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Upload Date: November 25, 2016

This is not your typical Goomzilla video. Rather, it's a set of videos set into one Choose Your Own Adventure story. Instead of Goomzilla resolving the conflict, the outcome is in your hands.

One day on Yoshi's Island, the Yoshi clan is guarding an egg, presumably the next Yoshi to be born. But that night, a mysterious hooded figure crept onto the island and stole the egg while the other Yoshis were sleeping. Yoshi vows to retrieve the stolen egg.

When he alerts the news to the Mario Bros., all three of them have their own theories of a possible culprit. Luigi thinks it's Wario and Waluigi, Mario thinks it's Francis, and Yoshi thinks it's Bowser. Which one of these is correct? That's for you to find out.

How this is set up is Goomzilla has made multiple videos showing all the possible branches and endings of this adventure, but with the obvious exception of the prologue, they're all locked videos. Viewing them requires selecting the choices from the end of the branches or the video descriptions...or just giving up and checking out the playlist for all of the possible routes.

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There are seven different endings. However good or bad the ending you reach is depends on how many Yoshi cookies out of ten you receive. Can you receive the best ending on your first try? Your journey begins here. Good luck!

You can also view the trailer here, and the Hilarious Outtakes here.

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Tropes applying to Yoshi and the Lost Egg:

  • Absentee Actor: Koopa doesn't appear in this episode. Neither does Peach, although she is mentioned at least twice.
  • Adult Fear: Birdo goes through this when she finds out her baby is missing, and that it's been kidnapped by Wario and Waluigi.
  • All There in the Manual: Only in the description for the Karma Ending does it say what Wario and Waluigi wanted with the Birdo baby. Nowhere in the episode itself does it say that they wanted to force it to make eggs for them.
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  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Wario and Waluigi.
  • Big Eater: The Village Leader, if the other Yoshis surrounding him with food is anything to go by.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The Francis Ending, the Escape Ending, the Karma Ending, and the Mushroom Ending.
  • Black Comedy: This gem from the outtakes.
    Goomba: Did someone give the Yoshis rabies?
    Microgoomba: Maybe that's the next plan? Give all the Yoshis rabies?
    Goomba: Oh yeah, I have rabies.
    Microgoomba: You have what?!
  • Choose Your Own Adventure: The whole idea of this episode.
  • Continuity Nod: It turns out the people that the Bob-omb sold his house to were Wario and Waluigi. Fitting, since they were running an auction.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Yoshi gets his chance in the spotlight in this adventure.
  • Distressed Dude: Luigi.
  • Downer Ending: The Bowser Ending and the Anarchist's Ending.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Yoshi in the Anarchist's Ending.
  • Fantastic Racism: It's said that there is sometimes tension between the Yoshis and the Birdos, implying this.
  • Fetch Quest: Yoshi must retrieve the lost egg.
  • Happy Ending: The Birdo Ending.
  • The Hero: Yoshi.
  • Hilarious Outtakes: Like the Quest movies, they have their own video.
  • Hourglass Plot: The Anarchist's Ending and the Karma Ending are total flips of each other. Either Mario is cleaning the floors while Wario is laughing, or Wario is cleaning the floors while Mario is laughing.
  • In the Hood: Birdo when she steals the egg.
  • Karma Houdini: Played with. After Birdo defeats Wario and Waluigi and reunites with her baby, you have the option to punish them for their misdeeds or telling Birdo about the lost egg. The latter option is just a click away to the best ending, indicating that returning the lost egg was more important than disciplining Wario and Waluigi. By giving them Laser-Guided Karma through picking the other ending, you're just making the other Yoshis wait for an egg that will never come. That being said, Birdo does give them a good butt-whooping either way.
  • Large and in Charge: The Village Leader has the hugest Yoshi plush of all the Yoshis it's leading.
  • Mama Bear: Birdo.
  • Multiple Endings: Seven endings, to be exact.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: Those who saw Kamek's appearance in the trailer and were hoping for an explanation on how he survived total depowering in the previous episode were quite disappointed.
  • Not Me This Time: Bowser, known for causing trouble in the Mushroom Kingdom, did not do anything in this entire episode. In fact, the route to the best ending requires that you stay as far away from Bowser's Castle as possible, period.
  • Out of Character: Even Goomzilla admits that Yoshi's Face–Heel Turn in the Anarchist's Ending was very out of character.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: In the Mushroom Ending, the Village Leader comforts Blue Yoshi when the egg wasn't found.
  • Shout-Out: To The Simpsons, of all things. When Wario and Waluigi are reading a cookbook that says "Cooking With Birdo Eggs"—with "eggs" covered up with Waluigi's hand—Goomzilla recalls a similar joke happening in the first Treehouse of Horror.
  • Something Completely Different: Even more so than A Day in the Life of Mario, thanks to its choice system. Goomzilla even advertised it as "a twist".
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: The usage of Jade Jungle for the best ending may not seem like this on paper, but other endings share this song too, and this one doesn't feel too triumphant.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Kamek for believing a Super Mushroom could hurt Yoshi in any way. Goomzilla himself somewhat lampshades this.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Goomzilla never bothers explaining how Kamek recovered from total depowering, especially with the Diode presumably destroyed. That's just how it is. Subverted in that this isn't really Kamek, as we find out in Peach's Quest.
  • Verbal Tic: Kamek and Francis continue their "my king"s and "nerr"s, respectively, that carried over from the previous episode.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Goomzilla explicitly states in the video description for the prologue that Blue Yoshi is female, yet she looks, sounds, and behaves an awful lot like a male Yoshi.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: The Village Leader reprimands Blue Yoshi for letting her guard down in the opening, and the reprimanding continues in the worst ending.

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