Yoshi's Universal Gravitation

Yoshi's Universal Gravitation

Yoshi's Universal Gravitation

Hard to swallow.

Playing Yoshi's Universal Gravitation reminds me of playing racing games before I'd stopped impulsively twisting my hands like the control pad was a steering wheel. I love it that way. It's old but new.

Thanks to the addition of a tilt sensor embedded in the cartridge, it comes off as a basic 2D platformer - D-pad to move, A to jump, B to swallow - riffing somewhat on Yoshi's Island but with a twist that truly levels the playing field for all. And then rocks it back and forth like a seesaw.

It lets you alter the centre of gravity to affect your platforming abilities, and it's the sort of fundamental shift that the genre's been crying out for.

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