Yoshi’s Wooly World – New details and footage

Thanks to a new preview by out friends at Nintendo World Report we now know some extra details about Yoshi’s Wooly World.

Here’s a summary of all the info:

  • The game takes place on Craft Island, a small island in the Handmade Ocean, where a clan of peaceful Yoshis live;
  • Kamek shows up and turns most of them into various sets of yarn, however two of the Yoshi manage to escape Kamek’s attack;
  • They try to catch him, but Kamek escapes, dropping yarn everywhere, which Yoshi sets out to recover;
  • Yoshi’s health is represented by hearts that circle around him;
  • You have to use yarn balls to find hidden paths and platforms;
  • In Knitty-Knotty Windmill Hill, you have to rebuild a windmill using yarn;
  • You can also pull bows with Yoshi’s tongue to reveal secrets;
  • Some walls can appear to be dead-ends buy hide secrets;
  • Smiley Flowers make a return and if you hit one at the stage’s end roulette wheel, a bonus challenge will await you;
  • You can collect fruit along the way;
  • Points that you earn are changed into beads, which are added to a specific counter. These are used as currency for Power Badges that will grant you special powers for a single course, but you can only use one at a time. As you progress, more badges will become available.
  • Some badges help you to get 100% in older levels. They also let you use Poochy the dog, pull items in with a magnetic force, see hidden items, make your Ground Pound move stronger, become faster, etc. You can even change your ability mid-stage;
  • 20 of the beads in every stage contain Stamp Patches. These unlock Miiverse stamps;
  • There are 5 Wonder Wools in every course. You can grab all 5 to re-knit a Yoshi and have them appear alongside you;
  • Options include Hot Cocoa Yoshi, Candyfloss Yoshi, Poochy Yoshi and many more;
  • Every world has its own theme. Start in a grassy world, move on to the desert, head to a wondrous playground, and then finish in a deep jungle;
  • However, not every level in a world follows the overall theme;
  • The second level is Bounceabout Woods, where all trees in the stage are bouncepads;
  • Another stage is Crawdaddy Beach, where you skip on yarn balls across the water;
  • “Wobbly Mobile Jaunt” has a number of mobiles similar to what you see in the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U stage. You can tilt the mobiles to climb higher;
  • “Scarf-Roll Scamper” makes you hang tight on fabric rolls to move about and you can’t use your yarn ball;
  • “Spooky Scraps! Don’t Get Spooked” reveals platforms when you hide behind a curtain. When behind a curtain, enemies can’t be defeated;
  • Yoshi transformations include a motorcycle, a mermaid with a special spin attack, a plane, umbrella, digging device, and growing massively in size;
  • Levels have frequent checkpoints, but offer a good amount of challenge;
  • Supported controllers include the Wii Remote, the Wii Classic Controller (Pro), the Wii U Pro Controller or the Wii U GamePad. When playing with just the Wii Remote, you can tilt to steer the yarn ball yourself;
  • Backgrounds of levels are sometimes curtains or clouds hanging from string.

To see some of these details in motion, you can check out this video playlist by our friend Nintendaan: