- Publisher: Nintendo
- Release Date: Sep 24, 2002
- Summary: When Baby Mario falls from the sky, the big-hearted Yoshis vow to reunite him with his twin brother on the far side of the island. It won't be easy, but you must help them take on a meddling Magikoopa and his entire cast of underhanded underlings. Your journey spans the island's jungles, caves, and snowcapped peaks--each area filled with hidden rooms, secret passages, charming minigames, demented bosses, and all-new pals. Sure, Yoshi looks cute, but he packs some pretty amazing firepower--he can throw eggs, hover, stomp, pound the ground, slurp up enemies, and morph into a toy submarine. … Expand
Positive: 30 out of 30
Mixed: 0 out of 30
Negative: 0 out of 30
Oct 27, 2011one of the five games on Super Nintendo that I was obsessed with when I was a child; I never had the chance to own it or complete it, until getting the port of it on GBA, and I finally played the game in its entirety, and I love it, it is one of my favourite games of all time… Expand
Nov 20, 2011This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I love this game so much. I enjoy how the game play is suited to younger gamers who may think the side scrolling Mario is too fast for them, and Yoshi is a good platforming character and the storyline of saving Baby Luigi from Baby Bowser is a good one. Also, the final battle is epic, and one of my favorite from any game. Really if you have a GBA there's little excuse for you to not have this game already. 10/10 A+… Expand
Nov 21, 2011This is game of my childhood. And I still think it's masterpiece and in my opinion best 2D platformer ever. The best thing about Yoshi's island is difficulty. Even though it's game for children secret and extra stages are really challenging (creators got little bit overboard with Endless world of Yoshis)… Expand
Mar 9, 2014This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. My favorite game. Great art, music, atmosphere, controls, plenty of secrets, and level design. This game is cheerful fun until the end, when suddenly Baby Bowser becomes huge and terrifying, and it's up to you to stop him in this dark turn in the game.
PS touch fuzzy get dizzy- TOUCH ALL THE FUZZY… Expand
Jul 19, 2014Game: Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island
System: GameBoy Advance (GBA)
Total Score: 97/100
Value Score: 97/10
• Story: 10/10
• Characters: 10/10
• GamePlay: 10/10
• Graphics: 10/10
• Sound: 9/10
• Music: 10/10
• Length: 10/10
• Replay Value: 8/10
• Player Value: 10/10
+More secret levels added to gameplay
+UI has changed for the most part and looks more appealing than the original version
+Some levels have been re-designed and better designed than in the original version
+A overworld map was added
+Additional sound effects have been added such as when Yoshi jumps for an example.
+Wording and text have changed and been improved
+Mario bros added as secondary game
-Some mini games were missing due to the lacking of the number of GBA buttons
-Sound effects and the music's tone was dumbed down due to the lower quality of the GBA… Expand
Jul 17, 2013Solid platformer and excellent port of the SNES classic, gets repetitive after a while, but still a very fun game to play, especially on the go.
Graphics are retained close to its SNES counterpart and the colors are as vibrant as ever, I really praise the art style they used back then and still use now, very waterpainting like.
Controls are very responsive, much like any Mario game plays.
Gameplay is your basic run-of-the mill platformer, anyone who ever played a Mario game is right at home with Yoshi in their hands, when you finish the game, you revisit past levels to collect any missed red coin/flower, which in turn opens up bonus levels which keep you coming back for more.
All in all, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, is a perfect port of the SNES classic, brings everything you loved back and even adds extra sprinkles on top!… Collapse