How To Get Lives
From Yoshi's Island Speedrunning Wiki
Zombie Glitch - 999 Lives
- Jump in the save ring and proceed to die until you have 1 life.
- Get door 1 and enter.
- Make it to the red switch. Die in the lava facing left against the wall like in the video.
- This will stop yoshi from dying, but it still removes a life from the counter.
- If you pause and check your lives you now have 0. If you die one more time your life count under-flows to 999.
AFK Farming in 1-7
- Grab the first melon bug.
- At the shyguy pipe, spit the melon bug so it gets stuck in between the wall and the pipe.
- Then jump close to the save ring, the melon bug will jump up and down and kill shyguys from the pipe.
- After a while, the game will start giving you one ups, so you can just afk for a bit and save up enough for practice.