Yoshi (NES)

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A quick-shuffle action puzzle game starring Yoshi!

Yoshi™ is an action/puzzle game starring Mario's dinosaur buddy Yoshi who has been imprisoned in an egg. Now it's raining Goombas, Bloopers, and Boo Buddies, and you have to help Mario™ stop the airborne invasion. As the critters fall, catch them on trays. Stack two of a kind and they both disappear, or capture the whole bunch in between eggshells. When the eggshells match, out hatches Yoshi and up goes your score! The action heats up as the characters fall faster and faster. To save the day, switch and shuffle, and don't let your piles get too high!

Game Review

Wii U eShop Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Ron DelVillano

Not very eggciting

With so many tile-matching games available on so many different gaming platforms, it’s surprising to see that, despite the Wii U launching six months ago, there have yet to be any released on the new console. Nintendo has finally decided to fill that...

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3DS eShop Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Philip J Reed

Soft boiled

Mario's loyal dinosaur companion Yoshi may have made his debut in the Super Nintendo classic Super Mario World, but one year later Nintendo gave him his own title on the rapidly fading NES. That game was Yoshi, and it's now come to non-Ambassadors on the...

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Virtual Console Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Darren Calvert

An eggciting puzzler?

In the early 90s, presumably following the success of Tetris, Nintendo went through a phase of releasing one falling block puzzler after another. Dr. Mario, Yoshi’s Cookie and Wario’s Woods are key examples of this. Many gamers will no doubt have...

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User Comments (24)



Jazzem said:

Hmm... I may get this. I can remember playing a friend's copy of the Game Boy version and enjoying it, but it doesn't seem the most exciting concept these days... I guess I'll have to rely on your review guys!



Mendez said:

Well I used to have it on Gameboy. It's a good game, but 'm not sure if I feel lke paying £3.50 for it with all the other games currently available...



Bass_X0 said:

I had this game. It was okay for a while but nothing great. I guess I thought I owed it to myself to play it because of the Mario licensed attached. Thankfully I grown out of that.



Kevin said:

I loved it on NES and Game Boy, but I don't know if I want to blow $5 on this for another play through. I probably won't because I don't play puzzle games that much anymore, but if you've never played this before check it out. Its a fun puzzler.



Mart said:

this was a decent effort of a game, something different from your ordinary looking puzzler.



ARK1 said:

Correct me if I'm worng but wasn't this game originally knonw as simply 'Yoshi'



SKTTR said:

it's a simple puzzler that is fun (and more fun with 2 players).

it's not a game to play through as there really is no end.
i know i would play a game of it when i'm bored not just once in a while.

and anyone can pick it up and play it with you 2-players, so i think it's a good choice to have it on vc. i always liked the game. there was a time when i was addicted to it. and i'm gonna get it with my next wii points.

soon you will be hooked and spent hours on it.
4/5 stars



deggs said:

It was fun back in the day. i bought the cartridge used for $4 only a year after it came out...
Honestly, if you're into puzzle games, pick up Columns, Dr. Mario, the puyo puyo clones (Dr. Robotnik's mean bean machine or Kirby's Avalanche) or wait for Yoshi's cookie. This one is only alright (but it does have an interesting twist the whole puzzle game thing and that can take a little time getting used to it at first).



Jspartan said:

Umm, I have this game on my calculator, minus teh yoshi stuff. and it came for free on there. Look in your puzzle pack



Nando said:

This is a game I've never previously played before the VC.
This is one of the most unusually addictive games for NES.
I keep finding myself turning on the Wii just to play this game again. Trying to go for a higher score is always enjoyable. It's a good way to kill some free time. Graphics and sound wasn't mind blowing even for a NES game but still good.



Beau_Skunk said:

It's just as good as Dr. Mario, or even Tetris in my opinion. My sister alone would spend hours, and hours playing this game. A great, yet sadlly long forgotten gem. Worth a look.



StarSoldier1 said:

I hate this game! The graphics are weak, the music is lame, the right piece can take forever to come, it has no save feature, and the game play is overly repetitive.



GameGod3008 said:

This was an interesting game but it didn't grab my attention as much as Dr Mario did. Personally, it hasn't aged very well in my opinion



Smileface said:

Eh, Ive played way too many mario puzzle games
I think Ill pass on this one
It still looks decent though!



Ricardo91 said:

I tried the game boy version of this game out at a trading store, and I must say it is just not good. the graphics and music are weak. It's extremely boring and repetitive, and I came to this conclusion after playing it for only 2 minutes! There's better puzzlers for VC out there.



Corbs said:

It's fun for about 15 minutes and then it begins to lose its luster very quickly.



Bass_X0 said:

Doesn't matter. I got it for free as an Ambassador but it still quickly became dull.

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