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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Yoshi's Crafted World (2019) is a running and jumping game where you control a friendly dinosaur, Yoshi in a hand-made world of paper-craft. You work through each level, eating or jumping on enemies while searching for hidden items and collectables. It stands out for being both welcoming for new players and offering a cooperative challenge for parents and children.

The world is made to look like it is handcrafted and can be flipped to see behind objects. This gives the experience a tactile feel and invites exploration. It's a more explorative take on the Mario-style platform games from Nintendo.

There is real variety here, not only in how the game looks but how it is played. Many levels have unique ways of interacting and progressing. For example, using magnets to create platforms and move obstacles, using a dinosaur skull to crash through platforms or using a punching contraption to clear the way.

You can also unlock some really creative costumes for Yoshi to wear while you are playing. These sound like a bit of fluff, but the range of options here makes it a nice addition.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Yoshi's Crafted World 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Platform game with Adventure, Collecting and Traversal elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Because players can swallow each other the more experienced can help novices through areas. Because you can't run out of lives and can fly in Mellow mode, it also works well for players looking for an assistant role.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 8 hours and 12 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3 for occasional, very mild violence in a comical or abstract context. Yoshi has a variety of attacks available to fend off enemies. Yoshi can jump on the heads of enemies, swallow them, or throw eggs at them. All reactions to the violence are mild and cartoony. Even though the game features some boss fights, none of the boss characters are likely to be disturbing to younger children. The game features a cartoony clownlike character that wields an axe.

Skill Level

5+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Very young players can enjoy the Mellow Mode that reduces damage and lets you fly. Parents and children can work together in a mode that lets one player carry the other. One of you controls movement and the other shoots.

CostsCosts

Yoshi's Crafted World

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There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
You can unlock in-game costumes with amiibo toys that are purchased separately. The game will recognise most of the amiibos available to create a costume in the theme of that character. 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 29/05/2019

Out Now: Switch

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Action, Platform (Adventure, Collecting and Traversal)

Accessibility: 20 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Developer: Gbit Good Feel (@Gbit_GoodFeel)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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