Yoshi's Story

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Yoshi's Story
Developer Nintendo EAD
Publisher Nintendo
System Nintendo 64, Wii Virtual Console, Wii U Virtual Console
Release Date Nintendo 64
JP December 21, 1997
US March 12, 1998
EU April 9, 1998
Wii Virtual Console
US September 17, 2007
EU October 26, 2007
AU October 26, 2007
JP October 30, 2007
Wii U Virtual Console
JP February 17, 2016
US March 24, 2016
PAL April 14, 2016
Gallery GH Gallery
Rating ESRB: E

Yoshi's Story is the Nintendo 64 sequel to Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. During the development, it was known as Yoshi's Island 64. This was the first game where Yoshi was given a real voice; he was voiced by Kazumi Totaka.



Baby Bowser has stolen the Super Happy Tree that spreads happiness over Yoshi's Island. Not only that, the island has also been transformed into a storybook. Six unhatched eggs hatch after all of this and aren't affected. The six Yoshi decide to go after Baby Bowser and save the island.


The game is divided into six pages with four stages each. The player only needs to beat one stage on each page. To complete a stage, the player must collect 30 pieces of fruit. The player can also collect Big Hearts, which will unlock more stages, and Honeydew melons.

In place of a health bar, the player is given a smile meter. Enemies and traps will decrease the smile meter while eating fruit, butterflies, and tulips will increase it. Each color Yoshi has a preferred fruit; eating their preferred fruit will increase their health more than usual.



  • Early in the Gameboy Advance's life was released, a remake of Yoshi's Story was announced along with remakes of classic Mario games for the NES and Super NES. However, the Yoshi's Story remake was ultimately cancelled.
  • In 2007 it was released for download on the Nintendo Wii as part of its Virtual Console.
  • In 2016, it was released again for download, this time on the Wii U's Virtual Console.


The next platformer in the series is Yoshi's Island DS. However, of the following Yoshi games, the spin-off Yoshi Topsy-Turvy is the one that seems to be based on Yoshi's Story the most, while the other games are based more on Yoshi's Island.

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