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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 A two player game
Yoshi Game Boy Title screen.
Yoshi NES Hatched a Yoshi egg
Yoshi Game Boy 1 Player Game settings.

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

Joypad NES Jan, 1993 92 out of 100 92
N-Force Game Boy Aug, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Joystick (French) Game Boy Nov, 1992 86 out of 100 86
GamesCollection Game Boy Nov 02, 2008 8 out of 10 80 (UK) Wii May 18, 2007 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Wii Jul 26, 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
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Aug, 1992 5 out of 12 42
Nintendo Life Wii May 17, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 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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