Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, originally released as Super Mario: Yoshi 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 developed and published by Nintendo for the SNES console. Despite its title, this game serves as a prequel to all other games within the established Mario Bros timeline. While featuring Nintendo's trademark Mario character, the game's graphics and gameplay differed from all previous Mario games in that players control various Yoshi dinosaurs rather than Mario himself, who appears as a helpless infant.
Yoshi's Island was released on August 5, 1995 in Japan, October 4, 1995 in North America and October 6, 1995 in Europe. A port was made for the Game Boy Advance as Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3. The original version has yet to be announced to be ported for the Virtual Console. A sequel for the Nintendo DS, Yoshi's Island DS, was released in 2006.
Yoshi's Island was released to overwhemingly positive reviews, selling about 4,000,000 copies after release.
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