“When we show a power-up to Mr. Miyamoto, we get a bit nervous, but he usually understands our ideas.”
“Mr. Miyamoto had an inscrutable expression when we showed him the designs [for the Bee Suit and Boo Suit]; he isn’t a big fan of making Mario cute.”
Nintendo staffers Koichi Hayashida and Yoshiaki Koizumi recall their feelings on working on Mario power-ups under the guidance of creator Shigeru Miyamoto, speaking with Kotaku.
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