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A Look Back at SUPER MARIO WORLD’S Hidden Past

Twenty-five years ago, Super Mario World came to North America and helped the SNES find its way into millions of homes. It’s easily one of the greatest games of all-time, and it happens to be the personal favorite of Mario‘s creator, Shigeru Miyamoto. But there’s a lot more to Super Mario World than the game that fans fondly remember.

In a new video posted by Did You Know Gaming, some of the lesser-known parts of Super Mario World‘s history are explored, including the fact that Miaymoto considered the game to be unfinished. It’s fairly well known that Miaymoto had Yoshi the dinosaur in mind since the very first Super Mario Bros., but this may be the first time that many fans have seen the early drawing of Mario riding Yoshi that Miaymoto kept on his desk for years before it became a gaming reality.

The video also dives into some unexpected connections between Super Mario World and Super Mario Bros. 3, including some early sprites for the game that featured Mario in his Raccoon costume from the previous game. As originally envisioned, Super Mario World would have been an even more overt sequel to the earlier title. We love Super Mario Bros. 3, but Super Mario World was better off as its own game. Mario’s cape feather was a brilliant touch, and who didn’t love using his Superman style nose dive?

You can find more videos from Did You Know Gaming at their popular YouTube channel.

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