Star (Yoshi's Island series)

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Artwork of Stars from Yoshi's New Island.
Artwork from Yoshi's New Island
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)
Effect Collecting stars adds time to the Countdown Timer if Baby Mario is let go (touches an enemy).

A star (originally formatted as Star), or Star Man,[1] is an item in the Yoshi's Island series. Stars appear from certain defeated enemies and some Winged Clouds or by dropping an enemy or egg inside a tulip. Winged Clouds can hold five stars, while tulips spit out eight stars. However, if a Yoshi has reached the maximum number of stars, these stars are replaced by coins. There are also packs of stars that come in 10 or 20. Two of them also appear if a Red Egg hits an enemy. These stars are used when Baby Mario falls off a Yoshi's back. The stars create a bubble around Baby Mario, protecting him from Toadies until it is depleted. Every star collected adds one more second to the Countdown Timer, maxing at 30. Checkpoint Rings give a Yoshi ten more seconds as he passes through them. Should the player recover Baby Mario with fewer than 10 stars remaining, the counter gradually refills to 10. In Yoshi's Woolly World and Yoshi's Crafted World, stars are replaced by Hearts.

Shy Guys turn into stars when Yoshi performs the Ground Pound in the Yoshi microgame of WarioWare: D.I.Y.

Stars appear at Universal Studios Hollywood's Super Nintendo World in the Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge queue. They lack mouths, looking more like the Super Star.


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

  • Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console manual description:
    • English:
      Each one increases your star power by one. The maximum that you can have at any time is 30.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スター

Chinese 星星

French (NOA) Étoile
Italian Stella
Korean 스타부적
Star Charm

Russian Звезда

Spanish (NOA) Estrella



  1. ^ September 1995. Nintendo Magazine System (AU) issue 30. Page 11 and 15.
  2. ^ Proto:Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island/ys romX 0#Graphical Differences. The Cutting Room Floor (English). Retrieved July 5, 2024.
  3. ^ Proto:Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island/ys romX 0/Items. The Cutting Room Floor (English). Retrieved July 5, 2024.