Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island Cheats & Cheat Codes for Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance

The box art for Yoshi's Island shows Yoshi and Baby Luigi adventuring through the wilderness.

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island Cheats & Cheat Codes for Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island Summary

Waaa! Waaa! Waaa!

That is the sound that is likely going through your head if you ever had to play one of the Super Baby Mario games, and this is the game that started it all. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island is a Super Nintendo Entertainment System game that came out in August 1995. In the East, it is a direct sequel to Super Mario World, despite taking place before that game. So, in that sense, this game is more of a prequel.

The box art for Yoshi's Island shows Yoshi and Baby Luigi adventuring through the wilderness.

©Cover Art for Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island – License

In terms of gameplay, it is much like many other Super Mario games. The player has to control Yoshi and make it to the end of the stage by going to the right.

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island Premise

Super Mario World 2Yoshi’s Island stars the titular green dinosaur/dragon. Kamek, Bowser’s future advisor, has seen the future where Mario ruins Bowser’s plans again and again. In an attempt to avert this fate, Kamek intercepts the stork carrying the Mario Bros in an attempt to steal them. However, he only manages to snag Luigi, the poor guy. Mario is sent plummeting down onto Yoshi Island, where he lands on the titular Yoshi.

Sensing the poor baby’s plight, Yoshi, along with their many colorful look-alikes, set out to save the baby Luigi from Kamek. They go about this in a relay-style fashion. When you make it to the end of the stage as one Yoshi, you give the Baby Mario over to the next Yoshi, all the while dodging Kamek’s troops (not Koopa troops), as they are searching for Baby Mario, and the map bundled with him.

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island Main Characters 

  • Yoshi. For the sake of convenience, we will be listing all of them as one character. Yoshi is the name of both the dinosaur and the island. They come in many different sizes and colors, but they do play the same way!
  •  Baby Mario. He’ll achieve greatness, but at the moment, he’s kind of a brat. A very loud, and sturdy baby.
  •  Baby Luigi. So this is where the poor guy gets his fear from. Makes sense.
  •  Kamek. Boswer’s right hand man. He can see the future, cast spells, and kidnap babies from storks!

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island Titles of Video Games in the Series

  • Super Mario Bros. (1985)
  • Super Mario Bros. 2/The Lost Levels (1986) 
  • Super Mario Bros. USA/2 (1988) 
  • Super Mario Land. (1989)
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990) 
  • Super Mario World (1991)
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992) 
  • Super Mario 64 (1996)
  • Super Mario Sunshine (2002) 
  • New Super Mario Bros. (2006) 
  • Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010) 
  • Super Mario 3D Land (2011) 
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 (2012)
  • New Super Mario Bros. U/New Super Luigi U (2012) 
  • Super Mario 3D World (2013) 
  • Super Mario Odyssey (2017)

Yoshi’s games!

  •  Yoshi’s Cookie (1992)
  •  Yoshi’s Safari (1993)
  •  Tetris Attack (1995)
  •  Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (1995)
  •  Yoshi’s Story (1997)
  •  Yoshi’s Universal Gravitation 
  •  Yoshi Touch & Go (2005)
  •  Yoshi’s Island DS (2006)
  •  Yoshi’s New Island (2014)
  •  Yoshi’s Woolly World (2015)
  •  Yoshi’s Crafted World (2016)

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island Cheat Codes 

Free Minigames

In the level select screen hold the select button and press: x,x,y,b, a.

Hidden Coins

On levels 1-3, If you go to the second advice box jump high to the left. If done right you will come upon a ledge. Run to the left and you should receive 95+ coins.

Hidden Door

In Sluggy the Unshaven’s Fort, go in the door at your left at the start. Next, use a POW or ? bubble item. A door will appear. Go through it to receive a secret code!

Bonus Games

To play the bonus games at any time, hold Select and press X, X, Y, B, A on the map screen. A menu will appear with all of the mini-battles, two of which can be played against another person.

Bonus Levels

At the end of every world, there are two question mark boxes. When you get a 100 on every level in that world those two levels will appear.

Find a Hidden Beanstalk

When you are on levels 1-7 at the end after you have gone through the tunnel, there is a log. Go to the top tip of the log and jump. Then a bouncy ball will come out. Jump on that and you will go up. Then go to the left and roll the rock. A question mark will appear hit that and you will go up a beanstalk.

Raphael’s Train

On levels 5-8, most people cannot get 100 points because they’re missing a flower and a few red coins. To find these, get to the second rotating wooden beam, and jump in the gap between the beam and solid ground. You’ll find a train room. Hold Y to accelerate, and drive around the tracks to collect a flower and some red coins.

Extra Lives on World 4-1

To gain all the lives you want, try this:

  1. On Stage 4-1, with at least 3 eggs, but no more than five, grab a shell. But do not make an egg out of it.
  2.  When you get to a point where there are two tunnels with piranha plants, kill the plants with the eggs.
  3.  Stand on the tunnel facing the pipe with the shyguys jumping out.
  4.  Make sure that the shyguys are jumping out of the tunnel. Then spit the shell out.
  5.  The shell should go back and forth between the shyguy pipe and the pipe that you’re standing on killing the shyguys coming out of the pipe.

Be careful, because if a shyguy is standing too close to a pipe and the shell hits it, the shell and the shyguy will be destroyed.

Extra Lives on World 1-7

For nearly unlimited lives in World 1, try this:

  • Grab one of those baddies that roll up in a ball. The guys with the big noses, to be exact.
  •  When you get to a point where you see the middle ring, don’t go to it. Instead, go to the other side of the pipe that you just went past.
  •  When shyguys start coming out the pipe, spit the ball out.
  •  Grab the ball before it stops rolling. Repeat the same process over and over until you gain some men.
  •  If you wait until the ball stops you’ll have to do the process again. The same thing goes if you destroy the ball and you’ll have to grab another one.
  •  Another problem is if you’re not standing in the right spot. If you’re not, the ball will go over the pipe instead of bouncing back and forth between the pipe and the stuff you can destroy with your eggs or by ground pound.

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island Cheat Code FAQs

Is Birdo a Boy or a girl? That…is probably a “no” to both. For safety’s sake, best to go with they/them.

Why is Yoshi’s Island called Super Mario World 2? Its only called that outside of Japan. In Japan, it is simply known as Super Mario: Yoshi’s Island.

Who is the pink girl in Mario? Princess Peach, though this author personally thinks Princess Daisy is better.

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