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- Product InformationYoshi's Story is a side-scrolling platform game that involves controlling one of six young Yoshis as they explore their home island in two play modes: Story and Trial. In addition to the unusual visual style, designed to replicate a picture book, what sets this game apart from similar platform titles is the lack of a specific "end" to reach on a level. Yoshi's Story spans six "pages," with each page representing one of four possible courses. While the game offers a total of 24 levels spread across six worlds, a game only consists of one page per world. To see all the levels, you'll have to keep playing new games while trying to improve your score.
Yoshi's task within each page is to find 30 pieces of fruit. It doesn't matter where he finds them or in what order -- once he gobbles up the last piece of fruit, he's ready to turn the page. To obtain these pieces of fruit, Yoshi can walk, run, swim, push items, jump, stomp on enemies, and pound the ground. The "pound the ground" technique allows you to reveal hidden fruit to add to your score or "happiness" level. As in previous games, Yoshi can still use his tongue to grab any fruit or enemy character he comes into contact with, but this time color is important: each Yoshi has a certain color preference that keeps him happy and increases your score.
Swallowing an enemy turns the rival into an egg ready to be thrown anywhere on the screen. Eggs can be launched to reveal hidden platforms, items, or secrets. Yoshi can also sniff the ground (like a bloodhound) to uncover tasty snacks. The game automatically keeps track of your name, high score, and progress for each Yoshi, so you have something to shoot for if you decide to play again. You can collect 30 melons on each page to reveal a secret, or find the three Special Hearts in each course to open up more pages. Cleared courses in Story Mode can then be played in Trial Mode, where the goal is to achieve the highest score possible.
- GameYoshi's Story
- MPNDoes Not Apply
- PlatformNintendo 64
- ESRB RatingE - Everyone
- GenreAction, Adventure
- Control ElementsGamepad/Joystick
- Number of Players1
- Release Year1998
- Game Special Features
- Explore a total of 24 courses in six worlds
- Revisit completed stages to improve your high score
- Feel each ground pound, sniff, stomp, and jump with a Rumble Pak accessory
- Explore a total of 24 courses in six worlds
- Game SeriesYoshi Series
Most relevant reviews
- gohma_primeNov 25, 2013by
Simple and Adorable.
Yoshi's Story is really a classic 64 game. The premise is simple, the design is adorable, and the gameplay is just challenging enough to keep it fun. You wanna cast of colorful characters? Check. You want vibrant levels that you can explore? Check. You want cutesy sound effects that'll put your cat to shame? Check. Seriously, this is fun for all ages. It's not overbearingly difficult, not pathetically easy, it's just right.
- warriorofcultur...Aug 17, 2013by
Adorable and simple, but fun
I've been a fan of this game ever since it came out in the States, but it took many years before I was able to obtain my own copy. The game is very easy to play - even for someone like me who's lousy at pretty much all video games - but several levels are also rather challenging. There are several hint boxes that pop up to tell new players how to control Yoshi, as well as how to reach the end of the level. An added challenge is to eat 30 melons each level, instead of whichever fruit you run across. All in all, although it's a simple game, it's extremely cute and lots of fun to play. The music gets cheesy, and sometimes borderline annoying, but it's still enjoyable nonetheless. If you're a Yoshi fan, or Super Mario fan, it's definitely worth checking out. If you're new to the Mario fandom, it's probably the best game to start with since it's easy and walks you through the controls and objectives. Read full review
- ganonbabyDec 21, 2012by
I purchased this game for my daughters to play. It's cute and engaging, yet difficult enough to challenge their game-playing skills. The game has 2 modes - Story Mode and Trial Mode. Trial mode is geared towards racking up points, while Story mode is more involved in, well, the story. It is a little frustrating at times, but once you get the hang of how to play and control everything, it's lots of fun!
- perilous1Oct 29, 2013by
Great game, and nearly child-proof!
An old favorite! Yoshi's story is the game we've used to ease our kids into console gaming--the content being almost nauseatingly cute rather than worrisome. The storybook style also has a certain appeal. And nothing beats cartridges in terms of durability and longevity.
- troyeasterJun 06, 2011by
Great game. PLAY IT. Also play on the Wii for 1000 wii points.
Yoshi's story is a 2.5d game, taking place in the wonderous land of Yoshi's island. But when Baby Bowser steals the Yoshi's Super Happy Tree(no i'm not kidding...) the Yoshis go into a trace. Now its up to 6 (not including the Black and White) baby Yoshis, born after the tree disappeared. Unaffected by the trace, they deciced to to teach Baby Bowser a lesson, he will never forget. Throw eggs, eat enemys,collect coins, ground pound, sniff around, and meet Poohy the Dog, in Yoshi's story book like graphics (which make you feel like a little kid again... in a good way) Yoshi's story's main goal for each level is to eat 30 fruits. Revolving around apples, bannanas, grapes, watermelons, and the special melons. If you ever do make it to the end of a level it will warp you to the beginning in case if your wondering. Each Yoshi has their own favorite fruit as well. For example Red and Pink Yoshi love Apples, and heal for 3 petals. Speaking of petals, your life is shown by a flower on the top left side of the screen. At the beginning of a level you only have one petal, (don't worry as long as you have one petal you can take a hit and live, just don't take a hit when there are none left) if you eat a fruit, enemy, or well... anything! You can heal up to eight petals. All enemys that i'm aware of do 3 petals of damage. So look out! Just beware of losing a "life" (or letting Yoshi's health run out) because some shy guys will come and take that Yoshi. Then you can't play as that Yoshi (unless you find a White Shy Guy to save them) Once all 6 are gone. Your save data will be erased, and you have to start from the first level. :( This game offers great challage and some nerve racking platforming. Try it, and try to eat as many melons as possible. If you don't have a N64 you can get it on the Wii for 1000 Wii points. My Teenager even enjoyed it, and although he wouldn't go and invite friends over to play it. He isn't embarased to talk about it. He told me to give his highest recommendation. He also said it is great for a kids first game. Read full review
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