Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Know Your amiibo! Episode 1-3: Yoshi

Super Smash Brothers Wave 1, amiibo 3 - Yoshi
Franchise: Yoshi (Introduced via Super Mario)
Debut: Super Mario World (1990)
Creators: Shigeru Miyamoto; designed by Shigefumi Hino
Major Releases: Super Mario World, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Tetris Attack!, Yoshi's Story, Yoshi's Touch 'n Go, Yoshi's Island DS, Yoshi's New Island

When it comes to companions, dinosaurs are not exactly the first thing that comes to mind, unless you are Mario!  Yoshi is one of the multiple heroes of the Mario franchise to emerge into his own series.  His life began as an idea for a power-up in Super Mario Bros.' development, but he would actually debut in Super Mario World.  With the great success of his egg-tossing adventure Yoshi's Island, Yoshi became his own franchise, complete with a number of spin-offs in the puzzle world and even a light-gun shooter!  While his newer games have been given mixed reception, Yoshi is still a prominent character in the Mario universe and has at least one more big adventure yet to come.

Yoshi we encountered a number of issues.  We had to get footage of more than a few handheld games, and we also had a couple games we didn't own, which complicated matters a little.  Thankfully, we were still able to get things together in this episode.  We did have to hold back a second to reedit the Future sequence, thanks to the Nintendo Direct from early April, but it could have been worse.  And who cares?  We get plush Yoshiiiiisss!

Join us next time for something a couple steps away from Mario and Yoshi...

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