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Prerelease:Yoshi Topsy-Turvy

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This page details prerelease information and/or media for Yoshi Topsy-Turvy.

This article is a work in progress.
...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.

There seem to be at least two different prerelease versions.


One version shows a gravity indicator in the top right corner of the screen (a little man standing on a seesaw). This indicator apparently got scrapped sometime before E3 2005, which marks the second prerelease version.

A few prerelease screenshots exist, courtesy of themushroomkingdom.net. This article aims to compare between those screenshots and the final game.

Oldest Prerelease

Generally speaking, the art changed quite a bit from the prerelease to the final version. The graphics for Yoshi and pretty much all enemies and objects got refined in some way.

Prerelease Final


  • Slight differences in shading and sharpness.
Prerelease Final
YoshiTopsyTurvy-Prerelease9.jpg YoshiTopsyTurvy-Prerelease9-Final.png
  • The prerelease didn't have the GBA icon yet.
  • ー was changed to 〜.
Prerelease Final
YoshiTopsyTurvy-Prerelease8.jpg YoshiTopsyTurvy-Prerelease8-Final.png

The prerelease image seems to be the equivalent to the final release's level 3-3.

  • As mentioned before, the art is very different, generally speaking.
  • The floor color changed from yellow to green, and the sky from blue to green.
  • The objective for this level changed from killing 5 Tap-Taps to killing 8 Tap-Taps.
Prerelease Final
YoshiTopsyTurvy-Prerelease4.jpg YoshiTopsyTurvy-Prerelease4-Final.png

The prerelease image seems to be the equivalent to the final release's level 4-9.

  • The goal graphic was made brighter and received a white stroke.
  • The Goonie is more detailed in the final version.
  • The sky became more cyan.
  • The objective for this level changed from getting 20 coins to getting 75 coins.
Prerelease Final
YoshiTopsyTurvy-Prerelease5.jpg YoshiTopsyTurvy-Prerelease5-Final.png
  • The prerelease shows an early balloon sprite.
To do:
Add more?

E3 2005

To do:
Take some of the screenshots from themushroomkingdom-net and compare to final.