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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 The overly elaborate map screen.
Yoshi's Story Nintendo 64 Yoshi is sad...
Yoshi's Story Wii Title screen
Yoshi's Story Nintendo 64 Obligatory underwater level.

Alternate Titles

  • "Yoshi Story" -- Japanese title
  • "ヨッシーストーリー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Game Play 64 Nintendo 64 Jan, 1998 95 out of 100 95
Super Play (Sweden) Nintendo 64 Apr, 1998 90 out of 100 90
The Video Game Critic Nintendo 64 Jan 22, 2005 B+ 83
Mega Fun Nintendo 64 Feb, 1998 80 out of 100 80
Video Games Nintendo 64 Mar, 1998 78 out of 100 78
GamesCollection Nintendo 64 Jun 02, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Nintendo Land Nintendo 64 2003 73 out of 100 73
PixlBit Nintendo 64 Aug 11, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Nintendo 64 Dec 28, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Nintendo Life Wii Sep 18, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40

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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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