Yoshi’s Story is the 2nd game in the Yoshi series that sees players directly taking control of everyone’s favourite green dinosaur. Released in 1998 for the Nintendo 64 , developed by Nintendo EAD and published by Nintendo.
The story of the game is, ironically, very simple. The island that the Yoshi’s live on (a “Yoshi’s Island”, if you will) has been turned into a story book by Baby Bowser who has also stolen The Super Happy Tree, the source of all happiness on the island. Luckily some Yoshi’s that were unhatched before their island was turned into a pop-up book are born into the world and are not effected by the appearance of their surroundings because this is all they have known since birth and it is likely going to be really weird for them when everything goes back to normal.
Yoshi’s Story has always felt a bit like a sleeper hit or a cult classic or whatever you want to call a piece of media that didn’t get the recognition you think it deserved at the time. It came out in the same year that saw the release of Banjo-Kazooie, Ocarina of Time and F-Zero X to name a few of the bigger titles that would accompany it on the system within the span of a few months. Though despite being released fairly early in the year it never seemed to garner much attention.
Though it’s predecessor, Yoshi’s Island, is often talked about and almost revered by some, I don’t often see its quite frankly ridiculously adorable follow up talked about very much, and have yet to see a long thinkpiece about the psychology of Yoshi’s Story. Though admittedly I have yet to see a similar article about Yoshi’s Island either but I’m sure it exists somewhere.
The absence of an incessant baby’s cry, lovingly rendered by the Super FX Chip, every time you took damage was a welcome addition to this game, and the most recent addition to the series, Yoshi’s Wooly World, feels more like it’s paying homage to this game than Yoshi’s Island which Nintendo have attempted to re-capture the magic of twice and neither attempt went very well in my opinion. Regardless of the highly subjective topic of what does or does not improve a game however, I’m not here to try and pit Yoshi’s Island and Yoshi’s Story against each other, honestly I love both games but I have a lot more familiarity with the latter and think it would be nice to shine the spotlight on one of the lesser talked about Yoshi games.
In summary: Nobody talks about this game and that’s criminal because it’s super fun and adorable, So me and my good buddy Gertrude Perkins are gonna make some videos together that you can watch. thank you.
Part 1: Beginning Levels 1&2!
Part 2: Beginning Levels 3&4!
Part 3: Cavern Levels 1&2!
Part 4: Cavern Levels 3&4!
Part 5: Summit Levels 1&2!
Part 6: Summit Levels 3&4!
Part 7: Jungle Levels 1&2!
Part 8: Jungle Levels 3&4!
Part 9: Ocean Levels 1&2!
Part 10: Ocean Levels 3&4!
Part 11: Finale Levels 1&2!
Part 12: Finale Levels 3&4!
17 STAGGERING HIDDEN FACTS ABOUT YOSHI’S STORY
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