Super Mario hit the ground running in 1981 with release of Donkey Kong. However, back then he went by the name of Jumpman and his goal in life was rescuing his girlfriend Pauline from the clutches of the barrel wanging gorilla…
Super Mario – Cause of Death
What you didn’t know about Nintendo
Nintendo in Japanese means, “Leave luck to heaven.” Shigeru Miyamoto, the first staff artist at Nintendo, had always idolized Walt Disney, and given his background in design, realized that in order to conceptualize his dream he need to utilize programming. By 1990, his creation of Mario had already become more recognizable than Mickey Mouse.