Nintendo veterans: Mario was punching Yoshi

Confirmed: Mario Was Originally Punching Yoshi

Now, we're no experts on matters of animal cruelty as it relates to pet dinosaurs - especially digital discourse which has always been something of a grey area - but we must say that the idea of Mario punching Yoshi in the head strikes us as a bit odd. Super Mario World is a captivating platformer that really holds up today still, but it's also important for introducing Mario to a very green, friendly companion.

A few days ago, we told you about Super Mario Run getting a huge update which would include a new playable character.

"While we were developing Super Mario Maker, the subject of what Mario is doing with his arm when Yoshi sticks his tongue out in Super Mario World came up".

According to Hino, Mario is actually hitting Yoshi on the back of the head and the surprised Yoshi is sticking is tongue out. When I saw that, I thought, "I guess he wants Mario to ride something, '" Super Mario World director (and fellow Nintendo vet) Takashi Tezuka reportedly said. Mario has been abusing Yoshi for 26 years while many looked away and just flat out assumed that there's no possible way that Super Mario could be such a jerk to his helpful little pal, Yoshi. We're guessing that more courses will be added in the coming months. "However, it seemed like people would say 'Poor Yoshi, ' so that's why it became that Mario is saying 'Go'".

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Around this, Shigefumi Hino stated: "The keyword that I had was 'horse, ' so I imagined something quite later and, for the time being, drew a large lizard type creature".

In more pleasant news, Tezuka explains Yoshi's origin.

"Lots of people think that while Mario is pointing his finger foreward, he's saying "Go, ' and Yoshi's tongue comes out", Hino said".

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