Yoshi’s Island 2
- RATING: E - Everyone
- DEVELOPER(S): Artoon, Nintendo
- PUBLISHER: Nintendo
- RELEASE DATE: Nov 13, 2006
Yoshi’s Island DS is a platforming video game developed by Artoon for the Nintendo DS. Published by Nintendo, it was released in North America and Australasia in November 2006, in Europe in December 2006, and in Japan in March 2007. It is the sequel to the 1995 SNES game, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island.
The game’s story focuses on the Yoshi clan as they attempt to rescue newborn children who have been kidnapped by Kamek. Yoshi’s Island DS uses the same updated graphical style as Yoshi Touch & Go but retains the same core gameplay as its Super Nintendo Entertainment System predecessor; but whereas the SNES game featured only Baby Mario, DS introduces Baby Peach, Baby DK and Baby Wario while allowing the player to control Baby Bowser. Each baby bestows Yoshi with a different ability. The objective of the game is to use these abilities to progress through various themed worlds.