Yoshi Wiki
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Super Mario World 2 - NA Boxart.jpg
The North American boxart for Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Developer Nintendo
Publisher Nintendo
Released Japan:
August 15, 1995
North American:
October 4, 1995
October 6, 1995
Genre Platformer
Modes Single player
Platform(s) Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
Star rate

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island is a platforming video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It is a sequel to Super Mario World which was Yoshi's first appearance.

Instead of playing as Mario, the player takes control of various Yoshis while Mario appears as a helpless infant.

In 2002 it received a remake for the Game Boy Advance known as Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3.

Though the original version has been scheduled to be released on Virtual Console for any other system, the GBA version ( Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3) has been released on VC for 3DS in Dec. 16, 2011 and on VC for Wii U in Apr. 14, 2014. However, the original version is one of the 20 Super Nintendo Entertainment System titles on Nintendo Switch Online for Nintendo Switch (released on Nintendo Switch Online in Sept. 5, 2019).


An unused Shroom Yoshi from the game.

The game begins with Stork delivering the twin babies Mario and Luigi. Suddenly out of nowhere, the Magikoopa Kamek attacks, kidnapping Luigi while Stork and Mario fall undetected towards the open sea.

Down on Yoshi's Island, Yoshi is taking a walk when baby Mario lands on his back. The map that the stork was using landed near Yoshi as well. Yoshi then goes back to tell the other Yoshis what happened. They discover there is a psychic connection between the Baby Mario and Luigi and decide to reunite the baby brothers using a relay system. Meanwhile, Kamek is outraged when he discovers he only got one baby and dissipates his Toads to catch the other baby.

The Yoshis take Baby Mario across Yoshi's island through several different stages such as grass, forest, tropical, hill and snow, fighting two bosses in each. After they defeat Raphael the Raven on the moon, the way to the last level, lava and caves, is opened. The Yoshis go through and defeat another boss before arriving at Bowser's Castle.

Yoshi then must go through one of four doors, each one leading to a different path. Kamek constantly attacks Yoshi and casts spells to stop him. At last, they arrive in Bowser's bedroom. Kamek tells Yoshi to hand over the baby when suddenly Baby Bowser wakes up. Baby Bowser stomps on Kamek before noticing Yoshi. He then wants to ride Yoshi and attempts to do so, however, Yoshi defeats him. Kamek is horrified and casts a spell on Bowser, causing him to grow. He grows so big that the castle is destroyed. Yoshi must then fight Bowser. After a long fight, Yoshi finally defeats Bowser and he is restored to a baby again and knocked out. Kamek is horrified and calls Yoshi a meanie before telling him that they will be back. Kamek then flies away into the night with Bowser.

Yoshi then runs through the ruined castle and finds the stork tied up and Baby Luigi. He frees the stork. The stork then flies away into the with the twin babies again. It finally arrives at the village and delivering the Mario brothers to their parents. It seems that the parents are not the real parents after being revealed at the start of Yoshi's New Island.



The main characters of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. They are the good guys who are innocent. The Yoshis all take turns with the use of Baby Mario.


Not many allies appear in the game. The only known ally is Poochy.


The enemies that in the game. Biting Bullet Bills are exclusive to the remake. They are:


There are twelve bosses in the game. Many of them are unique and original. They are all made bigger by Kamek (with the exception of Prince Froggy as Yoshi and Baby Mario become smaller).

World 1

World 2

World 3

World 4

World 5

World 6


Besides the Welcome to Yoshi's Island! tutorial stage, the Yoshis and Baby Mario travel through all these areas to rescue Baby Luigi.

World 1

It takes place in a grassy plains area and has innocent-looking characters around the area. The levels of the world include:

World 2

Takes place in the mountains. The levels of this world include:

  • Visit Koopa and Para-Koopa
  • The Baseball Boys
  • What's Gusty Taste Like?
  • The Bigger Boo's Fort
  • Watch Out for Lakitu
  • The Cave of the Mystery Maze
  • Lakitu's Wall
  • BOSS: The Potted Ghost's Castle
  • Extra: Hit That Switch!!

World 3

Takes place in a jungle with some lakes. The levels of the world include:

  • Welcome to Monkey World!
  • Jungle Rhythm...
  • Nep-Enut's Domain
  • Prince Froggy's Fort
  • Jammin' Through the Trees
  • The Cave of Harry Hedgehog
  • Monkeys' Favorite Lake
  • BOSS: Naval Piranha's Castle
  • Extra: More Monkey Madness

World 4

Takes place in a sunny and spacious area. The level's areas include:

  • GO! GO! MARIO!!
  • The Cave of the Lakitus
  • Don't Look Back!
  • Marching Milde's Fort
  • Chomp Rock Zone
  • Lake Shore Paradise
  • Ride Like the Wind
  • BOSS: Hookbill the Koopa's Castle
  • Extra: The Impossible? Maze

World 5

Takes place in an icy mountain. The levels include:

  • Ride the Ski Lifts
  • Danger - Icy Conditions Ahead
  • Sluggy the Unshaven's Fort
  • Goonie Rides!
  • Welcome to Cloud World
  • Shifting Platforms Ahead
  • BOSS: Raphael the Raven's Castle
  • Extra: Kamek's Revenge

World 6

It takes place out of Yoshi's Island and takes place in Bowser's Castle with fiery pits and lava everywhere. The levels include:


Luckily, during the quest of the Yoshis and Baby Mario, there are powerups that can be found around the island. They are:




This section is under construction. When completed, remove this notice."




  • This is the first game that gives Yoshi the starring role.
  • This game is the first Mario game to be found in French and German localisations.
  • There has been some confusion over if it is a proper sequel to Super Mario World, as this game chronologically takes place before all the other series. Therefore, it is not considered a proper sequel to Super Mario World, and is a prequel.
  • The fact that Yoshi is protecting babies from harm helps build Yoshi's personality and character trait(s).
  • This game is believed to partially be the inspiration for Mario is Missing and Luigi's Mansion, probably because the storyline surrounds the idea that one of the Bros. is captured and the other Bro rescues him (Although, Mario can't do much rescuing as a baby, so it's hard to see the connection.)
  • This game is one of the few Mario games to not have been released on the Wii's Virtual Console.
  • In the original game, all Yoshi's shoes are colored red, when in the GBA remake, they are different colors.
  • Three-Dimensional sprites exist in the game. They are in the intro and when Toadies carry Baby Mario away.
  • Yoshi can get hit by enemies and lose baby Mario in a floating bubble but will lose star points due to the countdown up to 30 seconds. If the countdown reaches zero and Yoshi doesn't get baby Mario in time, then Kameks minions will take Mario away causing Yoshi to lose a life, This feature would be used in Yoshi's Island DS, Yoshi's New Island.
  • Yoshi can die instantly in a number of ways, by touching spikes or thorns, He can also die by getting crushed in the rocks, Yoshi can also die by falling in lava getting burned and falling down the screen or falling in a bottomless pit, or not saving Baby Mario in time resulting in losing a life. This would also happen in sequels including Yoshi's Story, Yoshi's Island DS and Yoshi's New Island.