I've played them all, mario 1-2-3, all the gb ones, all the spinoffs, this game simply has the most to offer of any mario platformer. The bosses are incredible and memorable, the egg shooting and ricocheting mechanic is genious, and hidden flowers and red coins add alot of depth to each level, this is quite honestly among the top 5 best games ever in my book.
I have a list of my top Ten favorite Mario Games. 10 - Super Mario World 9 - Super Mario Bros 8-Super Mario 2 for the Gameboy 7- Paper Mario 6 - Paper Mario The Thousand year Door 5 - Mario Galaxy 4-Super Mario 2 3-Yoshis Island 2-Mario RPG 1- SuperMario 3
Yoshis Island works because you just go around walking through levels and finding ways to defeat some fun bosses. And Yoshi turns into different vechiles a car, helicopter, is the icing for the oh so delicious cake and one of the best Bowser Boss Fights ever. Plus one boss fight I'm totally convinced is a inspiration for Galaxy.
Best Boss fight in the game is where you get eaten by a giant fron and have to find inside its stomach. A must own.....Not just rent.