Yoshi’s Story Online
Release year: 1997 | Players: 1 player | Developed by Nintendo EAD
Yoshi’s Story (N64)
Yoshi’s Story (AKA Yoshi’s Island 64, ヨッシーストーリー Yosshī Sutōrī in Japan) is a colorful 2D (2,5D) side-scrolling platform video game developed and released by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 console in 1997. It is the sequel to Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES).
When Yoshi first appeared alongside Mario in Super Mario World, Nintendo had itself a classic. However, contrary to what many gamers believed, Yoshi’s Story did not live up to expectations. Time hasn’t been kind to the dinosaur. Ever since Nintendo gambled with attempting to give Yoshi a series of his own, Yoshi’s life has simply gone downhill.
The main goal of the game is relatively simple—to eat as many fruits as you can. All you need to do is eat 30 fruits per level to improve your score. Players can find fruits everywhere throughout the game. By everywhere, you can literally find fruits lying around, floating in bubbles, even at the hands of the enemy. Reviews for this game are often a mix of both positive and negative comments.
It’s super easy to play and is very child-friendly. You can have your kids play this game for hours on end without worrying about a thing. Plus, it sets a good example for its young audience—to always eat your fruits and vegetables. Graphics are pretty good too, and players can have some fun riding dragons and fighting enemies.
Any gamer who expected more from Yoshi’s Island’s sequel would be very disappointed at the way things turn out at Yoshi’s Story. Yes, eating fruits is fun and all, but eating fruits all the time can get boring and repetitive. All you do is eat 30 fruits per level and there isn’t even an end-of-stage finish line to motivate you. Simply eat the 30 fruits and the level ends. It’s boring, and even worse, nonsensical.
The game’s just too simple and isn’t challenging in any way. The music sounds like something that came straight out of a nursery, and can get annoying at times. The game isn’t for everyone, but if you had to let someone play it, let a kid do the job.
Yoshi’s Story for the Nintendo 64 is a game mostly intended for kids—despite its predecessor being suited for a broader audience. Adult gamers can play it too, but they just won’t enjoy it as much, in our opinion.
Yoshi’s Story game has been ported to N64 (this version), and Nintendo Virtual Console.