Doug Bowser

He's the president of Nintendo of America, so it stands to reason that people will be very interested to know which video game Doug Bowser loves the most.

He's been speaking to the University of Utah's magazine, and – as well as reflecting on his time at the university, he's been listing some of his favourite things – including video games.

You might assume that Bowser's all-time best game is a Nintendo property – especially as he mentions that he used to play too much Donkey Kong at the student union and got comments such as "Where will video games ever get you?" – but that's not the case:

My favourite game of all time is Myst—a deep, immersive, problem-solving game with very little dialogue. The graphics just amazed me. I finished the first three editions. My favourite game now is Super Mario Odyssey for Nintendo Switch. I’m very close to completing it and collecting all the Moons.

Myst might seem like an odd choice, but it's worth remembering that it ultimately sold millions of copies and was hailed as something of a landmark release in the early '90s; sure, it looks and feels crude in today's era of real-time 3D, but back in 1993, there was simply nothing like Myst – and it arguably turned many non-gamers into gamers. You can check out our Making of Myst feature here.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, Bowser's favourite film is The Sound of Music and his favourite book is The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz.

Thanks to Dallas Robbins for the tip!