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ZelenPixel

remember the snake block? [awkward pause]
thanks now i want that. its been a bit since the mobile original and a bunch of other rayman games came out since then and i feel they could do a lot more on a console too!
 

Hondo Ohnaka

"You will pay for your i n s o l e n c e !"
Looks like the rebellious teenage era has gone a bit too far in some areas.
 

Mister Wu

King Bowser
Wiki Patroller
And now for an oddity I talked about on Discord:

around in 2015, Nintendo for some reason decided to silently update Yoshi's design, changing some features. This updated design didn't even end up in 3D models, so far. And after all, you can see by looking at the changes appllied why they didn't bother implementing it yet:

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NEW


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NEW


What are the features of this new design? Here are the ones I found in all their marginality:
  1. more defined nostrils
  2. actual eyelids instead of that brow thing
  3. more prominent protrusion behind the eyes
  4. smaller white part on the cheeks
  5. the crest spikes are nearer one another and all point downward
And why even bother with these features? Well, let's have a look at the original Yoshi and...



Yup, the "new" features come from the original design!
As if that wasn't enough, the brand new artwork featuring this updated design was often involved in a SNES posture renaissance:







But it was the Mario Kart LINE stickers that definitely clarified what this design is aimed at, when compared to Super Mario Kart art:

SUPER MARIO KART


MARIO KART LINE STICKERS



SUPER MARIO KART



MARIO KART LINE STICKERS



basically, the new design is so far used exclusively in artwork to go back a little to the SNES design feeling while still keeping the modern crest, shell (since it's now confirmed to be a shelled turtle) and, most importantly, hands.
Or not?
2020

SNES-era

Man, if they reintroduce dino-hands-and-posture Yoshi I'll almost end up flutter jumping out of contentness, I soooo liked that!


 

Redshift

Enjoying dinners at 9:00 PM
it just confirms to me that modern yoshi's design is an abject failure
 

Mcmadness

The idiot who puts things in the wrong board.
I prefer his modern design personally.
 

Mcmadness

The idiot who puts things in the wrong board.
You know what's a nice touch I like?


Paper Bowser is still orange like Bowser was during his N64 days, and when the 2 fuse together to become ShinyRoboBowser:



The armor parts are also orange
 

ZelenPixel

remember the snake block? [awkward pause]
i was on models resource and found this gobblegut statue model from mk8dx, appearing in dragon palace i think

its pretty interesting cause it has a slightly more realistically proportioned chunkier body and limbs instead of just being spaghetti. i like that!
 

Mister Wu

King Bowser
Wiki Patroller
i was on models resource and found this gobblegut statue model from mk8dx, appearing in dragon palace i think

its pretty interesting cause it has a slightly more realistically proportioned chunkier body and limbs instead of just being spaghetti. i like that!
I actually like that a lot too, even more than the original! It’s a “short & chunky” Chinese dragon version of Gobblegut and it turned out very well in my opinion!
 

Princess Mario

✨Mushroom Kingdom's fabulously glittery plumber✨
I still think the most jarring thing about Super Mario Bros. 3 is the Tanooki Mario that's flying. He looks so different from the "normal" Mario, like they just copy-pasted the original art and didn't really adapt it?
 

Mcmadness

The idiot who puts things in the wrong board.
Those are better drawn then what actually appeared in the show itself.
 
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