Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Five favorites: Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World tunes

I've put a lot of time into Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World this past week. Nearly 15 hours, to be exact.

In fact, I'm not too far from the finish line--if you consider the finish line to be completing every level. Although I've nabbed all the flowers, stamp patches and yarn bundles hidden within the game's first three worlds, I'm not sure I'll even attempt to do the same in its last three. If I do, expect it to add another 10 or 15 hours to my play time.

That wouldn't be the worst thing in the world, of course. After all, it would allow me to fully take in the game's wonderful soundtrack.

Speaking of which, here are my five favorite Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World tunes:

"Duplicitous Delve" is the first Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World song that really jumped out at me. I especially like its chill vibe.

"Yoshi and Cookies," above, takes me back to the original Yoshi's Island. I mean, it's no "Athletic," but it's still pretty snazzy, wouldn't you agree?

The bouncy, jazzy feel of "Ms. Cluck the Insincere" made the corresponding boss battle (at the end of the game's third world) one to remember.

I've always loved the tunes that accompany the "Ghost House" levels in Mario (and Yoshi) games, and the moody, faintly Beetlejuice-esque "Spooky Scraps! Don't Get Spooked!" is no exception.

"A Little Light Snowfall" may be my absolute favorite among the Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World tracks highlighted here thanks to its jingly bells and wintry strings.

Have any of you played either the Wii U or 3DS version of Yoshi's Woolly World? If so, what did you think of it? And, more importantly, what did you think of its soundtrack?

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