List of Yoshi's Island DS pre-release and unused content
This is a list of pre-release and unused content for the game Yoshi's Island DS.
When originally announced at E3 2006, Yoshi's Island DS was tentatively titled Yoshi's Island 2. The game's early box art also featured a Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection logo, implying that this game was at one point going to have Wi-Fi features that were scrapped before the final version was released.
In the E3 2006 demo build, players could only defeat enemies while jumping on them with Baby Mario. This was changed by the final version, and the player can defeat enemies regardless of the baby. Baby Peach's cry also sounded different.
An early screenshot showcasing a battle with Big Guy the Stilted seems to suggest that Big Guy was once going to be organic, as he had no patches on him in that picture (although one patch is visible near his right foot, which may merely mean his graphics were incomplete at the time).
One screenshot of an unknown origin shows a Black Yoshi traversing a flowery area with Baby Peach. The particular event illustrated in the picture does not seem to be left in the final game. The level Donuts and Eggs also did not have a sunset background, as shown in an early trailer.
An early battle with Big Guy the Stilted, who lacks mechanical features here.
Early Mario's Fleet Feet with an early Red Yoshi. Red Yoshi is only available in the 7th level of each world. Light Blue Yoshi normally will appear in this level. This looks midday, vs. the final, which looks like sunset.
Early Gilbert the Gooey's Castle with an early Purple Yoshi. Purple Yoshi appears instead of a Pink Yoshi.
Early Gilbert the Gooey fight in Gilbert the Gooey's Castle.
Early Kangaroo segment in Mario's Fleet Feet.
Early Yoshi on Stilts
Bouncies in an unknown level.
Yoshi evading a Super Big Tap-Tap. Notice how in the final version of Mario's Fleet Feet, Yoshi can't run that far right on the screen.
A screenshot featuring a Stork Stop. The nearby coins don't appear like that in the final.
Although never used in the game, graphics for character coins of Baby Wario and Baby Bowser exist, but they lack animation. Similarly, graphics exist for at least two different title screens, and at least one of them was entirely complete when it was scrapped. It's also worth noting that all were static images, unlike the final game's rotating shot. Two of the scrapped title screens have a Yoshi's Island 2 logo.
- ^ Project Star World. (February 8, 2021). Nintendo E3 2006 - Yoshi's Island 2. YouTube. Retrieved June 6, 2021.
- ^ DoubleUD. (May 20, 2006). Yoshi's Island 2 E3 Trailer. YouTube. Retrieved June 6, 2021.
- ^ $/file/objcharacoin.arcz
- ^ Any attempt to access a nonexistent level will crash the game, sending players to the most complete of these.