Scratch and Match (minigame)

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Yoshi is about to win five extra lives (a "5-up" for three Baby Marios) in Scratch and Match

Scratch and Match is a Bonus Challenge in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3. It involves scratching cards to get extra lives. In the game the player scratches three cards; scratching a Baby Mario panel gives the player extra lives, while scratching a Toady does nothing.

The scoring in the Bonus Challenge is as follows:

  • 3 Toadies – Nothing (11.4% probability)
  • 1 Baby Mario – 1-Up (51.4% probability)
  • 2 Baby Marios – 2-Up (34.3% probability)
  • 3 Baby Marios – 5-Up (2.9% probability)

The arrangement of the cards is randomized. There are four Toady cards and three Baby Mario cards in the game, leading to a total of seven cards.

In Yoshi's Island DS, this minigame is just known as Scratch but otherwise has the same concept. Players scratch the cards on the touch screen using the Stylus.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スクラッチ
Italian Gratta e vivi Scratch and live