A collection of graphics from the recently leaked prototypes of Super Mario World, in addition to a few edits and custom sprites for certain objects. Note: these are all recreations of the graphics and not ripped from the prototypes, for this reason there might be a few minor inaccuracies.
Those Mario "thumbs up" are frames very ambiguous: he could also be perceived as flipping the bird.
I dunno... The way Luigi has his arms and the sprite in question being hidden in a scratchpad area of the graphics file makes me think it was supposed to be the latter. I would be drawing middle fingers too if my Luigi graphics got cut.
Nice work on ̶r̶i̶p̶p̶i̶n̶g̶ creating this stuff, I'll definitely be using those classic Goombas
Those Mario "thumbs up" are frames very ambiguous: he could also be perceived as flipping the bird. A lot of stuff in here looks particularly cartoony like SML or Wario Land stuff, with huge eyes. The Goomba graphic is really neat! I am just glad the final Galoomba looked better than the ''-eyed one and the super mad overcaffeinated psycho-eyed other one. Wiggler's face in the yellow palette reminds me of that one meme face, and it is definitely weird that he is still smiling after being hit. I wonder if Wiggler was supposed to hurt you is you jumped on him or if those are hairs, not spikes. The special world sprites in particular are just weird - that Piranha Plant being turned into a fire flower with a double-thick smile. And could that Koopa replacement be an inside joke, meant to poke fun at someone on the dev team? O_o
It's easy to see why some of these graphics were changed for the final SMW: they are truly bizarre, but many fit well with hacks heavy on SML/WL content and the Goomba, like I said, is great. It's cool to see these as part of the history of SMW.