Still relevant today.
Shigeru Miyamoto is probably the most recognisable name in the game industry today. He’s essentially the “father” of Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, and Pikmin — the latter of which he thoroughly enjoyed representing in last week’s Nintendo Direct. But even back in the NES days, Miyamoto was full of sage advice, as revealed in a 1989 BEEP magazine interview translated by Shmuplations and shared by Dave Rupert.
1989 is the year that Super Mario Land, DuckTales, the original Mother, and Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse were first released (among many other things!), so it was a pretty strong year for Nintendo. And, reflecting on his own success back then, Miyamoto had a simple answer to BEEP’s question “What’s the secret to success in the game industry?”:
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