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    Boss FAQ by Phediuk

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    P R E F A C E
    Hello! Howdy! Bonjour! Aloha! Welcome to my first FAQ for GameFAQs. Th' name's 
    Phediuk, but you already knew that, right?
    If you've come to this guide for help, you're most likely looking to kick some 
    major SMA3 boss butt. Of course, you wouldn't have clicked here in the first 
    place if it were that easy, correct? That is why I have come here, To help you 
    wax those bosses' behinds so hard that they can't see the light of day! I will 
    do the best I can to walk you through each and every battle in Yoshi's Island: 
    Super Mario Advance 3.
    Now, you may be having a lot of trouble against a specific boss. Let's say 
    Salvo the Slime is really kicking the crap out of our pal Yoshi. It could be 
    because you haven't figured out that you need to chuck eggs at his heart to 
    beat him, or it could be because you're having a bit of trouble pulling off all 
    of the moves in your repertoire. That, my friend, is why we're going to examine 
    each and every one of our dinosaur buddy's moves to see how they will help you 
    against yon bosses et minibosses.
    Below is a list of Yoshi's various maneuvers:
    Walk/Run: Just press the D-pad left or right. If you hold the button for long 
    enough, Yoshi will break into a sprint and go reasonably fast.
    Jump: A tap of the A button will make Yoshi spring into the air, like a...like 
    a...dinosaur. :^P   Anyway, our reptilian hero will bounce higher depending on 
    how long you hold the A button.
    Flutter Jump: If you hold the A button until Yoshi reaches the apex of his 
    jump, he will kick his legs and gain a little extra height. If you hit a 
    ceiling while fluttering, Yoshi will flutter again and again as long as you 
    keep hitting the ceiling.
    Butt-stomp: While in midair, Yoshi can slam his ass into the ground simply by 
    pressing down on the D-pad. This can demolish baddies, crush crates, and help 
    against a few bosses.
    Tongue Lash: With a quick tap of the B button, Yoshi will whip out his tongue 
    for a split second in the direction he's facing. If you hold up on the D-pad, 
    Yoshi will lash his tongue in an upwards direction. This is Yoshi's basic 
    weapon against his enemies. Any baddie or item in front of Yosh' will be be 
    scooped up into his mouth, and from there, you can...
    Spit: While an enemy is in Yoshi's mouth, pressing the B button again will plop 
    the baddie right back out and make a decent missile attack.
    Special Attack: Yoshi can use a watermelon power by pressing the B button while 
    the fruit is in his mouth. A green watermelon will let him spray seeds 
    (although it's pretty weak), blue will let him breathe ice (which freezes 
    enemies and allows Yoshi to kick them), and red will let Yoshi breathe fire 
    (thus burning his enemies off of the screen.)
    Make an Egg: By pressing down on the D-pad while an enemy is in Yoshi's mouth, 
    he can create an egg for attacking purposes. This is a very important move that 
    you will need against most, if not all of the bosses. Speaking of eggs...
    Activate Crosshair: By clicking the R button, you will activate a swinging 
    crosshair in front of Yoshi (if he has eggs.) From here, you can shoot eggs by 
    either pressing R again or simply releasing it, depending if you have Hasty 
    controls on or not. I prefer not. Eggs, when fired, will deflect off of any 
    walls for a maximum of three times before cracking. By pressing up on the D-
    pad, you can hold the crosshair at its highest position, while pressing down 
    will deactivate the crosshair.
    Lock Crosshair: When you need to make very precise shots, click the L button to 
    freeze the crosshair in place. Obviously, this lets you fire with pinpoint 
    accuracy, and you should not miss your target if you have it locked. Press L 
    again to unlock the crosshair again.
    Well, that's it. Now that we've got the controls down and packed, it's time to 
    distinguish a boss from a miniboss...I shall define them...
    MINIBOSS: The big bad guy that you fight at the end of each fortress, a 
    fortress being level 4 in any given world. (Gotta love that fortress music!)
    These battles are EASIER than the boss battles (or at least they should be.)
    BOSS: The big bad guy you fight at the end of each castle, a castle being level 
    8 in any given world. These are HARDER than the miniboss battles (or at least 
    they should be.)
    Whew, I think I've made everything pretty clear...now, on to Minibosses!
    M I N I B O S S E S
    B U R T    T H E    B A S H F U L
    Location: World 1
    Awright! Our first miniboss! This guy is E-Z once you figure out what to do! He 
    is a fairly imposing figure, but he will go down quickly to your mighty Yoshi 
    egg power! That's right, all you need to do is chuck an egg at Burt and his 
    pants will fall down a bit. *insert giggles*  In the center of the arena, there 
    is an egg dispenser, just in case you need to stock up. If Burt is somehow 
    giving you difficulties, you can hide in the 'trenches' on either side of the 
    arena. Five hits with an egg will do Burt in, and reveal his stark-naked body! 
    Gah, don't look!
    B I G G E R    B O O
    Location: World 2
    Hopefully you didn't have too much trouble getting to this guy, 'cause the 
    World 2 Fortress is a major pain in the you-know-where. This is a pretty simple 
    battle, and is somewhat reminiscent of the Super Mario World Big Boo fight. 
    What you must do is blast Monsieur Boo with your mighty Yoshi eggs. However, 
    whenever you turn toward him, our ghostly friend will cower in fear, thus 
    rendering himself invincible. So, what we must do is ricochet our eggs off the 
    wall and right into Le Boo's face. Every time you hit him, Bigger Boo will grow 
    larger and larger, and will soon take up a large portion of the arena. Luckily, 
    there are several bats flying around waiting to be egg-atized just in case you 
    run dry (thanks to everyone who pointed out my original mistake.). Five hits 
    will finish this miniboss off. Let's move on!
    P R I N C E    F R O G G Y
    Location: World 3
    As the battle begins, Kamek, our sorcerer pal, will shrink Yoshi to the size of 
    a fly, and Prince Froggy will mistake our heroic struthiomimus for his lunch. 
    Yoshi is quickly gobbled up. OH NO! Is this the end!? Find out next time, on 
    Unsolved Mysteries! Just kidding. Our lean, green machine is still frosty, but 
    he resides in the depths of Prince Froggy's stomach. What you must do is fairly 
    simple: just gobble up the enemies from above, turn them into eggs, and fire 
    them at Froggy's uvula (y'know, the little dangly thing.) Drops of hydrochloric 
    acid will rain upon you from overhead, and they are quite tough to avoid, so 
    keep swift on your toes and crank out those eggs. There's not much else to this 
    battle. It will take eight hits to bring Prince Froggy down.
    M A R C H I N G    M I L D E
    Location: World 4
    You shouldn't even need my help for this. Marching Milde is an enormous blob, 
    basically. To defeat it, butt-stomp it right on the head. It will split in two. 
    Repeat. Just keep stomping until the regular-sized Mildes appear, and proceed 
    to gobble them up. Move on.
    S L U G G Y    T H E    U N S H A V E N
    Location: World 5
    This battle is tough. Before you confront the slug, make sure to stock up on 
    eggs using the dispenser to the left. Then go and witness the standard 'Kamek 
    transforms regular baddie into monster' cutscene, and the battle will begin. 
    Sluggy is just that, a gargantuan slug. But he's tough. Sluggy himself never 
    attacks, but rather, he tries to push you into the water near the egg 
    Henceforth, Yoshi must act fast. See Sluggy's heart? Sure you do. Fire an egg 
    in its direction. You will penetrate Sluggy's body a bit. Quickly chuck two 
    more eggs into the hole you made, and you will hit his heart. Sluggy will be 
    damaged. Repeat this process three times to win (not as easy at it sounds.)
    T A P  T A P    T H E    R E D    N O S E
    Location: World 6
    The final miniboss! Celebrate, l-la la la la l-la! And it's still as easy as 
    ever. Tap-tap is a giant version of those bouncing spiked creatures you have no 
    doubt encountered before during your quest. Anyway, to defeat Tap-tap, you 
    gotta fire your eggs at those Breakout-esque platforms at the bottom of the 
    arena. You can fill up on eggs with the two dispensers in the center if you 
    have to. Just watch out for Tap-tap, as he bounces unwieldly around the arena, 
    and can be a real pain in the neck if he hits you. Anyway, once the panels at 
    the bottom have been destroyed, lure Tap-tap into bouncing directly into the 
    lava. Once he does so, you get to watch and laugh as he dies a slow and 
    tortuous death! MOO HA HA!!
    B O S S E S
    S A L V O    T H E    S L I M E
    Location: World 1
    This guy should just be a punching bag for you...but if you really need help, 
    here's what to do: blast Salvo with your eggs, and gobble up the mini-slimes 
    that appear after each hit. Rinse, lather, repeat. Pretty much your only hazard 
    is the lava to the right of the arena, but if you just stick to the left, that 
    shouldn't even be an issue. Cream this guy, and move on...
    R O G E R    T H E    P O T T E D    G H O S T
    Location: World 2
    You start out on the left side of the arena. Roger, who resides in a flower 
    pot, is in the center. Two Shy Guy cronies are on the right to assist Roger. 
    What Yoshi must do is push Roger's pot over the rightmost ledge of the arena. 
    Once you begin pushing the pot, Roger will take a swipe at you. Whenever he 
    does this, simply duck and continue pushing. When he spits blue flames, just 
    keep on pushing the pot unless one of the flames is going to strike Yoshi. Once 
    you start pushing Roger far enough to the right, his Shy Guy cronies will push 
    the pot in the opposite direction. Henceforth, you shouldn't stop pushing 
    unless you absolutely must, otherwise the Shy Guys will shove it right back in 
    your face. A pretty easy battle, nonetheless.
    N A V A L    P I R A N H A
    Location: World 3
    After a pathetically easy castle, we're treated to one of the toughest bosses 
    in the game. I don't even think I'm doing this correctly...anyway, Nave will 
    chill out in the water, and his head will touch just above the platform you're 
    standing on. Our carnivorous friend has a throbbing bandage on his vine. You 
    gotta hit it three times with your eggs. This would be a fairly easy task if it 
    were not for the fact that Nave's bandage is directly below your platform. 
    Thus, you must make some very precise egg-throwing if you're going to take him 
    down. Here's my method: Activate your crosshair, and when it swings right in 
    front of you, lock it in place. From here, jump backwards off the ledge, and, 
    just as you're lined up with the bandage, fire away. If you have decent aim, 
    you'll probably hit Nave right in his weak spot. However, just getting your 
    crosshair lined up can be a chore, due to the fact that he is constantly 
    attacking. When he shoots his vines up out of the water, get out of the way 
    FAST. Your only mean of stocking up on eggs is to wait until Nave shoots out 
    three spores, wait for them to touch ground, and gobble up the Nipper Plants 
    that emerge. Also, every now and then, Nave will charge headlong across the 
    arena, so stay swift on your feet, and be prepared. Lastly, my best piece of 
    advice is to BE SKILLED!!! Good luck!
    Hey, lookie here, I got this tip from a guy on the SMA3 board! (Sorry, I can't 
    remember your name, but if you read this, speak up!)
    Apparently, if you jump out of the water onto the very edge of the platform 
    that Nave is on, the battle will not be triggered. This means that you can 
    snipe the tiny Piranha plant at the other end, Kamek will rush in and shout 'OH 
    MY!' and you'll win the battle! SWEET! It works, too!
    H O O K B I L L    T H E    K O O P A
    Location: World 4
    Now this battle is just plain fun. ^_^   Hookbill has little means of 
    attacking, and he gives you a ton of clear shots. I can't imagine that you 
    should even die on this guy, but here's the strategy anyway: when the battle 
    begins, jump on Hookbill to make him hack up some eggs. Get a full stock, then 
    walk right in front of Hookbill's face. Chuck an egg right between his eyes. 
    He'll stand up, where you hit him in the face. He'll reach for the sky at this 
    point. Blast him, and he'll begin to tumble backwards...blast him once more, 
    and he'll do an imitation of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in a few years from now. 
    From here, jump and butt-stomp Hookbill right in the gut, and he will be 
    damaged. Repeat this process two more times. Move on.
    R A P H A E L    T H E    R A V E N
    Location: World 5
    Some people think this is a hard battle. That's probably because of the insane 
    perspective, as the arena is a circle that rotates as you move. But otherwise, 
    bosses don't get much simpler. When Raphael is on the opposite end of a stake, 
    all you have to do is butt-stomp your end and slam it right up Raphael's ass. 
    Obviously, this makes him very angry, and he'll start to move faster. Another 
    stake up the rear will make him absolutely pissed, and he'll run around that 
    globe like a maniac. One more stake up his fecal area...and he dies. That 
    wasn't too hard now, was it?
    B A B Y    B O W S E R
    Location: World 6
    The only hard part about this battle is figuring out what you are supposed to 
    do. It literally took me 15 minutes when I damage B.B. by accident that I 
    deduced his weakness. Okay, Baby Bowser, our typical spoiled brat, really wants 
    to ride Yoshi. He'll try to butt-stomp right onto Yoshi's saddle, but if he 
    misses, B.B.'ll send out a seismic shockwave that is deadly to touch. Luckily, 
    Yoshi can also shoot out shockwaves, which reveals B.B.'s weakness. The moment 
    after Baby Bowser begins a stomp, get right beside him (but not under) and 
    butt-stomp. If done correctly, you should send out a shockwave that will hit 
    B.B. before he has a chance to dodge it. A mere three hits will bring him down. 
    WHAT!? That was the final battle!? (Nope...)
    B O W S E R
    Location: World 6
    Our villain Bowser's ass is grass. He's been beaten, torn, and tattered by the 
    good guys. But right when Yoshi and co. is about to finish Bowser off, Kamek 
    rushes in on his broom and casts his super-evil growth spell on him. DUH DUH 
    DUH!! Yoshi is sent to the rooftop of the castle...
    Uh-oh! What's that gigantic figure looming in the distance!? NO! IT'S BOWSER! 
    (at this point, you may also notice the awesome rock music that's playing.) As 
    the battle begins, Bowser will summon boulders to rain upon our dinosoric hero. 
    Get away from the red arrows, as those are the exact places the boulders will 
    fall. Still alive? Good. Bowser will begin to stomp toward Yoshi, and you've 
    got to stop him. Every three-and-a-half steps, Bowser will stop to shoot 
    fireballs at you. These are easily dodged by a single jump. When Bowser gets 
    close, make sure you have a giant red egg with you. Honestly, I don't know how 
    you could miss it, but they ARE floating around on balloons, so I'll just 
    assume you've got one. Anyway, activate your crosshair, line it up with 
    Bowser's face, and chuck an egg right at 'im. Rinse, lather, repeat. After 
    three hits, Bowser will summon the boulders again, so stay away from those 
    arrows! There is now very little room to move around, so get to the center 
    platform and STAY THERE! Let the balloons come to you! Once you've survived 
    Bowser's second boulder attack, he will begin to run toward Yoshi. Quickly, 
    nail him with an egg! You're going to really have to stay on your feet now, 
    because if Bowser reaches your platform, the whole thing crumbles, and you die 
    (obviously.) Four more hits will bring the titan down. You can do it, I know 
    you can!
    Now you can enjoy the cheesy ending, and unlock six BRAND-NEW LEVELS!!! Check 
    out the Secrets FAQ on the SMA3 page for help on these. Have fun, they're hard!
    V E R S I O N    H I S T O R Y
    Version 0.5
    Percent complete: 50%
    Completed Minibosses section and the Preface. Hope it gets posted! ^_^
    Version 1.0
    Percent complete: 100%
    The guide is now complete! (For now; I may update in the future...)
    Version 1.1
    Made a few modifications, fixed grammar mistakes, added some new tips.
    L E G A L    S T U F F
    This guide is copyrighted 2002, Cameron Fediuk. Feel free to post any part of 
    FAQ on your website, but make sure TO GIVE ME CREDIT. Additionally, this guide 
    may not be altered, reworded or changed in any way. Otherwise, do as you will.
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