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The Goal Ring, also called the goal roulette or GOAL! Ring, is a ring found in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Yoshi's Island DS, Yoshi's New Island, and Yoshi's Woolly World. It is found at the end of every level (except for Castles and Fortresses), acting as the goal point. The Goal Ring is a circle consisting of all the flowers the player collected in that level and blue dots. When entered, the word "GOAL!" appears in the top-right corner of the screen.
When a Yoshi jumps through the Goal Ring and passes one of the babies to the next Yoshi, it will start spinning slower and slower. After a few seconds, the Goal Ring will stop spinning and land on either a blue dot or on a flower. If it lands on a blue dot, nothing happens and the player continues to the scoreboard and then the next level. However, if the roulette stops on a flower, the player instead goes to a Bonus Challenge (or gets five Medals, as in Yoshi's New Island, or goes to a bonus game in Yoshi's Woolly World) after they leave the scoreboard. In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 and Yoshi's Island DS, after the instant Bonus Challenge, the player will go to the next level. The spots on the goal ring always "bloom" in the same order when flowers are collected. The spot on the top of the goal ring will bloom for the first flower collected, and additional flowers will result in the addition of flower(s) every two spots away from the previous one in a counter-clockwise direction. If the player missed a flower in the stage, the matching spot in the Goal Ring will not bloom. Landing on one of these flower buds will have the same result as landing on a blue dot; thus decreasing the chances of them being able to play a Bonus Challenge.
In Yoshi's Woolly World, the Goal Ring underwent some changes. First, when Yoshi jumps through the Goal Ring, it instantly stops instead of spinning slower and slower. Second, blue dots and flower buds are replaced by beads. When Yoshi lands on a bead, the player earns some extra beads.
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