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Yoshi's friends sketches by mattdog1000000 Yoshi's friends sketches by mattdog1000000
I was thinking about Yoshi's Island, and how every time they try to make a sequel to the game it ends up failing. So I was just thinking a lot about what other things they could do for another Yoshi game. And then I thought...

Why doesn't Yoshi have any dinosaur friends?

So I started drawing some dinosaurs, Yoshi style! The tough thing about Yoshi, is that even though he's a dinosaur, he doesn't give off a prehistoric vibe. So when designing other dinosaur friends it's difficult to achieve the Yoshi spirit without treading into prehistoric territory. Part of the reason for this is because Yoshi was purely designed around gameplay, these little guys that I drew look to have some gameplay in them, but more like in the sense of a power-up, almost like the animal buddies from the DKC series. Or a gameplay alternative to transformations.

I'm sure I'm not the first person to give Yoshi some dinosaur friends either. But I really felt like showing them to the Nintendo fans out there. Suggest some ideas for names if you want too.

Oh, and Poochy!
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DinoLover09 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are absolutely right!
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TheGuy07 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
this is very cool! I can imagine this!, each of those dinos in a different gameplay (heavy, flying, etc), and the style fits a lot!,.. would be a nice addition for a Yoshi's Island game or even in Mario game, with more focus on jurassic aspect. XD. totally awesome, friend. =)
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spongefox Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
you know, I too have drawn a pic of Yoshi with a Pterodactyl buddy. I'll send you the link via note.
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NachoNutria Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVED IT :D
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spongefox Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
D'aw. I had some ideas for Yoshi too.

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Just to show a few.
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mattdog1000000 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Haha! Fun and cartoony!! Definitely bringing back the prehistoric theme to Yoshi.
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spongefox Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
yes. ;D
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:icondinolover09:
DinoLover09 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not bad.
Y'know if Yoshi needs some dinosaur buds, he can always check out Fossil Fighters ;)
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Bahmo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
This actually brings back memories for me. At one point, I envisioned a sequel I'd like to see to Super Mario World, with similar platforming gameplay, but the Yoshis (except for the green one, who would be the same) replaced by certain other iconic dinosaur species. As I recall, Yellow would be a triceratops because of its stomping ability (I never thought of a sauropod even though it's the most iconic dinosaur image for many, as it just seemed too big to be practical), Blue would naturally be a pterydactyl since it could fly (although it isn't really a dinosaur, but I didn't know that as a kid), and Red was, as I recall, a T-Rex, perhaps because it could breathe fire and thus reminded me of Radical Rex, a Sonic ripoff game around back then. I may even have drawn a picture of the idea at some point, but that was close to two decades ago, and I'm sure I don't have it now.
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mattdog1000000 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nice. Yeah, I probably imagined more dinosaurs in further Mario sequels after SMW as well, as I'm sure a lot of kids did. I mean, that game actually made a point of Yoshi being a dinosaur, he sort of lost that status since then... Yeah, my bronto guy would probably be blue, the triceratops yellow, and the pterydactyl pink (blue would blend in too much with the sky it'd constantly be in, I'd think). I always saw Yoshi in the T-rex spot, even though he's not a T-rex... he still has a similar stature to them, and would take their place, I'd imagine.
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