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(1992 Nintendo of America Inc.)
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Hatch and match with Yoshi!...................4
How to play...................................5
Let's start playing...........................8
How to play solo (1-player game).............11
How to play an opponent (2-player game)......15
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HATCH AND MATCH WITH YOSHI!
Yoshi is an action puzzle game starring Mario's dinosaur buddy Yoshi, and other
familiar characters like Little Goomba and Blooper. Once again, Mario is going
to have to battle away to save Yoshi, who is imprisoned in an egg. Match the
egg shells to release Yoshi and score big points!
(Picture of Yoshi hatching from an egg)
HOW TO PLAY
It takes fast finger-work to make Mario shuffle the four trays and catch the
rain of characters falling from the top of the screen. There are six different
characters, including Little Goomba, Bloober and Boo Buddy. You must match a
falling character with another of the same type to make them both disappear.
If the characters don't match up, they will start to stack sky high-and you
don't want that! If your stacks grow above the top line, the game will be
over! Sometimes Yoshi's egg will fall with the other characters. Match up the
top and bottom parts of Yoshi's egg and you will form an entire egg and clear
away all the characters in between the halves. Yoshi will then hatch out of
the egg, giving you bonus points.
USING THE CONTROLLER
Use Controller  to play a 1-player game.
Use Controller  and  to play a 2-player game.
Controller 1/Controller 2
Control Pad: (left) Moves Mario to the left.
(right) Moves Mario to the right.
(down) Speeds up the fall of dropping characters.
When the Menu screen is displayed: The (up arrow) and (down
arrow) are used to select options. The (left arrow) and (right
arrow) are used to select a setting in the different options.
A and B Buttons: These buttons switch the positions of the trays that Mario
can move. (NFSB (*) : that means he can switch the
positions of the trays he's holding!)
Select Button: Press this button on the title screen to move the cursor.
This button is not used during the game.
Start Button: (1) Press this to start play.
(2) Press this to pause play.
Press this button during the game to pause the action.
Press this button agains to restart the game from where
you left off.
(*) NFSB means Note From Steve Begin (me!)
LET'S START PLAYING
Correctly insert the cartridge into the Nintendo Entertainment System. Turn
the power switch of the NES ON to display the Title screen.
Use either the Control Pad or the SELECT button to select a 1-player or 2-
player game. Then press the START button to display the Menu screen.
1-player game (from the top rectangle to the bottom one)
Type of game.
Type of music.
GAME: Use this to select the type of game to be played.
A Type: In this game you attempt to score as many points as possible.
B Type: In this game you attempt to clear as many stages as possible.
LEVEL: Use this to select the level of difficulty of the game. The higher the
number, the more difficult the game.
A Type: At higher difficulty levels, the character will fall faster.
B Type: You start out with more characters already piled up at higher
SPEED: Use this to select the speed at which the characters fall.
L O W: The characters will fall slowly.
HIGH : The characters will fall quickly.
MUSIC: Use this to select the type of background music.
OFF: The music will be turned off.
When playing a 2-player game, each player will have a separate LEVEL and SPEED
menu. This allows you to set your own individual level and speed to give a
better player a handicap.
After setting the Menu screen, press the START button to start play.
HOW TO PLAY SOLO (1-Player Game)
You can play this game until the characters stack up higher than the top line.
As your score gets higher and you make more matches, the speed at which the
characters fall increases. If you can get a character to land on one of its
own kind, both will disappear and you will get 5 points. If you match and
hatch Yoshi's egg, you'll get bonus points! Go for a super score!
You start this game with some characters already piled up! Your goal is to
clear all characters from your screen to advance to the next stage. With each
stage, the number of characters you must clear increases!
(big center rectangle) Character.
(top-right rectangle) Current score.
(rectangle under the Current score) Time. (B game only)
(bottom-left rectangle) Speed.
(rectangle over the speed) Level.
(Yoshi's balloon in the bottom-right rectangle) Number of Yoshis hatched.
(bottom of big center rectangle, under trays) Mario.
There are 6 kinds of characters that fall:
Little Goomba (Mushroom-like creature)
Bloober (White jellyfish)
Yoshi's egg, upper half (Upper part of an egg)
Piranha Plant (Red plant with sharp teeth!)
Boo Buddy (Ghost)
Yoshi's egg, lower half (lower part of an egg)
Egg Hatching Hints From Yoshi!
In the A Type game, the game level will increase after 40 characters have
fallen. When the game advances to the next level, the falling speed of the
characters will slow a little, but then it will gradually speed up again. Make
it your aim to move up through the levels. Good luck!
How to Put the Egg Together
Pieces of Yoshi's egg shell are mixed in with the falling characters. If you
can line up the upper and lower halves of the egg in the same column, you'll
create a while egg that will then hatch to reveal Yoshi!
* If an upper shell half lands on one of Mario's trays, it will disappear.
* If a lower shell half lands on one of Mario's trays, it will remain there.
You can stack characters on top of it or try to match it to a top half.
* If a lower shell lands on top of another lower shell, both pieces will
* If an upper shell half lands on top of a lower shell half, an egg will form
and Yoshi will hatch from it!
If you sandwich some characters between an upper shell half and a lower shell
half, you will get a bonus depending on how many characters you sandwiched:
Little Yoshi -- 0 to 1 characters -- 50 points
Yoshi -- 2 to 4 characters -- 100 points
Winged Yoshi -- 5 to 6 characters -- 200 points
Star Yoshi -- 7 characters -- 500 points
HOW TO PLAY AN OPPONENT (2-PLAYER GAME)
Two players start the game at the same time. To win, you need to clear all the
characters on your trays before your opponent does. You receive an egg each
time you clear your screen. However, if your characters pile up over the top
line, you lose and your opponent will get an egg. The first person to receive
3 eggs wins the game.
(Top left of the screen, top to bottom lines)
Your Score, Your Level, Your Speed.
(Top right of the screen, top to bottom lines)
Opponent's Score, Opponent's Level, Opponent's Speed.
How to Attack in the Challenge Mode
You can send extra characters over to your opponent if you sandwich characters
between upper and lower halves of Yoshi's egg. The number of characters you
sandwich will fall as extra characters on your opponent's screen.
(Pictures that illustrate the last paragraph)
YOUR SCREEN: The characters you sandwiched is sent to your opponent's screen.
OPPONENT'S SCREEN: The characters increases by one. Three characters begin to
Challenge Result Screen
(Upper part of the screen) Victory Eggs
The Battle Result screen will be displayed when the game ends.
(Picture of Mario trying to stack the characters in his hands)
Warranty and service information
90-day limited warranty
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