Tag Archives: Nintendo

Super Mario Maker – Why Nintendo Is Still Good

Jumpman, a carpenter who later became the plumber Mario Mario, has been in a few games over the years, often joined by his brother, Luigi Mario. Mario’s first game was in a repurposed Radar Scope cabinet and based on a revised version of the Popeye arcade game that Nintendo bid for but lost. It was, of course, Donkey Kong, where an escaped Ape holds Mario’s girlfriend hostage; she was originally ‘The Lady’ and later became Pauline (not Daisy).

Splatoon – Nintendo at its Best

Nintendo is my gaming platform of choice. First it was Intellivision, then a Spectrum 48k, then Sega. I imported a Megadrive from Japan way before they were available in England; I vividly remember getting mocked for owning a console that no one had heard of, and yet the next year everyone was buying them. FML. Though Sega was my first console love, Nintendo owns my gaming heart. When you look at the car industry, the big innovator that others copy is Mercedes Benz. In the console world, it’s Nintendo.