Yoshi Makes Super Mario Galaxy Appearance!

Posted on Apr 1, 2008 12:00 AM EDT by: Hairball

Sources close to SM128C have revealed that Yoshi, Mario's friendly dinosaur friend has been found in a cameo role in Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii.

Gamers that have played Super Mario Galaxy are sure to have noticed subtle hints of Yoshi in the game. There are two such "hints", a giant Yoshi egg planet found on Good Egg Galaxy, and a planet resembling Yoshi's face found on Space Junk Galaxy.

Yoshi awaits Mario in the main area of the Comet Observatory, at the platform where Princess Rosalina waits for Mario to take him to the centre of the universe to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser. Yoshi is not playable, and wishes Mario well in his mission, he does not appear to have any additional functionality.

Confidential documents obtained by AlfipOrol and RopliOfal from Nintendo's EAD (Entertainment Analysis and Development) division in Japan describe the method to "unlock" Yoshi in Super Mario Galaxy as the following:

When contacted by SM128C, a spokesperson from Nintendo declined to comment on this matter.

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