Yoshi's Story

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This article is about the game Yoshi's Story. For the Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate stage of the same name, see Yoshi's Story (stage). For the WarioWare: Get It Together! microgame of the same name, see Yoshi's Story (microgame).
Yoshi's Story
North American box art for Yoshi's Story
For alternate box art, see the game's gallery.
Developer Nintendo EAD
Publisher Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 64, Virtual Console (Wii, Wii U), Nintendo 64 - Nintendo Switch Online
Release date Nintendo 64:
Japan December 21, 1997
USA March 9, 1998[1][2]
Europe May 10, 1998
Australia May 11, 1998
China March 25, 2004 (iQue)
Virtual Console (Wii):
USA September 17, 2007
Europe October 26, 2007
Australia October 26, 2007
Japan October 30, 2007
Virtual Console (Wii U):
Japan February 17, 2016
USA March 24, 2016
Europe April 14, 2016
Australia April 15, 2016
Nintendo 64 - Nintendo Switch Online:
USA October 25, 2021[3]
Japan October 26, 2021[4]
Europe October 26, 2021[5]
Australia October 26, 2021[6]
HK October 26, 2021[7]
South Korea October 26, 2021[8]
Language(s) English (United States)
French (France)
Chinese (Simplified)
Genre Platformer
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 3.svg - Three years and older
CERO:CERO rating A - All ages
ACB:ACB G.svg - General
USK:USK 0.svg - All ages
Mode(s) Single-player
Nintendo 64:
Nintendo 64 icon for use in templates. Game Pak
iQue Player:
Digital download icon for use in templates. Digital download
Digital download icon for use in templates. Digital download
Wii U:
Digital download icon for use in templates. Digital download
Nintendo 64:
iQue Player:
Wii U:
Nintendo Switch:

Yoshi's Story is the second main platform game starring Yoshi, and the first one outside of the Yoshi's Island series, released for the Nintendo 64. It was released in 1997 in Japan and a year later in 1998 in the United States. Later, it received a port to the Wii's Virtual Console in fall of 2007 for all regions and the Wii U's Virtual Console in early 2016, and is one of the launch titles for Nintendo 64 - Nintendo Switch Online. The music of Yoshi's Story was composed by Kazumi Totaka, who voices Yoshi in this game, a first for the Mario franchise. The gameplay possesses similar mechanics to the Yoshi's Island series of games, but it does not include Baby Mario.

An unnamed Yoshi tech demo was unveiled at the time of the Game Boy Advance's first announcement. The title was seemingly either a port or a direct sequel to Yoshi's Story, but it is unknown if it was simply meant as a demo or was canceled. Years later, a spin-off title called Yoshi Topsy-Turvy was released, which featured the same art style and mechanics as Yoshi's Story and was perceived as a sequel. Yoshi's Story was also the first Mario/Yoshi game on the Nintendo 64 released in North America to be rated E for everyone due to the changeover by the ESRB from the previously used K–A "Kids to Adults" rating in 1998. The game sold 1.28 million copies in the Americas and 2.85 million worldwide.


The Yoshis on top of the storybook

Yoshis live in harmony at Yoshi's Island, and their ultimate source of happiness is provided by the Super Happy Tree. Baby Bowser becomes jealous of their happiness and steals the Super Happy Tree, crushing their happiness, and then performs a spell to turn the entire island into a pop-up picture book.

Six Baby Yoshis hatch into the island and learn of what Baby Bowser has done, and thus, they set out to retrieve the tree. They venture through six "pages" of the island, until eventually fighting him at the end and retrieving the Super Happy Tree.


A gameplay screenshot from Rail Lift, one of the levels from Yoshi's Story

Yoshi's Story is played much like Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, although a few aspects were tweaked or removed, such as the timer that counted down for Baby Mario when Yoshi was hit or Yoshi's ability to morph. To complete a level, the Baby Yoshis have to eat exactly 30 fruits scattered through the level. Before starting a level, the player has to select a Baby Yoshi. Each Yoshi has different taste when it comes to fruits and Shy Guys and will recover more health (and score more points) if it eats a fruit or a Shy Guy that is of its own color. The top left corner of the screen has a flower that serves as the life bar; the flower's petals will fall off as a Yoshi loses more health, and its facial expression will also change accordingly (happy when full, sad when dying). Certain characters aid the Yoshis in various ways, including Miss Warp, who can teleport the Yoshis to different parts of the level, and Poochy, who can find hidden objects from far away.

If a Baby Yoshi is defeated within the level, that Baby Yoshi will be taken to Bowser's Castle by Baby Bowser's Toadies. If all of the Baby Yoshis are kidnapped, the game is over. However, any lost Baby Yoshi (aside from the secret, unlockable Black and White Yoshis) can be saved by finding a White Shy Guy and finishing the level with it. When the player starts a game on either Story Mode or Trial Mode, the game will randomly select a "Lucky Fruit." Said Lucky Fruit automatically heals all of the Yoshi's life, even if the Yoshi is not supposed to like the fruit.

Each world has four different levels to choose from; once a level is beaten, the player moves on to the next world without visiting the other three levels. This means to play through every single level, the player must play through the game at least four different times, going to the unvisited levels in each world. The game has four different difficulty levels: novice, easy, medium, and hard.

Yoshi's moves[edit]

The Baby Yoshis can perform various moves to complete their adventure. Most of these moves were taken from Yoshi's Island, although some were tweaked or now have a new function.

Jumping and fluttering[edit]

Pink Yoshi flutter-jumping

By pressing A Button, the player can make a Yoshi jump; by pressing A Button again and holding it, the player can make a Yoshi flutter-jump. This helps the player get to higher places. It is possible to flutter longer by holding A Button after a Yoshi grunts.


To swallow an object, the Baby Yoshis have to lick with their tongues. It is possible to control the direction of the tongue with the Control Stick. Unlike in Yoshi's Island, a Yoshi automatically ingests the things he eats with his tongue.

Throwing eggs[edit]

Red Yoshi about to throw an egg

When a Yoshi eats an enemy, it can turn into an egg. By pressing Z Button or C Buttons, a Yoshi can aim the egg he made at various things, and throw it by releasing the button.

Ground Pound[edit]

For a Baby Yoshi to utilize this move, the player must jump and quickly press Down on the Control Stick. The Yoshi will pound the ground. A Ground Pound can be used to reveal a few items hidden in the ground or to defeat enemies.


Green Yoshi sniffing

Being a move exclusive to this game, sniffing is helpful in finding objects hidden in the ground. To execute it, the player must press R Button. If a Baby Yoshi is near an object, a "!" will appear next to the Baby Yoshi's head. If the Baby Yoshi is standing on a hidden item, he will wave at the player. Any objects hidden in the ground can be revealed by ground-pounding them. Poochy can be found in a few levels and will sniff for the Yoshi clan.


Story Mode[edit]

The main cast of Yoshi's Story, featuring the eight Yoshis that appear in the game as well as Poochy

As the main portion of the game, Story Mode contains 24 levels (four per world), but only six can be played during a single playthrough (the game jumps directly to the next world after a level is completed). The player can choose which of the four levels in page one they wish to start on. However, the choice of levels in later worlds is determined by the number of Special Hearts collected in the previous level. To finish each level, the Yoshis must eat 30 different fruits scattered throughout the level. Whenever a level is completed, the Baby Yoshis start singing and a text appears to explain what happened in the level.

Trial Mode[edit]

Trial Mode select stage screen with all stages unlocked

Trial Mode is a mode that allows the player to play any stage that they have beaten in Story Mode. In order to unlock all the stages, the player must play Story Mode at least four times and get all the Special Hearts from the stage that they were playing. This mode was created to save the player's highest score of the levels. To quit a stage, the Z Button + START Button buttons should be pressed together. Also, the player cannot use Black Yoshi and White Yoshi; they are playable only in Story Mode.

Eating nothing but melons is a great method of increasing one's high score, although it can be really difficult to perform in some stages. If this is done, a marker appears at the end of the level. In order to eat all the melons from the stage, the player will need to sniff all the time to find hidden objects in the ground.

Also, if the player waits for two minutes and ten seconds, Totaka's Song is heard.

Practice Mode[edit]

Practice Mode consists of an exclusive level in which the various controls and techniques of the games are explained. This level is the only one that does not have 30 melons in it.



All the following Yoshis are playable. Their name is listed next to what their favorite fruit in the game is (since when a Yoshi eats one of its favorite food, the life bar heals more than it usually would). Eating melons will also have this effect, no matter which Yoshi color it is. They also serve as lives.

Supporting characters[edit]

Image Name Description
Sprite of a Balloon Bully from Yoshi's Story Balloon Bully A balloon-like entity that carries a log on its head, allowing the Yoshis to reach otherwise non-accessible locations.
A green Dragon from Yoshi's Story
Sprite of a red Dragon from Yoshi's Story
Dragon A serpentine dragon that acts as a lift for the Yoshis to use while in the air or over lava.
A Ghost Rider. Ride 'em! Ghost Rider A whisp-like spirit that acts as a platform for the Yoshis to use.
Ghost Stream A squishy ghost that acts as a platform Yoshis can climb on.
Sprite of a Huffin Puffin with its chicks in Yoshi's Story Huffin Puffin Wanders around with chicks following. The chicks can be used as replacements for eggs.
Sprite of the first Miss Warp from Yoshi's Story Sprite of the second Miss Warp from Yoshi's Story Sprite of the third Miss Warp from Yoshi's Story Sprite of the fourth Miss Warp from Yoshi's Story Miss Warp An egg-shaped creature that is asleep, but soon warps Yoshis to another Miss Warp when awoken.
Sprite of a red Neuron from Yoshi's Story Sprite of a blue Neuron from Yoshi's Story Sprite of a yellow Neuron from Yoshi's Story YSPurpleNeuronSprite.png Neuron A slug-like creature that makes movements depending on its color.
Sprite of Poochy from Yoshi's Story Poochy A dog that can sniff items for the Yoshis. He follows a Yoshi.
Sprite of a Power Bee from Yoshi's Story Power Bee An insect that restores health to the Yoshis when eaten. These creatures cannot harm the Yoshis if touched.
Sprite of a Green Snake from Yoshi's Story
Sprite of a red Snake from Yoshi's Story.
Snake A serpentine creature that acts similar to a dragon, except it is much smaller.


Image Name Description
Artwork of an Air Bag fromYoshi's Story Air Bag A balloon creature that appears from an immovable Mystery Crate. It attacks by breathing onto Yoshi.
Sprite of an Attacky Sack in Yoshi's Story Attacky Sack A circular, marble-like creature that bounces around aimlessly, attempting to run into a Yoshi.
Sprite of a red bamboo dancer from Yoshi's Story Sprite of a yellow bamboo dancer from Yoshi's Story Sprite of a green bamboo dancer from Yoshi's Story Bamboo Dancer (blue) Bamboo dancers Two Shy Guys that each hold a long stick across a pathway, requiring the Yoshi to jump over it.
Bee A swarm of bees inhabits a hive and obstructs the Yoshi's path, attacking if the hive is hit.
Big & Little Boo from Yoshi's Story Big & Little Boo A line of Boos that follow each other, holding a melon within the line. They mimic the reverse of Yoshi's movements.
Animation of a black Shy Guy from Yoshi's Story Black Shy Guy An aggressive version of large Flying Shy Guy.
Sprite of Blargg Blargg A giant blob-like creature that randomly arises from lava.
Sprite of a Blindfold Boo from Yoshi's Story Blindfold Boo A blindfolded Boo that uses sound cues such as the gathering of coins to attack a Yoshi.
Blue Blurp from Yoshi's Story Blue Blurp A giant fish that spits water up at Yoshis. If a Yoshi falls into the river the Blurp resides in, the Yoshi will be eaten by it.
Sprite of a Bob-omb from Yoshi's Story Bob-omb A sentient bomb that wanders around, eventually exploding. Any Yoshis caught in the blast take damage.
A Head of the Bone Dragon from Yoshi's Story Bone Dragon head A head of the Bone Dragon that is separated from the main body.
Boo in Yoshi's Story. Boo A ghost enemy that stops moving when looked at and follows a Yoshi when facing away. It can be defeated only by looking away from it and bouncing an egg off a wall to hit it.
Sprite of a Ghost Block from Yoshi's Story Block Boo A Boo that disguises as a block when looked at. It reveals its true form when looked away from.
Sprite of a Bullet Bill from Yoshi's Story Bullet Bill A bullet-like enemy that is emitted from a Turtle Cannon and travels in a straight line.
Sprite of a bumblebee from Yoshi's Story. Bumblebee A big bee that flies ahead in a straight line, grouped from both sides of the screen.
Sprite of a Bumpty from Yoshi's Story Bumpty A penguin-like foe that can bump a Yoshi around.
Sprite of a Burner Heihō from Yoshi's Story Burner Heihō A Shy Guy that pushes around a flaming urn, releasing flames that trap Yoshis in between.
A centipede from Yoshi's Story. Centipede An enemy with spiked segments that paces around intersections.
CheepCheepYS.png Cheep Cheep A fish that swims around, either in a straight line or in a set pattern.
Sprite of a Chomp from Yoshi's Story Chomp A dog-like enemy that constantly chomps forward.
Sprite of a clam from Yoshi's Story. Clam An aquatic clam that blows bubbles, propelling a Yoshi upwards into ceilings and sea cacti.
Sprite of a ComBat from Yoshi's Story ComBat A strange bat that flies in place and attacks any Yoshi that gets too close.
Do-Drop Do-Drop A drop of water that drops down from a cloud.
Sprite of a Flying Shy Guy from Yoshi's Story Sprite of a yellow Flying Shy Guy from Yoshi's Story Sprite of a green Flying Shy Guy from Yoshi's Story Sprite of a blue Flying Shy Guy from Yoshi's Story Flying Shy Guy (big) An airborne Shy Guy that carries a fruit. If a Yoshi eats the fruit, the enemy will fly away.
Sprite of a Fly Guy from Yoshi's Story. Flying Shy Guy (small) A flying Shy Guy that appears in a group of four. If a Yoshi defeats all four with a single egg, that Yoshi is awarded a melon.
Sprite of a frog from Yoshi's Story. Frog An amphibious enemy that jumps around.
A Fuzzy Wiggler from Yoshi's Story Fuzzy Wiggler A caterpillar enemy that wanders around endlessly. It can be defeated only if a Yoshi turns all of its segments purple.
Sprite of a Gabon from Yoshi's Story Gabon A small Koopa enemy that coughs up and throws large spike balls.
Sprite of a Goonie from Yoshi's Story Goonie A bird that flies around and can be ridden on. Some Goonies carry bombs. These creatures cannot directly harm a Yoshi if touched.
Yoshi's Story Ick Worm A worm that floats down on a leaf. If the worm is eaten, a Yoshi will lose health.
Jellyghost.png Jelly Ghost A Boo that resides in jelly, lashing out at any Yoshi that comes near.
Sprite of a jellyfish from Yoshi's Story Jellyfish A sea creature that has multiple behaviors depending on its color. Some jellyfish actively chase a Yoshi, while others stay in one place.
Sprite of a Lakitu in Yoshi's Story. Lakitu A cloud-riding turtle enemy that chases its opponents while throwing various items.
Sprite of a Lava Ghost in Yoshi's Story. Lava Ghost An elongated Spark Spook that jumps out in an arced fashion.
Little Boo A miniature Boo that swoops down at Yoshis if provoked.
Artwork of a Mr. Eel from Yoshi's Story Mr. Eel An eel that swims mindlessly in a straight pattern.
Sprite of a Nipper Plant from Yoshi's Story Nipper Plant An enemy that appears after a Nipper Spore has touched the ground.
Sprite of a Nipper Spore from Yoshi's Story. Nipper Spore A free-flying dandelion-like enemy that becomes a Nipper Plant after it touches the ground. Eating it does not produce an egg.
Sprite of Pak E. Derm from Yoshi's Story. Pak E. Derm An elephant that holds up a stop sign in an attempt to block a Yoshi's progress. He can be temporarily stunned with a Ground Pound.
Sprite of a Parabomb from Yoshi's Story Para-bomb A parachute-wearing Bob-omb dropped by Baby Bowser.
Sprite of a Peeper from Yoshi's Story Peeper A bird that flies around. If a Yoshi shoots one with an egg, it will lose its feathers and fall down.
Sprite of a Piranha Plant from Yoshi's Story Piranha Plant A plant enemy that grows on a vine, attempting to ensnare a Yoshi by bending towards them.
Sprite of a Piranha Pest from Yoshi's Story Piranha Pest A Piranha Plant sprout that attempts to swallow a Yoshi with its long tongue. A swallowed Yoshi will temporarily shrink.
Piranha Sprout from Yoshi's Story Piranha Sprout A small Piranha Plant that jumps from the ground in an attempt to eat a Yoshi.
Puffer.png Puffer An elephant-like creature that releases balls of energy.
Sprite of a Raven from Yoshi's Story Raven A black bird enemy that is found wandering around platforms.
Red Blurp from Yoshi's Story Red Blurp A giant Cheep Cheep that jumps out of the water in an attempt to eat a Yoshi.
Artwork of a Sea Anemone from Yoshi's Story Sea Anemone A sea creature that reaches out towards a Yoshi with its long arms.
A dark blue sea cactus from Yoshi's Story. A blue sea cactus from Yoshi's Story. A cyan sea cactus from Yoshi's Story. A blue sea cactus from Yoshi's Story. A purple sea cactus from Yoshi's Story. A magenta sea cactus from Yoshi's Story. A light pink sea cactus from Yoshi's Story. A green sea cactus from Yoshi's Story. A green sea cactus from Yoshi's Story. A green sea cactus from Yoshi's Story. An orange sea cactus from Yoshi's Story. A yellow sea cactus from Yoshi's Story. Sea cactus A spiked Neuron of varying sizes and colors that can be found wriggling from side to side near or under water.
Sprite of a Sensuikan Heihō from Yoshi's Story Sensuikan Heihō A Shy Guy that pilots a submarine, shooting torpedoes at any intruders.
Sprite of a Shy Guy from Yoshi's Story Sprite of a Yellow Shy Guy from Yoshi's Story. A Green Shy Guy from Yoshi's Story. Sprite of a Blue Shy Guy from Yoshi's Story. Shy Guy A mask-wearing enemy that is the ubiquitous enemy in the game. Shy Guys wander about, come in different colors, and can be defeated in any manner.
Sprite of a Shy Guy Galleon from Yoshi's Story Shy Guy Galleon A ship manned by Shy Guy pirates that remains in the background, shooting various items at Yoshis.
Shy Guy On Stilts A Shy Guy that walks around on stilts.
Pogo Guy.png Sprite of a yellow Shy Guys on Pogo Sticks from Yoshi's Story Sprite of a green Shy Guys on Pogo Sticks from Yoshi's Story Sprite of a blue Shy Guys on Pogo Sticks from Yoshi's Story Shy Guys on Pogo Sticks Shy Guys that bounce around on pogo sticks.
Sprite of a Snorkel Snake from Yoshi's Story Snorkel Snake A gigantic eel that attempts to encircle a Yoshi.
Snowguy.png Sprite of a yellow Snow Guy from Yoshi's Story Sprite of a green Snow Guy from Yoshi's Story Sprite of a blue Snow Guy from Yoshi's Story Snow Guy A Shy Guy dressed in winter attire, throwing snowballs at any Yoshi it sees.
Sprite of a Spark Spook from Yoshi's Story Spark Spook A fireball that jumps up and down out of lava.
Sprite of a Spider from Yoshi's Story Spider An arachnid-like enemy that attacks a Yoshi by dangling from a string.
Spike.png Spike A metallic enemy that jumps around or straight up in the air.
Sprite of a Spiked Fun Guy from Yoshi's Story Spiked Fun Guy An enemy that jumps from the background, before suddenly rolling down any slopes it lands on.
Sprite of a Spiny Fish from Yoshi's Story. Spiny Fish A spined Cheep Cheep that causes a Yoshi to take damage if eaten.
Sprite of a pink Tehee Butterfly from Yoshi's Story Sprite of a pastel Tehee Butterfly from Yoshi's Story Sprite of a blue Tehee Butterfly from Yoshi's Story Tehee Butterfly A butterfly that flashes between pink and blue. If a Yoshi eats a blue one, the Yoshi will lose some of its health.
Sprite of a Toady from Yoshi's Story Toady Toadies appear when a Yoshi faints, carrying them off to Baby Bowser's Castle.
Sprite of a black Shy Guy carrying a spiked stone in Yoshi's Story Spiked stone A giant Thwomp-like object dropped by a Black Shy Guy.
Sprite of a Vine Slime from Yoshi's Story. Vine Slime A slug-like enemy that climbs up and down a vine. Appears only in the international versions of the game.


Image Name Description
Sprite of the Bone Dragon from Yoshi's Story Bone Dragon A three-headed skeletal dragon that shoots flames. The Yoshis must defeat each head either by throwing two eggs at each head or by ground-pounding each head two times.
Sprite of a Slug from Yoshi's Story Slug A giant colorful slug that can be defeated only by shooting its eyes, which stuns it, then pelting it with eggs.


Image Name Description
Sprite of Cloud N. Candy from Yoshi's Story Cloud N. Candy A Cloud boss that can be gradually eaten by a Yoshi. The boss is defeated when she is entirely eaten.
Sprite of Inviso from Yoshi's Story Inviso A ghost that remains invisible while releasing Peepers to attack. A Yoshi must hit him with three eggs to defeat him.
Sprite of Cloudjin from Yoshi's Story Cloudjin A giant, wind-bending genie that floats around. Three eggs in the stomach (while tangible) will defeat him.
Sprite of Don Bongo from Yoshi's Story Don Bongo A giant Gabon-like creature that creates earthquakes with each step. A Yoshi must shoot three eggs at his lips to defeat him.
Sprite of Baby Bowser from Yoshi's Story Baby Bowser The final boss, Baby Bowser first rides around on his pet while throwing bombs. Said bombs must be sent back to damage him. Afterwards, the remainder of the battle is on foot.

Items and objects[edit]

Various items are found by the Baby Yoshis in their adventure. These are the following:

Worlds and levels[edit]

Pre-release and unused content[edit]

Main article: List of Yoshi's Story pre-release and unused content

The game was first revealed in Shoshinkai 1996 as Yoshi's Island 64. The early logo looks similar to the SNES game Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island logo, implying that Yoshi's Story was originally planned as a sequel to said game, be more complex, and would have been a title in the Yoshi's Island series. However, after the health meter was chosen, the game was considered the first miscellaneous title in the Yoshi series of platformers for Nintendo consoles.[citation needed]


Release Reviewer, Publication Score Comment
N64 Peer Schneider, IGN 7/10 "Story will most definitely sell many many copies based on the reputation of its predecessor. But there will be a lot of unhappy gamers once they discover that Nintendo's mantra seems to have changed to Quality over Quantity of Levels. Trust us: You'll love it when you rent the game, but don't buy it. You'll finish it in a weekend -- but don't quit playing until you have seen the fourth level on each page..."
N64 Joe Fielder, GameSpot 5.3/10 "Yoshi's Story doesn't provide lots of motivation to make you want to pull this off or really even play the game for more than 20 minutes. After a while, you realize it's the same trick over and over: find a piece of fruit, find a heart, find a piece of fruit, find a heart. Altogether, it's just not a lot of fun. The slight changes that Nintendo made to the game from the Japanese version (such as an unnoticeable increase in difficulty and the addition of letters that you must collect for the best ending) didn't really seem to improve the title at all. In the end, Yoshi's Story is good for a rental at best."
Compiler Platform / Score
Metacritic 65
GameRankings 59.91%


Main article: List of Yoshi's Story staff


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Yoshi's Story.


Main article: Yoshi's Story (music)


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Appearances in other media[edit]

Yoshi's Story was the subject of volumes 19 and 20 of Super Mario-kun.

Yoshi's Story was also featured in Club Nintendo's comics. These were later collected in a comic book titled Yoshi's Story Comic.

References to other games[edit]

  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's IslandYoshi's Story was originally to be called Yoshi's Island 64. Many of the elements from this game return in Yoshi's Story, and the two games share very similar gameplay. Also, a small portion of the "Flower Garden" track can be heard 43 seconds into "Games of Happiness."
  • Mario Kart 64 – Yoshi's design sprites for Yoshi's Story use Yoshi's same design from this game.

Regional differences[edit]

  • In the Japanese version, all baby Yoshis have the same vocal range used for Green and Yellow Yoshi.
  • In the Japanese version, the color of the Egg Blocks are green regardless of the color Yoshi being used. In the localizations, the Egg Block color matches that of the Yoshi being used.
  • Cloudjin flashes red when hurt in the Japanese version.
  • The Japanese version's intro is written in a rainbow pastel font, while in the localizations, it was replaced with a normal font colored with a two-toned gradient.
  • In the localizations, eating 30 of the same fruit shows an image of said fruit instead of a heart on the "Level Complete" screen. In the Japanese version, only the heart is used.
  • It is not possible to save a Story Mode game in the Japanese version.
  • In the NTSC version, the game is able to switch between Japanese and English text. In the PAL version, the Japanese option was replaced with German and French.
  • The international version cancels all momentum when eating a fruit on the ground.
  • The Japanese version of Blargg's Boiler has two bubbled melons above the second-to-last bone bridge. In the international version, only one is found there.[9]
  • The international versions of Shy Guy Limbo contain a music track for the sections where Bamboo Dancers appear, which is absent in the Japanese version.[10]
  • In the fight with Baby Bowser, the Yoshis start slightly farther away from him in the Japanese version.
  • The European version contains an additional sound effect in the Game Over screen.[11]
  • Vine Slimes replace some of the Ghost Stream sections from the original Japanese version of the game.

References in later games[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヨッシーストーリー[12]
Yosshī Sutōrī
Yoshi Story
Chinese 耀西故事 (iQue, Simplified Chinese)[13]
Yàoxī Gùshì
Yoshi Story


  • In the North American version of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the Chronicle erroneously states that the game was released on February 20, 1998, instead of March 9, 1998.


  1. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 105, page 92.
  2. ^ Yoshi's Story official website (Wayback Archive). Retrieved April 22, 2015.
  3. ^ Nintendo (September 23, 2021). Nintendo Direct - 9.23.2021. YouTube. Retrieved September 24, 2021.
  4. ^ Nintendo 公式チャンネル (September 24, 2021). Nintendo Direct 2021.9.24. YouTube. Retrieved September 24, 2021.
  5. ^ @NintendoEurope (September 23, 2021). "Play a growing library of Nintendo 64 and SEGA Mega Drive games anytime, anywhere with #NintendoSwitchOnline + Expansion Pack, a new membership launching in late October." Twitter. Retrieved September 24, 2021.
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  7. ^ 《集合啦!動物森友會》將於11月5日發布免費更新(Ver.2.0),以及發售付費新增內容《集合啦!動物森友會 快樂家樂園》。 Nintendo HK. Retrieved October 16, 2021.
  8. ^ 「Nintendo Switch Online」을 더욱 즐겁게! 「Nintendo Switch Online + 추가 팩」이 10월 26일(화)부터 시작! Nintendo Korea. Retrieved October 16, 2021.
  9. ^ The relevant sections from Unbaba no Sumutokoro and Blargg's Boiler
  10. ^ The relevant sections from Biba Banbūdansāzu and Shy Guy Limbo
  11. ^ Video of the sound effect.
  12. ^ Nintendo. ヨッシーストーリー. nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
  13. ^ iQue. 耀西故事. Retrieved December 3, 2016.