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Yoshi's Story

MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo 64
81
3.4
Wii
...
4.5
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Description

Loosely based on the Super Famicom/SNES game Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Story follows the adventures of six Yoshis as they search through sunny woods, dark caves, soaring mountains, steaming jungles, vast oceans, and gloomy castles for the Super Happy Tree, which has been stolen by the dreaded Baby Bowser. Yoshi can walk, run, swim, leap, flutter, and fire his payload of eggs. The action takes place in storybook "pages" made up of bookmaking materials and other familiar textures, including cut-paper forests, denim clouds, inflatable plastic islands, and stacks of colored spools.

The game pioneers use of the Rumble Pak as a key element of the gameplay experience, the player being able to feel invisible but treacherous currents when Yoshi swims through oceanic depths. The Rumble Pak can also help the player locate hidden fruit or other objects by rumbling when Yoshi smells something. With a light touch of the Control Stick it becomes possible to float on a leaf, ride a friendly dragon, and tiptoe past a swarm of angry bees.


Screenshots

Yoshi's Story Nintendo 64 Ahh, 1998, a good year...
Yoshi's Story Nintendo 64 Obligatory underwater level.
Yoshi's Story Nintendo 64 Yoshi is sad...
Yoshi's Story Nintendo 64 The overly elaborate map screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "ヨッシーストーリー" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Super Play Nintendo 64 Apr, 1998 90 out of 100 90
Mega Score Nintendo 64 Mar, 1998 88 out of 100 88
The Video Game Critic Nintendo 64 Jan 22, 2005 B+ 83
Nintendo Power Magazine Nintendo 64 Feb, 1998 8.2 out of 10 82
Jeuxvideo.com Wii Jan 19, 2010 16 out of 20 80
Total! (Germany) Nintendo 64 Feb, 1998 2 out of 6 80
VicioJuegos.com Nintendo 64 Feb 23, 2008 75 out of 100 75
GamesCollection Nintendo 64 Jun 02, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Joypad Nintendo 64 May, 1998 7 out of 10 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Nintendo 64 Dec 28, 2005 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Cancelled GBA Port

One of the first Game Boy Advance demos was a level from Yoshi's Story. However, it was eventually decided that the downgrades would be too significant, so it wasn't made into a full game.

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