Mario Originally Punched Yoshi's Head in SUPER MARIO WORLD

by Lawrence Cooper October 1, 2017, 0:10
Mario Originally Punched Yoshi's Head in SUPER MARIO WORLD

Mario has been punching Yoshi in the back of the head to get him to eat enemies for almost 30 years. This confession also served to end the debate that some fans have been having, with one side saying that Mario was smacking Yoshi in the head and the other saying that he was not. Naturally, this did not seem to line up with Mario's good guy image and the team at Nintendo chose to change it so that Mario was indeed just commanding Yoshi instead.

During a recent interview, Super Mario World developers Shigefumi Hino and Takashi Tezuka confirmed some previously suggested rumors regarding what Mario is doing when he rides Yoshi.

More good news? The mobile game is now available with a 50% discount. Following the update, Super Mario Run sports a new Remix 10 mode giving access to short randomized courses, as well as a brand new world in the World Tour mode called World Star.

Mario Originally Punched Yoshi's Head in SUPER MARIO WORLD
Mario Originally Punched Yoshi's Head in SUPER MARIO WORLD

What do you think about Mario punching Yoshi in the early development of Super Mario World?

We took a close look at the sprite that we captured on the previous page, as well as the artwork above, and it actually looks like it tells a different story - that Mario isn't punching his steed in the back of the head, but instead pointing and commanding Yoshi to eat whatever's in front of him. Hino further confirms that there's an added "bop" sound to the animation, which people have mistakenly referred to as Mario saying "go" for years.

Tezuka explains that the popular dinosaur came about because Miyamoto seemed to want Mario to ride a horse. "However, the set up that I drew was that when Mario punches Yoshi in the head, the character's tongue shoots out in surprise". We're guessing that more courses will be added in the coming months.

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