Miyamoto: 'Making Mario games is easy'

Super Mario games have, for 25 years, been some of the best in the business. But creating them was no sweat for Shigeru Miyamoto.

It would seem that the Mario creator's typical Japanese humbleness has escaped him, but Miyamoto says it's all thanks to advances in technology, not his mad skills.

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Shoko3291d ago

Anything is easy to you. You're a damn genius!!

ryuzu3290d ago

Or you could say that Ninty are simply milking the cash cow - and that's why Mario in yet another game is easy.

But that'd be unfair - Mario games are generally solid and some are very good indeed - the only thing I'd change about them is.... Mario!

You can't have everything though...


jarrod19813290d ago

even though most mario games ive played are good if not great they could make anything and just put mario in it and it would sell millions. talk about a cash cow.

HolyOrangeCows3290d ago (Edited 3290d ago )

Change setting, keep story, keep main mechanics, keep characters, keep etc......BAM! You have a new Mario game.

RankFTW3291d ago

Yeah just copy/paste some code, add a wee bit here and there than out pops a new Mario game.

Heh nah Mario and Miyamoto are awesome, just wish I had a Wii but can't justify it only for Mario.

tunaks13290d ago (Edited 3290d ago )

im sure he finds them easy, but the galaxy games look like they have some complex physics! I wonder what the dev team thinks about the difficulty of making mario games.

ChickeyCantor3290d ago (Edited 3290d ago )

"have some complex physics!"

Actually they are simplified.
From the information i gathered it raytraces from the object to a small portion of the surface to determine the way the object should behave.

Its cheaper than to use over complex calculations to make the object stand in the correct position.

Nevertheless its still complex of course, just not mad scientist complex.

johnthe5th3290d ago

If making a franchise full of some of the highest rated games of all time is easy, then I guess every other game developer is retarded. Which is possible.

ryuzu3290d ago

True but there have also been some pretty lame Mario franchise games (Mario and Sonic Olympics springs to mind).

So they aren't always having good days, although Miyamoto-san does seem to hit the high notes pretty often in his work.


Shoko3290d ago

Those aren't Mario games. When a Nintendo fan is talkin Mario games, we mean Mario 64, Mario Sunshine, Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Bros 1 2 & 3, not that other stuff. Mario and Sonic is it's own franchise, and the same goes for Baseball, Strickers, Party, etc.

ryuzu3290d ago

I know that.

However if you read the post I responded to it says "franchise" and that is my point.


live2play3290d ago

if its THAT easy let the next mario have a LEVEL EDITOR and i'll see how easy it is first-hand!
ah to dream

AWBrawler3290d ago

I'd rather have a sandbox Mario game where I can take a kart or bike to the next city

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