Trivia / Yoshi's Island

  • Name's the Same: The theme for the cave levels is called "Crystal Caves". There's also a level in Donkey Kong 64 called "Crystal Caves".
  • Recycled Set: The Advance version recycles sounds originally used in Yoshi's Story.
  • Trope Namer: For Ground Pound.
  • What Could Have Been: There may have been points in the game where you control Baby Mario himself without the star, as there are Dummied Out sprites featuring him crawling and even a Yoshi-less victory pose.
    • There are also unused transformations for Yoshi in the game, including a mushroom, a plane, and a walking tree.
    • There's an oft-told story that Shigeru Miyamoto's bosses at Nintendo were so impressed with the original Donkey Kong Country 1note  that they wanted this game to go in a similar direction, which Shigeru Miyamoto disagreed with (and fired a well-publicized Take That at DKC as a result; see the game's page for more info), creating the well received crayon-style graphics as an act of rebellion.