The falling spike balls in the beginning can be avoided by throwing very well timed egg shots to break the cracked blocks that the spike balls are resting, and then quickly running underneath.

The door with the key in it can be accessed by several methods. The koopa shell method is shown in the video, but the arrow lift can also be tongued through the wall as shown in the gif.

4-8 arrow strat


Backup gate hack

You can perform a gatehack as a backup strat incase you fall down without any way to reach the door on the right, simply enter the door on the left and make your way to the gate.

The blast-off (moon jump) glitch on the boss is performed by ground-pounding on the boss before he lands on his back for the final hit. This is detrimental to perform during a run, because the game can freeze for several seconds to up to a minute at the keyhole screen.

Yoshi's Island Speed Run 4-8 any%

Yoshi's Island Speed Run 4-8 any%

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