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I was watching a tool-assisted speedrun of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and I noticed that the players spend a lot of time turning green eggs yellow or red. What advantage do red or yellow eggs have over the green ones?

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A fellow redditor I presume? –  AndyPerfect Mar 6 '11 at 0:03
    
@Andy - Actually, my brother's the redditor: he showed it to me. –  Raven Dreamer Mar 6 '11 at 1:04

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When a red coin is collected with a red egg, two stars are given to Yoshi; with a yellow, a coin.
They needed 30 stars, so they made red eggs to pick up a few on the way.

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Are there any other differences, such as number of bounces, etc? –  Raven Dreamer Mar 6 '11 at 2:57
    
I don't think so. (I only actually know this because I asked on the comments thread of the youtube video. I haven't played the game in ages) –  Tyr Mar 6 '11 at 6:01

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