There is something satisfying about finding all the secrets or hidden things on your own. Some games make this almost impossible, unless you want to look through every fence, grate, alternate path or obscure place you can imagine, but Yoshi’s Crafted Worldisn’t like that. Most of the secrets are in plain sight, you just need to know what you’re looking for or think outside the box. And while some are content just watching a video that gives you all the solutions, we wanted to make a guide that made it a little easier to do it yourself, without taking away the struggle of doing it yourself.
Pay attention to the background
Most of the things you’ll miss are not on the main road. Often times it will be a Shyguy holding a coin behind a building or a smiley flower lost in the background. Despite not being the most obvious things, paying attention to your surrounding is a great way to catch these things the first time. Especially things like the gift boxes, which give players a bunch of coins.
Return to the robots
Every now and then you’ll receive a souvenir request. These typically relate to the level next to where the giver is and involves finding a specific item. Not only do these items stand out a little bit, listening to the quest will narrow it down significantly. It can still be hard but keep it in mind.
Alternate paths usually have a fairly simple solution
Most side paths end up having one of three solutions. You need to bring something from a later or earlier part there (bombs, magnets, etc), something in the background is important or simply move an object, like a cart, to a different location. There is no puzzle that has a solution you can’t solve in that room, outside of the timed ones and that is just because they’re more restrictive, though you’re typically given the tools to succeed.
Sometimes these items appear during the most random of times
When you’re riding the train or just moving past a bunch of dead space, there will often times be something you can collect. The trick to these parts is to pay attention to the road you’re on and plan ahead. You still might miss it but it’s better to swing and miss than to not swing at all.
Don’t be afraid to go fishing
There are more than a few collectibles that are not really hidden, as much as you need to do something to trigger them. This involves going to a certain spot, smacking some object and things of the like. By trying to go all the different paths and paying attention to weird things, you’ll find all Yoshi’s Crafted World has to offer.