Thanks to Meza12 for the heads up!
The other day, we told you about The Mexican Runner, who had been working for 3 years to complete every NES game ever, all 714 of them. Today he finished up the 714th title, which he chose to be Super Mario Bros. 3.
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The following interview snippets come from a 1989 interview with Shigeru Miyamoto, as conducted in TV Game: denshi yuugi taizen...
Q: How many people do you usually have on a development team?
Miyamoto: From 6-12 people. For our recent games with a lot of content, we need assistants, people to create the maps, etc… so the size of our teams is gradually increasing. For Super Mario Bros., I believe we had 8 people.
Q: What was your basic concept for Super Mario Bros? I’ve heard the basic idea was to make a platformer that used the Mario character.
Miyamoto: From a marketing standpoint, the idea was to make a game that anyone could enjoy, yet would also appeal to game maniacs. At the planning stage, we talked about wanting to make a game that would compile the best aspects of post-Donkey Kong platformers, and also set a new standard. We all thought it was going to be our final celebration of cartridge games… we had a lot of fun making it.
This comes from John Cena's instagram. He's very well aware of the "You Can't See Me" meme, and clearly has taken advantage of it here to promote the Switch. Thanks to Tetrodox for the heads up!
If you ordered a Switch from Best Buy, keep an eye on your preorder. Numerous reports are coming in about an issue with orders, many of which are tied to a "failed authorization" glitch when it comes to payment. A Best Buy rep has confirmed that this is a glitch on their end, and they are working on it. If this happens to you, contact consumer service and they will open a ticket for you. Resolution for the issue should be handled within 48 hours. Thanks to ChrisRo for the heads up.