The gameboy advance version you mentioned was actually the original (Which was actually called SMW 2: Yoshi's Island). It was ported from the SNES to the Gameboy advance.Originally Posted by The_Loose_Cannon
You sound like you didn't play the original as much as Yoshi's Story for N64, but the original is way better, even if it seems slow and clunky at first, and Yoshi grunts while he flutter-jumps. Though Yoshi's Story did have a few cool features. I scored the secret Black and White Yoshis, they were awesome.
The best in the series is the new one for DS. One of my top 3 side-scrollers for sure.