After being banished from planet Corneria, the evil scientist Andross declares war on the entire Lylat System. The commanding officer of Corneria's defence force, summons the elite mercenary team Star Fox to defeat Andross.
Mario and Luigi embark on the adventure of their dreams in a hilarious action RPG that combines the resort world of Pi'illo Island with the wild landscapes of Luigi's imagination, where ... See full summary »
When Bowser finds out he was not invited on Toadsworth's luxury cruise, the Koopa King turns their vacation paradise into a stress-filled madhouse. Mario tries to gain as many stars as possible to put a stop to him.
After the masterpiece that is "Yoshi's Island" came out, it was inevitable that playing it portably in the future would be possible. This game does a pretty great job in bringing that game on the go, while also sacrificing a few things, thanks to it being on such a small handheld. Most of everything from the SNES classic is here and accounted for, with the same story, music, visuals, and gameplay, with the music and visuals both being tinkered with a little bit. The visuals are mostly the same, but Yoshi's sprite is somewhat different, as well as some of the coins. The music follows a similar path, as it's all mostly the same, but there are some differences in the instrumentation. Neither of these really ruin the presentation, but they're not quite as good as the original, in my opinion. The performance and screen crunch, though, is where this game starts to falter a bit. This is not to say this game doesn't run well, as it really does, but I've noticed that the game can slow down when there is too much going on at once, which is something that never happened in the original, and for the original to already be a medium-slow paced game, having these slowdowns can be a bit annoying. The screen crunch, here, also makes it harder to get through each level. To be fair, the screen crunch isn't that bad, but it's still noticable and intrusive enough to make some levels that would normally be fine somewhat harder thanks to some of the hazards being off screen, which is another thing that was never an issue of the original. With that said, this is easily the inferior version of this game, but that's not at all to say that it's not great, as this game is still an excellent time, despite the sacrifices made, which makes this an easy recommendation for those who want the SNES classic on the go, as it's still mostly the same amazing game that graced the SNES in 1995. Still, though. If I were to recommend anyone to play Yoshi's Island, it would definitely be the SNES version, but this is still a great way to play it on the go, despite it's problems.
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