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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 Title screen (EU)
Yoshi NES Best records.
Yoshi NES Hatched a Yoshi egg
Yoshi NES Select game options

Promo Images

Yoshi Screenshot
Yoshi Magazine Advertisement
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

Joypad Jan, 1993 92 out of 100 92
Video Games Dec, 1992 72 out of 100 72
NES Times Jul 19, 2009 6 out of 10 60 Feb, 2014 C 50
Wizard Dojo Feb 28, 2017 5 out of 10 50
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jun, 1992 20 out of 40 50 May, 2006 4 out of 10 40
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 10, 2003 4 out of 10 40
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Total! (Germany) Apr, 1994 4.75 out of 6 25


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Title translation

The Japanese title translates into Yoshi's Egg.

Related Web Sites

  • Yoshi (Official site (Game Boy))
Servo (57366) added Yoshi (NES) on Nov 01, 2002
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