Daily Glixel: Nintendo Producer Solves a Decades-Long Mystery

It's not a hat.

Yes, That Really is Toad's Head

In a Super Mario Odyssey post-mortem video released today, producer Yoshiaki Koizumi answers some of the most pressing video game questions of our time, including whether or not the cap on Toad's noggin' is a part of his head or just a hat.

"So that, as it turns out, is actually Toad's head," Koizumi says. "I'm going to have to leave it to all of you to figure out exactly how that works out. Maybe there's something inside…"

Koizumi also addresses the issue of Mario's nipples. Why does he have them, fans wonder, and not a belly button?

"Well, to be perfectly honest, I didn't really expect that to be a topic among fans," Koizumi explains. "Once I heard that people were talking so much about Mario's belly button, it made me start to think about whether we should revisit the topic on the design side."