List of Yoshi video games

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Yoshi
Yoshi.jpg
Yoshi and Baby Mario, as seen in Yoshi's Island DS
Genres Platform
Puzzle
Arcade
Developers Nintendo
Publishers Nintendo
Spin-offs From Mario franchise

The Yoshi video game series is a franchise of platform games and puzzle games that is a spin-off of the Mario series published and produced by Nintendo. The games have been developed by a variety of developers including Nintendo, Game Freak, Intelligent Systems, and Artoon. Yoshi games have been released for Nintendo video game consoles and handhelds dating from the Nintendo Entertainment System to the current generation of video game consoles. Some of the original Nintendo Entertainment System and Super Nintendo Entertainment System games have been ported to Game Boy Advance or the Virtual Console (both, in the case of Super Mario World).[1][2]

The series revolves around Yoshi, a green dinosaur-like character. He was first introduced in the 1990 Super Nintendo Entertainment System game, Super Mario World, where Mario and Luigi ride on him.[3] The antagonists of the series are Bowser, the king of Koopas, and Kamek, a Magikoopa who was Bowser's caretaker as a child. The first Yoshi game was the 1991 Nintendo Entertainment System puzzle game, Yoshi,[3] which was developed by GameFreak.[4] The first game in what is considered the main series, as well as the first to feature Yoshi in a playable main-character role, is the 1995 game, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, which introduces the universe staples which are used in many following games. These staples include colorful storybook graphics, and several gameplay elements. One of the games early in the series, Yoshi's Safari, differs heavily from the rest, as it is a Light gun shooter game.[5] The latest game in the series is the 2014 Nintendo 3DS game Yoshi's New Island.

Video games[edit]

Main series[edit]

Title Details

Original release date(s):[6]
  • JP August 5, 1995
  • NA October 4, 1995
  • EU October 6, 1995
Release years by system:
1995 – Super Nintendo Entertainment System[6]
2002 – Game Boy Advance[7]
Notes:
  • Known as in Japan as Super Mario: Yossy Island (スーパーマリオ ヨッシーアイランド Sūpā Mario: Yosshī Airando?).[8]
  • The title was developed by Nintendo.[9]
  • It is the first game in the Yoshi series.
  • It was ported to the Game Boy Advance in 2002.[7]
  • It is slated for re-release on the Nintendo 3DS with upgraded graphics and other features.[10]



Original release date(s):[11]
  • JP December 21, 1997
  • NA March 1, 1998
  • PAL May 10, 1998
Release years by system:
1997 - Nintendo 64[11]
2007 - Virtual Console[12]
Notes:



Original release date(s):[14]
  • JP December 9, 2004
  • NA June 13, 2005
  • EU April 22, 2005
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance[14]
Notes:
  • It is called Yoshi Topsy-Turvy in North America.[15]
  • The title was developed by Artoon.[15]



Original release date(s):[16]
  • JP January 27, 2005
  • NA March 14, 2005
  • EU May 6, 2005
Release years by system:
2005 - Nintendo DS[16]
Notes:
  • It is called Catch! Touch! Yoshi! in Japan.[16]
  • The title was developed by Nintendo.[17]



Original release date(s):[18]
  • JP March 8, 2007
  • NA November 13, 2006
  • EU December 1, 2006
  • AUS November 17, 2006
Release years by system:
2006 - Nintendo DS[18]
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP July 24, 2014
  • NA March 14, 2014
  • EU March 14, 2014
Release years by system:
2014 - Nintendo 3DS[20]



Original release date(s):
    Release years by system:
    2015 - Wii U
    Notes:


    Other games[edit]

    Title Details

    Original release date(s):[4][22]
    • JP December 14, 1991
    • NA June 1, 1992
    • EU December 10, 1992
    Release years by system:
    1991 - Nintendo Entertainment System[4]
    1991 - Game Boy[22]
    2007 - Virtual Console[23]
    Notes:



    Original release date(s):[24][25]
    • JP November 21, 1992
    • NA April 1993
    • EU April 28, 1993
    Release years by system:
    1992 - Nintendo Entertainment System[24]
    1992 - Game Boy[25]
    1993 - Super Nintendo Entertainment System[26]
    2008 - Virtual Console[27]
    Notes:

    Known in Japan as Yosshī no Kukkī (ヨッシーのクッキー?)[28]



    Original release date(s):[30]
    • JP July 14, 1993
    • NA September 1993
    • EU 1993
    Release years by system:
    1993 - Super Nintendo Entertainment System[30]
    Notes:



    Original release date(s):[31][32]
    • JP October 26, 1996
    • NA August 1996
    • EU November 28, 1996
    Release years by system:
    1996 - Super Nintendo Entertainment System[31]
    1996 - Game Boy[32]
    Notes:


    Cancelled games[edit]

    Title Details

    – Nintendo 64[34]
    Notes:
    • In 1996 Argonaut Games approached Nintendo with a tech demo of a proposed 3D Yoshi game for Nintendo 64. Nintendo however, rejected the pitch, ending all future business relations between the two companies. The game was then eventually developed into a similar but unrelated game, Croc: Legend of the Gobbos for the Sony Playstation, Sega Saturn and Windows, and eventually spawned a sequel in 1999 titled Croc 2.


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