|This game was never completed and/or given a public release.|
As a result of this, keep in mind that the developers might have used or deleted some of the content featured here, had the game actually been released.
This prototype is documented on Hidden Palace.
|Download Yoshi Sample (source code included)
File: YoshiSample.7z (1.51 MB) (info)
Yoshi Sample is a scaled-down one-level port of Yoshi's Story that Nintendo supplied with each Game Boy Advance development kit as they started to dole them out shortly after the system was first revealed in April 2000. The sample was created to show off the capabilities of the GBA, featuring colorful pre-rendered sprites and a 2.5D environment.
The game itself is rather similar to the Nintendo 64 original, even including a few new enemies, though the gameplay is greatly simplified and there's no ending. Still, what's here is pretty impressive, especially since this was made very early in the GBA's existence.
In order of importance:
|Start||CPU Speed Check with egg graphics on left and right of screen.|
|Select||Causes Yoshi to lose 1 petal of health.|
BIN and ELF
The ELF file appears to contain more names from the source code, though this does not affect the gameplay.
The unique enemies that don't appear in Yoshi's Story are internally named:
|This needs some investigation.|
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Build 1 Mute
Has no sound, but nonetheless contains sound-related code and files. Its origin is currently unknown.
Build 2 Sound
Aside from having sound, the sound-related code and files are different than those in the above build. It was bundled with the third version of the GBA's SDK.
The Yoshi series
|SNES||Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (Prototypes)|
|Nintendo 64||Yoshi's Story|
|Game Boy Advance||Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 • Yoshi Topsy-Turvy • Yoshi Sample|
|Nintendo DS||Yoshi's Island DS (Demo) • Yoshi Touch & Go|
|Nintendo 3DS||Yoshi's New Island • Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World|
|Wii U||Yoshi's Woolly World|
|NES||Yoshi • Yoshi's Cookie|
|SNES||Yoshi's Cookie (Prototype; Kuruppon Oven de Cookie) • Tetris Attack|
|GameCube||Nintendo Puzzle Collection|
|Game Boy (Color)||Yoshi • Yoshi's Cookie • Tetris Attack|
|Super Mario World|
|SNES||Super Mario World • Yoshi's Safari|
|Game Boy Advance||Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2|