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, also shortened to Scratch, 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.

This minigame returns in Yoshi's Island DS, where players scratch the cards on the Touch Screen using the stylus Stylus.

Names in other languages[edit]

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