Nintendo Life cover the history of the Yoshi character in this feature. Here's a portion of the article:
"Also in 1993, Yoshi would go on to champion Nintendo’s ill-fated Super Scope light-gun peripheral in Yoshi's Safari. Playing from the perspective of Mario riding on Yoshi’s back, the player was tasked with rampaging through “Jewelry Land” shooting at Goombas and Bullet Bills. This on-rails shooter did not receive critical acclaim, with a reviewer from Electronic Gaming Monthly saying that “after playing this for a while you will want to turn the SuperScope on yourself and end it all!” Let’s move on quickly!"