Summary: Background Let's face it back in the 90s Yoshi the ever starving dinosaur was due a comeback after the SNES/super Nintendo's highly successful super Mario world and Yoshi's island which involved this reptilian chap helping Mario or Luigi out in some form or another. In this game however is not really associated with the Mario brothers in any direct way, I think that it is supposed to be in the timeline somewhere between the time where you save baby Mario and reunite him...
Pros: Colourful, memorable soundtrack, fun and easy to play
Cons: A little too easy, a little childish, too short
Yoshi's Story (N64): The super happy tree has been stolen!
21 November 2008
Summary: This is probably one of the few 2D plat formers that I played on the N64, though it was quite entertaining when I was younger I am now finding it slightly babyish and a little too easy. The plot is pretty simple baby bowser steals a super happy tree from the land of Yoshi's and happiness leaves the land leaving everyone sad. Six new Yoshi's are born at this time and take it upon them to get the tree back and return joy to the land.
Pros: A nice colourful non-violent game for younger gamers
Excerpt: "the basic story line behind the game is that you have to play as the yoshi's and help them defeat bowser through a story book. At first the yoshi's are cute but then you start dieing and you begin to get very annoyed at them.The levels themselves require you to find and eat 30 pieces of juicy fruit in order to move on to the next one the levels are riddled with four types of fruit (watermelon, grape, apple and banana). Each of the six playable Yoshis ...
Summary: It was the second game I got with my N64, and the first game I sold with my N64. It is a 2D platformer - rare on the N64. And it's so darn cute. You play as the Yoshis, finding their way through a storybook. The graphics are good pre-rendered, but as with the whole game in two dimensions.
Excerpt: "This game is beautifully constructed, t he graphics are supreme for a single player 2-d adventure game. There are nice touches to the gameplay, such as the addition of the mario one style warp pipes, and this is a classic SNES conversion gmae, on the N64. The graphics have been given th e2-D but 3-D impression, making the game look lovely. The water effects on the later levels are astounding. The time that come when you have to enter the water ...
Excerpt: "To be honest, I was a little dismayed by the reviews this game got when it came out; but, nonetheless, I went out and bought it and haven't been truly disappointed at any stage. This isn't to say that Yoshi's Story 64 doesn't have its little foibles which get on your nerves; for example, the way the stage on each world you choose influences the number of stages that will be available to you in the next world (if, for example, you choose Level ...
Pros: Beautiful graphics, even in 2D; fun; wonderful sound effects
Cons: Storyline very bare - bones ! Badly structured .
Excerpt: "Go back to basics with a 2-d side-scrolling platformer that has amazing graphics, and loads of levels to keep you happy. Yoshi comes alive bursting with personality- enhanced by the N64. Fantastic depth of control features all of Yoshi’s trademark moves!. The game is Rumble Pak compatible and game progress is saved onto your cartridge. Yoshi makes his first solo debut on the N64 and it made an impact. Baby bowser has taken the Super Happy Tree ...
Excerpt: "Aah, yoshi's story. The memories. It was the first game I got with my N64, but also the first game I sold with my N64. It is a 2D platformer - rare on the N64. And it's so...darn...cute. . You play as the Yoshis, finding their way through a storybook. The graphics are good - pre-rendered, but - as with the whole game - in two dimensions. The sound is reasonable, but the irritatingly cheerful music begins to get on your nerves, and the yoshi's ...
Pros: Reasonable graphics and sound, Gameplay okay
Summary: The graphics in Yoshi's Story are detailed beyond belief. Any nagging doubts you've had about the N64's ability to handle 2D graphics will be shattered when you see Yoshi's Story for the first time. Forget Donkey Kong Country and Killer Instinct--they have absolutely nothing on Yoshi's Story. Yoshi's Story has some of the most colorful and detailed graphics seen in a 'rendered' game. Some of the locales actually approach photo-realism.
Summary: This is one of the only 2D platformers found on the N64 and involves the famous character yoshi in a number of colours, ohhh! The control system is very basic and so is the game in general. Take any one of a number of routes through the story book completing the different levels to move onto the next page. Once you reach the final page you have to defeat bowser. This will probably only take a couple of hours to do.
Pros: you can carry on playing it for a long time, to try and beat your scores