The sequel to Super Mario World and a prequel to all Mario games. How is it? I'll tell you.

User Rating: 9 | Super Mario: Yoshi Island SNES
In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island you play as different Yoshies. Your goal is to carry Mario safely through each level on your way to find Luigi and the Stork who was carrying the two babies. Mario sits on Yoshi's back and he time Yoshi is hit Mario goes up into the air, Yoshi only has a certain amount of time to get Mario back before Baby browser's helpers get Mario.

The idea and gameplay are quite different from Super Mario World. Which is a good thing, as great as Super Mario World was another game based on the same exact gameplay would have gotten old. Focusing on Yoshi and his several different moves along with some fantastic level designs make this game unique. Allowing for this sequel to be enjoyable as the first Super Mario World.

There is a total of 6 different worlds with 8 levels each. 2 of the 8 levels are castles which have a boss. At the end of each level you will get a score ranging from 1 to 100. If you get a perfect score of 100 you will unlock a secret level for that individual level. Allowing for some replay value. The levels and enemies vary. I found the castles to be more interesting this time around compared to the original Super Mario World.

The game looks like colorful pop up story book. Which fits well with the whole "baby" Mario and Browser idea. For a game released in 1995 this game looks beautiful. The music is not as good as the first Super Mario World but it still is good.

This is a great plat former that provides variety, great graphics for its time, good music, and most importantly fun.

9/10

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