Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Reviewed by Ben Gaylord
Graphics 10 out of 10
Cartoon-ish, happy, and cute, but not sickeningly so. VERY well
animated, too; the only game with better animation is Earthworm
Jim II. Everything, from Yoshi to Bowser to the eggs (and even
those little frogs in the mud areas), are extremely detailed and
smooth in their movements. This is an example of a perfect game,
Music and Sound 9.3 out of 10
I'd recommend that, as soon as you turn the game on, wait (i.e.
don't start playing yet). In a moment, the theme song should start
up. If you don't like this, than you have NO taste whatsoever (you'd
be an N'sync fan). The other music isn't quite as good so, all it gets
is a measly 9.3. The sound effects are also superb.
Game Challenge 7 out of 10
Surprisingly hard, but not THAT hard. The designers did such a good
job of easing you into the difficulty that you won't really notice much
at all. The only really hard part is getting 100% on everything, which
I have yet to do.
Game Play-Fun 10 out of 10
It's a Mario game (sort of), what do you think?! Even my mom played it
to the end, and she only has a passing interest in video games! This
is the ultimate in Super NES platformers!
The main reason to get frustrated is attempting to get 100% on
first try. Even with the guide, it isnŐt going to happen. Play all the
way through, then go back.
Replayability 7 out of 10
The only reason I didn't complete it (I'm referring to the 100%
part, by the way) is because I have too many others to play. Yes,
you heard me right; for this reason alone you can have too many
games. However, this game is one you'll want to (and have to) play
multiple times to reach the ultimate goal. The reward kind of stinks, though.
Overall 9.9 out of 10