Yoshi's Story Nintendo 64

Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. Not everyone is going to like Yoshi's Story. I do. It's Yoshi. It's easy, but it's fun.
  2. 70
    Yoshi's Story is a fun game. At its best, the level design is right up there with the original Mario games and it impresses with innovative control, great graphics and original levels. But at other times, Yoshi is an unchallenging romp through levels that reek of recycled game ideas, derivative layout, and clueless enemies.
  3. There's a pervading feeling of trying to keep yourself busy (almost like a cat playing with a mouse) than being kept on your toes by your foes.In the end, Yoshi's Story is good for a rental at best.
  4. In the short term at least it's fun, very good fun in fact, and excellent for those retro fans who are desperate for a 2D platforming fix. Just don't expect to be playing it a year from now.
  5. I can't recommend Yoshi's Story to anyone but the youngest of gamers.
  6. You may find that Yoshi's Story can be a wonderfully irresistible experience. It's like Super Mario Bros. 2 in that it's quite a bit different from the usual Mario fare. Many people loved Super Mario Bros. 2, whereas some didn't. That will be the case here as well.

Awards & Rankings

#3 Most Discussed N64 Game of 1998
#4 Most Shared N64 Game of 1998
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 69 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. DSKTrunks
    Nov 25, 2003
    0
    Possibly the worst title I've ever played. It's so horrible, that I insist you people read my comments, and realize that this game Possibly the worst title I've ever played. It's so horrible, that I insist you people read my comments, and realize that this game is a pile of horse droppings. Not even a 99 cent rental could save this title. Four stages, very linear, cheesy sound effects and so much sappy stuff to make any grown man feel like vomitting. I expected more from the sequal to Yoshi's Island, but was severly disappointed. I implore you people to stay away from this title at all costs. Full Review »
  2. Dec 6, 2016
    1
    I was bored so I bought this at long last - on Wii U Virtual Console. I've been a fan of Yoshi's Island since I got it on SNES when it cameI was bored so I bought this at long last - on Wii U Virtual Console. I've been a fan of Yoshi's Island since I got it on SNES when it came out, and still play it occasionally. I also have enjoyed Yoshi's Island's sequels on DS and 3DS, and quite liked Yoshi's Woolly World.

    This however... this is a bit rubbish. The graphics are awful, completely lacking any of the charm that has made the rest of the series so charming. The Yoshi's sing, and it sounds like a cross between LocoRoco and the Lums from Rayman. It is unbelievably grating.

    Levels are linear and dull, with illusions of multiple paths. The design is based around Yoshi's Island, but again lacks the charm, and the finesse of design. Fruits around the levels are collected from where they lay, or found in bubbles or dropped by enemies. Collecting enough pieces of fruit ends the level. That's it.

    So so so boring, ugly, and irritating to hear. A shame, because Yoshi has starred in some excellent platformers.
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  3. Jul 22, 2016
    10
    This is a game that doesn't care if it doesn't have 100% 64 bit graphics it cares if it is good and it is. Well the game is a bit boringThis is a game that doesn't care if it doesn't have 100% 64 bit graphics it cares if it is good and it is. Well the game is a bit boring everything else is gold. Full Review »