You Can’t Pet The Dog In Yoshi’s Crafted World But You Can…Lick It?

You Can’t Pet The Dog In Yoshi’s Crafted World But You Can…Lick It?

For the last week I’ve had the pleasure of playing through the Nintendo Switch’s next big first-party title, Yoshi’s Crafted World, and having a great time. While you’ll have to wait until closer to launch to read my full review, I did think it important to investigate and report on one crucial aspect; can you pet the dog?

Yes, inspired by and in the spirit of the popular Twitter account, @CanYouPetTheDog, I wondered if Yoshi would be given the opportunity to show his love and appreciation to the adorable and helpful pup, Poochy.

The answer? Kinda. See for yourself:


Don’t mistake me for pointing this out as weird or anything, either, it’s super adorable in a way that only Yoshi could get away with.

Yoshi’s Crafted World releases March 29th for the Nintendo Switch.

Kieron started gaming on the SEGA Master System, with Sonic the Hedgehog, Alex Kidd and Wonder Boy. The 20-odd years of his life since have not seen his love for platformers falter even slightly. A separate love affair, this time with JRPGs, developed soon after being introduced to Final Fantasy VIII (ie, the best in the series). Further romantic subplots soon blossomed with quirky Japanese games, the occasional flashy AAA action adventure, and an unhealthy number of indie gems. To say that Kieron lies at the center of a tangled, labyrinthine web of sexy video game love would be an understatement.