Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Hit The StockHit The Stock

Tech News

How Nintendo made Super Mario Bros. Wonder so weird

The interview subjects in front of a backgrond reminiscent of Super Mario World
Super Mario Bros. Wonder director Shiro Mouri (left) and producer Takashi Tezuka (right). | Image: Cath Virginia / The Verge

Super Mario Bros. Wonder is a game filled with oddball ideas. Thanks to magical flowers that, once collected, introduce some unexpected new element, players experience everything from a bunch of Piranha Plants simultaneously bursting into song to Mario turning into a sentient pile of goo. It has so many ideas, in fact, that director Shiro Mouri wasn’t sure the team could pull it off. “At first when I heard that we’d be creating one wonder effect per course, and that all of the courses are going to have different wonder effects,” he tells The Verge, “I thought: ‘That’s stupid. That’s impossible.’”

As it turns out, the problem wasn’t so much coming up with ideas. The developers at Nintendo brainstormed a lot of potential powers — around…

Continue reading…

You May Also Like

Editor's Pick

Patrick G. Eddington In a fiery 40‐​minute press conference attended by almost a dozen House Freedom Caucus (HFC) members, the group discussed the current state of...

Editor's Pick

Chris Edwards President Biden has released his proposed federal budget for fiscal year 2025 and beyond. The proposal includes a raft of spending increases, including...

Editor's Pick

Walter Olson On page 250 of his report, special counsel Robert Hur explains why it’s not inconsistent as a legal matter for the federal government...

Tech News

The Dbrand Ghost Case for the iPhone 15 Pro. | Image: Dbrand Dbrand is scrapping plans to fix its anti-yellowing Ghost Case, but not...