Yoshi's Tropical Island
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“This is where the Yoshis live..., Watermelon Island and Cantaloupe Island. The Yoshi on the middle island is surrounded by whirlpools, and can't get off the island! That Yoshi's best friend is worried, and watches from the shore. Please, do something!”
Not to be confused with Yoshi's Island.
Yoshi's Tropical Island is Yoshi's board in Mario Party. Consisting of Watermelon Island on the left, Cantaloupe Island on the right (both islands are shaped like two Yoshis), two adjoining bridges, and a small island in the middle, it was said that many Yoshis live here, but only two are shown on the board (three if a player has Yoshi as his or her character). A Pink Yoshi is on the small island for unknown reasons and is surrounded by whirlpools, while a Blue Yoshi is watching from Watermelon Island, unable to do anything about it. Players need to collect Stars to get rid of the whirlpools and reunite the two Yoshis.
At the end of the game, the winner's Stars get rid of the whirlpools (unlike other boards, the individual Stars do not merge into one big Star on this board), and form a bridge for the Blue Yoshi to cross to meet his friend on the small island. The winner quickly comes to the island as well, and the players in second and third place, Toad, Koopa, Boo, a Thwomp, and the Star follow. The player in fourth place tries to join them, but gets taken away by Bubba.
The board is divided into two islands with two one-way toll bridges between each one, with no other branching paths. This ensures that a player must pass either Toad or Bowser every time they circle an island, and must remain on the same island if they cannot afford to pay the toll to cross.
The following table shows how many spaces there are on the board, and how many there are of a certain type.
"Did you see the whirlpools? You can't cross over to the middle island."
"That Yoshi by the seashore is crying because he can't go see his friend."
"They're torn apart, those two Yoshis. They were the best of friends."
"As long as the whirlpools are there, that Yoshi can't see his friend. Oh, it's so sad!"
"If only some kind of strength could make that whirlpool go away!"
"Those poor, poor Yoshis. If only somehow, we could get them together."
"I have one piece of advice! Beware of Bubba! He plays tricks on the ? Spaces." -Koopa Troopa
"As a toll for passing, you must pay more than X Coins. Will you pass?" -Thwomp
"You're going to help the Yoshi in the middle, right? Here, take this. This is a mystical item, the Bowser Tube. You can use this! What happened? It broke? It must've been the wrong size. ...Have you gotten fatter? Well, that'll be 30 Coins!" -Bowser
"You're going to help the Yoshi in the middle, right? Here, take this. Oh! You don't have enough Coins! Oh well, I'll just take them all! See ya! Wah, hah, Hah, HAH!" -Bowser
"Due to Bubba's trick, Toad and Bowser switched places."
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