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Super Mario World - Green, Yellow, Red, and Blue Yoshi Abilities Clarified

When playing Super Mario World for Super Nintendo a common question comes up basically every time. What is the purpose of the colored Yoshi's? It has to do with the color of your Yoshi and what color shell it has in it's mouth.


For example: If a Yoshi has a shell in it's mouth it usually gains a special ability. I made a list to clear it up.


A Blue Yoshi plus the following shell equal the resulting abilities
Green Shell = Flying Yoshi
Red Shell = Flying Yoshi + Fire Spitting Ability
Yellow Shell = Flying Yoshi + Ground Pound Ability
Blue or Rainbow Shell = All Abilities Above


A Red Yoshi plus the following equals
Green Shell = Fire Spitting
Yellow Shell = Fire Spitting + Ground Pound Ability
Blue Shell = Fire Spitting + Flying Yoshi
Red Shell or Rainbow Shell = All Abilities


A Yellow Yoshi plus the following equals
Green Shell = Ground Pound Ability
Blue Shell = Ground Pound + Flying Yoshi
Red Shell = Ground Pound + Fire Spitting Ability
Yellow or Rainbow Shell = All Abilities


A Green Yoshi plus the following equals
Green Shell = Nothing
Blue Shell = Flying Yoshi
Yellow Shell = Ground Pound Ability
Red Shell = Fire Spitting Ability
Rainbow Shell = All Abilities


These abilities make Star World and Star Road a lot easier if you memorize the list. Also whenever Flying Wings appear from a question box and you have a Yoshi it flies away and becomes a Blue Yoshi.


These concepts were later taken from Super Mario World and focused into Super Mario World 2 Yoshi's Island. Which Nintendo focused on colored Watermelons for abilities. The sequel Super Mario World 2 Yoshi's Island did not focus on special Yoshi Abilities. It was not as popular as Super Mario World (original) but had more defined graphics.


Snes games like these are the reason why Nintendo is such a dominating force in the Console Entertainment System market. So next time you hook up the Super Nintendo try out these color Yoshi tricks.


Matthew Corgan is the author of http://www.originalnintendo.net


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