Yoshi's Story

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  • Summary: Baby Bowser has taken the Super Happy Tree and cast a spell on Yoshi's world, turning it into the pages of a picture book. The only Yoshis not affected by the spell were six hatchlings that were still protected by their shells. It's up to them to reclaim the Super Happy Tree and restoreBaby Bowser has taken the Super Happy Tree and cast a spell on Yoshi's world, turning it into the pages of a picture book. The only Yoshis not affected by the spell were six hatchlings that were still protected by their shells. It's up to them to reclaim the Super Happy Tree and restore happiness to the world. That is the only thing that can break Baby Bowser's spell! Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mischief Makers dropped some hints about what the N64 can do in 2-D, but Yoshi's Story pushes the boat out so far it''s run ashore on the other side ... but once you've got past the initial sense of ''ahh, isn''t that sweet'' it doesn''t take long before all that sugar rots your teeth and sets your stomach a-churning.
  2. Where most titles stress the importance in challenge in completing a level, Yoshi's Story emphasizes challenge in exploration--something rarely done in two-dimensional games. While Yoshi's Story isn't Yoshi's Island II, it is another shining example of simple, unadulterated entertainment in gaming.
  3. 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.
  4. Not everyone is going to like Yoshi's Story. I do. It's Yoshi. It's easy, but it's fun.
  5. 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.
  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.
  7. I can't recommend Yoshi's Story to anyone but the youngest of gamers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 29
  2. Negative: 5 out of 29
  1. RobY.
    Aug 31, 2005
    10
    This here is the best durn game of the yur. I dun love Yoshishi.
  2. ElondaR.
    May 29, 2007
    10
    I've played this geme ever since i was 9 years old. now im 14 and i still play it.(or i would hwenever my friends weren't over at I've played this geme ever since i was 9 years old. now im 14 and i still play it.(or i would hwenever my friends weren't over at my house) its so fun and i love playing it. the music is so cool. i also like the cute sounds that the yoshis and shyguys make. i think everything about thid game is adorable, but its definately not anywhere near as fun as Yoshi's Island (one or two) I Love Yoshi! Expand
  3. Nov 10, 2018
    10
    Игра хороша. В ней приятная музыка, хорошо сделанные уровни, сам Йоши, гемплей.
  4. JohnB.
    Jan 21, 2004
    9
    I need to reiterate something that I've noticed about some of the gamers of the new generation: they are just a shallow bunch of people. I need to reiterate something that I've noticed about some of the gamers of the new generation: they are just a shallow bunch of people. Right when they see something they considered "kiddy" it is automatically not good enough for them. The gameplay, the flow of the game, the depth...it was all excellent. When the first mario games came out, I didn't see anybody complain about the "crappy graphics" or "cheesy sound effects", but they only cared about the game itself. For me, anything that's engaging enough to induce some sort of fun it fine enough for me. Expand
  5. Jun 10, 2012
    8
    Yoshi's Story is an amazing game, it is sweet and short, fans of all ages both Mario and video game fans will surely enjoy this cute andYoshi's Story is an amazing game, it is sweet and short, fans of all ages both Mario and video game fans will surely enjoy this cute and classic game. The game's amazing soundtrack, beautiful original visuals and great gameplay will capture your interest in playing this game for many years to come. Expand
  6. Oct 14, 2018
    6
    A pesar de no ser un mal juego, dista mucho de yoshi island para snes. Entretenido sin mas. Recien acabe yoshi wollys word de Wi U y ese siA pesar de no ser un mal juego, dista mucho de yoshi island para snes. Entretenido sin mas. Recien acabe yoshi wollys word de Wi U y ese si que me esta encantando. Expand
  7. 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. Expand

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#3 Most Discussed N64 Game of 1998
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#3 Most Shared N64 Game of 1998