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You have to help Mario cope with falling Goombas, Bloopers, Boo Buddies, and Piranha Plants. As they fall, catch them on trays. Switch and shuffle them to save the day. Stack two of a kind and they both disappear. Or capture a whole bunch between two eggshell halves. A different kind of Yoshi will appear depending on how many enemies are between the eggshell halves. There is a password feature to save your progress.


Yoshi NES Hatched a Yoshi egg
Yoshi NES Title screen
Yoshi NES Title screen (Japanese version)
Yoshi NES Characters are falling

Promo Images

Yoshi Screenshot
Yoshi Screenshot
Yoshi Screenshot
Yoshi Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Yoshi: Pure Puzzle Panic with Yoshi and Friends" -- Game Boy + NES tag-lined title
  • "Yoshi no Tamago" -- Japanese Title
  • "Mario & Yoshi" -- European Title
  • "ヨッシーのたまご" -- Japanese Spelling

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Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) Game Boy Nov, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Play Time Game Boy Nov, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Video Games NES Dec, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Video Games Game Boy Jul, 1992 72 out of 100 72
NES Times NES Jul 19, 2009 6 out of 10 60 (UK) Wii May 18, 2007 6 out of 10 60 NES Feb, 2014 C 50
IGN Wii Jul 17, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Nintendo Life Wii U Jun 13, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50
Video Chums NES Sep 29, 2014 4.7 out of 10 47


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Title translation

The Japanese title translates into Yoshi's Egg.

Related Web Sites

  • Yoshi (Official site (Game Boy))
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