Mario is a chef and Yoshi is his hungry helper in this puzzle game by Bulletproof Software.
Clear all of the cookies by scrolling rows or columns horizontally or vertically, making a line of one kind of cookie so Yoshi can gobble them up.
More cookies constantly scroll onto the screen, which can help if you need more cookies to complete a line, but if the screen fills up with cookies then it's Game Over. As you progress, the speed and variety of cookies increase.
Yoshi's Cookie (Game Boy)
The Game Boy version was released alongside the NES version, and featured the same game modes and play style. While the VS Mode in the NES version could only be played with two players, the Game Boy version can be played with up to four using a Four-Player Adapter.
Yoshi's Cookie (SFC/SNES)
The SNES version, released a little later, contains the same play modes as the NES and Game Boy games, but also features a Puzzle mode where you have to clear the cookies from the screen within a certain number of moves. You can also play the VS Mode against the computer.
Also of note is that Yoshi's sprite design in this game appears to have inspired his sprite design in the later Yoshi's Island.
Yoshi's Cookie is one of the three Nintendo puzzle games in this collection. The graphics for the game have been designed from scratch, and there is a new Story Mode where Mario and Yoshi have to get Peach's birthday cookies back from Bowser and his cronies.
Game Boy Version
Super Famicom / SNES Version
Yoshi no Cookie
||30 Nov 1993
Bulletproof Software (BPS) unveiled a puzzle game at the Consumer Electronics Show in 1992 called Hermetica. The licenses for Famicom/NES and Game Boy adaptions of the game were snatched up by Nintendo, and the game became Yoshi's Cookie. The Super NES license stayed with BPS, who also adopted the Yoshi's Cookie branding, but published the game themselves. Hermetica was never released in its original format.