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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 BoyN-Force
For kids, adults, beginners, and novices this is one cart you shouldn't be without. It'll drive you barmy, but I guarantee you'll keep coming back for more!
Game BoyJoystick (French)
Ce jeu fait autant intervenir les réflexes et la dextérité de vos petits doigts qu'une réflexion intense de tous les instants, c'est pour vous dire ! Il est convenablement réalisé (comme l'était Tetris) mais ce n'est pas ce qui compte vu que son intérêt est énorme et sa durée de vie suffisante. Je préfère Dr Mario, mais c'est une question de goût.
NESGame 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.
Game BoyGamesCollection
Mario & Yoshi è un gioco simpatico e ottimo come "tappabuchi", sempre che voi non siate degli sfegatati fan del punteggio masssimo: in quel caso, questo gioco potrebbe rivelarsi ipnotico almeno quanto il suo ispiratore sovietico. Merita una nota di merito, dal mio punto di vista, il manuale di istruzioni, completo dei disegni "vecchio stile" di Mario e compagni. :)
Game BoyMegablast
Die Grafik ist scheußlich grob gezeichnet, und der Begleitsound erinnert penetrant an den Erzherzog-Johann-Jodler, dafür stimmen die entscheidenden Details: Die Steuerung klappt einwandfrei, das Gameplay fesselt wie zu alten „Tetris“-Zeiten, und für die nötige Abwechslung sorgen drei Spielmodi - normales Punktesammeln unter ständig forciertem Zeitdruck, Leerräumen vor teilweise vorgefüllten Schächten und Zwei-Boy-Betrieb via Game-Link. Hobbytüftlern und Mario-Freunden sei dieses Modul daher wärmstens in den Schacht gelegt!
NESThe 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.
60 (UK)
It's not a bad concept, and the two player mode is considerably more entertaining than solo play, but it's all just a little bit too fiddly and too reliant on the randomly assigned egg pieces to ever really feel like a coherent challenge where skill or tactics can really make a difference. The Mario connection is as tenuous as it sounds, and it simply lacks the simple complexity of Tetris needed to hook you. While the VC would benefit from more puzzle games, it'd be nice if they could be chosen based on quality rather than the prominence of a certain hairy plumber.
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.
Wii UNintendo Life
It may look and sound good, have original gameplay mechanics and feature iconic characters from the Mario universe, but Yoshi’s biggest downfall is that it is exceedingly dull. Puzzle aficionados who love tile-matching games are sure to get some enjoyment out of this one, but it’s difficult to recommend to casual fans of the genre. The only thing that makes this one stand out as relevant is that it is currently the only tile-matching puzzler on the Wii U VC service, but — as evidenced by the abundance of games already available elsewhere in the genre — that is sure to be remedied sooner rather than later.
NESAll 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.
It's great to see a new puzzle game arrive for the Virtual Console – the genre is known for its great replayability, and its games represent an unbeatable value for Wii owners. But not Yoshi. While other contemporary designs like Tetris, Dr. Mario and Tetris Attack have become classics since their early '90s debuts, Yoshi has been left behind and forgotten. It's just not as fun. Not as engaging, and not home to nearly as much depth. Pick up Yoshi only if you're a dedicated puzzle fanatic – otherwise, save your 500 Wii Points for a more notable game.
As the title suggests, Yoshi (or Mario & Yoshi if you're in Europe or Australia) is a puzzle game featuring Mario's green dinosaur buddy. Yoshi was very much overlooked when it was first published in 1992 because it was so late in the Nintendo Entertainment System's console's life cycle, but now Nintendo is giving the game a second chance to find an audience by making it available for the Wii's Virtual Console service. While the game's design certainly is unique, most players will probably deem it too shallow to warrant serious attention, especially those weaned on A-list puzzlers, such as Tetris, Puyo Puyo, and Puzzle League.
Game BoyASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Die Idee ist abgegriffen, aber immerhin gut umgesetzt. Doch mit dem Schwierigkeitsgrad ist das so eine Sache. Sind die ersten drei Level noch Pipifax, so geht geht es bei den letzten beiden Stages nur noch mit einer Riesenportion Glück. Da hat dann auch der geschickteste Spieler keinen Einfluß mehr auf das Geschehen. Wäre es den Machern des Games' gelungen, eine andere Steigerung im Schwierigkeitsgrad einzubauen, hätte es eine deutlich bessere Bewertung gegeben. So bleibt der Spielspaß aber nach einer Stunde auf der Strecke. Und das wären pro Minute eine Mark. Ein bißchen happig oder?
WiiNintendo Life
The game itself is pretty uninspiring on the whole, it’s a competent puzzler but it somehow fails to excite. The action plods along without any real sense of challenge, within a few minutes you feel like you have seen it all. Falling block puzzlers are all repetitive by nature, but someone ‘Yoshi’ feels even more so due to how easy it is.
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.
NESDigital 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.
NESTotal! (Germany)
Auf gut deutsch: Dieses Teil ist langweiliger als alle Mathe- und Geschichtsstunden dieser Welt zusammen und taugt allenfalls noch als schlechtes Beispiel-