Yoshi's Island 1

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Yoshi's Island 1
Yoshi's Island 1 from Super Mario World

Mario standing on the edge of a platform

Level code 1-1
World Yoshi's Island
Game Super Mario World
Time limit 300 seconds
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Yoshi's Island 1 is the first level on Yoshi's Island in Super Mario World and the first level of the game. Though it is possible to beat the game without playing this level, it is the only way to reach the Yellow Switch Palace and to activate the yellow ! Blocks. Rexes are the most common enemies in Yoshi's Island 1. The level has a grassland theme.


Fire Mario is launched out of a Pipe Cannon

A Koopa without a Shell, sliding down a hill, is at the start of the level. The first Dragon Coin is found here as well, and soon after, a Banzai Bill is shot towards the player, followed by the first Rex. A Flying Prize Block yields a Super Mushroom. After a couple of more Rexes and the second Dragon Coin, a Super Mushroom pops out of a bush when the player passes. Just after another Rex, the player reaches a blue Warp Pipe containing a Jumping Piranha Plant. Only the pipe to the right can be entered, but first the Rotating Blocks have to be destroyed, which is not possible when Mario or Luigi is in his small form. Slipping into the pipe brings the player to a small area underground. The first regular coins of the game can be found here, as well as the third Dragon Coin. To reach the latter, the player has to destroy the Rotating Blocks again. Leaving the room causes the player to be shot out of the Warp Pipe and right through the Midway Gate. When choosing not to use the underground way, the player finds another Jumping Piranha Plant and Rex.

The Message Block ahead provides information about using the Item Stock. After a series of Rexes, the fourth Dragon Coin can be found on top of a hill; the hillside allows the player to slide down and defeat the oncoming Rex. If Mario or Luigi is in his Super form, ducking right after sliding is recommended because there is another Banzai Bill. Soon after, the player reaches another Message Block, which tells them about picking up and throwing a Koopa Shell. The player can use this hint exactly at this point: They can pick up the Red Shell ahead and throw it up to hit the Rotating Block, which releases a 1-Up Mushroom. The 1-Up Mushroom moves over the clouds above and finally falls down to the right. Having the yellow ! Blocks activated is useful here to catch the 1-Up Mushroom as it drops. A bit farther, the player finds a Prize Block that contains a Super Mushroom or a Fire Flower, depending on Mario or Luigi's current form. After another Banzai Bill and a Jumping Piranha Plant, the fifth and final Dragon Coin can be found, followed by the Giant Gate. This, however, is protected by a Chargin' Chuck, the first in the game. When not stomped on, the Chargin' Chuck does not move, instead continually jumping up.


Image Name Count
Sprite of a Blue Koopa without a Shell from Super Mario World Koopa without a Shell (blue) 1
Banzai Bill Banzai Bill 4
Sprite of a Rex from Super Mario World Rex 18
Jumping Piranha Plant from Super Mario World Jumping Piranha Plant 3
Clappin' Chuck Clappin' Chuck 1
Chargin' Chuck from Super Mario World Lookout Chuck 1 (if stomped)


Dragon Coins[edit]

  1. Next to the slanted platform with the Koopa without a Shell.
  2. Next to the set of three slanted platforms.
  3. In the underground area, under three Rotating Blocks. Requires a Spin Jump.
  4. On top of a bigger set of three platforms.
  5. Just before the Giant Gate, next to a green pipe.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヨースターとう コース1
Yōsutā Tō Kōsu 1
Yoster Island Course 1

Chinese 耀西岛 1
Yàoxidǎo 1
Yoshi's Island 1

French Ile de Yoshi 1
Yoshi's Island 1
German Yoshi-Insel 1
Yoshi Island 1
Italian Isola Yoshi 1
Yoshi's Island 1
Spanish Isla de Yoshi 1
Yoshi's Island 1