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Yoshi's Cookie was originally released in April 28, 1992 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Initially developed by Nintendo R&D1
and published by Nintendo
, the game has been released in a variety of forms and versions since its original release. The ports of the game include the Game Boy
version (which changes little from the NES version), a SNES
version (which reskinned the game to reference Super Mario World
more frequently), and inclusion in a Japan-only compilation for the GameCube
titled Nintendo Puzzle Collection.
The game included on Nintendo Puzzle Collection is technically an enhanced port of Yoshi's Cookie. There are added things, however, such as upgraded graphics and sound. Other than that, the game is completely identical to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System
version of the game).
The game is made up of a square grid, broken up into 25 sections (5 x 5). Cookies of various decorations fill in the entire grid. The player manipulates an entire row of five either horizontally or vertically to try to match cookies that are alike. Once a row is filled with cookies of the same design, their point count increases by one and the row is wiped off of the screen.
The multiplayer portion of this game has two of the cookie grids side by side, with a different player controlling each grid while different power-ups cycle on the screen. Once a player correctly aligns a row of cookies, the power up on the screen at that time is put upon the opposing player. This could range from losing five points to scrambling the cookies on their grid.