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History of Mario

Discussion in 'Super Mario Galaxy' started by thebestter, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. thebestter

    thebestter WiiChat Member

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    The birth
    In 1980, Nintendo of America (NOA) released Radar Scope, an arcade game they hoped would kickstart a long reign of success. It flopped, leaving Nintendo stuck with 2,000 unsold Radar Scope units. To stay afloat, NOA desperately needed a smash-hit gameā€”and fast. Hiroshi Yamauchi, the president and CEO of Nintendo Co., Ltd. at the time, asked staff artist Shigeru Miyamoto to design a new game based on his own ideas. The result was a game entitled Donkey Kong, starring "Jumpman," a portly carpenter clad in red and blue. "Jumpman" did not have his name for very long, however. NOA had to prepare the game for American release, which included naming the characters. As the story goes, they were mulling over what to name Jumpman when the landlord, Mario Segale, arrived at the warehouse, demanding the overdue rent payment. When he left, the staff had a new name for Jumpman: "Mario."

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  2. Zoro11031

    Zoro11031 A Major PS2 Fanboy

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    Cool. Didn't know the part about the landlord :)
     
  3. smyth

    smyth Asstnt to the Rgnl Mngr

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    good info for those that didn't know however it doesn't really belong in this subforum... maybe the lounge or retro gaming or somewhere like that.



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