First Impressions: Yoshi’s Woolly World!

First of all, I just want to thank you guys for all your support. Your messages and comments mean a lot to me. Dealing with my grandfather’s passing is rough stuff, but I’m grateful for all of your kind words!

Second of all, I’ve recently been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by bobaandgames! That’s really cool. I’ll be doing a blog entry on that award next 🙂 Now, onto my blog entry!

One thing I thought would be a fun “New Year’s Resolution” of sorts was for my husband-

Hang on, you know what… I’ve been doing this blog for over a year, and I always just type “my husband.” His name is MICHAEL, so from now on when you read about Michael, you know who I am talking about! 😉

Haha, now that that is off my chest… I thought it would be fun for Michael and I to team up and tackle a game together. We used to do it way more often but as of late we’ve always just tackled our own backlogs separately. I proposed the idea to him, and he was on board! I figured I would pick the first game, since it was my idea 😉

Since the Wii U is set up in the living room, it seemed fitting that we would play a Wii U game first! I was going to pick Super Mario 3D World, but when I saw Yoshi’s Woolly World sitting there, looking sad in its wrapper, I knew that would be a great game to start with!

Just starting up the game made me smile- the intro screens are too adorable!


There are two game modes to choose from, and we choose Mellow Mode. Yeah, we made sure the game was easier, don’t judge!


After a short introduction where Kamek, who is always a huge pain in the ass, turned all of the Yoshis into yarn, the game began!


We didn’t do two player co-op, we just set it to one player and switched off every level. We played through the entire first World. The game is so cute! I love how it feels like Yoshi’s Island but looks like Kirby’s Epic Yarn. In the first World, we learned basic game mechanics…


Bounced high in treetops…


Turned into a floating umbrella…


Hung out with some Chomp Rocks….


Defeated Big Montgomery, a giant mole with a bad attitude….


Balanced on windmills…


Dealt with bomb-throwing Shy Guys…


Turned into a giant….


Hung out at the beach…


Turned into a motorcycle…


Played on some giant… yarn balls…


And defeated Burt the Bashful! He doesn’t like his pants being pulled down, but then again, who does? 😉


To wrap up the night, we played through the first level of World 2, which had some weird wavy walkways in it!


We also knitted two Yoshis back together: Treetop Yoshi…


and Yoshimelon!


Apparently collecting all the yarn in each level will knit back together another Yoshi. We definitely missed a few, but we’ll probably go back for them another time. I always like to play though and beat the game first, then go back for extras later.


This is a very fun, sweet game! I love the aesthetic, and the gameplay is fluid and easy to pick up. I cannot wait to play through more of it and knit even more Yoshis back together! 🙂




19 thoughts on “First Impressions: Yoshi’s Woolly World!

  1. Goodness, I love this game. I play on normal mode, and I try to go the completionist route which drives me crazy! I’m so glad you’re enjoying it, and I can echo your comments on the aesthetic. I’ve never seen a game with such care and thought put into it.

    1. Haha, I do plan on playing through again once we complete mellow mode! I am a bit of a completionist myself so I understand! Yeah, this game is so adorable and vibrant. I love it! 🙂

  2. Cute pictures! I played Yoshi’s Woolly World with my wife too, and it brought some of the biggest laughs in a co-op game in a while! Congrats on a whole year! Hope everything’s okay with you!

    1. That’s cool! Does your wife like video games as much as you do? Lucky for me, my husband is a huge gamer too. Maybe we will try out co-op after we finish playing through the way we are now. 🙂 And thank you! I’m doing ok, all things considered. Just trying to keep my mind busy!

      1. She loves video games a lot too, to the point where we had a video game-themed wedding, haha! That’s awesome that you are both huge gamers. It’s so great to have shared interests with your spouse!

      2. I remember reading about you having a video game-themed wedding, and I think that is so amazing! Yeah, it definitely is great to share the same hobbies- makes life a lot better I think! 😉

  3. Oh!! The most adorable game in the world!! Woolly World!! I love all the different colored knitted Yoshis!!! This game always makes me smile when I’m having a bad day!! So cool that you and Michael have teamed up to play it!! Perfect choice I think!! I still haven’t finished playing through all of this, but looking at your pictures makes me want to play again!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOSHI!!! 🙂 ♥

      1. Honestly, I cannot remember exactly where we are in the game! I cannot remember…!!!! I think we are somewhere in World 5 where there is a lot of snow and ice!!! Which is of course my favorite!!!! However, knowing me… I will want to go back to the very beginning and replay it since we haven’t played it in so long!!!!

      2. Yep, that is world 5! That’s where we are now. I always love wintery type levels too! 🙂 I’ll definitely replay this game after we are done, just because I want to collect all the yarn to see all the different Yoshis! 🙂

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