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Yoshi's Story

Yoshi is one of the main Mario characters out there and is one of the most popular. He's had many different game appearances and cameos, whether he has been a main character or not.

Yoshi's first real appearance was in Super Mario World. He was the character that needed help from Mario, and he was able to help Mario by letting him take a ride on Yoshi's back. In this game, Yoshi is found in 4 total colors (Red, Blue, Yellow, Green), all of which have different abilities to help throughout the game.

With the high first-appearance success, Yoshi went on to star in Yoshi's Safari which was released in 1993. In this game, Yoshi leads Mario on a first person shooter type journey against Bowser and the Koopa Kids. This remains one of the most unique Mario games out there, with Yoshi starring as a major character. This is the only Mario game using the famed Super Scope.

After Super Mario World and Yoshi's Safari, Yoshi made headlines as the main character of the latest Mario game, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. In this game, Yoshi is the main character - His goal is to save Baby Luigi with the aid of Baby Mario. 8 total Yoshis made their appearance in this game - there was a different color Yoshi for every level.

Afterwards, Yoshi made a minor appearance in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. A whole level, Yo'ster Isle, is the home to many different Yoshis. Here, races are held for Yoshi Cookies, which help aid Mario and friends when used as items.

When 3D gaming hit in the form of Super Mario 64, Yoshi made another cameo appearance. Yoshi was able to aid Mario with 99 lives, only after all 120 stars were obtained. He was found on top of the roof of Peach's Castle and can be reached by using the cannon outside.

The Nintendo 64 was a true launching pad for Yoshi's mainstream success. After Super Mario 64, Yoshi went on to star as one of the main characters in the 3 Mario Party games. Paper Mario also had an area dedicated to Yoshi, but Yoshi was never a playable character. In Super Smash Bros., Yoshi was one of the playable characters. Yoshi's Story was another main Yoshi game, where each different color Yoshi helped to destroy Baby Bowser.

Yoshi hit portable afterwards, taking roles in a remake of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and Yoshi's Topsy Turvy. In Mario & Luigi, there's a whole theatre of Yoshis, and their eggs become vital to Mario/Luigi's mission. In Yoshi's Topsy Turvy, Yoshi stopped Bowser from his destruction taking place in Yoshi's Island.

When the Gamecube hit, Yoshi's stardom and popularity reached all time highs. He once again was featured in the Mario Party series, being in every single game. He was also a key part for Mario in Super Mario Sunshine - some missions couldn't be done without him. In this game, we also learned that different types of fruit causes different color Yoshis to hatch.

Yoshi also appeared in Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door as a partner to aid Mario. He was a huge hit for the fans with his snappy attitudes and fighting spirit. Super Smash Bros. Melee also saw Yoshi returning as a playable character with a few more stages.

Today, Yoshi appears in many games. For the Nintendo DS, we have Yoshi's Touch & Go, which is a game in itself with its uniqueness. A sequel to Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island was released in November of 2006: Yoshi's Island DS. Yoshi, of what we know, we also be in Mario Party 8, an upcoming game for the Nintendo Wii. Yoshi was also a playable character in Super Mario 64 DS. A group of Yoshis were in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time as a major part of the game.

Yoshi has appeared in all the Mario Kart games as well, generally as one of the fastest racers. Yoshi has also appeared in all the Mario Tennis and Mario Golf games as a Speed Character in the Tennis games and a straight shooter/balanced character in the Golf games.

Other Info

Yoshi's main color is green and is generally accepted as so. However, there's a bunch of different colors of Yoshis: Red, Blue, Light Blue, Green, Yellow, Black, White, Orange, Pink, and more.


Yoshis all like different fruits, but all of them like Melons.


Yoshi's trademarks are his long tongue and his flutter jump.


Yoshi has had a plushie made after him.


In Super Mario RPG, Yoshi's main rival is Boshi, who is a Yoshi who never lets others race and takes their cookies.


Yoshi has made appearances in numerous Zelda games.