Years after the release of Super Mario Land Daisy started appearing in more and more Mario games; this was due to the lack of human characters in the series. She now appears in the majority of Mario games; most regularly as a playable character. Like other major characters, Daisy has a baby form of herself, who has appeared in recent titles as a playable character. Daisy was created by Gunpei Yokoi, Shigeru Miyamoto's mentor. Yokoi passed away eight years after her debut appearance, and three years before she appeared as a major character in another Mario game. It is possible that Daisy's re-debut into the Mario series was part of a tribute to his passing. Daisy has appeared in over thirty games to date for the Mario series, and continues to do so regularly.