blue yoshis are awesome. if they hold a shell in their mouth, they grow wings and can do mid air jumps. and if mario has a cape, you can cruise through almost every stage with zero effort. back when i was a kid, yoshi had orange arms, and blue yoshis had to be earned. none of this, "if you have a cape he'll always appear blue" nonsense. you'd have to either hit up star road or find a pair of magical wings to get a blue yoshi. blue yoshi is also the only way i could ever figure out how to beat tubular, the second stage of the "special world."