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Yoshi's Safari ROM

Yoshi's Safari rom

The Yoshi’s Safari ROM is available to play for Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). This game is the US English version and can be played using the BSNES or HIGAN (SNES) Emulator on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and IOS devices.


Yoshi’s Safari is a 1993 light gun shooter developed and published by Nintendo for its Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). It is the only Mario franchise game to feature first-person shooter gameplay and requires the SNES’s Super Scope light gun. As Mario and his pet dinosaur Yoshi, the player embarks on a quest to save the kingdom of Jewelry Land from Bowser and his Koopalings, who have kidnapped its rulers and stolen 12 gems. 

Additional Information

Yoshi’s Safari is a light gun shooter viewed from a first-person perspective. The game features 12 levels and requires the Super Scope, a light gun peripheral for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), to be played. The player views gameplay from the perspective of Mario riding on his pet dinosaur Yoshi’s back and uses the Super Scope to shoot enemies, which include the Mario franchise’s traditional Goombas, Koopas, and Cheep-Cheeps.

As the player fires the Super Scope, a power gauge will drop; firing too rapidly will deplete it and cause long pauses between shots, making players more vulnerable to enemy attacks. The game features a multiplayer mode in which one player controls Mario using the Super Scope and another controls Yoshi using an SNES controller. In the single-player mode, Yoshi is controlled automatically. After selecting a level from the overworld, the player must clear it within a time limit. In addition to enemies, the player shoots blocks with question marks to earn coins, and will earn an extra life by collecting 60.

The player loses lives if enemies deplete their health bar, if they fall down a pit with less than three coins, or if they fail to complete the level within the allotted time. Losing all lives results in a game over, forcing the player to restart. The levels feature branching paths leading to different enemies and prizes, though they always end on the same path, which leads to a boss fight. Bosses include the Koopalings piloting giant mechs, bigger versions of normal enemies, and Bowser. Power-ups, such as mushrooms, flowers, and stars, provide the player with extra health, firepower, and invincibility. Some power-ups can only be used during boss battles.

File Name

Yoshi's Safari

Cart Size







Nintendo R&D1


Light gun shooter


Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)

Release Date

July 14, 1993


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Game Genie is the name for a selection of video game enhancers developed by Codemasters and distributed by Galoob in the United States.

Each device provides an opportunity to customize gameplay, allowing players to take advantage of features not originally intended by developers, such as cheating, altering elements within a game, as well as unlocking hidden functions and assets.

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List of Game Genie Codes for Yoshi's Safari

Note: When using these first 4 codes, if you die during a boss, you will get 2 minutes.

  1. 1 Minute For Stage 1 Instead Of 4
  2. 9 Minutes For Stage 1
  3. 1 Minute For Stage 2 Instead Of 4
  4. 9 Minutes For Stage 2
  5. Infinite Time
  6. Lose Power More Quickly
  7. Lose Power More Slowly
  8. Gain Power More Quickly
  9. Gain Power More Slowly
  10. Infinite Power
  11. 1-Up With Every Coin After You Get 10
  12. Start With 1 Life
  13. Start With 5 Lives
  14. Start With 10 Lives
  15. Infinite Lives
  16. Almost Infinite Health
  17. Don’t Lose Coins When You Miss A Jump
  18. 1-Up With Every Coin After You Get 30
  19. 1-Up With Every Coin After You Get 99