I should say I entered World 6 with over a hundred lives and finished the game with 121; yiiiikes Doc... think that's gonna be....... HOLY FUCKING SHIT 40,000 it's a fire Lakitu!!!!
This was actually less boring than the last few worlds all told. I guess I'd put it second after World 2, but man the final level is such a letdown. It starts off okay and then the same old derivative drivel; side scrolling through a corridor of the castle where Kamek appears and reappears whilst shooting spells at us that the Dark Arts teacher taught him. The thing is the corridor is less claustrophobic than in the SNES game but that may sound like a good thing, it certainly ain't - it's way to easy to counter Kamek, I already had eggs so I just made sure he got no spell off at all! Whurr's the challenge?
Then - and I'd add a spoiler here 'cept that no one cares and everyone knows - the sequence ends in Baby Bowser's room and he gets pissed at Kamek and stomps him into a flat pancake fit for a Paper Mario title, then has a temper tantrum (slightly different than the last time) and then.... here we go... he grows to gargantuan size and the whole boss battle happens with him looming over us, him in the background and us in the foreground. This time he isn't creeping up on us over and over, and the terrain is much more sure-footed so he doesn't pose as much of a threat. He does lob some fireballs at us a la Bowser in Super Mario World but like that game they are easily avoided. Then simply - and I mean simply - just toss three huge ass eggs his way and he's done.
AND WHAT A TWEEST King Bowser, for no particular reason warps (not Afros) through time just to come kick Yoshi's ass. I guess it was what people of the Mushroom Kingdom were clamoring for. I wonder if King Bowser made three million a minute like Mayweather, ah well, the fight is long winded just like the May v. Pac one but this one, if my making Yoshi Pacquiao is correct, Pac Man takes it this time. , The King Bowser fight is actually alright, I thought on surface level 'eh this fight looks boring like the lesser good Bowser fights' but it had some merit. Then you fight the King once more ala Baby Bowser, so it's a bit much.
Credits roll like stunted sea turtles and then Mr. Should-Have-Lost-His-Job Stork FINALLY delivers the little babies to their Little Diaper School Little Dipper School... ahem, erm, excuse me, no school at all; It's a house.
All I have to say is despite my seemingly all hateful commentary, I did actually have fun albeit a bit limited fun sometimes with this piece. That is surely a true testament to the flawless game mechanics that made the SNES Yoshi's Island such a classic and what keeps these sequel games afloat, if only barely. I'm glad they didn't recreate Touch Fuzzy Get Dizzy or fighting that one baddie from inside his own stomach... but they bloody done gone copied everything else, Major.