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Yoshi with Baby Mario in an artwork of Yoshi's Island DS.

Yoshi is a series of video games made by Nintendo and starring Yoshi, a character originally from the Mario series, of which this series is a spin-off.

The plot of the games varies greatly over the different titles. Sometimes it revolve around the Yoshis having to save Baby Luigi while carrying and protecting Baby Mario (Yoshi's Island games and Yoshi Touch & Go), or having to save their Island (Yoshi's Story and Yoshi's Universal Gravitation), while the puzzle games Mario & Yoshi and Yoshi's Cookie, along with the rail shooter Yoshi's Safari feature Yoshi with the adult Mario as the main characters.

Video games

12 games have been released in the Yoshi series, plus 4 remakes, for a total of 16 releases in the Yoshi series:

Original games

  • Yoshi no Tamago (December 4, 1991), Famicom/NES, Game Boy. Released in America as Yoshi and in Europe as Mario & Yoshi, it is also considered part of the Mario series. The NES version was re-released in 2007 for Wii Virtual Console, in 2011 for 3DS Virtual Console and in 2013 for Wii U Virtual Console.
  • Yoshi's Cookie (November 21, 1992), Famicom/NES, Game Boy. Also released for Super Famicom/SNES in 1993, while the NES version was re-released for Wii Virtual Console in 2008.
  • Yoshi's Safari (July 14, 1993), Super Famicom/SNES. Originally called Yoshi's Road Hunting in Japan.
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (August 15, 1995), Super Famicom/SNES. Being called "Super Mario World 2", it's also sometimes considered part of the Mario series.
  • Yoshi no Panepon (October 26, 1996), Game Boy. The Japanese release of Tetris Attack, the SNES version was released in 2000 for Satellaview.
  • Yoshi's Story (December 21, 1997), Nintendo 64. Re-released in 2007 for Wii Virtual Console and in 2016 for Wii U Virtual Console.
  • Yoshi's Universal Gravitation (December 9, 2004), Game Boy Advance. Released in America as Yoshi Topsy-Turvy.
  • Yoshi Touch & Go (January 27, 2005), Nintendo DS. Re-released for Wii U Virtual Console in 2015.
  • Yoshi's Island DS (November 13, 2006), Nintendo DS. Re-released for Wii U Virtual Console in 2015.
  • Yoshi's New Island (March 14, 2014), Nintendo 3DS.
  • Yoshi's Woolly World (June 26, 2015), Wii U.
  • Yoshi (2019), Nintendo Switch.


  • Yoshi no Cookie: Kuruppon Oven de Cookie (1994), Super Famicom. A promotional version of Yoshi's Cookie developed by National Human Electronics.
  • Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (September 20, 2002), Game Boy Advance. Includes a remake of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and a remake of Mario Bros. Re-released for 3DS Virtual Console in 2011 and for WiiU Virtual Console in 2014.
  • Yoshi's Cookie in Nintendo Puzzle Collection (February 7, 2003), GameCube.
  • Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (January 19, 2017), Nintendo 3DS. A remake of the Wii U game, a Yarn Poochi amiibo was also released with the game.


The only Yoshi comic ever published is Blast Corps in Yoshis Knallkekse, a crossover with the Blast Corps series, published on the april '97 issue of the german Club Nintendo magazine.


Many merchandise based on the Yoshi series was released through the years.

A series of three amiibo based on Yoshi's Woolly World was also released on June 26, 2015. This includes Green Yoshi, Pink Yoshi and Light Blue Yoshi. A fourth amiibo, Mega Yarn Yoshi will also be released on November 15, 2015. Unlike previous lines of amiibo, all these are made from yarn.

Links to other series

Note: here will only be listed cameos of Yoshi as hero of his own series, appearances of him as character from the Mario games will be listed in the Mario series' page.

Direction Series Date Description Type


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Mario19911204 December 04, 1991The Yoshi series is a spinoff of the Mario series; the games Mario & Yoshi, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 are part of both series.

4Arrow L Super Scope19930714 July 14, 1993Mario uses the Super Scope in Yoshi's Safari.1


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Donkey Kong19951120 November 20, 1995Yoshi makes an appearance in Donkey Kong Country 2; a baby version of Donkey Kong, called Baby Donkey Kong, is playable in Yoshi's Island DS.


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Tetris199608 August 1996Tetris Attack is a Yoshi themed game; it was re-released as Yoshi no Panepon in Japan.

5Arrow R Game & Watch Gallery19970927 September 27, 1997The "Modern" versions of Vermin in Game & Watch Gallery 2, of Egg and Greenhouse in Game & Watch Gallery 3 and of Mario's Cement Factory in Game & Watch Gallery Advance feature elements from Yoshi games.



Blast Corps199704 April 1997The comic Blast Corps in Yoshis Knallkekse is a crossover between the two series.

4Arrow L Mega Man199704 April 1997Dr. Light from Mega Man makes a cameo in the comic Blast Corps in Yoshis Knallkekse.

4Arrow L Pokémon19971221 December 21, 1997Pikachu's name can be seen written on walls in Yoshi's Story.2

5Arrow R Super Smash Bros.19990121 January 21, 1999Yoshi is selectable in all Super Smash Bros. games, with stages based on Yoshi games in each episode; Yoshi's Woolly World also features compatibility with the Super Smash Bros. amiibo.

5Arrow R Picross19990601 June 01, 1999Picross NP Vol. 2 includes images from the Yoshi series.2

5Arrow R N-Gang199906 June 1999Yoshi appears in "Freeze Frame" and other N-Gang episodes.1

5Arrow R Egg (G&W)19990804 August 04, 1999UNDIRECT: Modern Egg within Game & Watch Gallery 3 features elements from Yoshi's Cookie.1

5Arrow R Greenhouse19990804 August 04, 1999UNDIRECT: Modern Greenhouse within Game & Watch Gallery 3 features elements from Yoshi's Island.1

5Arrow R Turtle Bridge19990804 August 04, 1999UNDIRECT: Goonies from Yoshi's Island make an appearance in Modern Turtle Bridge within Game & Watch Gallery 3.1

5Arrow R Nintendo Puzzle Collection20030207 February 07, 2003Nintendo Puzzle Collection includes a remake of Yoshi's Cookie.

5Arrow R Dragon Ball20030617 June 17, 2003The box for Yoshi's Island can be seen in Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II.

4Arrow L Balloon Fight200406 June 2004The tech demo for Yoshi Touch & Go was called Balloon Trip.3

5Arrow R Daigasso! Band Brothers20041202 December 02, 2004Musics from the Yoshi series are featured in Daigasso! Band Brothers.2

5Arrow R Dance Dance Revolution20050714 July 14, 2005Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix includes a track from Yoshi's Cookie.2

5Arrow R Super Princess Peach20051020 October 20, 2005Super Princess Peach takes many elements from Yoshi's Island.

5Arrow R Alex Rider20060721 July 21, 2006Boxes for Yoshi Touch & Go are featured in the background in a scene of the movie Stormbreaker.

4Arrow L Wario20061113 November 13, 2006Baby Wario is playable in Yoshi's Island DS.

4Arrow L Zelda20061113 November 13, 2006Baby Link arguably makes a cameo in Yoshi's Island DS.

4Arrow L Pikmin20061113 November 13, 2006Baby Olimar arguably makes a cameo in Yoshi's Island DS.1

5Arrow R Itadaki Street20070621 June 21, 2007Itadaki Street DS and Itadaki Street Wii feature references to the Yoshi series.3

5Arrow R Art Academy20090914 September 14, 2009On the cover of Art Academy is shown a drawing of Yoshi.3

5Arrow R Sonic20111115 November 15, 2011Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games features a stage from Yoshi's Story; a Yoshi-themed zone also appears as a DLC in Sonic Lost World.

5Arrow R Metal Gear20120221 February 21, 2012Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D features Yoshi dolls.2

5Arrow R Nintendo Land20121118 November 18, 2012Nintendo Land features a minigame based on the Yoshi series.2

5Arrow R Era's Adventures201302 February 2013The titular character from Era's Adventures 3D is based on Yoshi.

5Arrow R Goat Simulator20140401 April 01, 2014Goat Simulator features a modifier called "Yoshi Goat", that lets the goat eat things and lay eggs.3

5Arrow R Mii Plaza201412 December 2014Mii Plaza features includes a Puzzle Swap puzzle based on Yoshi's New Island.2

5Arrow R Nintendo Badge Arcade20141217 December 17, 2014Nintendo Badge Arcade features badges based on Yoshi's Woolly World.2

4Arrow L Splatoon20150625 June 25, 2015Yoshi's Woolly World features Yoshi designs based on Inklings, unlocked by using the respective amiibo.2