Miyamoto: “I’ve always wanted to make a multiplayer Mario”

Wednesday, 25 November 2009 08:31 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Miyamoto’s always dreamt of making a team-play Mario game, he’s confesses in the latest Iwata Asks. He’s talking about New Super Mario Bros. Wii, obviously.

“I’ve always wanted to make a multiplayer Mario,” said the Nintendo dev boss. “It’s been my dream for many years. I really feel that this time, we’ve pulled it off.”

Miyamoto added that adding more players to the overall experience presents a general problem in that you can’t just send everyone back to a checkpoint when someone dies.

“That’s why I think we’ve come up with a well-balanced game that comes somewhere in between watching the Super Guide and then clearing the level yourself and getting the Super Guide to clear the level for you,” he said.

“That’s why I hope that a wide range of users will be able to enjoy the game in a wide variety of different ways.”

Shame you couldn’t have put the bloody thing online, right?

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