The Video Game Project

A Closer Look At The Prototypes That Became Your Favourite Games!

Yoshi's Safari

Yoshi's Safari - Super Nintendo Yoshi's Safari was released on the Super Nintendo in 1993. A rail shooter, with support for the Super Scope light gun, Yoshi's Safari takes full advantage of the Super Nintendo's Mode 7 capability, which allows backgrounds to be transformed by rotating or stretching it.

The game is played from the point of view of Mario, riding on his faithful companion Yoshi's back. In fact, Yoshi's head is always visible, and accidentally shooting at him causes him to lose health. For your betrayal Yoshi even turns to give you a dirty look. Yoshi's Safari aims to put emphasis firmly on it's roots as a platforming game, and at times, it's essential to jump in order to avoid obstacles. Nintendo's development them even included branching paths that lead to different enemies, mini-bosses, or prizes, though they always end in the same main road, which leads to a boss.

Yoshi's Safari Prototype - Front

Proto - Front

Yoshi's Safari Prototype - PCB

Proto - PCB

Yoshi's Safari Prototype - Back

Proto - Back