Nintendo / 128 Megabits
Rumble Pak compatible
Game Pak save feature
This N64 page-turner is destined to be a bestseller.
Graphics: Instead of pushing for realism, like most N64 games, Yoshi’s Story creates a richly textured, prerendered storybook world like none that have come before. The graphics are simply irresistible.
Play Control: You have multi-directional tongue control for slurping up fruit, 360 degree aiming control for chucking eggs, and jumping that even allows you to run in the air. It’s everything a dinosaur could ask for.
Game Design: Exploration is the key to this game. Players collect a full border of 30 pieces of fruit. To do so requires battling baddies like Baby Bowser, discovering secret areas, and solving obstacle puzzles in order to proceed.
Satisfaction: Anyone who loves action platform games will eat this one up. With 24 courses, plus hidden areas, Yoshi’s Story should keep players gulping and hopping merrily along for quite a spell. One Save slot isn’t enough.
Sound: Some of the music is fetching, but the munchkin-voiced Yoshis may make you wonder if you’ve landed in Oz.
Plenty of variety and natural play control.
Terry: The game is so cute that I have to take Duke Nukem breaks.
Play Control: 8.3
Game Design: 8.2
Overall Rating: 8.2
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