chris-littlechild - September 14, 2016
Â Nintendo are known for a couple things. First up, thereâ€™s their squeaky-clean, cutesy-ass, family friendly reputation. Nintendo HQ is a land where everyoneâ€™s always got a damn smile on their face (however theyâ€™re feeling on the inside, like those super creepy cartoons online about depression), the sun shines out of everybodyâ€™s assholes and they all like their in-laws.Â
Thatâ€™s the biggest thing, along with their experimentations with weirdery like touch and motion controls. Theyâ€™re a creative (read: batshit) bunch, and that tends to affect the workers. Thereâ€™s probably something in the water over there, particularly when you look at one of the companyâ€™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, andâ€¦ well, you can see how heâ€™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 neednâ€™t have worried.
Man, does this look good in our olâ€™ buddy Shigeruâ€™s hands:
Itâ€™s about damn time. Up to now, weâ€™ve all been having to put our hamburgers down while gaming. It was the ultimate first world problem.
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