Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario, talks with Game Hunters and gives some insight to his thoughts on his favorite Mario game and his work on the Nintendo 3DS. Here’s an excerpt from that interview:

Game Hunters: What is your most favorite Mario game and why?

Miyamoto: Super Mario World (1993) is something that included of course all the action you saw in Super Mario Bros. but it also had the map features, so it also had that element of players having to think about where they were going and what they were going to do next. I also think that it is a game that developed a large number of staff people who became producers and directors.

Game Hunters: So I assume we have not seen the last of Mario. Can you say anything about his future adventures on the Wii or Nintendo 3DS?

Miyamoto: Of course, we are working on a Mario product for the Nintendo 3DS, I can tell you that. One of the things we have looked at, you know when you are in a 3D world but on a 2D screen it is difficult sometimes to tell distance, whether an object you are looking at is in the foreground, in the background, is the object above you? Sometimes it’s a little bit harder. So it’s going to be really exciting for us to make that easier for the player to understand using the Nintendo 3DS technology. And for the first time ever Mario will be on a handheld system with an analog stick for controls. That’s new.

Shigeru Miyamoto

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