Yoshi's Story [N64]
Shrink in "Piranha Groove" (level 4-4). Hit an egg block while shrunk to create a very small egg. Take it while still shrunk. The egg will remain small as you return to normal size. Note: The mini-egg is still as powerful as the full-size version.
In the stage select screen, use the C buttons to change the camera angle or press R or Z to zoom in and out.
To get the Purple Yoshi, collect all of the heart coins in any level.
Locate and get a white Shy Guy. Complete the current level and enter the character selection screen for the next level. Select the Shy Guy to restore one of the dead Yoshis. Note: If no Yoshis have been lost, the white Shy Guy will not appear.
Select Yoshi's color in practice mode
Select any course under "Trial" mode. Select the desired Yoshi and press Start, then press Start + Z. Press B and being practice mode with that color Yoshi.
Collect six melons in a row during a mini-game to get a heart fruit. Eat the fruit to create a letter made from coins at the end of the mini-game. If you use the letters in the order of appearance by level, they spell the following phrase: "YOU ARE YOSHI'S GREAT PARTNER".
Press Z + L + A + B.
Walk on lava
Begin game play on "Blarg's Pit" (level 2-2) and reach the first heart. Jump.
Walk On Thin Air
Anytime you see a vase, jump onto it, but don't pull down on the control stick. Slowly walk to the left or right of the vase and for a short time, you can stand or walk on thin air.
In Level 3-2. In the leaf room drop straight to the bottom at the beginning. That flying Leaf Room that is.
Yoshi's favorite fruits
When you start a level, you should be able to pick a color yoshi. There is a reason for this. Some yoshis like different fruits, so you will get 3 hearts from eating them(that is,if you didn't get it as a lucky fruit), but every yoshi gets 3 hearts from eating a melon.
Green yoshi- watermelon
Red yoshi- apple
Yellow yoshi- bannanas
Blue yoshi- grapes
Light blue yoshi- grapes
Pink yoshi- apples
Adjust stage select display
Press C-Left or C-Right to turn the display, or press R or Z to adjust the zoom.
Beat Baby Bowser
This is far too easy. The tree to the right of the screen is full of fruit. When you eat a piece it will grow back (around five times per piece.) It also has a heart fruit (invincibility) which will grow back twice. To start, Bowser will fly about on green ghosts. The easiest way to hit him is to get rid of all of your shells and grab a bomb with your tongue. Throw this and try to hit him with it. After hitting him three times the ghosts will disappear. (If you are injured at all, eat some fruit.) Now he'll jump around the screen. Once again throw bombs, remember that they rebound off walls unlike shells allowing backhits. Another three hits and you've won. Incidently if you have the black and white Yoshi's they'll be in the ending too.
Black and White Forever
Beat the game with the Black or White Yoshi. When you start a new game you'll be offered the chance to play as Black or White Yoshi for the entire game.
#1: Go to Bone Dragons Dungeon in Story mode (page 2, board 2.) Go most of the way through the board to the tulips. Go to the tulip to the left of Miss Warp. Stand in front of the tulip and eat it. Fire yourself upward and break out of the egg near the ceiling. Grab the black egg and complete the rest of the board as usual.
#2: Go to Page 2, Stage 4. When the level begins go up through a couple of rooms until you reach the room with the ghost snakes in it. Rapidly jump from snake to snake until you see a floating bubble. Pop this with an egg, grab the black egg and finish the level as usual to get Black Yoshi. This Yoshi is even better than white yoshi as he can eat anything including the black heios who carry the blocks on the final page.
#3: This one is found on page 2, level 1. Find the tulip that turns you into an egg and shoot yourself up. You will land on a platform with a bubble -- pop it and you get the black Yoshi egg. You will be able to select Black Yoshi once you finish the level. Note that you can only have ONE Black Yoshi at the time.
#4: Go to Page 2-3. Go through the level until you find a Help Box that tells you about a "big egg." From there, go to the left and jump on the last floating rock, then jump on the one above that, and shoot the "?" bubble with an egg. You will receive the black egg. Beat the level and you have the black Yoshi. Note that you can only have one black Yoshi at the time.
To break bubbles without using an egg, simply run into them repeatedly.
Change Shy Guy Colors
To change the color of a Shy Guy, pound the ground next to it.
Eat Blocked-off Fruit
Can't get a fruit or other object because it's behind a wall? Here's what to do... simply shoot your tongue straight up or down, then rotate the analog stick toward the object. Your tongue should be fully extended and pass right through the wall!
If Yoshi is low on eggs, is not next to a egg block, and super happy, prepare to fire an egg but cancel that action. Yoshi will put the egg into the inventory and allowing it to be kept.
Heart Fruit Tricks
If you think the only thing that the heart fruit does when you eat it is make you invincible temporarily, you are wrong. Here are some of the other things it can do:
1. It saves you a ton of eggs. If you pound the ground next to a fruit trapped in a bubble when you are invincible, the fruit will break open!
2. It makes your tongue much longer, helpful for getting enemies from a distance.
3. Lastly, if you pound the ground next to a shyguy while you are invincible, the shyguy will turn into fruit!
Mario Paint theme song
Enter the "Time Trial" menu and listed to the game theme eight times.
Melons from ? Boxes
Here's a crafty way to get melons. Find two ? Crates (Not floating boxes, the yellow, green and blue crates) that are near or next to each other. Now, Sniff-sniff to make sure both are empty. If one is full, break it. If neither are, push them up against each other for a while, and out pops two melons.