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Yoshi (NES)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.9
Overall MobyScore (19 votes) 3.1

The Press Says

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Mario & Yoshi est un jeu passionnant, mais je luis fais quand même un petit reproche: il n'y a pas vraiment d'interaction dans le mode deux joueurs, contrairement aux chefs d'oeuvre du genre que sont Dr Mario et la version Gameboy de Tetris. En effet, on a aucune influence sur le tableau de son adversaire, il faut seulement terminer avant lui. A part ça, Mario est toujours aussi génial... et Yoshi aussi, sans blague!
Game Freaks 365
If you are a fan of puzzle games, you need to seriously consider adding this game to your collection, not necessarily because it is the best puzzle game on the NES, but because it is one of the most creative and it is very fun.
The Video Game Critic
Yoshi isn't much to look at and the music is only fair, but a game like this doesn't require a lot of flare. Several skill levels and speed variations are available. There's a two-player head-to-head mode, but it's flawed. Instead of competing for score, the winner is the player who lasts longest, which does not encourage competitive play. Even so, Yoshi is a charming little title that should appeal to fun-loving gamers of all ages.
NES Times
So overall Yoshi winds up being one of the weakest entries in Nintendo's puzzle line. It's not a totally bad game, though; there is some enjoyment to be found if you give it a try and it's a nice title for younger players, plus it does have a certain charm to it. Nevertheless its one-dimensional gameplay reduces it to lower-tier status especially in the face of better Mario-themed puzzlers like Dr. Mario, Wario's Woods or even Yoshi's Cookie. Yoshi tries, but just doesn't succeed.
All Game Guide
Of the many Tetris-type puzzle games on the market, Yoshi is one of the weaker entries. Despite its originality within the genre, it's a surprisingly dull game.
Mixen wir ein Spielkonzept, dass es in ähnlicher Form bereits ca. 673298-mal gab mit einer miesen technischen Umsetzung. Was erhalten wir? Genau, dieses Machwerk. Okay, es gibt wesentlich schlechtere Rohrkrepierer. Dieses Spiel konnte mich ja wenigsten unterhalten... die ersten zehn Minuten. Spätestens dann wird es langweilig. Mir fällt nur noch ein Spruch ein: "Schuster, bleib bei deinen Leisten!". Dieser Spruch trifft wohl den Nagel auf den Kopf. Ein weiteres Jump´n´run mit Mario und Yoshi hätte mir sicherlich viel besser gefallen. So bleibt nur ein nettes Game für Fans, für das man nicht allzu viel Geld bezahlen sollte. Drei Punkte sind dann auch das Höchste was ich diesem Spiel geben kann. Einen Extrapunkt gibt es dann noch aus Sympathie, da "Mario & Yoshi" von Nintendo ist.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
That's about all there is to say about Yoshi. The graphics are expectedly simple, and the choice of three musical tunes to play to aren't adequate. If I sound like a disgruntled gamer, that's because I am. I don't like games that spend more time in the marketing department than in the programming lab, and Yoshi certainly falls into that category.
Total! (Germany)
Auf gut deutsch: Dieses Teil ist langweiliger als alle Mathe- und Geschichtsstunden dieser Welt zusammen und taugt allenfalls noch als schlechtes Beispiel-