A Light in the Dark

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Not to be confused with A Beam in the Dark.
A Light in the Dark
A secret level in Yoshi's Island DS
Level code Secret 3
Game Yoshi's Island DS
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A Light in the Dark is the secret course of World 3 in Yoshi's Island DS. It takes place in a complex castle lit by many torches. This level's playable Yoshi is the black Yoshi.

Level layout[edit]

Area 1[edit]

Black Yoshi starts the level near a staircase which the player must go up; then he can continue going right after getting to the top to find more stairs to go down. After that, Yoshi must then jump over a spike pit, collecting Red Coins along the way. Yoshi finds a room inhabited by four Piranha Plants and a flower. A chain is nearby which must then be traversed using Baby DK, he then finds a Middle Ring and then access Area 2.

Area 2[edit]

After entering Area 2, Yoshi has to use rubber balls to bounce to a higher area, then jump over a gap and use the arrow wheel to get past some enemies. Once he gets past them, he can grab a key from the vase. Afterwards, Yoshi goes down a huge drop, and uses the arrow wheel to continue again until he nears a door. The door leads back to the area he began in, and Yoshi must use the Stork Stop to continue, switching to Baby Mario. Yoshi must then jump into a narrow path, encountering a Middle Ring, a bunch of enemies, and spikes. At the end, Yoshi must break another vase to get another key. Yoshi must then jump across a long pit to get to a locked door. The player must then enter the door to access Area 3.

Area 3[edit]

At the beginning of Area 3 is a Middle Ring, as well as a hut for Yoshi to obtain skis. He then skis down the slope for a while until the end of the skiing area. After skiing, Yoshi must jump over a few small ledges and platforms before making it to Area 4.

Area 4[edit]

At the beginning of Area 4 there is a Middle Ring and a few spikes to traverse, Yoshi has to dodge Crabbles along the way before reaching the goul roulette.



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese くらやみに ひをともせ!
Kurayami ni Hi o Tomose!
Light Fires in the Darkness!
French Une lueur d'espoir A light of hope
German Ein Licht im Dunkeln A Light in the Dark
Italian Una luce nel buio A light in the dark
Spanish Una luz en la oscuridad A Light in the Dark