Tag Archives: shigeru miyamoto

Blast from the Pasta

I have neither played nor watched anyone else play Yoshi’s New Island, but I know the premise behind it is that the Stork brought Mario and Luigi to the wrong house, and when trying to find the right one he … Continue reading

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Mean Old Mario

This Cracked article repeats a story I’ve heard elsewhere, about how Donkey Kong kidnapped Mario’s girlfriend because the plumber abused him. It credits “the manual” for this information, but it doesn’t say which one (the game was ported to a … Continue reading

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Hyrule Tech

For the most part, the Zelda series is set in a quasi-medieval world, the traditional setting of sword-and-sorcery fantasy. There are kings and princesses living in stone castles, and Link fights with swords and rides a horse. There are some … Continue reading

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Canon Fodder

I didn’t have the chance to write much last week, which means I didn’t write anything about Mario on Thursday, which is semi-officially Mario Day because “Mar 10” looks like “Mario.” Of course, that only works if you write the … Continue reading

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Conquering Evil with Cuteness

Is everybody ready for me to discuss a video game I haven’t actually played? In this case, it’s Devil World, a 1984 Famicom game designed by Shigeru Miyamoto. While there was a European version, it was never released in North … Continue reading

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Sprite Size Matters

It can be difficult to determine the real-life sizes of video game characters, or cartoon characters for that matter, especially when there aren’t very many points of comparison. Sprite size isn’t even always that useful, especially in earlier games. The … Continue reading

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Luma Park

I haven’t actually played Super Mario Galaxy, and when I saw Tavie play a little bit of it, it looked complicated. I guess it’s just that I’m old-fashioned, and used to seeing Mario in only two dimensions. Nevertheless, I can’t … Continue reading

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Wii Fat

When Dueling Analogs featured this comic, they pointed out how weird it is when Mario is in running competitions with Sonic the Hedgehog. It’s the fastest thing alive against an overweight Italian plumber. Shigeru Miyamoto once commented on why Mario … Continue reading

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The Minus Touch

One of the most famous glitches in video game history is the Minus World in the original Super Mario Bros. No one in my family was ever able to get there, but I’ve seen videos of it. Basically, there’s a … Continue reading

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Koopa Family Scandal

Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of the Super Mario series, recently dropped a bit of a Bob-ombshell when he claimed the Koopalings weren’t actually Bowser’s kids. This raised some conversation as to whether they were ever declared to be his kids in … Continue reading

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