Long-legged Mario, one of many scrapped ideas Koichi Hayashida and his team tried out for Super Mario 3D Land. The problem with this concept? It was too scary! He’s starting to look too much like that creeper Waluigi in these mock-up images from EmCeeGramr.
Christian Nutt has a great write-up of Hayashida’s inspiring talk about Super Mario 3D Land at the Game Developers Conference yesterday. Definitely give it a read.