Yoshi's Story (Nintendo 64)

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Loosely based on the Super Famicom/SNES game Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Story follows the adventures of six Yoshis as they search through sunny woods, dark caves, soaring mountains, steaming jungles, vast oceans, and gloomy castles for the Super Happy Tree, which has been stolen by the dreaded Baby Bowser. Yoshi can walk, run, swim, leap, flutter, and fire his payload of eggs. The action takes place in storybook "pages" made up of bookmaking materials and other familiar textures, including cut-paper forests, denim clouds, inflatable plastic islands, and stacks of colored spools.

The game pioneers use of the Rumble Pak as a key element of the gameplay experience, the player being able to feel invisible but treacherous currents when Yoshi swims through oceanic depths. The Rumble Pak can also help the player locate hidden fruit or other objects by rumbling when Yoshi smells something. With a light touch of the Control Stick it becomes possible to float on a leaf, ride a friendly dragon, and tiptoe past a swarm of angry bees.


Yoshi's Story Nintendo 64 Obligatory underwater level.
Yoshi's Story Nintendo 64 Ahh, 1998, a good year...
Yoshi's Story Nintendo 64 The overly elaborate map screen.
Yoshi's Story Nintendo 64 Yoshi is sad...

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Alternate Titles

  • "Yoshi Story" -- Japanese title
  • "Yoshi's Island 64" -- Working title
  • "ヨッシーストーリー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Game Play 64 Jan, 1998 95 out of 100 95
Joypad Feb, 1998 93 out of 100 93
Super Play (Sweden) Apr, 1998 90 out of 100 90
The Video Game Critic Jan 22, 2005 B+ 83
Total! (Germany) Feb, 1998 2 out of 6 80
GamesCollection Jun 02, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Nintendo Difference Apr 04, 2010 15 out of 20 75
Nintendo Land 2003 73 out of 100 73
PixlBit Aug 11, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Ultra Game Players 1998 54 out of 100 54


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Cancelled GBA Port

One of the first Game Boy Advance demos was a level from Yoshi's Story. However, it was eventually decided that the downgrades would be too significant, so it wasn't made into a full game.

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Chris Martin (1204) added Yoshi's Story (Nintendo 64) on Mar 29, 2001
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