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Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Designer(s) Takashi Tezuka (director)
Series Yoshi, Mario
Platform(s) Super NES
Game Boy Advance
Virtual Console
Release date(s) Super NES
JP August 5, 1995
NA October 7, 1995
PAL December 2, 1995

Game Boy Advance
JP August 31, 2002
NA September 28, 2002
Virtual Console
JP September 26, 2009
NA November 14, 2009

Genre(s) Platform game
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s) ESRB: K-A (SNES) E (GBA, VC)
Media 16-megabit cartridge

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (called Super Mario: Yosshī Island (スーパーマリオ ヨッシーアイランド Sūpā Mario Yosshī Airando?) in Japan) is a platform video game made by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System game console. A follow-up game called Yoshi's Story was released for the Nintendo 64, and a direct sequel was released for the Nintendo DS called Yoshi's Island DS.


Yoshi's Island takes place many years before Donkey Kong, the first Mario game. Baby Mario and Baby Luigi are being taken to their parents by the Stork, but a Magikoopa named Kamek attacks it, kidnapping Baby Luigi and causing Baby Mario to drop to Yoshi's Island. Baby Mario lands on the back of Yoshi, who, along with seven other Yoshis, helps Baby Mario defeat Baby Bowser and rescue Baby Luigi.