Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.


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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 Select game options
Yoshi NES Characters are falling
Yoshi NES Hatched a Yoshi egg
Yoshi NES Title screen

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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The Press Says

Joypad NES Jan, 1993 92 out of 100 92
N-Force Game Boy Aug, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Game Freaks 365 NES 2005 8.1 out of 10 81
GamesCollection Game Boy Nov 02, 2008 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic NES Nov 05, 2008 B 75 (UK) Wii May 18, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Nintendo Life Wii U Jun 13, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50
Nintendo Life Wii May 17, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40 NES May, 2006 4 out of 10 40
Digital Press - Classic Video Games NES Dec 10, 2003 4 out of 10 40


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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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