Yoshi (NES)


Game Freak


Game Rating

User Ratings: 277

Our Review: 5/10


Also Known As
Mario & Yoshi, Yoshi's Egg
Number of Players
Release Date

Wii Shop

  • 6th Mar 2007 (JPN), 500 points
  • 16th May 2007 (UK/EU), 500 points
  • 9th Jul 2007 (USA), 500 points

3DS eShop

  • 22nd Aug 2012 (JPN), ¥500
  • 21st Feb 2013 (USA), $4.99
  • 2nd May 2013 (UK/EU), £4.49

Wii U eShop

  • 12th Jun 2013 (JPN), ¥500
  • 12th Jun 2013 (USA), $0.30


  • 14th Dec 1991 (JPN)
  • 1st Jun 1992 (USA)
  • 10th Dec 1992 (UK/EU)
Mario, Yoshi, Nintendo Switch Online
Nintendo Switch Online
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  • 30

    Wii U eShop / NES

    Review Yoshi

    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 empty gap with the Virtual Console release of Yoshi, an NES era puzzler...

  • 48

    3DS eShop / NES

    Review Yoshi

    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 3DS eShop. It's a falling block puzzler, which is a genre every video game...

  • 10

    Wii Virtual Console / NES

    Review Yoshi

    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 forgotten this puzzler simply known as Yoshi in North Amer

About The Game

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!