- This article is about the goals in the Yoshi series. For information about the goals found in New Super Mario Bros. U's Challenge Mode, see Goal Ring (New Super Mario Bros. U). For for the similar Goal found in Super Princess Peach, see here.
The GOAL! Ring is a ring found in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Yoshi's Island DS, and Yoshi's New Island. It is found at the end of every level (except for Castles and Fortresses), acting as the goal point. The GOAL! Ring is a circle consisting of all the Smiley Flowers the player collected in that level and blue dots. When entered, the word "GOAL!" appears in the top-right corner of the screen.
When a Yoshi jumps through the GOAL! Ring and passes one of the babies to the next Yoshi, it will start spinning slower and slower. After a few seconds, the GOAL! Ring will stop spinning and land on either a blue dot or on a Smiley Flower. If it lands on a blue dot, nothing happens and the player continues to the scoreboard and then the next level. However, if the roulette stops on a flower, the player instantly goes to a Bonus Challenge (or gets five Egg Medals, as in Yoshi's New Island) when it goes to the scoreboard. In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 and Yoshi's Island DS, after the instant Bonus Challenge, the player will go to the next level. If the player missed a Flower in the stage, the matching spot in the GOAL! Ring will not bloom; landing on one of these flower buds has the same result as landing on a blue dot.
In Yoshi's Woolly World, when Yoshi jumps through the Goal Ring, it instantly stops instead of spinning slower and slower until it stops. Also, blue dots and flower buds are replaced by beads. When Yoshi lands on a bead, you will earn some extra beads.
- The GOAL! Ring also appears in the Yoshi's Island Zone in Sonic Lost World, where it acts the same way it did in the main Yoshi series, minus the Bonus Challenges.