Super Mario Bros. Super Embarrassing? - The UpStream

Super Mario Bros. Super Embarrassing?

posted Thursday Oct 14, 2010 by Jon Wurm

Super Mario Bros. Super Embarrassing?

Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System hit the quarter-century mark last month and with the advent of HD TVs the game is certainly starting to show its age. I was able to play the game on a 32" HD TV and saw first hand where Miyamoto and his development team cut some corners but seriously, who cares? We are talking about not just "a" game but "the" game that created and changed an entire industry.

Hit the break to find out why Miyamoto was embarrassed.

Released on September 13th, 1985 Super Mario Bros. sold 40 million units around the world from its first release and was the best selling game of all time for 20 years until ousted by Wii Sports in 2009. Miyamoto and his team did the best they could with the technology they had and let's face it, 8-bit games don't really look great on anything bigger than a 13" screen, but in an interview last month that recently surfaced, Shigeru Miyamoto felt somewhat embarrassed by it.

I read the interview and thought about summing it up but after reading it through I feel that Miyamoto says it best and nothing I say can ever do this game or the legend himself justice. So go ahead and read the full interview provided by the interview link.


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