The Alabaster Sock

We Will Fight the Threat with Fighting

Kwote

Posted by Matt on November 24, 2009

Another big, revealing interview with Shigeru Miyamoto, who always seems to have something weird or funny to say. I’m going to be live quoting as I read it.

“But in the end, while I knew that I was lying to children, I decided: “Look, this way it’s easy to understand so we’re going to make a creature like this!””

Miyamoto
Firstly, if you play Mario and just can’t manage to finish a level, you feel like crying, don’t you?
Iwata
Absolutely! You feel like crying! (laughs)

Miyamoto
I thought: “Are you making fun of me!?” (laughs) When we had the hint block appearing from the beginning, I just felt like: “I don’t need this!”
Iwata
If it appears right from the start, you feel: “This has got nothing to do with me!”
Miyamoto
Right. But if you lose the turn three times and it appears…
Iwata
Then you feel really annoyed?
Miyamoto
(abruptly) …”Leave me alone!”

“This time around there were several directors on the project and inevitably they weren’t all on the same wavelength in terms of their level of understanding of the concept of Mario. That made it necessary for me to go right into the development area and say: “Look, this is how things work in Mario games!” Of course when I say that, it’s not objective, it’s my own take on things.””

“For instance, sometimes there’ll be a single block floating in mid-air, right? When I first made that, I thought it was totally outrageous.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: