Video Game History: Yoshi’s Safari (SNES)

Yoshi's Safari SNES Boxart Nintendo

As a child, I really loved the character Yoshi when I played the Mario games. I’m suprised I never heard of Yoshi’s Safari until the 128-bit era of video games. One of the reasons is that it uses the Super Scope light-gun accessory which failed to become popular.

Hammer bros cameo Yoshi's Safari SNES Nintendo

Since it used the Super Scope, it was a rail-shooter game. Mario and Yoshi teamed up to save some King, and to proceed through the game you must shoot enemies. You could even hit Yoshi, but with the loss of some energy and a mean look from your dino pal.

Bowser final boss Yoshi's Safari Super Nintendo

Despite its fate in the land of forgotten Nintendo games, it was the first game where Princess Toadstool was renamed Princess Peach. I really wish I would get a chance to play this, but to the nature of the Super Scope I doubt that’s going to be possible anytime soon.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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