Skip to main content
  1. Tech
  2. Games
  3. Handheld Games

Nintendo releases new trailer for 'Yoshi's New Island'

See also

With the release of a new trailer for Yoshi’s New Island, fans of the platforming series got a good look at what to expect when the game releases on March 14. And it may not be what the hoped.

While the game looks very aesthetically pleasing, it also looks incredibly simple. IGN had a hands on experience with the game, and mentioned that the simplicity was quite prominent in the gameplay.

Something that made the original Super Nintendo Yoshi’s Island so memorable is that it was a challenge, something that made you feel accomplished once you finally beat it. On the other hand you had Yoshi’s Story for the Nintendo 64, a game that was as easy as it was short.

Unfortunately this game seems to be taking after Yoshi’s Story rather than the original Yoshi’s Island. Most of the video seemed to show Yoshi tossing eggs with no real risk of taking any damage, while the minute and a half clip shows little, if any, actual platforming.

One thing to note about the gameplay from the trailer is what appears to be the inclusion of a tilting function on certain levels. The helicopter section seems to have a direct correlation between the positioning of the screen and the movements of Yoshi.

Vehicles seem to take a prominent role is there is also a section seeing Yoshi take the form of a mine cart. The aforementioned IGN review seemed to hint that this would also be controlled by tilting your 3DS.

If fans are looking for a real challenge to the original Yoshi’s Island, it seems as if they will have to check out the Nintendo DS version, Yoshi’s Island DS. For those that have not played it, it is similar to the first and just as tedious at times.

Unless we see something different from Yoshi’s New Island, it is looking like this is closer to a Yoshi’s Story sequel than it is to the Super Nintendo classic.

Advertisement

Don't Miss

  • Massive
    Ubisoft Massive exclusive: 'The Division', PS4 & Xbox One, Activision to Ubisoft & more
    Camera
    Games Exclusive
  • iPhone
    Get your wallet ready: The next iPhone could cost $100 more than your last one
    Video
    Tech Buzz
  • Civ
    Need to catch up on 'Sid Meier's Civilization'? Here is everything you need to know
    Camera
    Games Feature
  • Google Glass
    See how Google Glass is letting sick kids go to the zoo without leaving the hospital
    Tech News
  • Upcoming
    These are 2014's biggest PS4, Xbox One and Wii U games
    Camera
    Games Feature
  • Google
    Google has filed for a patent to develop contact lenses capable of taking photos
    Video
    Headlines

Related Videos:

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!