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Yoshi's Cookie (NES) review


"At one point in my life I was given the choice whether to purchase Yoshi's Cookie or Dr. Mario. Both fairly famous puzzle games, in the end I decided to pick up Yoshi's Cookie, because it looked fairly innovative. It also had Yoshi, who was a great spokesfigure. However if it was the good decision or not, I will not know until I get my hands on Dr. Mario. Yoshi's Cookie is a mediocre puzzle game at best, but it wasn't a complete disapointment. "



At one point in my life I was given the choice whether to purchase Yoshi's Cookie or Dr. Mario. Both fairly famous puzzle games, in the end I decided to pick up Yoshi's Cookie, because it looked fairly innovative. It also had Yoshi, who was a great spokesfigure. However if it was the good decision or not, I will not know until I get my hands on Dr. Mario. Yoshi's Cookie is a mediocre puzzle game at best, but it wasn't a complete disapointment.

GRAPHICS (5/10): This wasn't one of the earliest NES puzzle games, and while not a complete waste of power, it could've been much stronger too. The colors are fairly bright, but also the cookies are kind of dull colored. The shapes are fairly interesting, all though they don't resemble cookies much. Minor graphical problems, which really don't affect the game though.

SOUND (6/10): The music of this game is actually fairly perfect puzzle game music. Of course there is only one track that goes on throughout the entire game, but it does not hurt your eardrums or anything. The sound effects are little insert like noises, like most games.

GAMEPLAY (26/60): Basically the game is about matching up cookies, to get them to drop and cancel out other identical cookies. You do this throughout each level, until there are no cookie lefts. The cookies come in from the top and the side simultaneously, which differs a little bit from games like Tetris and other puzzle games. Yoshi's Cookie, is not addictive however, and the gameplay gets old fast. You may be stuck with like three remaining cookies on the bottom, for a while just changing them. That is when the game truly starts to become a bore.

REPLAYABILITY (4/15):This game becomes a bore fast, and unless you really enjoy the idea brought upon in this game, it is not worth the trouble. It gets boring fast, and well personally you can only replay this game so much.

DIFFICULTY (5/5): The game has various levels, and goes up in speed and height of cookies each level increase. It is a nice variation, and does fit the game well.

OVERALL (46/100): This game is actually a pretty big disapointment with me. I thought it was going to be a great puzzle game, and it turned out to be only mediocre. It is mediocre graphically and audio, but it is below average in replayability, which makes a puzzle game great. It's not really worth the pickup, unless you are a collector.

Rating: 4.6/10

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Community review by ratking (November 15, 2002)

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