Yoshi's Story

Nintendo 64

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. 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. Not everyone is going to like Yoshi's Story. I do. It's Yoshi. It's easy, but it's fun.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. I can't recommend Yoshi's Story to anyone but the youngest of gamers.
  8. 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
#3 Most Shared N64 Game of 1998
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 91 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 91
  2. Negative: 10 out of 91
  1. DSKTrunks
    Nov 25, 2003
    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. JPK
    Jun 8, 2019
    Not Amazing, But Great
    Yoshi’s Story isn’t perfect, But it’s fun 83% Of The time.
  3. Dec 10, 2018
    Although this game has a good run the title didn't fix the game I wish Nintendo stuck with Yoshi's Island 64 instead of Yoshi's story