Miyamoto praises Angry Birds, feels like “a traditional videogame”

Thursday, 12th April 2012 11:35 GMT By Johnny Cullen

The Mayans were right: the apocalypse is nigh.

Shigeru Miyamoto has praised Angry Birds, saying the Rovio game feels just like “a traditional videogame”.

The Mario and Zelda creator was speaking in Paris to Edge ahead of a new 3DS-based tour-guide exhibition at the Louvre

“What I like about Angry Birds is that it has a traditional videogame [feel] to it, but also a very creative side,” he said.

“And you can really feel that they’re having fun developing the game. That’s what I like about it.”

In an interview with Hookshot, though, he couldn’t resist having a knock on the competition. That competition being Apple.

“Obviously, if the developer had created the game for Nintendo DS the controls would have been even better, but what can you do?”



  1. benzitor

    Miyamoto should change his vynil side. He is nice, but his vision of Video game is a bit dated.

    I loved mario and zelda, but i need something a bit more edgy now. I dont know, something with direction, scenario, twist.

    Angry bird is fun, but its because of this kind of games that Video game genre will still not be taken seriously as a form of expression, and still be blocked to its “passtime for kids” image.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Bringit

    Wii Fit is a game that went beyond the kids.

    Nintendo has always been full of praise for Rovio. Iwata referenced them during his infamous GDC rant.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they tried to buy them.

    #2 3 years ago

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