Friday, June 12, 2009

"Princess Peach likes cake" - and other musings from the made who made Mario, Shigeru Miyamoto

Wired's Chris Kohler recently spent some time chatting up the man who created Mario, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto. The entire interview is worth a read, but if you don't have the time or interest, here's my favorite quote:

"With New Super Mario Bros. Wii ... we’ve had some battles over the story elements. They always want to have these dramatic scenes where Princess Peach gets kidnapped, but I always tell them, no, it’s fine — Princess Peach likes cake, so you can just have them use cake as bait to kidnap Princess Peach, and that’s enough. I was thinking they could have these big ships come in, and they’ve got these big chains all over them, and they drop a plate down with cake on it (laughs)."

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