Salvo the Slime

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“Chaaaarge! I'm Salvo, duelist extraordinaire! Let's have us a little battle!”
Salvo, Mario Party Advance
Salvo the Slime
Salvo the Slime's artwork from Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3
Salvo the Slime in Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3
Species Slime Drop
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's Island DS (cameo) (2006)

Salvo the Slime is the boss of World 1 in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and its remake. Salvo is a Lemon Drop that was enlarged by Kamek. Salvo jumps at the player, trying to push them into a lava pit below his arena, though unlike most enemies, the player is not hurt by Salvo's touch. Instead, Yoshi is hurt by the Lemon Drops that Salvo summons. Because Salvo was a Slime Drop prior to his transformation, Lemon Drops break off of Salvo when he is hit by an egg. The more Salvo is hit, the smaller he gets, until he disappears altogether.

An alternate variant of him appears later as a non-boss enemy in the game, known in English simply as Slime. It can disguise itself as a block, and is defeated the same way. Slimes appear again in Yoshi's New Island.

Four different Salvo the Slimes appear in Mario Party 4 under his Japanese name, Big Slime. During the minigame Slime Time, the four versions of him appear, in yellow, pink, purple, and green.

Going only by his first name, Salvo makes an appearance as the boss of the second floor of the Duel Tower in Mario Party Advance. This game shows that he is capable of speech. Salvo challenges the player to a game of Volleybomb and rewards the player with the minigame upon defeat.

He also makes a brief cameo alongside other Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island bosses in the opening to Yoshi's Island DS.


Mario Party Advance[edit]

  • "Don't underestimate me because I'm beefy! I've got skills you've never even heard of!"
  • "If you beat me, you can have the Duel game. Lose, and you get nothing!"
  • "Let's begin!"
  • "My skills were no match for your own! Time for you to head to the third floor."
  • "You did it! And that means you can go on to level 3! There, the fiercest duelist awaits you!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグスライム
Biggu Suraimu
Big Slime
Chinese 大粘冻
Big Sticky Jelly
French Gros Machâlow Big Marshmallow
German Schleimi Pun on "Schleim" (slime)
Italian Molliccione From molliccio (soggy) and -one, an augmentative suffix
Spanish Babosón From baboso (slobbery) and -ón, an augmentative suffix.



  • Although Salvo is indeed a name (actually a surname), its use in this character's name is a pun on "saliva," referencing his slimy texture. It may also refer to how he discharges multiple Slime Drops (i.e. a "salvo") when hit by an egg.
  • In his artwork for Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Salvo is beige, while in-game, he is green.