Yoshi's Cookie

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This article is about the game. For information about the item of a similar name, see Yoshi Cookie.
Yoshi's Cookie
Nes Box - Yoshi's Cookie.png
NES box art.
Developer(s) Bullet-Proof Software (SNES)
Nintendo R&D 1 (NES and Game Boy)
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) NES, SNES, Game Boy, Virtual Console (Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U)
Release date NES
Japan November 21, 1992
USA April, 1993
Europe April 28, 1994[1]
SNES
USA June, 1993
Japan July 9, 1993[2]
Game Boy
Japan November 21, 1992
USA April, 1993
Europe February 26, 1994[3]
Virtual Console (Wii)
Japan June 10, 2008
USA April 7, 2008
Europe April 4, 2008
Virtual Console (Wii U)
USA TBD
Genre Puzzle
Rating(s)
Mode(s) Single-player, two-player
Media
NES:
Media NES icon.png Cartridge
SNES:
Media SNES.png Cartridge
Wii:
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Wii U:
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Game Boy:
Media GB icon.png Cartridge
Input
NES:
Super Nintendo:
Wii:
Wii U:
Game Boy:

Yoshi's Cookie (also known in Japan as Yoshi no Cookie) is a puzzle game, similar to Tetris, developed by Bullet-Proof Software and released by Nintendo in 1992 for the NES, SNES, and Game Boy. It received a Japan-only remake for the Nintendo GameCube, called Nintendo Puzzle Collection, where it was bundled alongside Dr. Mario 64 and Panel de Pon. The remake added a story mode the previous three versions lacked. Upon its release, Yoshi's Cookie received mixed to positive reviews.

Gameplay[edit]

The objective of the game is to clear the stage of cookies, which appear from the top and the right of the screen. To clear cookies, the player needs an entire row of the same cookies either horizontally or vertically. To move the cookies, the player has to press A Button/A Button/A Button on a cookie and press a direction on the directional pad. Depending on the direction the player presses, the row the cookie is on is then moved either vertically or horizontally. There are six types of cookies: heart cookies, sunflower cookies, green cookies, checkered cookies, donuts, and Yoshi Cookies (shaped like Yoshi's head). The game consists of three modes: Action, VS, and Puzzle.

Action Mode[edit]

Action Mode is a game consisting of 10 rounds, with each round containing 10 stages. Before the game starts, the player can set the round which who wants to play in, the falling speed of the blocks and the music. After the player beats a certain stage, who can view a short , humorous cutscene with Mario. Rounds 11-99 are also unlockable, and within them the cookies are replaced by Mario enemies (except for the Yoshi Cookie).

VS Mode[edit]

VS Mode is a simple 2 player/1 player vs. COM game. The player starts off by picking one of four characters: Mario, Peach, Yoshi, or Bowser. The goal of the game is to keep a lit fuse higher or it runs out and all the player's pieces go away. To keep the fuse higher, the player have to consistently clear rows of 5 against the player's opponent. Getting 5 Yoshi cookie's in a row would often give the player a special, such as the players covering up the player's opponent's screen with question mark blocks or taking control of the opponent field.

Puzzle[edit]

The objective of Puzzle Mode is to clear the field with a limited number of moves. The puzzles range from simple to complex.

Staff[edit]

Main article: List of Yoshi's Cookie staff

The Game Boy and NES versions were developed by Nintendo R&D 1, with Gunpei Yokoi acting as the producer.

The SNES version was developed by Bullet-Proof Software. Alexey Pajitnov, creator of Tetris, designed the puzzles.

Gallery[edit]

Main article: Gallery:Yoshi's Cookie

Trivia[edit]

  • In the NES and Game Boy versions, there was a cutscene at the title screen where Mario would walk onto a screen with a jar of cookies. He would then try to open it, to no avail. He then gets an idea and walks off the screen. Yoshi comes up soon afterward and eats the jar whole. Mario then reappears with a hammer and begins chasing Yoshi off the screen. Later, he returns back on screen holding the cookie jar, which was empty to begin with. This, however, bears no influence on the game itself. This intro was made for the SNES prototype of the game, but was taken out for final release.
  • The SNES version of Yoshi's Cookie featured a slightly-updated version of Yoshi's appearance, in which he has a bigger head and shorter neck.
  • Though it is not a puzzle game, the minigame Egg found in Game & Watch Gallery 3 is somewhat similar to Yoshi's Cookie as it also involves Yoshi eating cookies falling from the sky. The cookies found in this game are the ones based off the original Yoshi's Cookie.
  • Also bearing similarity to it is the minigame Mario's Cement Factory found in Game & Watch Gallery 4, where Mario creates the Yoshi's Cookie cookies instead of cement in the modern version.
  • The stage from this game makes an appearance in Tetris DS.

References[edit]

  1. ^ NES release Date from TMK, retrieved 4-24-08
  2. ^ SNES release date from TMK, retrieved 4-24-08
  3. ^ GB release date from TMK, retrieved 4-24-08