Why Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island is a Timeless Classic

Over on Twitch, I recently wrapped up a playthrough of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island. It’s a game that I’ve always held in high regard, but going through it now as an adult decades later further solidified its standing in my mind as an all-time great. What makes this one so special?

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The Best Games Starring Yoshi

Mario’s dinosaur friend makes appearances in a plethora of fantastic games. As a solo star, Yoshi’s output is…a mixed bag. A slew of mediocre puzzle games, one-off ideas, and a disappointing collection of platformers makes up the majority of the library.

Though Yoshi could be used better, there are a some real gems in the catalogue. Here are my picks for best Yoshi games!

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This Ends Tonight! – Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island Live Stream – FINALE

Hell bent on wrapping up the final two worlds of Yoshi’s Island in one sitting, this stream went into overtime as I struggled to push through the game’s surprisingly challenging final levels. As we march Baby Mario towards Baby Luigi, I vent about Bunny Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Also, what the heck is a cuddler!?

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Belly of the Beast! – Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island Live Stream – Part 3

In hindsight, it seems so obvious to push the pot. But in the moment, I oddly struggled trying to figure out how to take down this potted plant boss in Yoshi’s Island! Throughout the stream, I share an update regarding my dying Nintendo Switch, and things get really nostalgic in this edition of show and tell! Apologies for the abrupt ending due to technical difficulties!

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Push the Pot! – Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island Live Stream – Part 2

In hindsight, it seems so obvious to push the pot. But in the moment, I oddly struggled trying to figure out how to take down this potted plant boss in Yoshi’s Island! Throughout the stream, I share an update regarding my dying Nintendo Switch, and things get really nostalgic in this edition of show and tell! Apologies for the abrupt ending due to technical difficulties!

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Touching Fuzzy, Getting Dizzy! – Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island Live Stream – Part 1

A blast from the past stumbles in for a random late night stream! Had a wonderful time playing through the first few worlds of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island while hanging out with everyone that came by. Topics of discussion throughout the stream included the unfortunate fate of my Nintendo Switch, managing my growing hair in the middle of a growing pandemic, a racing-heavy PlayStation 1 show and tell, and stonks!

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I Just Want a Cape! – Super Mario World Live Stream

With my 3-year-old “nephew” tuning in, we decided to play a little bit of Super Mario World for him! I embarrass myself by being completely unable to get a cape, and I struggle to explain where Yoshi disappeared to after I jumped off his back to reach the final platform. Apologies for the conflicting music. Will remember to shut off the lo-fi beats for games where I want to play the music!

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Luigi’s Mansion Live Stream

It’s Hotel Hell, minus Gordon Ramsay! What was supposed to be a wonderful vacation for Luigi and company turns into a nightmare when the staff reveals their true colours. Join Luigi and I as we save Professor E. Gadd and unlock Luigi’s sticky sidekick!

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Let’s Play The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – Part 6 – Turtle Rock and the Wind Fish’s Egg

This is it! From Turtle Rock to the egg, we close out our Link’s Awakening adventure! Before we close the door on Koholint Island, we talk about Luigi’s Mansion 3, our Christmas wish lists, and end the stream with a round of anime video game show and tell!

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Let’s Play The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – Part 5 – From Eagle Tower to Turtle Rock

From getting a key ocarina song, to completing Eagle Tower, to entering Turtle Rock, we got a lot done during this Link’s Awakening stream! Along the way, we talk about games we’d take with us to a desert island, the evolution of libraries, do some Wii show and tell, and learn the story of how a new friend found my channel in the a rather unique way!

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