Up the Creek

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Up the Creek
Level code 3-1
Game(s) Yoshi's Island DS
Difficulty Medium
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Up the Creek is the first level of World 3 in Yoshi's Island DS. The level most of the level takes place on a river with one small section being on two waterfalls. The enemies in this level include fish, Lunge Fish, and Egg-Enuts.

Level Layout

Yoshi starts the level near some slopes and islands, along with a strong water current as well as a Stork Stop. He will have to navigate his way further by using Baby Donkey Kong to climb some vines while avoiding Snapjaws. The team must climb up some vines to reach an area with some swing-like platforms and some Cheep-Cheeps nearby. After avoiding these hazards, the player comes upon a Stork Stop and a Middle Ring. The dinosaur can then find some eggs, an Egg Plant, and an Egg-Enut near the Middle Ring. After avoiding more Egg-Enuts, Snapjaws and Needlenoses, Yoshi comes to a few vines, more enemies, and several moving platforms, with a secret coin area nearby. Soon after, the player comes upon a Nep-Enut, a few Cheep-Cheeps, and some more moving platforms. Yoshi then enters another area with a Middle Ring, a Stork Stop, and a raft. The player should get on the raft, and it will start moving automatically. He should also be careful to watch out for lots of Cheep-Cheeps. They should then enter the next area, which begins with a waterfall flowing down, with the raft also in it. A next area follows after that, where the raft stops and Yoshi lands near a Middle Ring and an autoscrolling area where the dinosaur must climb up a waterfall, while avoiding enemies. After succesfuly accomplishing that, Yoshi can go through the Goal Ring, having finished the level.

Enemies Encountered

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヨッシーのたきのぼり
Yosshī no Takinobori
Yoshi's Waterfall Climb
German Krokofluss "Croco River"


  • The name of this level is a pun on "Up the creek without a paddle".