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…
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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.
Even the most hardcore gamers will find something new and interesting on our journey back to 1976 to truly understand the system wars of today. Sure you know where Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony stand in 2010, but how did we get here?