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Official artwork of a centipede from Yoshi's Story.
Artwork of a centipede from Yoshi's Story
First appearance Yoshi's Story (1997)

Centipedes,[1][2][3] also called snakes,[4] are giant yellow monsters that pace back and forth atop the mountains in the level Frustration in Yoshi's Story. They have 16 segments (counting the head), with a pink spike on every segment except the head. They are invincible enemies that make a grunting sound while moving, and they follow a set path of movement to try to obstruct the player.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: ジャンプでかわすのも一苦労。ふんばれ、ふんばれ。[5](Dodging them by jumping is also a challenge. Hang on, hang on.)
  • Nintendo 64 Spieleberater: Der lange Schlängler ist ein harter Bursche. Da renn' ich besser weg...[6](The long snake is a tough guy. I'd better run away...)


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ムカデ[5]
German Dingelchen Wurm[6] Little thing worm


  1. ^ Leung, Jason, Terry Munson, and Scott Pelland. Yoshi's Story Player's Guide. Pages 10, 70, 71.
  2. ^ Yoshi's Story official website (Wayback Archive). Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  3. ^ Prima Bath. Nintendo 64 Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 109.
  4. ^ Prima Bath. Ultimate Nintendo 64 Pocket Power Guide, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 88. "Finally, look for a snake with a question mark ball above it and collect the last special heart that’s inside."
  5. ^ a b 「ヨッシーストーリー 任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's Story Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 5.
  6. ^ a b Nintendo 64 Yoshi's Story Spieleberater, page 19Media:Yoshi's Story German Guide Enemies.png.