoning Shy Guys that throw bombs. Yoshi can swallow and spit out the bombs into its mouth, which reveals its belly button that must be ground-pounded. In Naval Piranha 2: Now It's Personal!, Naval Piranha chases Yoshi throughout the level instead of fighting him. Naval Piranha's Sewer (4-8), Naval Piranha 2: Now It's Personal! (4-S)
Snifberg the Unfeeling
Snifberg the Unfeeling
A large Ice Snifit that attacks Yoshi by creating ice blocks, slamming down with his spiky ice barrier, and spitting out Ice Snifits and ice. He can be ground-pounded after hitting him three times in a row with watermelons or yarn balls. He is immune to Ice watermelons. Snifberg the Unfeeling's Castle (5-8)
Baby Bowser
Baby Bowser / Mega Baby Bowser
The secondary antagonist of the game, he is defeated after being ground-pounded three times by hitting him with yarn balls. Though later, he is transformed by Kamek into Mega Baby Bowser with Wonder Wool. Yoshi must unravel giant yarn balls to throw them at the eight Wonder Wools circling around him to defeat him. King Bowser's Castle (6-8)

Other characters

Image Description Levels
Kamek in Yoshi's Woolly World
The main antagonist of the game who transforms nearly all of the Yoshis into Wonder Wool and organizes all of the boss battles. He appears as an enemy in Kamek's Last-Ditch Flyby. Every world's eighth level, Kamek's Last-Ditch Flyby (6-7)

Items and objects

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Yoshi's Woolly World features some objects from previous games in the franchise, and most of them retain their previous functions. In order to fit the game's environment, several objects are replaced by new items, such as coins being replaced by beads, and Egg Boxes being replaced by Yarn Baskets.

Item or object Description
Used in case of images missing from a section gallery, table, bestiary box, or certain infoboxes.
! Switch
Switches that create red platforms for Yoshi to stand on.
Location of the second Wonder Wool in Yarn Yoshi Takes Shape!, from Yoshi's Woolly World.
Accordion wall
Fabric walls that contract when pushed by Yoshi. Hidden collectibles can be found in areas secluded by them.
Used in case of images missing from a section gallery, table, bestiary box, or certain infoboxes.
Arrow wheel
Wheels that move in the direction its arrow is pointing. It only moves when Yoshi stands on it.
Three beads.
The most common items in the game, and are the game's main currency. Beads can usually be found floating in the air, though the player can also collect them via other methods. Stamp Patches are hidden in normal beads.
A Bead jar in Yoshi's Woolly World
Bead jars
Jars with a flip-top lid that produces beads and a Stamp Patch when hit from below.
Location of the first Smiley Flower in Yarn Yoshi Takes Shape!, from Yoshi's Woolly World.
Pieces of string in a shoelace knot that appear on various objects. When Yoshi eats a bow, the object that is attached to it is consumed with it, causing the object to disappear.
Used in case of images missing from a section gallery, table, bestiary box, or certain infoboxes.
Cannon bobbin
An object that fires Yoshis across a long distance in the direction its arrow points.
A Cascading Stone in Lakitu Peekaboo.
Cascading Stone
Large stones that shake and fall to the ground when stood by a Yoshi.
A checkpoint from Yoshi's Woolly World
A flower with a face above an Arrow Sign that serves as a checkpoint. Checkpoints refill a quarter of Yoshi's Health Meter, as well as turning any onscreen enemies into hearts.
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Chomp Rock
Rocks that look like Chain Chomp heads. They can be pushed around levels to reach high areas and to break through soft rock.
Used in case of images missing from a section gallery, table, bestiary box, or certain infoboxes.
Countdown Platform
Platforms that have a number labelled on them, which decrease when touched by Yoshi and some items. The platform disappears when the number decreases to zero.
Used in case of images missing from a section gallery, table, bestiary box, or certain infoboxes.
One-way flippers that prevent Yoshi from returning to a previous area once passed through. Yoshi can jump to cause them to open temporarily.
Used in case of images missing from a section gallery, table, bestiary box, or certain infoboxes.
Various types of fruit that must be collected by Yoshi in Bonus Games.
The Yoshis near a Goal Ring in Yoshi's Woolly World.
Goal Ring
Spinning rings with Smiley Flowers and beads that act as goal points. The ring stops spinning when Yoshi passes through it, which causes it to land on an item. Yoshi can then play a Bonus Game or gain extra beads depending on the item he lands on.
Used in case of images missing from a section gallery, table, bestiary box, or certain infoboxes.
Small hearts that can heal Yoshi's health meter when collected. They appear in Winged Clouds, and will begin to hop around when they hit the ground.
An Invincibility Egg with wings
Invincibility Egg
A Yoshi's Egg with wings that appear when Yoshi has been defeated five times, similarly to the Invincibility Leaf. Like the aforementioned power-up, the egg grants Yoshi invincibility when collected.
Hidden stairs needed to reach third Smiley Flower in Bounceabout Woods, from Yoshi's Woolly World.
Item Balloon
Flying balloons that carry beads or enemies. The item held by the balloon drops when it is hit by yarn balls.
Yoshi's Woolly world 1-8
Keys take up one space in Yoshi's maximum numbers of eggs. They can be used to unlock locked areas such as doors in castles and corks that block pipes.
Wobble Mobile Jaunt
Wooden platforms suspended in the air. They have hanging toys and tilt on one side when stood on.
Used in case of images missing from a section gallery, table, bestiary box, or certain infoboxes.
Paddle Platform
Round platforms made up of four smaller platforms. Yoshi can stand on the small platforms to reach other areas by paddling.
A-Mazing Post Pounding level in Yoshi's Woolly World
Wooden posts that can be ground-pounded by Yoshi. They usually release beads when ground-pounded.
Clear course power badge
Power Badges
Power-ups that can be bought by beads at the start of levels. They have various helpful effects such as infinite watermelons, bigger yarn balls, and immunity to fire and lava.
Present Box
Present Box
Gift boxes which can be unraveled by Yoshi's tongue. They usually contain Wonder Wool, Smiley Flowers, or beads, but ! Switches or enemies such as Fooly Flowers or Boos can also be found in them.
Used in case of images missing from a section gallery, table, bestiary box, or certain infoboxes.
A platform that tilts on the side that Yoshi is on. Yoshi will fall of if he stays too long on one of the sides.
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Smiley Flower
Smiling flowers that are hidden in levels in sets of five. When all Smiley Flowers in a world are collected, an extra level appears on the map. They can be collected by simply touching them.
Used in case of images missing from a section gallery, table, bestiary box, or certain infoboxes.
Spring Ball
Bouncy balls with an arrow icon. They can propel Yoshi high up into the air when jumped on, which allows him to reach high areas.
Stamp Patches
Secret collectibles that are hidden inside beads, similarly to Red Coins. Collecting a certain amount of Stamp Patches will unlock Stamps that can be used in Miiverse.
A Transformation Door in Bounceabout Woods, from Yoshi's Woolly World.
Transformation Door
Doors that temporarily transform Yoshi into one of his transformations and transport him into other parts of a level.
Used in case of images missing from a section gallery, table, bestiary box, or certain infoboxes.
Warp Pipe
Green pipes that transport Yoshi to areas in a level. Some Warp Pipes only appear as outlines, though they can be created when Yoshi throws a yarn ball at the outline.
Used in case of images missing from a section gallery, table, bestiary box, or certain infoboxes.
Watermelons that come in different types. Green watermelons are used to spit out seeds, fire watermelons allow Yoshi to breathe out fire, and ice watermelons allow Yoshi to breathe out ice.
Used in case of images missing from a section gallery, table, bestiary box, or certain infoboxes.
Winged Cloud
Flying clouds which disappear and reveals items when hit. Smiley Flowers, beads, collectibles and other objects can be revealed from it.
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Wonder Wool
Collectible items that appear in different colors. Collecting all Wonder Wool in a level will allow a Yoshi design to be unlocked. Similarly to Smiley Flowers, five of them appear in each course.
Yoshi and Cookies
Yarn Basket
Baskets of yarn that can be hit to release six yarn balls at a time.
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Yarn balls
Balls of yarn that act as Yoshi's main projectiles. They can be obtained from eating enemies and hitting Yarn Baskets, and come in different colors and sizes.

Yoshi's transformations

When Yoshi enters a Transformation Door, he is transported to another area of the level and transforms into one of the six forms listed below, granting him extra powers, often within a time limit. In the area, Yoshi must reach the goal while collecting clocks to replenish time. There are also enemies and obstacles that appear in the areas.

Image Name Description Location
Umbrella Yoshi in Yoshi's Woolly World Umbrella Yoshi Allows the player to fly upwards by pressing A Button to open the umbrella. Bounceabout Woods (World 1-2), Snag-Stitch Mountain (World 6-2)
Artwork of Mega Yoshi. Mega Yoshi Enlarges Yoshi, allowing him to defeat enemies, break objects, and tail swipe using B Button Shy but Deadly (World 1-6), A Little Light Snowfall (World 5-5)
Moto Yoshi from Yoshi's Woolly World. Moto Yoshi In this form, Yoshi continuously moves right, defeating any enemies in his path. It allows the player to climb walls. Clawdaddy Beach (World 1-7), Fluffy Snow, Here We Go! (World 5-1)
Mole Yoshi from Yoshi's Woolly World. Mole Yoshi Allows Yoshi to bore through rocks. Duplicitous Delve (World 2-2), A-Mazing Post Pounding (World 3-6)
Plane Yoshi in Yoshi's Woolly World Sky Pop Yoshi Allows Yoshi to fly. The player can press B Button to fire missiles to defeat enemies. Fanciful Fluff and Feathers (World 3-7), Kamek's Last-Ditch Flyby (World 6-7)
Yoshi's Woolly World Mermaid Yoshi Allows Yoshi to dive, jump higher, and climb waterfalls. Rollin' Down the River (World 4-3), Frozen Solid and Chilled (World 5-2)

Worlds and courses

Yoshi's Woolly World features seven worlds, each with different themes. Most worlds in the game feature nine levels, with eight being compulsory levels and one being a special level. Similarly to Super Mario 3D World, the world maps can be freely roamed by the Yoshis.

Worlds and courses
Yoshi's Woolly world, world 1
World 1
Screenshot of Yarn Yoshi Takes Shape!, from Yoshi's Woolly World.
Yarn Yoshi Takes Shape! (1-1)
Screenshot of Bounceabout Woods from Yoshi's Woolly World
Bounceabout Woods (1-2)
Sponge Cave Spelunking from Yoshi's Woolly World.
Sponge Cave Spelunking (1-3)
Big Montgomery's Fort in Yoshi's Woolly World
Big Montgomery's Fort (1-4)
A Yoshi, next to a Shy Guy and an Egg Block, in Knitty Knotty Windmill Hill, from Yoshi's Woolly World.
Knitty-Knotty Windmill Hill (1-5)
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Shy but Deadly (1-6)
Yoshi's Woolly world 1-7
Clawdaddy Beach (1-7)
Yoshi's Woolly world 1-8
Burt the Bashful's Castle (1-8)
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Hang Tongue! (1-S)
World 2
Across the Fluttering Dunes (2-1)
Duplicitous Delve (2-2)
Walk the Chomp to Unwind (2-3)
Knot-Wing the Koopa's Fort (2-4)
Spiky Stroll (2-5)
Lava Scarves and Red-Hot Blarggs (2-6)
The Desert Pyramid Beckons! (2-7)
Bunson the Hot Dog's Castle (2-8)
Perils of the Perplexing Pyramid (2-S)
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World 3
Yoshi and Cookies
Yoshi and Cookies (3-1)
Wobble Mobile Jaunt
Wobble Mobile Jaunt (3-2)
Scarf-Roll Scamper
Scarf-Roll Scamper (3-3)
Big Montgomery's Bubble Fort in Yoshi's Woolly World
Big Montgomery's Bubble Fort (3-4)
Fluffin' Puffin Babysitting in Yoshi's Woolly World
Fluffin' Puffin Babysitting (3-5)
A-Mazing Post Pounding level in Yoshi's Woolly World
A-Mazing Post Pounding (3-6)
Fanciful Fluff and Feathers (3-7)
Miss Cluck the Insincere's Castle (3-8)
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Woollet Bill's Last Ride (3-S)
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World 4
Monkeying Round and Round (4-1)
Lakitu Peekaboo from Yoshi's Woolly World.
Lakitu Peekaboo (4-2)
Rollin' Down the River (4-3)
Knot-Wing the Koopa's Aqua Fort (4-4)
Sunset at Curtain Falls (4-5)
Spooky Scraps! Don't Get Spooked! from Yoshi's Woolly World.
Spooky Scraps! Don't Get Spooked! (4-6)
Yoshi Branches Out (4-7)
Naval Piranha's Sewer (4-8)
Naval Piranha 2: Now It's Personal! (4-S)
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World 5
Fluffy Snow, Here We Go! (5-1)
Frozen Solid and Chilled (5-2)
Flying Carpet Cruise (5-3)
Big Montgomery's Ice Fort (5-4)
A Little Light Snowfall (5-5)
Up Shuttlethread Pass (5-6)
Snowy Mountain Lift Tour (5-7)
Snifberg the Unfeeling's Castle (5-8)
Yoshi's Curtain Call (5-S)
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World 6
Lair of the Smooch Spiders (6-1)
Snag-Stitch Mountain (6-2)
Vamoose the Lava Sluice! (6-3)
Knot-Wing the Koopa's Sky Fort (6-4)
Yoshi, the Terror of All Boos (6-5)
Feel Fuzzy, Get Clingy (6-6)
Another screenshot of World 6-7: Kamek's Last-Ditch Flyby
Kamek's Last-Ditch Flyby (6-7)
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King Bowser's Castle (6-8)
Skeleton Goonies' Lava Lair (6-S)
World ☆
Wonderful World of Wool (☆-S)


Version 1.1.0

This update was released on February 3, 2017.

  • Adds amiibo support for Yarn Poochy. Users can tap their Yarn Poochy amiibo to the Wii U GamePad while in a course to make Poochy appear in game.[6]

References to other games

References in other games


Yoshi's Woolly World has received mostly positive reviews, being praised by critics for its art style and its accessible and clever stage design, though the game received some criticism for its collectibles.

Reviewer, Publication Score Comment
Daniel Krupa, IGN 7.4/10 "There's a handful of really great levels in Yoshi's Woolly World, which makes the most of its setting and choice of character. The world is exactly what I expected, thematically and in terms of structure: sand, snow, clouds, and fire, punctuated by bosses holed-up in themed fortresses. It's incredibly familiar, but the imaginative and attractive art style makes it feel fresh and appealing. Outside of those great few levels, Woolly World is a more forgettable and fragmented experience. Cool mechanics are cooked up, but they're dropped into levels which never realise their full potential and fixate more on unearthing frustrating collectibles."
Rob Crossley, GameSpot 6/10 "You don't need to collect a single hidden item on your journey from 1-1 to the final boss. Some would say that gives Woolly World its inherent accessibility, in that players aren't forced to take the hard road. But if you want to be fully entertained, the hard road is the only real option. It is your own degree of curiosity, and your compulsive nature, that will determine which route you'll take."
Shanker Varma, Cubed3 9/10 "A delightful knitted theme makes Yoshi's Woolly World a true joy to play, as everything from Yoshi and his various abilities, to the landscapes and elemental hazards, is beautifully rendered. The accessible gameplay ensures that such a visually delightful title can be experienced by as many people as possible, while the hidden collectibles and special stages more than make up for it and will test the reflexes of many gamers. It's easy to recommend this game to anyone who is endeared by its presentation and enjoys 2D platformers, as everyone has the autonomy to tailor the experience to his or her own skill set."
Thomas Whitehead, Nintendo Life 9/10 "Yoshi's Woolly World has been a long time coming, but it's been absolutely worth the wait. It's accomplished platforming within Yoshi's quirky and unique template, and has enough soft cuteness to charm young gamers and melt the hearts of the most jaded of veteran gamers. Along with some of Nintendo's best co-op platforming, tough collectible challenges for skilled players and some simple but neat use of amiibo, it also delivers where it matters the most with clever, witty stage design. This stands up as one of the Wii U's elite games - perfect for snuggled in gaming time."
Compiler Platform / Score
Metacritic 78
GameRankings 78.50%


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Main article: List of Yoshi's Woolly World staff

Yoshi's Woolly World was developed by Good-Feel and Nintendo, the former having previously developed Wario Land: Shake It! for the Wii. Atsushi Kono was the director of the game, Hironori Kuraoka was the programming director, and Kenta Usui was the map and level design director.

Pre-release and unused content

Main article: List of Yoshi's Woolly World pre-release and unused content

During levels, the playable character Yoshi started out being made only of some yarn threads in his shape—however, using his tongue, the player could swallow Shy Guys to turn Yoshi into a three-dimensional, amigurumi crochet form.

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


External links


  1. ^ http://mmgn.com/wiiu/news--yarn-yoshi-amiibo-coming-to-australia-in-june
  2. ^ Nintendo UK. (April 1, 2015). Nintendo Direct Presentation - 01.04.2015. YouTube. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  3. ^ Nintendo Direct 2015.4.2 プレゼンテーション映像 [Nintendo Direct Presentation 2015.4.2] (in Japanese). Nintendo. April 1, 2015. Event occurs at 9:18. Retrieved May 22, 2015.
  4. ^ GameXplain. (April 1, 2015). Yoshi's Woolly World - Nintendo Direct. YouTube. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  5. ^ Two Zelda Games, Mario, Mario Kart and Other Fan-Favorite Franchises Planned for Wii U | GoNintendo - What are YOU waiting for?
  6. ^ How to Update Yoshi's Woolly World. Nintendo. Retrieved May 9, 2024.
  7. ^ https://www.ssbwiki.com/List_of_Director%27s_Room_Miiverse_posts#November_2014