Tag Archives: Shigeru Miyamoto

The Super Mario Bros. Controls That Never Were

25 years after the fact, most novice gamers know that the controls for Super Mario Bros. on the NES consist of two major inputs: “A” equals jump, “B” equals run or shoot fireballs. It was this simplicity that lived on in the Mario games that followed. But these controls were not always in the plans for our favorite chubby plumber. ...

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Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Nintendo

Did you know it took Nintendo over 90 years to make a name for itself? Launching in 1889 (yes, that’s one-eight-eight-nine), it wasn’t until the mid-198os when Nintendo really started busting out of its shell, much to the credit of Shigeru Miyamoto, who was hired by Nintendo in 1977 as their first staff artist at the under ripened age of ...

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