Mine-Cart Cave Collectibles (Yoshi’s Crafted World Guide)

Time to go a-spelunkin’!
mine-cart cave

Yoshi won’t be scavenging for any gems and jewels in Mine-Cart Cave, but that’s okay: there’s plenty of Red Coins, Smiley Flowers, Poochy Pups, and Souvenirs instead! In case any elude your grasp, we at Hey Poor Player got the goods, so take a gander at the guide below!

Red Coins

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As seen above, your first three Red Coins are located on the cliff reached by the waterfall. (3/20) Enter the cave and journey on until you reach another waterfall; ascend it, pop the flying cloud to your left, then flutter jump across the falls to earn another Red Coin. (4/20) After the Red Clock Cloud, descend the waterfalls and grab the three Red Coins to your left. (7/20) Continue on and ascend the rising falls to pop a flying cloud and grab four more coins. (11/20) 

You’ll eventually find yourself in a waterfall deluged room; scan the background for a gold present, then smack it open for a Red Coin. (12/20) Afterwards, when you free the mine cart from its rock prison, hop aboard and jump above to discover a hidden cloud; pop it for another coin. (13/20) Once you’ve left the cart behind, travel on for some more waterfalls and shoot down the coin-carrying Fly Guy. (14/20) You’ll find another cart shortly after; hop aboard and unveil a coin-carrying cloud. (15/20) 

When you’ve pushed the cart as far as it can go, platform over to the left until you uncover another hidden cloud for three more coins. (18/20) Finally, after you’ve conquered the massive waterfall, climb this totally-not suspicious cliff for a cloud hosting the two last coins. (20/20) 

Smiley Flowers

Make your way through the level until you locate a Red Clock Cloud — ensure you have a healthy supply of eggs beforehand, then pop it and smack down the right-most crystal to fish out the Fly Guy holding your first Smiley Flower. Descend the following waterfall, then move on ahead until you run into some ascending falls; hop down for another Smiley Flower. Afterwards, bomb the rock wall above, then push the mine cart down to reach a hidden Smiley Flower below.

When you reach the waterfall-filled room, bomb the rock pillar with the Piranha Plant to uncover another flower. The next flower requires some back-and-forth action: free the mine cart with a bomb enemy, push it forward, then back until it hits a dead end. Swallow a bomb enemy, then hop into the hidden cave above and bomb more rocks to unearth a spring that conveniently places itself onto your cart. Push it forward again, then spring away into a hidden nook featuring a Smiley Flower! Exit, then reach the waterfalls and nab the Smiley Flower via an Egg Toss or a carefully-timed Flutter Jump.

Journey on until you open the door to reach a giant waterfall; pop the cloud open to reveal a cascade of coins, then ascend to reach a flower at the very top. Your last flower’s awaiting at the next mine cart — simply nab the floating trinket mid-ride, and you’re all done!

Poochy Pups 

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A trivial romp — you’ll find the first pup romping about some background falls (acquire it with an Egg Toss), the second imprisoned alongside a hidden mine cart (bomb them free!), and the third chilling with a Shy Guy atop another hidden mine cart. You’ve got this!


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Mine Cart with Flag: This abandoned mine cart may give you some trouble, as it’s hidden in the background — after the back-and-forth mine cart section, scan the background for its residence atop a tall rock. Look for a Flying Cloud followed by the Fly Guy Red Coin/Smiley Flower.

Crystal Clutters: The first one’s tucked away behind the first cart, the second by (coincidentally!) the second cart, and the third by (yet again!) the third cart’s railroad; the end of it, that is. You’ll find the fourth and fifth by giant waterfall, and the sixth by the final cart.

Bat Family: As seen above, you’ll find this flighty duo behind a Flipside waterfall sequence that’s not too far from the beginning. Their bright colors should give them away.

Caramel Billboard: In the distance by a bomb box. It’s in the area with the second mine cart.

Congrats, you’ve successfully plundered Mine-Cart Cave! Post in the comments below if you have any further questions, but in the meantime, check out our Yoshi’s Crafted World guide hub!

Anthony Pelone
Eating, breathing and living video games on a daily basis, Anthony is particularly fond of the Nintendo variety, but is by no means a console warrior. Somewhere in the midst of his obsession with cat pictures, he finds the time to pen about his favorite hobby. Having previously written for over three sites, Anthony remains dedicated to spreading the gospel of EarthBound.

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