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Because Men Can Multitask: ‘Super Mario Run’ Lets You Eat Hamburgers While Playing

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chris-littlechild - September 14, 2016

  Nintendo are known for a couple things. First up, there’s their squeaky-clean, cutesy-ass, family friendly reputation. Nintendo HQ is a land where everyone’s always got a damn smile on their face (however they’re feeling on the inside, like those super creepy cartoons online about depression), the sun shines out of everybody’s assholes and they all like their in-laws. 

That’s the biggest thing, along with their experimentations with weirdery like touch and motion controls. They’re a creative (read: batshit) bunch, and that tends to affect the workers. There’s probably something in the water over there, particularly when you look at one of the company’s best known designers.

Shigeru Miyamoto, the man behind Mario, Starfox and all kinds of others, is well known for his eccentric ways. There are stories of him, mid-interview, busting out his banjo and having a one-man hillbilly singalong, and… well, you can see how he’d be the kind of guy to come up with nutty gaming concepts like Pikmin.

When it comes to promoting upcoming titles, he takes a pretty darn unconventional approach as well. Last week, we saw Super Mario Run at the Apple event, a surprise mobile title starring the main man. We were a little doubtful about how dumbed down it would be (not that Mario is a Dark Souls-esque hardcore deatharama to begin with), being controlled with one hand and all, but apparently we needn’t have worried.

Man, does this look good in our ol’ buddy Shigeru’s hands:

It’s about damn time. Up to now, we’ve all been having to put our hamburgers down while gaming. It was the ultimate first world problem.

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