Let’s get to Hoppin’ Higher! This frog-filled level’s will have you jumping across the jungle, but watch out: some snakes are prime to ruin your hop-filled parade. Never fear, ’cause our guide has all the details you need to collect Red Coins, Souvenirs, Poochy Pups, and Smiley Flowers!
When you start the level, pelt the giant snake with eggs and then clamber onto its dazed head for a hidden cloud — pop it for your first two Red Coins. (2/20) Grab the next two above the upcoming frog trio (4/20), then watch for a wandering Winged Cloud in the middle of the snake chase; pop it, then grab the four Red Coins within. (8/20) Three more red coins are found here during the chase (11/20), and a Golden Present holds another within the block maze — look for an Egg-Plant nearby. (12/20)
After escaping the snake, look for a frog duo past the second checkpoint; there, you’ll find three more coins above the first one. (15/20) Another coin lies suspended within the froggy-filled falls — watch for a nearby green pipe. (16/20) The final four rest behind these paper boxes towards the very end; in case you missed them, wait for the giant snake to catch up and smash through. Say thanks! (20/20)
Looking at the above picture, you might be thinking, “what’s Yoshi even aiming at?”. Why, it’s the first of Hoppin’ Higher’s seven Smiley Flowers, of course! You can’t see it, but that trail of coins leads riiight up to it, so grab an egg and fire away! (That, or you could just Ground Pound the Frog to make it hop higher; regardless, 1/7) Pop the upcoming Blue Clock Cloud and eat all the apples in time for your next flower (2/7), then engage in the giant snake chase up ahead and watch for a Smiley Flower upon this rightmost platform. (3/7) You’ll soon spot a solitary Winged Cloud resting under a platform during the hunt — pop it for the next flower. (4/7)
When the chase climaxes within a paper block maze, make your way to the topmost left side to find the fifth flower. (5/7) Pop this cloud after the second checkpoint for the next flower (6/7), and the final one lies underneath the paper blocks following the next snake pursuit. (7/7)
Those Poochy Pups are at it again; this time, they got so occupied learning how to leap-frog that the little fellers got lost in the jungle! That makes twice now? Anyway, you’ll find the first one almost immediately — simply Ground Pound through the Paper Blocks and you’ll reach him in no time. The second one might fool you: during the snake chase, he’ll lead you on a wild goose chase in the background upon being sighted — wait for him to get tuckered out during his third attempt, as seen above, and he’ll be easy pickings. Your third and final Poochy pup lies within an indoor nest near the end; simply walk through the entrance to nab him.
Snails: Six of these sneaky snails are found around Hoppin’ Higher. The first is in the background behind the first trio of frogs, the second behind the above frog during the snake chase, the third behind this branch further inside said chase (three red coins should be your reference point), the fourth within the block maze here, the fifth behind this pipe (another coin as reference), and the sixth
Zebra: Remember, only one of these striped mammals are found in this level — the other two are found in their respective Rumble Jungle levels. In this case, you’ll find the Zebra at the end of the level here.
Flamingo: You’ll find this lovely Flipside bird behind a waterfall just past the first Poochy Pup.
Tiger: This not-so-threatening kitty’s chilling at the very end of the Flipside level.
That’s all for Hoppin’ Higher! Let us know in the comments if you have any additional questions, but in the meantime, check out our Yoshi’s Crafted World guide hub!