Yoshi’s Story[a] is a side-scrolling platform game published and developed by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. It was first released in Japan in December 1997, and worldwide the following year. It was re-released on the Wii’s Virtual Console service in 2007, and later for the Wii U’s Virtual Console in 2016.
Serving as the sequel to the Super NES title Yoshi’s Island, the game continues within the platform genre, presenting gameplay similar to its predecessor. However, Yoshi’s Story turns in a more puzzle-oriented direction, with the aspect of challenge being foremost tied to the achievement of a high score by strategic means. Taking place within a pop-up storybook, the game features vivid pre-rendered 3D graphics, illustrating worlds that are crafted from different materials, such as cardboard, fabrics, plastic, and wood.