Snake (species)

From the Super Mario Wiki
A Blue Snake from Yoshi's Story

Snakes[1] are creatures that float in the air and can be used as moving platforms in Yoshi's Story. When a Yoshi steps on one, the Snake will start flying in the air. They are only encountered in the first area of Stage 3-1: Cloud Cruising, in which they are found en masse.

Snakes come in two types: Blue Snakes[2] and Red Snakes[2]. When stepped on, both will play carnival-esque music, but the music is slightly different depending on the Snake and plays either forward or backwards, depending on the Snake's path. Should a Yoshi lose a Snake, the Yoshi ca always find a it again at its original spot. Otherwise, once a Snake moves, it never stops. Blue Snakes are encountered first, and move in a horizontal zig-zagging motion, while Red Snakes move in a vertical zig-zagging motion, necessitating jumping to stay on board; both change direction when landed upon. The incline that the Snakes travel in varies between each.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヘビリン
From 「蛇」hebi, meaning snake.


  1. ^ Yoshi's Story official website (Wayback Archive). Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Yoshi's Story Player's Guide, pg. 56