Yoshi's Story (????????? ,Yosshi Sutori?) is the Nintendo 64 sequel to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System game Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. It was released on December 21, 1997 in Japan, March 9, 1998 in North America and April 9, 1998 in Europe. It was re-released on the Wii's Virtual Console service in North America on September 17, 2007, in PAL regions on October 26, 2007 and in Japan on October 30, 2007. The game was developed by the Yoshi's Island team, directed by Hideki Konno, and produced by Takashi Tezuka. It was one of the first EAD-developed titles that was not produced by Shigeru Miyamoto, and one of a very few Mario series games that does not feature Mario. The game received criticism and praise for its controls, levels, music and childlike atmosphere.
Like most Yoshi games, it is a 2D platformer. It features digitized 2D graphics of high resolution 3D models (similar to Donkey Kong Country), which resemble patchworks of fabric and other materials, giving it a unique look. While interviews and previews described these visual methods as 2-D, the gameplay remains completely two-dimensional. The game received mixed reviews from video game critics.