This year is the 30th anniversary of Mario in video games, and to help celebrate this fact, we got to see the way that the very first Mario game was created. It might be a little bit different than you think...
|No computers even needed.|
Did you know: old-school Mario games were drawn out on graph paper by designers like Shigeru Miyamoto? It’s pretty cool!
During Nintendo’s E3 Digital Event, Miyamoto shared graphs and original design docs of older Super Mario games. It’s amazing.
You can watch Nintendo GOD Miyamotosan explain the older design process here:
Also, Nintendo, get a book of this artwork published RIGHT NOW.