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Yoshi's Woolly World

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Yoshi's Woolly World
ヨッシー ウールワールド
Yosshī Ūru Wārudo
Yoshi's Woolly World NA box.jpg
Developer(s): Good-Feel
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Wii U
Category: Action-platform
Players: 1-2
Predecessor: Yoshi's New Island
Successor: N/A
Release dates
N. America: October 16, 2015
Japan: July 16, 2015
Europe: June 26, 2015
Australia: June 25, 2015
USK: 0
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Yoshi's Woolly World is a 2.5D platforming game in the Yoshi series and released for the Wii U. Developed by Good-Feel, the game has a similar presentation to their previous work, Kirby's Epic Yarn, with the characters and world taking the appearance of yarn and fabric. The game was originally revealed in a 2013 Nintendo Direct under the name Yarn Yoshi before it was re-revealed at E3 2014 with its current title.

At retail, a bundle has been released that contains the game and a Green Yarn Yoshi amiibo.



Unravel, throw, and stitch to explore in this grand Yarn Yoshi adventure!

Recover the Wonder Wool to knit over 30 different Yoshis back together!

Give Yoshi Wings Float past danger in Mellow Mode.

Challenge Co-op Partner with a friend for even more fun!

Tap amiibo™

E3 2015 website

Collect, cooperate and get crafty with Yoshi!

Set off with a friend through a wild, woolly world in this grand Yoshi adventure! A treasure trove of clever and challenging handicraft stages are ready for you to explore. Unravel their secrets and color your world with a spectrum of yarn balls to knit new paths and get every last collectible.


  • Explore each crafty stage to discover new surprises—with no time limit!
  • Unravel or push walls to discover hidden areas and goodies
  • Send enemies running with new transformations like motorcycle, mole and giant
  • Cooperate or compete simultaneously in all stages with 2-player multiplayer (additional accessories required for multiplayer mode; sold separately)
  • Switch to Mellow Mode at any point during the game to play as Winged Yoshi – with the power of flight, the action will be a little easier to manage
  • Enhance your game with a Green, Pink and Light-Blue Yarn Yoshi amiibo figures (sold separately)
  • Unlock different patterned Yoshi characters to play with a fresh, new look
  • Scan your compatible amiibo figure to give Yoshi a smashing new look
  • Activate “Double Yoshi” by scanning your Yarn Yoshi amiibo figure during single player mode to create a second Yoshi at any point during a stage.
  • Save your favorite unlockable Yoshi to your Yarn Yoshi amiibo figure and use it during “Double Yoshi”

Nintendo website

Set off with a friend* through a wild, woolly world in this grand Yoshi™ adventure! A treasure trove of clever handicraft stages are ready for you to explore. Unravel their secrets and color your world with a spectrum of yarn balls to knit new paths and get every last collectible.

Knitting yarn, patchwork, and other handicraft materials combine into a whimsical and crafty backdrop for our knit Yoshi to explore. Instead of eggs, this time Yoshi tosses yarn balls that he can use to clear blocked paths, tangle-up enemies, or even knit together platforms and warp pipes. Yoshi can also tug at stray yarn to unravel walls and reveal hard-to-reach areas filled with hidden collectibles. Tackle challenges in local 2-Player co-op by partnering up with a friend. Gobble 'em up and spit 'em out to reach new heights or take out craftwork creepers like paratroopas, piranha plants and shy guys! It's time to get crafty.

  • Toss yarn balls to knit together background elements or tie-up enemies
  • Unravel puzzles and walls to discover hidden areas and collectables
  • Explore each crafty stage to discover new surprises—there's no time limit
  • Discover and explore new areas in 2-player cooperative multiplayer (additional accessories required for multiplayer mode; sold separately)
  • Mellow Mode gives Yoshi™ wings so everyone can enjoy

Nintendo eShop

Set off with a friend* through a wild, woolly world in this grand Yoshi™ adventure! Kamek, that mischievous magic-maker, has turned the Yoshi clan into wool! Now it's up to you to explore a treasure trove of clever handicraft stages and unravel their secrets to save your fellow Yoshis.

Yarn, buttons and other materieals combine into fantastical stages for two players to explore as yarn Yoshis. Discover what Yoshi can do by tying enemies in yarn, weaving woolly platforms, or tugging on stray yarn to unravel walls and reveal hidden areas and goodies. Transform into a motorcycle or even become a giant!

Want to give Yoshi a new look? Scan compatible Super Smash Bros. or Super Mario series amiibo™ figure and watch as Yoshi patterns himself after them. Join forces with friends to seek out all the collectibles, some of which unlock other new looks for Yoshi. Then show off your discoveries and newly unlocked stamps on Miiverse™!


The Yoshi clan is living peacefully on Craft Island until one day, when Kamek shows up and turns all of the yarn Yoshis into bundles of wool. However, he has missed two, who must now go and save the others.


Yoshi's Woolly World plays mostly similarly to previous Yoshi platforming games, while also drawing elements from Kirby's Epic Yarn. Yoshi can swallow enemies with his tongue, and can now also swallow select parts of the environment to reveal hidden passages, though when he swallows Yoshi lays a ball of yarn rather than an egg; with these yarn balls Yoshi can attack enemies by throwing them like eggs in previous games, and can use them to fill in parts of the environment or attack. Yohsi's other moves also return and function in a similar capacity, as does the transformation system. Also like with Kirby's Epic Yarn, this game supports two-player local co-op.

Rather than have a no-death system like with Epic Yarn, Yoshi's Woolly World makes use of a health meter similar to Yoshi's Story, which depletes each time Yoshi takes a hit and can be replenished by collecting hearts. Players can also swap the difficulty at any point between "Classic Mode", the standard gameplay, and "Mellow Mode", a mode in which Yoshi can freely fly with a pair of wings to give players a less difficult experience.

The beads from Kirby's Epic Yarn also appear in this game, and once again act as a currency, allowing Yoshi to buy Power Badges which give the player a specific ability that can be used in that level. In each level there are five Flowers like with previous games, though there are now 20 Stamp Patches hidden in every level, similar to the Red Coins in past games, which give Yoshi a stamp once he collects them all, and 5 Wonder Wools, which unlock a new Yoshi color that the player can use when they're all collected.

Technical details

Technical details
Media: Wii U Game Disc
Digital download
Download size: 7,226 MB
Supported features: Nintendo Network (Miiverse), amiibo (read/write), 2-player local multiplayer
Input / compatible controllers: Wii U GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller, Wii Remote, Classic Controller


Version no. Release date(s) Description
1.1.0 JP: January 18, 2017[1]
NA: February 3, 2017[2]
Adds compatibility with the Poochy amiibo.

Other releases

Title Cover art Platform Release date(s) Notes
Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Poochy & YWW NA box.jpg Nintendo 3DS NA: February 3, 2017
JP: January 19, 2017
EU: February 3, 2017
AUS: February 3, 2017
KOR: March 4, 2017
A port of the original game for Nintendo 3DS with new features.

External links


  1. Yoshi's Woolly World updated in Japan with Poochy amiibo compatibility. Nintendo Everything (January 18, 2017). Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  2. Poochy amiibo support added Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U. Nintendo Wire (February 3, 2017). Retrieved February 3, 2017.

Yoshi series logo
Platform games Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island • Yoshi's Story • Yoshi's Island DS • Yoshi's New Island • (Poochy &) Yoshi's Woolly World • Yoshi's Crafted World
Puzzle games Yoshi • Yoshi's Cookie (Kuruppon Oven de Cookie) • Tetris Attack
Other games Yoshi's Universal Gravitation • Yoshi Touch & Go
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