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Jamie Gnebba Team 11 TC 200 The History and Success of Mario Nintendo’s Timeless Creation
Jamie Gnebba Team 11 TC 200 Brief History of Nintendo - Multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889 - Produced and marketed a playing card game - Saw how successful video games had become in the 70s and decided to try it out Random Fact: In the mid-twentieth century, Nintendo tried several small niche businesses, such as a love hotel, a taxi company, a TV network, a food company trying to sell instant rice, and a toy company.
Jamie Gnebba Team 11 TC 200 Entering the Video Game Market - Computer Othello: first video arcade game in 1978 - Looked for big hit to establish itself in growing market - Radar Scope - IT FLOPPED!
Jamie Gnebba Team 11 TC 200 Shigeru Miyamoto - Often called the father of modern video gaming - First member ever to be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in 1998. - To date, has created 73 Nintendo games - But in 1980 he had no prior programming experience Random Fact: Shigeru Miyamoto is ambidextrous, though he prefers using his left hand. As a videogame designer, he made some of his characters such as Mario and Link left-handed or ambidextrous.
Jamie Gnebba Team 11 TC 200 Creation of Mario - Affected by the technical limitations of the hardware, which permitted only 16 by 16 pixels - Hat to avoid the difficulty of having Mario's hair move realistically - Moustache to make Mario's nose more noticeable - Overalls to make his arms and arm movements more visible Random Fact: Mario was originally a carpenter but when a colleague mentioned the character looked more like a plumber than a carpenter, Miyamoto decided to change Mario's profession.
Jamie Gnebba Team 11 TC 200 Mario’s First Appearance - Arcade game released in 1981 - OVERNIGHT SUCCESS! - Sold over 65,000 units, the most successful arcade game since Pac-Man - Mario and Donkey Kong appeared on cereal boxes, board games, pajamas, and in cartoons Random Fact: Mario was originally named Jumpman but then changed to Mario after Mario Segali, Nintendo’s warehouse landlord.
Jamie Gnebba Team 11 TC 200 NINTENDO MANIA! - July 15, 1983 NES was released - Mario appeared again in the hit game Super Mario Bros. - Sold 40.23 million copies bundled with the NES - NES became best selling game console Random Fact: Super Mario Bros. was originally named Pipe Jump.
Jamie Gnebba Team 11 TC 200 Super Mario Bros. 3 - Over 18 million copies were sold worldwide - Best-selling non-bundled video game of all time, earning 500 million dollars - Mario had new powers including Raccoon Mario and Hammer Mario Random Fact: The fastest that Super Mario Bros. 3 can be beaten is in just over 11 minutes by using secret passages and whistles to skip to the last level.
Jamie Gnebba Team 11 TC 200 Top Console Games of All Time Non-Bundled Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES - 18 million) Super Mario Bros. 3 Super Mario Land (Game Boy - 14 million) Super Mario Land Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2 - 14 million) Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2 - 13 million) Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Super Mario 64 (N64 - 11 million) Super Mario 64 Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec (PS2 - 11 million) Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec Grand Theft Auto III (PS2 - 11 million) Grand Theft Auto III Gran Turismo (PS1 - 10.5 million) Gran Turismo Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES - 10 million) Super Mario Bros. 2 Bundled Super Mario Bros. (NES – 40.23 million) Super Mario Bros. Tetris (GB – 30 million) Tetris Super Mario World (SNES – 17 million) Super Mario World Wii Sports (Wii - 4.06 million approximately) Wii Sports Everyone Loves Me!!
Jamie Gnebba Team 11 TC 200 Would Nintendo Be Here Today Without Mario??? - NO!! - Although other Nintendo games were successful, they created nowhere near the profit of Mario games - Mario is the best selling video game series of all time.
Jamie Gnebba Team 11 TC 200 The Future of Mario - Nintendo Wii - Super Paper Mario most popular game - As long as Nintendo is around, Mario is their main man