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Release year: 1995-1996 | Players: 1 player | Developed by Nintendo (Nintendo EAD)
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES)
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (AKA スーパーマリオ ヨッシーアイランド Sūpā Mario Yosshī Airando) is a 2d platform game developed by Nintendo EAD and released on the Super Nintendo in 1995 worldwide.
In this lovely retro game you play as Yoshi and not just ride him. Although people refer to it as a sequel to the Super Mario World, this game’s story actually takes place way before the Mario Brothers are even delivered to their parents via stork.
In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island, the Mario Bros are attacked mid-flight, with Luigi and the stork being kidnapped, and Mario falling to the ground below which happens to be Yoshi’s Island. The dinosaurs are now on a mission to reunite the brothers and send them to their parents.
The gameplay is quite different from that of classic Mario titles because instead of just jumping on platforms and bumping things, players use Yoshi to jump, run, and climb through large areas. Generally, there’s a lot more focus more on puzzles and item collection.
Aside from this, compared to the other Mario games where you die immediately after one hit, this game uses a countdown timer that acts as your “life” in the game. So Mario floats off and the player has to retrieve him before the time is up.
In terms of graphics and sound, Yoshi’s Island is outstanding. Even today, its graphics is as lively and vibrant as ever which really draws players into their world. And the music? Just superb. The compositions of Koji Kondo seriously bring every stage of the game to life and allows its players to be completely captivated.
Overall, there’s no denying that this game is amazing. The only fault one can probably find in it is that Mario’s crying is annoying and that the bosses can sometimes be too easy. They’re not really flaws but apart from those, this game is perfect.
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island has been ported to Game Boy Advance and Virtual Console (Wii & Nintendo 3ds).