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News: How Was Super Mario Bros. 3 Made?

How Was Super Mario Bros. 3 Made?

Origin tails

The Tanooki tail is back in a big way this year, but it's time to take a look back at when and how it entered the Mario canon way back in Super Mario Bros. 3. Chris Covell's website has a translation of The Stars of Famicom Games, a 1989 book taking a sneaky peek at how Mario's greatest 8-bit adventure was created, from ideas to manufacturing. Shigeru Miyamoto, Koji Kondo, Takashi..

News: Miyamoto Sure Has Some Weird Game Ideas

Miyamoto Sure Has Some Weird Game Ideas

Baby-raising and family struggles

Shigeru Miyamoto's ideas come from all angles. Pikmin came from gardening; Wii Fit from his wife bringing home a new set of bathroom scales. We're almost afraid to ask about the inspiration of an idea revealed in a recently translated discussion all the way from 1989 (thanks to Siliconera.) The discussion in question takes place between Miyamoto and Dragon Quest..

News: Nintendo Takes Home Four Awards at Spike VGAs

Nintendo Takes Home Four Awards at Spike VGAs

Read all about it

Last night's Spike Video Game Awards might have been more of a glossy advert reel than a bona fide awards show, but that doesn't take the sheen off Nintendo's four awards on the night. The biggest gong saw The Legend of Zelda receive the first-ever Video Game Hall of Fame Award, picked up by none other than Shigeru Miyamoto, who...

News: Nintendo: Miyamoto Is Not Stepping Down

Nintendo: Miyamoto Is Not Stepping Down

Issues statement

Shigeru Miyamoto is not stepping down from his current position as head of Nintendo's Entertainment Analysis and Development team, Nintendo has confirmed. In an interview with Wired Miyamoto seemingly announced he was stepping down into a smaller role, but an official statement from Nintendo says this is not the case: Video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto's role at Nintendo is not..

News: Miyamoto Not Stepping Down Into Smaller Role

Miyamoto Not Stepping Down Into Smaller Role

Update: Nintendo clarifies

Update: Nintendo has issued a clarifying statement that says Miyamoto has not left his position: Video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto's role at Nintendo is not changing. He will continue to be a driving force in Nintendo's development efforts. In discussing his priorities at Nintendo in a media interview, Mr. Miyamoto...

News: Nintendo Delayed Skyward Sword To Get It Just Right

Nintendo Delayed Skyward Sword To Get It Just Right

The Nintendo way

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword spent five years in the works at Nintendo, but a recent Iwata Asks reveals the game could have seen the light of day last year. Shigeru Miyamoto said it's feasible the game could have been released last Christmas, but that plan wouldn't have been the best move for its quality: If we'd only been thinking about what was most convenient for the..

News: Miyamoto: "Super Mario 64 Was Boring"

Miyamoto: "Super Mario 64 Was Boring"

Wasn't always a classic

We now know that Super Mario 64 is one of the most important genre leaps in gaming history, taking Nintendo's mascot from 2D into 3D with enormous skill and craftsmanship. However, creating the game wasn't plain sailing, as a new Iwata Asks reveals. The discussion — which comes in at a colossal 26 pages — reveals that...

News: Miyamoto Not a Huge Fan of Mario Kart 7 Customisation

Miyamoto Not a Huge Fan of Mario Kart 7 Customisation

But he came around

One of the biggest additions to Mario Kart 7 is the ability to change up your racer to suit the surroundings: big tyres, little tyres, that sort of thing. That's not to say that everyone within Nintendo was keen on including customisation though, with gaming genius Shigeru Miyamoto revealing he was against it initially. Speaking...

News: Could the Wii U Controller Do Full Body-Tracking?

Could the Wii U Controller Do Full Body-Tracking?

Miyamoto drops an intriguing hint

Nintendo of Europe has just published the Iwata Asks Wii U discussion first made available just after E3, and while it's the same discussion as before something intriguing stood out on a second reading. Shigeru Miyamoto touches on Wii Fit's future when enhanced by the new controller. Although the original created...

News: Miyamoto Talks the New Generation Behind the Wii U

Miyamoto Talks the New Generation Behind the Wii U

Expect new heroes on the console

General manager at Nintendo EAD Shigeru Miyamoto spoke to French newspaper Libération after the events of E3 and gave a little insight into the development of the Wii U and how there's a new generation of designers emerging. When Libération asked Miyamoto if he was the brains behind the Wii U's hardware design, he...

News: Cuthbert and Miyamoto Taught Each Other Their Native Tongues

Cuthbert and Miyamoto Taught Each Other Their Native Tongues

Now that's successful learning

Were you ever curious where Miyamoto picked up his English skills? It turns out the responsible party is Dylan Cuthbert, creator of Star Fox, president of Q Games and one of the best-known Westerners to get in good with Nintendo. When he was featured in the most recent Iwata Asks, he revealed that the two taught each other their native languages when he first started..

News: Ocarina of Time at One Point Confined Within Ganon's Castle

Ocarina of Time at One Point Confined Within Ganon's Castle

Could have turned out very different yet still familiar

One of the things that we love about The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is how easy it is to just take Epona out for a ride; whether it's a quick boost from point A to B, or just making prints in Hyrule Field to past the time, horse riding has now become a staple of main Zelda games. As the...

News: Wii U Striking Balance Between Performance and Price

Wii U Striking Balance Between Performance and Price

Won't "dramatically" outperform PS3 and 360

With rumours of the Wii U's technical specs being significantly higher than those of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, it's easy to pin our hopes up too high and expect something that simply isn't. After Shigeru Miyamoto's conversation with GameSpot at E3, it only sounds even more realistic that we should keep our hopes firmly grounded. When asked how..

News: Nintendo Directors Have Spent 285 Years Shaping the Industry

Nintendo Directors Have Spent 285 Years Shaping the Industry

EXP off the charts

Nintendo's joint position as the venerable grandfather of gaming and constant innovator is a combination of imagination, intelligence and experience, and the latter is something the company's guiding lights certainly are not short of. Nintendo's annual general meeting is coming up next week, and the company will be electing ten directors, a slight slimming down from its current..

News: Miyamoto: Virtual Boy Games on 3DS Could Happen

Miyamoto: Virtual Boy Games on 3DS Could Happen

Keeps a strange photo in his console

Late last year, Reggie Fils-Aime invited Virtual Boy fans to speak up if they wanted Virtual Boy games on the 3DS, and lately the question came up again, this time pitched to Shigeru Miyamoto. GameSpot asked Miyamoto-san if there was interest in bringing Virtual Boy games to 3DS, to which the great man replied:...