The Cave Of The Bandits
The Cave Of The Bandits is the second level of World 6 in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3. As the name suggests, this level takes place in a cave filled with Bandits, and is the only level to feature more than one Coin Bandit.
The level has a volcanic theme. Mushroom Platforms can be found throughout the stage. Some of them conceal Bandits, who occasionally glance around the corner as they wait for an ambush. Yoshi has to watch out for these foes, as they lurk all around the area, and may snatch Baby Mario from him subtly.
Yoshi must first get past a couple of Bandits and a Boo Guy, above which is a Winged Cloud containing Stars. Below a nearby bucket is a Coin Bandit carrying the first Red Coin, with two more following shortly thereafter. Lava begins to appear, as do Lava Bubbles. After Yoshi passes an Egg Block, he encounters more Bandits, including one dropped from a balloon and another being a Coin Bandit carrying a Red Coin. There are two Winged Clouds nearby - the ones on the left and right contain a Smiley Flower and more Stars, respectively. After crossing more lava using Mushroom Platforms, Yoshi finds another Egg Block. The grey material here can be broken to get to a Smiley Flower and some Zeus Guys attempting to break through. Following this are two Flatbed Ferries, one horizontally moving and one vertically moving, above lava. A Fly Guy appears between them, carrying an extra life. After another Winged Cloud containing Stars, Yoshi moves on to the next section.
The next area begins with a Middle Ring. Little Skull Mousers and Bandits lurk nearby, some hiding. Several coins, including Red Coins, an Egg Block, and a Smiley Flower all appear in the area. A Winged Cloud containing Stars is concealed behind a thin layer of grey wall. Up ahead, over a slope, is a Baseball Boy which bats a Chomp Rock down toward Yoshi. After an Egg Block and a Bandit held from a balloon, Yoshi encounters Wild Ptooie Piranhas and more lava bubbles. The fourth Smiley Flower is contained in a Winged Cloud in between them. Toward the end are various enemies, including Baseball Boys, Wild Ptooie Piranhas, and Little Skull Mouser.
The final appear has a floor of spikes. A Middle Ring and a Super Star are provided. Superstar Mario must collect stars and run across the spikes all the way to the end, avoiding enemies, collecting coins, and obtaining the fifth and final Smiley Flower before reaching the goal roulette.
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