Game Hunters recently had the chance to catch up with Shigeru Miyamoto who landed in New York this past week for the Anniversary party for 25 years of Super Mario Bros at the Nintendo World Store. It’s a pretty entertaining interview as Miyamoto delves deep into the history of the Mario character all the way down too the innards of its game design and how some of its elements affected today’s gaming. For now, let’s take a look at what Miyamoto has chosen as his favorite Mario title of all time.
Q: What is your most favorite Mario game and why?
Super Mario World (1991) is something that included of course all the action you saw in Super Mario Bros. but it also had the map features, so it also had that element of players having to think about where they were going and what they were going to do next. I also think that it is a game that developed a large number of staff people who became producers and directors.
That’s a pretty interesting answer. For me, I would’ve picked the original Super Mario Bros as that’s what entered me into a lifelong relationship with video games up till today. However, Super Mario World does hold a place in my heart as my second fully beaten Mario title next too Mario 64. What is your favorite?
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