Yoshi started out as a sideline character in Mario related titles like Super Mario World and Mario Kart, but his charm and good looks made him an instant hit with gamers on both sides of the bathroom wars, and soon Yoshi started having titles of his own.
Yoshi’s Island, Yoshi’s Safari and Yoshi’s Cookie are just a few of the dozen-or-so games which have starred the smiley anthropomorphic dinosaur with the powerful stomp and long sticky tongue, and yet with all the success this little guy has enjoyed over the years we know very little about his origin story.
Read on to find out fifteen fascinating facts about Mario's dinosaur pal Yoshi, just in time for the release of Yoshi's New Island for the Nintendo 3DS.
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