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Yoshi's Island DS Gets a 9.1 from GameSpot!
« on: November 13, 2006, 08:32:35 pm »
http://www.gamespot.com/ds/action/yoshisisland2/index.html

Whoa!

I nearly spit out my water when I read this! I knew the game would be great, but GameSpot is among the most conservative review sites around, so seeing this score is very surprising!

Go get it!!!



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Re: Yoshi's Island DS Gets a 9.1 from GameSpot!
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2006, 08:39:35 pm »
better be out down here soon as all my money will be going to the Wii real soon.

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Re: Yoshi's Island DS Gets a 9.1 from GameSpot!
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2006, 01:56:37 pm »
Does anyone actually have the game yet?

I'm pretty excited about it, but from what I can tell it seems more like a remake than a sequel.  I have no problem either way, but just how similar is it?

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Re: Yoshi's Island DS Gets a 9.1 from GameSpot!
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2006, 08:07:51 pm »
No its a new game with new features mostly changing which babies ride on the back of yoshi who have thereown powers it just uses the same game engine from what i can tell so looks and plays very similar.

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Re: Yoshi's Island DS Gets a 9.1 from GameSpot!
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2006, 05:53:58 pm »
Sorry for the double post just htought I'd say i got it like 1/2 hour ago can't wait until i get home to play.

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Re: Yoshi's Island DS Gets a 9.1 from GameSpot!
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2006, 07:48:11 pm »
I got the game a few days ago and it is very good. It doesn't stray far at all from the original, but it still adds some new features (such as the changable babies) and is surprisingly long.

If you don't have it and you like platformers, this is a great game to get.

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Re: Yoshi's Island DS Gets a 9.1 from GameSpot!
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2006, 07:49:54 pm »
I wish i was at home so i could try it out I was thinking of getting out the SNES lately for some yoshi fixes but now I have this I'll just be getting my fix this way.

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Re: Yoshi's Island DS Gets a 9.1 from GameSpot!
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2006, 02:04:39 am »
Sorry on the double post.

Just want to say I love the game already takes me back 10 or so year when I was playing on the SNES so many good memories the training level and the 1st level are that same as back on the SNES which is cool and fill you with nostolgia but once you get past there it becomes it's own game.

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Re: Yoshi's Island DS Gets a 9.1 from GameSpot!
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2006, 06:11:58 pm »
Two doubles in the same thread.. shame shame  ;)

So the game is good? Yoshi is my favorite character.

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Re: Yoshi's Island DS Gets a 9.1 from GameSpot!
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2006, 06:14:15 pm »
Heh, Yoshi is my favorite character, too. But I don't think I will buy this game. It doesn't look that much fun...

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Re: Yoshi's Island DS Gets a 9.1 from GameSpot!
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2006, 07:19:47 pm »
If you loved it on the Snes you will love it this time around as well. Jut got past the 2nd ghost castle boss which was really clever although they went away fromt he formula of having a common enemy from that level as the boss on that level for some reason they could have easily made it a character from the level and turned it into its form via Kameks potion but it just shows up in its boss form at the start of the battle (still gets the potion treatment which really doesn't do anything as its already transformed) One of the things I loved so much about The orgional Yoshi's island was the boss battles. So far on the DS the bosses have each been better than the last.

Anyway does anyone know how to get the Bosses to appear in the enemy museum?

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Re: Yoshi's Island DS Gets a 9.1 from GameSpot!
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2006, 09:33:24 pm »
Two doubles in the same thread.. shame shame  ;)

So the game is good? Yoshi is my favorite character.

Oh yes, it is a lot of fun! It is also a surprisingly long game, so you will definently get your money's worth.

...but Yoshi doesn't seem to do much for you in Mario Kart... :P

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Re: Yoshi's Island DS Gets a 9.1 from GameSpot!
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2006, 09:42:01 pm »
I almost got my moneys worth from the 1st world  hate that i have to go to work i want to play this game more. :P For me it's like I'm 12 again and playing on the SNES in my old room. The Nostogia hit is great.

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Re: Yoshi's Island DS Gets a 9.1 from GameSpot!
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2006, 04:50:00 am »
You guys convinced me to get this game. I presume it will cost around 30-50 euros, so I will have to bug my mom into buying a voucher for a shop with ridiculously high prices, so I will have real money to use in a better shop.
No way dude, you're trolling me.

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Re: Yoshi's Island DS Gets a 9.1 from GameSpot!
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2006, 09:02:51 am »
I'm not sure why, but I prefer it to the original. I'll probably keep the original in the GBA slot for the occasional play but the double screen aspect works well, even if it doesn't add a massive part to the gameplay. The mini-games are a good addition aswell, my brother managed to get the top score on the flutter jump, so I better go and beat the 150 score

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Re: Yoshi's Island DS Gets a 9.1 from GameSpot!
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2006, 11:58:30 am »
I've been enjoying the game so far, the one thing I'm disapointed with is the music.  Most of it just seems to be rather generic, compared to the catch tunes from the first one.  A lot of recent Nintendo games seem to have the same problem, but oh well, I can live with it.

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Re: Yoshi's Island DS Gets a 9.1 from GameSpot!
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2006, 12:12:16 pm »
I didn't get it today, and it's my parent's fault.
No way dude, you're trolling me.

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Re: Yoshi's Island DS Gets a 9.1 from GameSpot!
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2006, 02:39:55 am »
The music is the low point of the game not as good as it was back int he day. The levels are great fun though some of the boss battles are great though. Although it doesn't have as much replay-ablity if you ask me it's still heck of a lot of fun.

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Re: Yoshi's Island DS Gets a 9.1 from GameSpot!
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2007, 09:51:24 am »
Got it! ^^
No way dude, you're trolling me.