Yoshi's Island DS

Feedsee Toys : Yoshi's Island DS : Explore mysterious island in a video game that spans both screens

Yoshi IslandA mysterious floating island has suddenly appeared over Yoshi's peaceful home. Soon after its arrival, children vanish from the island school. Thankfully, Baby Mario, Baby Peach, Baby Donkey Kong and Baby Wario avoid being kidnapped. Now, Yoshi and the four young superstars must set out on a wild and colorful quest to rescue the kids and investigate the ominous island hovering overhead. Thanks to the power of Nintendo DS, all of the lush vistas and perilous paths of Yoshi's Island span two screens. Each baby gives Yoshi access to unique powers while they cling to his back. Scroll up and down on the DS dual screen to see above and below.

Yoshi's Island Game Versions

"Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island" is a classic platform game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), released by Nintendo in 1995. Despite the name, the game is a significant departure from other entries in the "Super Mario" series in terms of gameplay and style.

In "Yoshi's Island", players take on the role of various Yoshis, not Mario, who must carry Baby Mario through a series of levels. The game is set in a pastel-drawn world, a colorful and charming aesthetic that was unlike most other games at the time. This art style, combined with innovative gameplay mechanics, makes "Yoshi's Island" one of the most distinctive entries in the "Super Mario" series.

One of the defining features of the game is the ability to swallow enemies and turn them into eggs, which Yoshi can then throw. This mechanic is used to solve puzzles, defeat enemies, and even to access certain parts of levels.

Another unique mechanic is the way health is handled. When Yoshi is hit by an enemy, Baby Mario gets knocked off his back and floats around in a bubble, crying, while a timer counts down. If Yoshi does not rescue Baby Mario before the timer runs out, Baby Mario is whisked away and the player loses a life.

The game is divided into several worlds, each containing a number of levels and culminating in a boss fight. The boss fights often involve enemies that start out small, but are made gigantic by the magics of the villainous Kamek.

"Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island" was acclaimed for its innovative gameplay, beautiful art, and memorable music. It went on to inspire several sequels and spin-offs, including "Yoshi's Story", "Yoshi's Island DS", and "Yoshi's New Island". It is remembered as one of the most influential and beloved games in the "Super Mario" series.