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Yoshi (NES)

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Also known as: Yoshi no Tamago (JP), Mario & Yoshi (EU)
Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: NES
Released in JP: December 14, 1991
Released in US: June 1, 1992
Released in EU: December 10, 1992

GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

Yoshi is a puzzle game starring the titular green dinosaur, made by the people who later brought us Pokémon. The music even sounds like Pokémon.

Unused Graphics

Yoshines fullbabyyoshi.png

The baby Yoshi on the Japanese title screen has unused graphics for its bottom half. Presumably, they intended to show both half- and fully-hatched versions.

Early Final
YoshiNES-EarlyYoshi.png YoshiNES-FinalYoshi.png

An earlier, less shiny set of Yoshi sprites can be found near the end of CHR ROM.

A single tile for one of Star Yoshi's sprites was overwritten, but the early sprites are otherwise fully intact.

A small piece of a big Yoshi.

Part of a sprite for a scrapped fifth type of Yoshi, which seemingly would have been bigger than any of the types that are used. These tiles are all that's left of it.


A zero, seemingly a remnant of an early font. This is similar to the point graphics from Super Mario Bros. 3, and may have served a similar purpose.


A set of tiles that would have been used to add shadows to the menus.

Below is a mockup of what this might have looked like.

Used Mockup
YoshiNES-Menu.png YoshiNES-MenuMockup.png

Regional Differences

Japan US Europe
Come along, eggs! There he is. Where's Mario?

Every region has a different title. In Japan, it's Yoshi no Tamago (Yoshi's Egg), in the US it's Yoshi, and in Europe it's Mario & Yoshi. The Japanese title screen has an extra Yoshi egg and the baby Yoshi's head is at a slightly different angle.