Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon’s original boss designs rejected by Miyamoto

Friday, 5th April 2013 06:14 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Shigeru Miyamoto performed one of his famous “tea table flips” on Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon developer Next Level Games. Speaking with IGN, director Bryce Holliday said Miyamoto “threw out all the bosses of the game” and made the team start over. “He often challenged us to not go with our first idea, or to experiment further on different things and then cherry-pick our best ideas,” he said. The anecdote has much in common with Dylan Cuthbert’s post-mortem of Star Fox at GDC this year. The full interview feature is quite an interesting read.

Thanks, Destructoid.



  1. Digital Bamboo

    I actually played a tea table flipping arcade game in Japan. That was the actual game–you flipped up a physical tea table on hinges and scored points based on how much chaos ensued on screen. It probably has a sequel by now. Ah, Japan.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. khemphoud

    Yeah I watched someone playing it once. You forgot to mention that the player is also able to slam his fists on the table (I don’t know exactly how it works) and then you can flip the table. Everything goes bananas on the screen. Ah … Japan.

    #2 2 years ago

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