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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.


Yoshi's Story Nintendo 64 Obligatory underwater level.
Yoshi's Story Wii Title screen
Yoshi's Story Nintendo 64 Ahh, 1998, a good year...
Yoshi's Story Nintendo 64 Blastin' some bubbles to get some fruit.

Promo Images

Yoshi's Story Screenshot
Yoshi's Story Screenshot
Yoshi's Story Screenshot
Yoshi's Story Magazine Advertisement pp. 2-3


Alternate Titles

  • "Yoshi Story" -- Japanese title
  • "Yoshi's Island 64" -- Working title
  • "ヨッシーストーリー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Joypad Nintendo 64 Feb, 1998 93 out of 100 93
64 Power / big.N / N Games Nintendo 64 Jan, 1998 87 out of 100 87
The Video Game Critic Nintendo 64 Jan 22, 2005 B+ 83
Nintendo Power Magazine Nintendo 64 Feb, 1998 8.2 out of 10 82 Wii Jan 19, 2010 16 out of 20 80
Nintendo Difference Nintendo 64 Apr 04, 2010 15 out of 20 75
PixlBit Nintendo 64 Aug 11, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 (UK) Wii Oct 27, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Nintendo 64 Dec 28, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Wizard Dojo Nintendo 64 Aug 02, 2015 4 out of 10 40


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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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