Baby Luigi has been kidnapped! Help the Yoshis and Baby Mario traverse Yoshi's Island to rescue him from the evil Kamek and Baby Bowser.
When it was released in 1995, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island represented a landmark moment in gaming: it marked the zenith of the 2-D Super Mario games and is widely-considered to be the pinnacle of the platform genre and one of the finest gems of the sixteen-bit era. With elements such as an artistic, coloring bok-like graphical style, a whimsical environment, expansive level design, and one of composer Koji Kondo's best offerings, *Yoshi's Island is a fitting capstone to the era of gaming when 2D roamed the Earth.
The game's unique graphical style is said to have resulted from a conflict within the Nintendo development house. Instructed to give the game a prerendered graphical style similar to the recently released and wildly successful Donkey Kong Country, producer Shigeru Miyamoto instead opted for a more cartoon-like style, with levels and platforms looking as if they had been drawn with crayons and felt-pens as if out of a children's story book.1*