I don’t know about you, but to me the dragon Yoshi has always been the cutest character from the Mario series. That gentle smile of his simply deserved his own game, and the first of its kind was launched in Japan today 30 years ago. Admittedly, the first Yoshi was not a platformer game like Maria, but a game with falling blocks, similar to Tetris or Dr. Mary.
To make matters worse, Yoshi was not a playful character in his game, but it was Mario who rotated trays on which monsters and eggs fell. The goal was to connect the two parts of the egg from which little Yoshi would then hatch while having to stack the same types of monsters on top of each other. There were four types of monsters, as well as several speeds of descent.
The game had no goal beyond achieving the best possible result. She could play alone or with another player who controlled Luigi. Graphically, it was very simple, because, in addition to the NES console, it also appeared on the Game Boy.
Yoshi may not have celebrated Yoshi himself, but he was remembered as the first game in which Nintendo and Game Freak collaborated. As you probably know, Game Freak later developed Pokemon for Nintendo, one of the most lucrative franchises of today. They didn’t hang out with Yoshi later, but the little dragon continued to live through several other games, the last of which was launched in 2019.