The Virtual Console Trial Campaign website has confirmed the release of a new title in the campaign. That title is “Yoshi,” and it was made available for download on June 12, 2013. This game is currently available at a sale price of 30 cents. This deal will not last however, and the game will revert to its normal price of $4.99 on July 11, 2013. The game was not available for download until now, and it will remain on the Wii U eShop after it reverts to its normal price.
“Yoshi” is a puzzle title that was originally released on the NES. The game was made by Game Freak, the company behind the vastly popular Pokemon franchise. The game is a puzzle game similar to “Tetris,” but the game is also different enough to be a completely new game. The game involves falling blocks, which come in the form of various enemies from the Mario franchise. These blocks will stop when they reach the top of a stack, and stay there until they are removed. They can be removed in two ways. The first is by making two identical enemies touch one another. Doing this will cause both to disappear, and will award the player with points. The other method is by placing the bottom half of a Yoshi shell on the field, which will appear randomly alongside the enemies. Any enemies placed on top of the shell will stay in place, just like a regular stack. Eventually, the top half of a Yoshi egg will appear. Placing this on top of the bottom half, or on top of the stack above the bottom half, will cause the Yoshi egg to close. This will cause all enemies between the two halves to be consumed, and will give the player a large number of points based on the number of enemies consumed. The player loses if one of the columns reaches the top of the screen, another aspect of the game that is similar to “Tetris.”
The game has two single player game modes. One plays indefinitely, and will continue until the player loses or quits. The other mode requires the player to clear the screen. After clearing the screen, the player will advance to another screen, which will have more blocks for the player to clear. Each screen has a larger number of blocks to remove than the previous screen.
There is also a multiplayer mode, which plays like the second single player mode. The player can win in two ways. The first way is by clearing the player’s columns. A player can also win if their opponent’s column reaches the top of the screen.
To learn more about “Yoshi,” visit its page on Nintendo’s website:
“Yoshi” on Nintendo’s official website