Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

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Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Developer Nintendo EAD
Publisher Nintendo
System Super NES
Release Date Super NES
JP August 5, 1995
US October 4, 1995
EU October 8, 1995
Gallery GH Gallery
Rating ESRB: E

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island a plaforming game for the Super NES. Though billed as a sequel to Super Mario World, this game instead features Yoshi with a different gameplay style and set before the other Mario games. It is notable as being the first adventure game where Yoshi was the main character and also marked the first appearance of Poochy. The game is unusually because it's graphical style, ordered by Shigeru Miyamoto, looks as if it was drawn with crayons.



As a stork carries Baby Mario and Baby Luigi to their parents, Kamek attempts to kidnap them due to seeing a prophecy that they would cause trouble for Bowser. He only succeeds in capturing Baby Luigi while Baby Mario falls to the island below. This island is Yoshi's Island, and he lands on the back of a green Yoshi. All of the Yoshis work together to protect Baby Mari and save Baby Luigi.


In this game, the player controls a Yoshi (a different one in each level, as they pass Baby Mario after each level) who carries Baby Mario through each level. Unlike most platformers, Yoshi does not receive direct harm from enemies, but it will knock Baby Mario off of Yoshi's back. If Baby Mario is knocked off Yoshi for more than 10 seconds, the player loses a life and must start the level over again.

The Yoshis have a variety of moves such as swallowing enemies and throwing the eggs that are produced, as well as unleashing powerful ground pounds. They can also float for short periods of time by pedaling their feet as they jump.

Yoshis can also temporarily transform into various vehicles throughout the game when finding special items. Among these vehicles are a race car, a submarine, a train, a mole tank, and a helicopter.

There are six worlds in the game, with each world being made up of eight regular levels and one secret level. In the Gameboy Advance remake, a secret level was added to each world.



  • In terms of gameplay, the first sequel to Yoshi's Island was Yoshi's Story for the Nintendo 64.
  • It wasn't until 2006 that Yoshi's Island DS, a more direct sequel (it's working title was Yoshi's Island 2), was released.
  • The 2005 game Yoshi's Touch & Go follows a similar story as Yoshi's Island, but features a completely different kind of gameplay.
  • In addition to all of those, there was Yoshi's New Island in 2013, which once more follows the gameplay of Yoshi's Island, and in terms of storyline it takes place between the first Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Island DS.

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