Yoshi's Island (SSB)

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Yoshi's Island
Yoshi's Island
Yoshi's Island
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Universe Yoshi
Appears in SSB
Melee
Home stage to Yoshi
Availability Starter (SSB)
Unlockable (Melee)
Unlock criteria Hit the Sandbag 1,312.4 ft (400m) in the Home Run Contest.
Tracks available In SSB:
Track #9
In Melee:
Yoshi's Island N64
Tournament Legality
Melee Singles: Banned
Doubles: Banned
Article on Super Mario Wiki Yoshi's Island (place)
You can land on the clouds that float on either side of the stage, but if you do, they won't hold up for long.
—Super Smash Bros.'s instruction manual
For other stages with this name, see Yoshi's Island (SSBM) and Yoshi's Island (SSBB).

Yoshi's Island (ヨッシーアイランド, Yoshi Island) is a stage in Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Stage layout[edit]

The stage in Melee.
Yoshi standing on the rightmost cloud in Smash 64.

Visually, the stage looks like it's made of cardboard. The main platform is an open book, and as such it has a V shape instead of being completely flat. Over the main platform hover three soft platforms; the bottom two slightly slope inwards, while the top one is flat.

In the sky surrounding the main stage float three clouds, one on the left side and two on the right. After standing on a cloud for about four seconds it will disappear; this can be prevented by repeatedly jumping instead of standing continuously on it. Disappeared clouds reappear after seven more seconds. Message Blocks hover in the background above the clouds, but they have no gameplay effect.

Goonies and Fly Guys occasionally fly in the background, but do not interact with the players.

The version of this stage in Super Smash Bros.'s 1P Game is slightly smaller and lacks the clouds.

Tournament legality[edit]

In both Smash 64 and Melee Yoshi's Island is banned, primarily because the clouds can promote camping. In particular, the rightmost cloud is very far from the stage and is a very powerful camping spot; additionally, some characters such as Link in Smash 64 are unable to make it back to the stage from said cloud.

Origin[edit]

The Super Happy Tree in Yoshi's Story.

This stage and its aesthetics are inspired by Yoshi's Story. In that game, Baby Bowser has turned Yoshi's Island in a storybook and stolen the Super Happy Tree, the magical tree which also appears in this stage's background.

Yoshi's Story features clouds that can be used as platforms, some of which have to be activated by pressing a switch and disappear when the switch's timer runs out. However, their design is different from the ones in this stage.

Message Blocks appear in some Mario and Yoshi games, and give hints when hit. Their design in this stage is the one from the Yoshi series.

Goonies and Fly Guys are enemies from the Yoshi series, which appear in this stage with their Yoshi's Story design.

Trivia[edit]

  • In Smash 64 the background with the sun, clouds, and ocean remains still no matter which direction the camera faced, giving the appearance of a Green screen, but in Melee the background is rendered in 3D.
  • In Smash 64, eggs spawn on this stage instead of capsules.
  • This is the only stage in Smash 64 to have an orange background in Training mode.
    • Interestingly, the game's Stage Select screen is arranged in a checkerboard fashion regarding stage background colors, with all other stages featuring sky blue (with a lighter blue smash logo) or black (with a red smash logo) backgrounds. The Yoshi's Island icon lines up symmetrically with the Random Stage button, presumably for aesthetic purposes.

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