Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo’s leading light and creator of the Super Mario franchise, has been quizzed in the run up to his plumbing pal’s 25th birthday.
The brains behind Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy, Miyamoto revealed which of Mario’s adventures was his favourite.
“Super Mario World (1990) is something that included of course all the action you saw in Super Mario Bros. but it also had the map features, so it also had that element of players having to think about where they were going and what they were going to do next”, Miyamoto told USA Today.
“I also think that it is a game that developed a large number of staff people who became producers and directors.”
It’s a solid choice, despite towing the company line with his reasoning. Yoshi’s debut appearance is surely reason enough!?