Pro Tip of the Day - smw2 en Pro tip: playing some mini games in Yoshi's Island any time you want <p>In Yoshi's Island you occasionally find a locked door that, when unlocked, will lead to a bonus game where you have to play a game against a Bandit for extra lives.</p> <p>But what if you're low on lives and you haven't taken the time to <a href="">stock up</a>, <em>and</em> you don't want to bother going through a stage to find one of those locked doors?</p> <p>Well, good news!</p> <p>If you go the map screen </p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>And on Controller 1 hold Select while pressing X, X, Y, B, A, you'll be greeted with fanfare and a new screen</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>Which lets you choose which of the mini games you want to play (as an added bonus, you can play a couple of them with a second player)</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>And if you lose, there's no penalty, so there's really no reason to <em>not</em> go for it.</p> button codes pro tip smw2 SNES Tue, 09 Feb 2010 13:24:12 +0000 Will 366 at Pro tip: winning the Match Cards game in Yoshi's Island <p>When you're playing through Yoshi's Island, you occasionally run into some bonus games, one of which is the Match Cards game.</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>It's kind of like Memory, you get a quick look at the cards, and then they're flipped over and you have to make matches. Screw up a couple of times and you lose. </p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>But what if you don't have a camera or some other way to take a screenshot for reference? And what if you don't have a photographic memory?</p> <p>I like to use a pen and paper. You have just enough time to write down what's being shown to you if you're quick and use a kind of shorthand. </p> <p>For instance, with the screen above, I'd write:</p> <div align="center"> <blockquote>G F 1 G B<br /> 2 1 2 B<br /> R F M R M</blockquote> </div> <p>Then, it's an easy matter of matching up the items by consulting your notes. Which will fill up your inventory and</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>The last thing you match will turn into a 10UP!</p> <p>Double bonus!</p> pro tip smw2 SNES technique Mon, 05 Oct 2009 12:33:20 +0000 Will 275 at Pro tip: Naval Piranha is a pushover <p>In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, you get familiar with the boss shtick pretty quickly. You work your way through a castle, and at the end Kamek appears and makes a common enemy real big, which you then have to fight. The enemy at the end of World 3 is pretty obviously going to be a Piranha Plant.</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>So you make your way through the twisty and turny passages and eventually make your way to the boss's room, and you can see the little plant over on the far right. Just kind of ease into the room. If you get too close, the fight will start, and we don't really want that. </p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>If you get the plant just on the screen, try throwing an egg at it. If your aim is any good and you can smack it, you'll defeat it with one hit, surprising... well, everyone.</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>You can also stand just on the edge of the platform to make the egg-throwing easier, but I tend to walk over too far and get the battle started when I do that, which isn't that hard or anything, but this is much easier.</p> pro tip smw2 SNES Thu, 13 Nov 2008 14:04:10 +0000 Will 27 at