At Last, Bowser's Castle!

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Template:Level At Last, Bowser's Castle! is level 5-8 in Yoshi's Island DS, and takes place in Bowser's Castle.


Yoshi and all five babies went through this castle to save Baby Luigi and the other captured infants. Yoshi finds Baby Wario and Baby Bowser fighting at the beginning, and the two rejoin him. Yoshi first had to go on a rocket and go into space to get further into the castle. Then there were five paths; which Yoshi currently had determined which path he took as each path revolved around it.

At the start, Yoshi has to make his way through many Skeleton Goonies and platforms to make it to a door at the end. Inside the door is a rocket, which takes Yoshi into Outer Space. After getting past all of the planets and Rocket Guys in space, Yoshi falls back down to the castle, which has a Stork Stop and five different paths for Yoshi to take. Which path he takes depends on which baby he has with him.

In Baby Bowser's path, Yoshi must use Baby Bowser to melt the ice to continue. First, there are tons of Gusties to get through, then Yoshi must navigate past Zeus Guys and slippery ledges. After the Zeus Guys melt the ice in the path, Yoshi must hit a Winged Cloud to create a ferris wheel, which will get him across to more platforms until he can get through the door at the end.

In Baby Wario's path, Yoshi must use Baby Wario's magnet to move metal blocks and solve puzzles. Once he manages to get the metal box up the elevator using the ferris wheel, Yoshi then needs to climb the metal platforms to get to the top, then he must push a metal box down the hole to get it to fall at the bottom of the elevator. Yoshi must push the metal box near the wooden bridge, then bring the elevator back down. After putting the metal box onto the elevator, Yoshi brings it back up and sets it onto some spikes. After Yoshi gets the metal box across the pit of spikes, he must use it to flip a switch. After flipping more switches using metal boxes, Yoshi can finally exit through the door at the end.

Baby Mario's path is quite simple. Yoshi must run as fast as he can to avoid getting crushed by the Super Big Tap-Tap. Some Gusties also try to stall the Yoshi. There are a few Shy Guys standing around after making it through the bumpers at the end, after that, Yoshi can make it through the door. To make this easier, Yoshi can just remain on the first platform and let the Super Big Tap-Tap roll right past him and wait there for some time before continuing, Yoshi can freely walk through the area and pick up the Red Coins and Flowers at his own pace without any hesitation.

Baby Peach's path is filled to the brim with spikes, so Yoshi must be careful while navigating it. The path consists of using Baby Peach's parasol to glide through the air. However this can be treacherous due to the spikes. There are several Winged Clouds, however, that create bridges so the Yoshi doesn't hit the spikes. After getting through some Blow Hards, Yoshi can make a hasty escape through the door.

Baby Donkey Kong's path is mainly jumping from vine to vine while collecting things such as coins and the like. However, Yoshi must also avoid the Podoboo Cogss that are in his path before making it to safety at the door at the end.

After getting through one of the babies' paths, Yoshi will make it to a room where it's a short walk to the Middle Ring and boss door. Where Bowser was supposed to be; however he was not present. Upon entering through the boss door, Baby Bowser wanted the treasure that was in the castle and thought that the others were going to get the treasure, so he attacked them.

After Yoshi defeats Baby Bowser, he is confronted by Bowser, who is furious that he attacked his younger self and battled him. After defeating Bowser as well, Kamek comes to Bowser's aid, turning him into Giant Bowser. A pink, yellow, and purple Yoshi will come together, and they, with all the babies (except Baby Bowser) fight Giant Bowser. They are each given a large Yoshi Egg. To defeat Bowser, all four eggs need to be thrown at Bowser at once. The only supply of big eggs the player has are on a balloon. Yoshi has to throw them six times at Bowser to defeat him. They eventually succeed at defeating Bowser, saving Baby Luigi, and freeing all the captured babies.

BOSS: Baby Bowser

Baby Bowser has 3 attacks, breathing fireballs at Yoshi, jumping up to spit a string of fireballs at Yoshi, and ground pounding. To defeat Baby Bowser, Yoshi will need to hit him with 3 Eggs. Once that is done, it's time to take on Bowser.

BOSS: Bowser

For this fight, Yoshi loses all his basic Eggs as they have no effect on Bowser. To defeat Bowser, Yoshi will need to shoot a Mega Egg at his head to knock him over, and then ground pound his chest. He has a couple attacks which involve either jumping at Yoshi or breathing fire at him. Bowser can also pick up an egg and toss it at Yoshi. Ground Pound Bowser while he's on his back three times to defeat him.

BOSS: Super Bowser

The true final boss of the game: Colossal Bowser. There are 4 Yoshis that take part in this fight and each one is carrying one of the Babies. The other 3 mimic your movements and are invincible. To defeat Bowser, pick up the giant eggs and toss them at him, he breathes fireballs and shoots meteors down. 6 egg-shots to the face will be enough to defeat Bowser.

Enemies Encountered

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ついにとうじょう!クッパのおしろ
Tsuini Tōjō! Kuppa no Oshiro
At Last It's Here! Bowser's Castle


  • Oddly, if the player loses a life in the final boss fight while playing as Baby Wario, they will be unable to play as him if they decide to try again. The reason for this is unknown.
  • Green Yoshi usually plays the first level of each world but he plays in this level, the last level of the world.
  • The same name is the Japanese name of its predecessor, King Bowser's Castle.
  • If Yoshi goes through the boss door with Baby Bowser, he will automatically be switched to Baby Mario due to Baby Bowser being a boss.