Raphael The Raven's Castle

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Raphael The Raven's Castle
SMW2YI Raven.png
Level code 5-8
Game Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3
Boss Raphael the Raven
Music track Castle & Fortress
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Raphael The Raven's Castle is the castle of World 5 in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, where Raphael the Raven is fought. This level's playable Yoshi is the blue Yoshi.


Yoshi about to morph into a Train in a bonus room in the level Raphael The Raven's Castle in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.
Train section

Yoshi starts off on a log bridge. The player has to start walking to the right. Yoshi will come across five stone pillars. The player has to go across, but the player should not stand on the last pillar for too long, because the rolling rock at the top collapses, potentially causing Yoshi to fall into a pit. Once across, the player will find a red moving platform that moves upward. When Yoshi reaches the top, he will find more red platforms ready to rise upward. The player has to quickly jump onto one of the platforms, as the first one will start falling. When Yoshi reaches his way to the top, he will be confronted by a Goonie and two Blow Hards. The player has to go up the stairs and enter the door.

Yoshi finishing off Raphael the Raven on the moon in the level Raphael The Raven's Castle.
Yoshi fighting Raphael the Raven

Yoshi will then be in the castle proper. As he starts his upward descent, Yoshi will come across a Warp Pipe that spawns yellow Shy-Guys to his right. As he progresses, he will find two Mace Guys. Halfway at the top, he will find a blue watermelon. As he progresses to the right, he will come across three Blow Hards, two hanging on the ceiling, one perched on the wall under the peg platforms Yoshi's walking on. After Yoshi makes it through the Blow Hards, he will find a Winged Cloud containing five Stars. The player will have to continue to the right. Yoshi will find two Shy-Guys and a Bouncing Bullet Bill cannon. To the left of the cannon is a Special Flower. After grabbing the flower (or skipping it), Yoshi will jump on a trampoline bubble. If he quickly strifes to his left, he will grab a couple of Red Coins and another Special Flower. There is another blue watermelon hanging above a Warp Pipe. The player has to continue upward, and dodge the Bullet Bills fired by out-of-reach Turtle Cannons. Yoshi will then go to the left, avoiding a Mace Guy and two Kaboombas.

However, Yoshi can avoid the Kaboombas and find a Middle Ring, plus yet another Special Flower, by taking the upper route. However, if the player goes through the lower route, the player will have to guide the Train in the room to get a Special Flower and some Red Coins. After, the player has to go through the flippers and wait for the transformation time to run out since there is no Yoshi Block. Finally, after ascending up, Yoshi will find some Goonies and a couple of Bowling Goonies. The player will reach the boss door, where the player will fight Raphael the Raven himself. However, this boss fight takes place on the moon, far away from Yoshi's Island. After Raphael is defeated, the player will get a key that leads to the final world in the game.




Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグキューちゃんのしろ
Biggu Kyū Chan no Shiro
Big Raven's Castle

Chinese 大Q城堡
Dà Q chéngbǎo
Raphael the Raven Castle

French Château du Mainate Géant.
Raphael the Raven's Castle.
German Abroxas Schloß (Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island)
Abroxas' Schloss (Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3)
Raphael the Raven's Castle
Italian Il castello di Gracchio Bombo
Raphael the Raven's castle
Spanish Castillo de Rafi Raven
Raphael the Raven's castle


  • The boss fight against Raphael the Raven is the only time where Baby Mario does not cry when he falls off Yoshi's back, but the counter will still go down and he can be taken away by the Toadies.
  • This is one of only two castles in the game to not feature the "Room Before Boss" music, the other being The Potted Ghost's Castle.