List of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island pre-release and unused content

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This is a list of pre-release and unused content for the game Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.

Early iteration[edit]

Nintendo marketing department initially pressured Shigeru Miyamoto to have the game use prerendered 3D sprites similar to Donkey Kong Country.[1] The 3D models of Baby Mario and Yoshi used in the introduction are leftovers of this period of development.[2]

During development, the game was subtitled Super Mario Bros. 5 on the Japanese logo,[3] and was referred to as such in at least one preview.[4] This was shortened to Super Mario in the final Japanese title, although the English localization retained the connection to Super Mario World. Additionally, Super Mario 5 was said to be in development for Super CD.[5]

Several gameplay mechanics were tweaked from early builds, such as Yoshi performing Egg Throws closer to how they will in the Super Smash Bros. series and being able to lick up yellow walls of dirt,[6] as well as Piranha Plants needing to be touched to pop after withering.[7]

Early concepts[edit]

  • The developers experimented with several concepts for two of five years of development before settling with the final idea of "a game where even though you hit enemies, you don’t die".[8] One of them was to have Yoshi move independently from Baby Mario and guide him around the levels.[9]
  • The Powerful Mario form was initially supposed to transform Baby Mario into an adult, mustachioed Mario but it was pointed out this concept would seem strange. Shigeru Miyamoto joked he still prefers this early idea to the final version.[9]

In late July of 2020, the source code for many prototypes of Super Nintendo games were dumped online, and include many sprites showing various entities in different stages of creation, as well as wholly unused concepts.

Unused graphics[edit]

Unused Music[edit]

The following music sounds distorted in places. They are related to the main theme, which suggests that they might have been used at one point during development but were scrapped. The MIDI data contained might have had parameters changed.[citation needed]

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Audio.svg Unused Song (No Intro)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Ultimate History of Video Games: The Story Behind the Craze that Touched our Lives and Changed the World, p. 518.
  2. ^ "Due to the success of Donkey Kong Country, a similar CG visual style was considered for Yoshi’s Island before swinging the completely opposite direction. Early CG graphics can still be seen in some of the game’s cinematics." - Playing With Super Power: Nintendo Super NES Classics eGuide, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island 16 Bits Tab.
  3. ^ Akfamilyhome (July 24, 2020). Twitter post featuring gameplay of a Yoshi's Island prototoype. Twitter. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  4. ^ Nintendo Magazine System (AU) Issue #30, page 10.
  5. ^ Nintendo Magazine System (AU) Issue #2, page 62. "As mentioned in Nintendo News Network last issue, not much is known at this stage, but we believe that the Super CD will be the same size as the Super NES. It will connect by the external port on the Super NES and the two units will become one by piggybacking. Super Mario 5 is said to be coming out on Super CD."
  6. ^ lombTV. 7/24/2020 ROM Information Dump. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  7. ^ potatoTeto (July 24, 2020). Twitter post featuring gameplay of a Yoshi's Island prototype. Twitter. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  8. ^ "Yoshi’s Island was in development for five years. The first two years were spent experimenting with different ideas, including a concept that would have seen Yoshi guiding Baby Mario through stages instead of giving him a ride." - Playing With Super Power: Nintendo Super NES Classics eGuide, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island 16 Bits Tab.
  9. ^ a b Haou Magazine, September 1995 issue interview with Shigeru Miyamoto. (English translation by Blackoak, retrieved March 08, 2016)
  10. ^ a b potatoTeto (July 24, 2020). Twitter post featuring gameplay of a Yoshi's Island prototoype. Twitter. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  11. ^ a b potatoTeto (July 24, 2020). Twitter post featuring gameplay of a Yoshi's Island prototoype. Twitter. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  12. ^ a b Akfamilyhome (July 24, 2020). Twitter post featuring gameplay of a Yoshi's Island prototoype. Twitter. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  13. ^ potatoTeto (July 24, 2020). Twitter post featuring gameplay of a Yoshi's Island prototoype. Twitter. Retrieved July 24, 2020.