Chris Kohler interviews Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto for WIRED amidst Nintendo’s press tour for Super Mario Run. The whole thing is worth a read, but here are a couple of things that caught my attention.
On the idea of a one-button Mario game:
Turns out this is something they’ve wanted to do for a while, but had to shelve cause the conditions weren’t right. Also, a company exercising restraint? This all sounds familiar…
Miyamoto on why the original Super Mario Bros. was never simply ported over to the iPhone:
This collaboration between Nintendo and Apple has been so satisfying to watch as a fan of them both. Apart from their corporate philosophies being almost uncannily similar, you can tell that there’s trust and understanding between the two companies.
I can’t wait for what’s in store.