Snakes 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 and Red Snakes. 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.
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