Shigefumi Hino Confirms Mario Was Actually Punching Yoshi In The Head

  • Shigefumi Hino Confirms Mario Was Actually Punching Yoshi In The Head

Shigefumi Hino Confirms Mario Was Actually Punching Yoshi In The Head

It has always been rumored that Mario punches Yoshi in the back of the head in the SNES classic Super Mario Bros. game, Super Mario World, but it has now been 100% confirmed by Nintendo. Well, that's not quite the case, according to a new interview with the game's design team - but punching Yoshi was the original plan. Nintendo has come out and confirmed that it's all true, every awful detail, and hopefully the announcement of the abuse will finally get Mario to cease his unruly behavior.

You'll be able to enjoy playing Super Mario World starting tomorrow with the release of the SNES Classic Edition. It's like we don't even know Mario anymore.

"I think he likes horses", said Super Mario World director Takashi Tezuka, about designer and producer Shigeru Miyamoto.

Given the 2-D graphics, it's hard to see exactly what Mario is doing, but most pure-hearted gamers assumed he was pointing forward, encouraging Yoshi with an energetic "Let's go!" gesture. "He's pointing his finger", we all said, but the truth was far more dark and sinister than we could have imagined. This includes a new Remix Mode that will allow gamers to unlock new buildings, and it will also introduce a new character Daisy, where one of the character's abilities is to jump another time while mid-air, which should help gamers snag more coins and gain more points. Tezuka reportedly felt that was maybe a little too reptile-y, and sketched a cuter dinosaur-like creature that became the basis for the Yoshi that appeared in Super Mario World.

Super Mario World made its debut in Japan almost 30 years ago and was a huge commercial success globally selling over 20 million copies. Tezuka had this to say.