Tap-Tap The Red Nose's Fort

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Tap-Tap The Red Nose's Fort
Yoshi about to finish off Tap-Tap The Red Nose in the level Tap-Tap The Red Nose's Fort in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.
Level code 6-4
Game Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3
Boss Tap-Tap the Red Nose
Music track Castle & Fortress
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Yoshi opening the corked pipe in the level Tap-Tap The Red Nose's Fort in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.
Yellow Yoshi opening the locked cork pipe. The cork is about to pop out of the pipe and fly off.

Tap-Tap The Red Nose's Fort is the sixth and final mini-boss fort in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3. This level's playable Yoshi is the yellow Yoshi.


The majority of the course consists of finding a key through a Warp Pipe maze, as the pipe to the way out is locked (actually, stuffed with a cork). Upon entering the maze, Yellow Yoshi exits the sewers through a Warp Pipe on the ground floor.

The key turns out to be guarded by a Slime on the lower first floor of the maze on the left side. Once Yoshi defeats the Slime (which requires all of his eggs), he can take the key and travel back up to the pipe and venture on.

Yoshi will then find himself on two obstacle courses over lava, which he must cross using first a wheel of spinning platforms, then a small log. Finally after the final Middle Ring, Yellow Yoshi enters the Warp Pipe to the battle of the fort.

Kamek will scream at Yellow Yoshi for making so much progress and "resize" a Tap-Tap.

While Tap-Tap the Red Nose is jumping around the arena, Yoshi will notice that the bridge over the lava is made of unstable blocks. He then pelts them with Yoshi eggs until a gap appears. Yoshi waits for Red Nose to jump at him, only to fall into the gap in the bridge. Yoshi then progresses onto the last four levels of the game.



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグカチカチの とりで
Biggu Kachikachi no Toride
Big Tap-Tap's Fortress
Chinese 大咔咔堡垒
Dà Kākā bǎolěi
Tap-Tap the Red Nose fort
French Antre du Gros Bobo. Den of the Big Tap-Tap.
German Stegos Festung Tap-Tap the Red Nose' Fortress
Italian La fortezza del Grande Piombospino The fortress of the Big Tap-Tap
Spanish Fortaleza de Metalón Tap-Tap the Red Nose's Fortress


  • If Yoshi does a Ground Pound on the cork that requires a key to remove, the cork will get further pressed down.
  • This is the only level in the game to have a boss, but no boss door. Instead, the boss room is accessed through a pipe.