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This article is about the Slimes first seen in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. For the Slimes from the Dragon Quest series, see Slime (Dragon Quest).
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First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)
Variant of Slime Drop

A Slime[1] is a gooey creature made of slime, first appearing in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and its enhanced port Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3.


Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

Slimes appear in Tap-Tap The Red Nose's Fort and King Bowser's Castle, carrying keys. They are disguised as rectangular platforms until a Yoshi touches them, which makes them morph into their true form. Like Salvo the Slime (who was actually a Slime Drop before Kamek's transformation), they cannot directly harm Yoshi and Baby Mario, but they push them aside. If a Slime is hit by Watermelon seeds or an egg, it gets progressively smaller until it disappears. The same effect happens to the Slime if it falls into a spike or lava pit.

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

A Slime and its disguised form

In Yoshi's New Island, a single Slime appears in a secret room in Spray Day Mayday. The room can be reached via a door that will spawn by hitting a hidden Winged Cloud above a large block resembling a disguised Slime. The room contains another such block and a few Coins next to it; if Yoshi collects some of these Coins, the block beside will transform into a Slime and start attacking Yoshi as in its original appearances. The Slime can cause Yoshi to lose a life if it pushes him onto the spikes on the left. Defeating the Slime will cause a round of Coins (with several Red Coins under disguise) and a Smiley Flower to appear.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブロックスライム[2][3]
Burokku Suraimu
Block Slime


  • Nintendo Power's Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island guide considers this enemy to be Salvo the Slime.[4] This is changed in the Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 guide.[1]


  1. ^ a b Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 guide, pgs. 106-107 & 115.
  2. ^ 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 22.
  3. ^ 「ヨッシー New アイランド 任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's New Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 24.
  4. ^ "The key is being held by Salvo the Slime, the guardian of the first world. Load up on eggs prior to entering Salvo's chamber." - Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 116.