Yoshi (Japaneseヨッシー, Yosshī ) is a video game character from Nintendo and title decisive hero of a series of video games. It is a dinosaur who was originally known in Japan as Super dinosaur Yoshi.


Yoshi is Mario's friend and mount that in Japan in Super Mario World for the Super Famicom and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES ) in the U.S. and Europe, appeared for the first time. Yoshi was created by Shigefumi Hino, a graphic designer ( and later head of development of Pikmin ). The reason for this creation was the fact that Nintendo's design team, shortly after Shigeru Miyamoto had completed the game Super Mario Bros., Mario wanted to ride a dinosaur. This concept was not technically feasible until the development of the SNES.

After the success of Super Mario World Yoshi established as an independent video game character and title of several decisive hero Yoshi video games.


Yoshi is only slightly larger than Mario himself and is equipped with a saddle on his back and shoes. With his long tongue Yoshi fruits and opponents can ingest and convert them into eggs, which are used as projectiles. If certain items - such as turtle shells - not the same swallowed, but kept in the mouth, this can give Yoshi special abilities. These items can also be spat out again in order to clear for example opponents out of the way. Yoshi can kick their legs and keep as short in the air, or even transform, for example, in a Heliyoshi to better progress in certain areas. The home of Yoshi 's Yoshi's Iceland, but they also come in other areas of the Mario world before, including the Mushroom Kingdom and Isla Delfino. There are Yoshis in many colors, namely green, orange, yellow, red, light blue ( cyan), dark blue (blue), pink, purple, brown, white and black, with different preferences for different varieties of fruit, the favorite food of Yoshi ( they prefer tropical habitats).

The friend of Mario Yoshi was green (64 ( N64 ) Nintendo ) asked a partner to the side in Mario Tennis. Birdo is a small, pink, dinosaur -like creature who has the ability to shoot from its trunk eggs. The first Mario game in which Birdo occurs, Super Mario Bros. 2 was where Birdo is a boss and is in different colors. However, it is regarded by many players as a boy, because in the instructions of Super Mario Bros. 2: "He thinks he's a girl and spits eggs from his mouth. He will prefer to be called Birdetta. " On the official site of Mario Striker Charged Football it is also referred to as a boy. Therefore, Birdo is referred to by many as transsexual boy. Meanwhile, there was but confirmed by Nintendo that Birdo is a girl. It is in many game guides of games and their trophies in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Since then she has appeared as a friendly character in Mario Tennis, it's available in many subsequent Mario games as a playable character.

In Yoshi's Universal Gravitation Yoshi a sailing ship and a hot air balloon can also be in a rubber ball, turn. In addition, Yoshi is known as a fast character, such as in Mario Power Tennis or Mario Kart series.


In Yoshi's Iceland for the SNES and Yoshi 's Story for the N64 is 2D jump 'n ' runs, in which the player Yoshi like running through skillful use of his skills, jump or eggs by throwing a variety of different levels of controls at their end it is necessary to overcome periodically stronger bosses.

Yoshi 's Cookie and Yoshi ( Mario & Yoshi in Europe) are puzzle games in the style of Tetris, while Yoshi 's Safari is an action game that is played with a light gun.

Games with Yoshi

After the success of Super Mario World Yoshi saw continued popularity in two other platforming adventures as well as some other games and thus established itself as an obligatory character in Mario multiplayer games like Mario Party. In the following games Yoshi is already represented, among other things:

  • Super Mario World (SNES )
  • Super Mario Kart ( SNES)
  • Yoshi / Mario & Yoshi (NES )
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Iceland (SNES )
  • Yoshi's Safari ( SNES)
  • Tetris Attack ( SNES)
  • Mario is Missing (PC, SNES, NES)
  • Yoshi 's Cookie (SNES, NES, Game Boy )
  • Donkey Kong Country 2 (SNES - cameo )
  • Donkey Kong Country 2 ( Game Boy - cameo )
  • Mario & Yoshi ( Game Boy )
  • Yoshi's Story ( N64 )
  • Super Mario 64 ( N64 ) ( not playable )
  • Mario Kart 64 ( N64 )
  • Mario Party ( N64 )
  • Mario Party 2 ( N64 )
  • Mario Party 3 ( N64 )
  • Mario Golf ( N64, GBC)
  • Mario Tennis ( N64, GBC)
  • Super Smash Bros. ( N64 )
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee (NGC )
  • Super Mario Sunshine ( NGC )
  • Mario Party 4 (NGC )
  • Nintendo Puzzle Collection (NGC )
  • Mario Kart: Double Dash! (NGC )
  • Mario Party 5 (NGC )
  • Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (NGC )
  • Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 ( GBA)
  • Yoshi's Iceland: Super Mario Advance 3 ( GBA)
  • Mario Kart: Super Circuit ( GBA)
  • Mario Kart DS (NDS )
  • Mario Golf: Advance Tour ( GBA)
  • Mario Party 6 (NGC )
  • Mario Power Tennis (NGC )
  • Super Mario 64 DS (NDS )
  • Yoshi's Universal Gravitation ( GBA)
  • Yoshi: Touch & Go ( NDS)
  • Mario Superstar Baseball ( NGC )
  • Mario Party 7 (NGC )
  • Yoshi's Iceland DS ( NDS)
  • Mario Party 8 ( Wii)
  • Mario Party DS (NDS )
  • Mario Smash Football ( NGC )
  • Mario Strikers Charged Football ( Wii)
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl ( Wii)
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (NDS, Wii )
  • Mario Kart Wii ( Wii)
  • Mario Super Sluggers ( Wii)
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 ( Wii)
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (NDS, Wii )
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii ( Wii)
  • Mario Sports Mix ( Wii)
  • Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games: London 2012 ( Wii, 3DS)
  • Mario Power Tennis ( Wii)
  • Super Mario Galaxy ( Wii) ( not playable )
  • Roads of happiness ( Wii)
  • Mario Party 9 ( Wii)
  • Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
  • New Super Mario Bros. U ( Wii U)
  • New Super Luigi U ( Wii U)
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games: Sochi 2014 ( Wii U)
  • Yoshi's New Iceland (3DS)
  • Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
  • Yarn Yoshi (Wii U ( working title) )