After the development of Super Mario Bros. finished, which is when the development of Super Mario Bros. 3 started, Miyamoto said he wanted Mario to ride a horse. He had drawn a picture of Mario on a horse, and hung it on a wall near where he used to sit. Takashi Tezuka would look at that and think, "I think he wants Mario to ride something." The concept art sat there for 5 years (from the beginning of Super Mario Bros. 3's development to the beginning of Super Mario World's development.) Due to technical limitations of the Famicom, the idea was shelved until Super Mario World started development. The “horse” aspect impacted how Yoshi was first drawn by Shigefumi Hino (by being a large creature) during the development of Super Mario World.
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