Yoshi's Cookie

ヨッシーのクッキー

Yoshi's Cookie Screenshot
System Famicom/NES, Game Boy, Super Famicom / SNES
Developer Bulletproof Software
Genre Puzzle

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.

Alternate Versions

Yoshi's Cookie (Game Boy)

Yoshi's Cookie (GB)

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)

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.

Nintendo Puzzle Collection

Nintendo Puzzle Collection

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.

Release Information

Famicom/NES Version

Region Date Name System
Japan 21 Nov 1992 ヨッシーのクッキー Yoshi no Cookie Famicom/NES
US Apr 1993 Yoshi's Cookie Famicom/NES
Europe 28 Apr 1994 Yoshi's Cookie Famicom/NES
US 04 Apr 2008 Yoshi's Cookie Wii
Virtual Console
Europe 07 Apr 2008 Yoshi's Cookie Wii
Virtual Console
Japan 10 Jun 2008 ヨッシーのクッキー Yoshi no Cookie Wii
Virtual Console

Game Boy Version

Region Date Name System
Japan 21 Nov 1992 ヨッシーのクッキー Yoshi no Cookie Game Boy
US Apr 1993 Yoshi's Cookie Game Boy
Europe 28 Apr 1994 Yoshi's Cookie Game Boy
Japan 01 Mar 2000 ヨッシーのクッキー Yoshi no Cookie Game Boy
Nintendo Power

Super Famicom / SNES Version

Region Date Name System
Japan Jun 1993 ヨッシーのクッキー Yoshi no Cookie SFC/SNES
US 30 Nov 1993 Yoshi's Cookie SFC/SNES
Europe 1994 Yoshi's Cookie SFC/SNES

Origin: Hermetica

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.