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October 4, 2010


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Today marks the 15th anniversary of the North American release of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island! :D As you all can see, I'm a huge fan of the game more than, well, almost anything.

What are your guys' thoughts on this? How has this game touched you? What do you love most or remember most about it?

And oh, bloody 'ell, I need to regain that confidence to draw again. I feel so bad, as this immense lack of art certainly isn't doing Yoshi justice. He deserves better.
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cinnamel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, my...
I didn't realize the game has already become so old.
Well, Yoshi's Island has been the very first video game I played.
At that time I was only 5 and I sat in front of the TV and was just fascinated from all the colours and lovely characters.
Even today it still belongs to my absolut favorites.
Darredos Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Man, YI left a HUGE imprint in my mind.
The art, the bosses, the music, the story, the variety of enemies and environments, and YOSHI!!! =D
Still play it to my heart's content.
TomWells Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I loved the wax crayon-style art in the game. Everything about the game was excellent though. I consider it Nintendo's best game. Seeing the way Nintendo have performed wit the Game Cube and Wii, I don't see Yoshi losing the #1 spot anytime soon.
Yoshuzel Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loved Yoshi's Island. I loved it's charm in the music, the gameplay, everything. It was the my main inspiration to draw Yoshi.
Happy Yoshi's Island Day! :D

... Wow, after all these years, I can still draw the Yoshi's Island style! :D
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Komare3232 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Dang it! A day too late. Anyways, my best memory of Yoshi's Island is that it was the first video game I ever beat by myself. Plus I've come to learn that it was the first game my best friend had beaten as well! So that makes it more awesome than it already was. :)

From the games, my favorite parts were the giant orange/yellow ball men with white and blue striped shorts and red nose as well as getting eaten and pooped out by the frog (but mostly the frog lol). My favorite item to use in the games were those baby chicken folk that would come back to you when you threw them.

On a side note, unrelated to the games, I remember when my brother put me on the Yoshi's Story box art, so it looked like I was hangin with a whole bunch of yoshis! That was pretty magical to me way back when. Yoshi's my favorite.
Lazoshi Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Too damn old
Feld0 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
At the risk of losing all credibility as a Yoshi fan, I never owned an SNES or GBA. The only way I have, and have ever had, been aple to play Yoshi's Island was by emulation. I probably missed out on a great part of the game's charm by doing so, but it took me a good eight years to convince my mom that if I got a console, my life wouldn't get sucked into it (in retrospect, it happened anyway :XD:).

But from what I do know of the game, it's in a league of its own. Whereas most 16-bit games look like a pixelated mess to us these days, Yoshi's Island has a timeless, unforgettable, painting-like visual style that still holds up and impresses even by modern standards. The soundtrack, too, is simply amazing. Despite their frequent repetition, the compositions are masterful to the point where you start aching to hear them again level after level. The gameplay -- only the two Super Mario Galaxy games can possibly match Yoshi's Island for sheer variety and a blinding sheen of quality from start to finish. I can't go into detailed examples here because I'd go on forever, but it's very rare to see a game make such extensive and creative uses of its protagonist's abilities like Yoshi's Island does.

Oh, and that's without even mentioning that the game stars Yoshi front and center. That alone is enough to make any game special.

Once I get a 3DS, I will get to work tracking down every last collectible in the game. The controls aren't anywhere near responsive enough on my keyboard for me to even try to do it on my computer.

Happy 15th birthday, Yoshi's Island! May you get a sequel soon that does you proud!

(incidentally, I was born just a few short months before the game came out)
BrooklynBH Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember that i got two yoshi's games in that christmas, but it was because my parents brought me the game "yoshi" for NES, and I cried because I wanted Yoshi's island, and, well, they got me to a store to get it x3, I don't remember how many years I had, but, hey, it was a time when in Mexico, there was not too many stores for videogames (videogame stores started to open here in 2007 I think) so, I can only say, wow

and the part htat I most remember is when a frog ate me waaa
Marioman-64 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i remember first playing and was like "ZOMG look at this beautiful art!"

even though its not exactly what miyamoto wanted (he said so in some nintendo power), it's still beautiful :meow:

Oh! and all the unlockables for getting tons of points. THAT was fun :P
Garuru-The-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Should have been released on the VC to celebrate!

What I loved the most about the game (Aside from Yoshi!) was the music and the art style. I don't know what it was, but I loved the different layouts of each world (The flower fields, the forests, the jungles, the snowy mountains, the wastelands and especially the caverns). Maybe it's because I spent a lot of time in the wildlands myself when I was younger. The level designs were fun, the art was pleasing to the eye and the music really set the mood. I still see Yoshi leaping through the air from platform to platform set against a pink sky when I hear the Athletic theme playing. X3 It's hard to describe, but there was just something beautiful about the art style. Something that really captured my imagination.

Also, the boss battles, while not really being a challenge for any experienced gamer, were still fun regardless (Raphael the Raven being my second favorite , next to the final Bowser fight, which still gets my adrenaline pumping once I hear the music start XD).
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