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What makes Super Mario games so magical? Developers pay tribute to Nintendo’s platform icon

Retro Gamer Issue 203 celebrates the legendary Super Mario series. We interviewed several industry veterans, including John Romero, Ste Pickford, Chris Sutherland, Derek Yu, and Julian “Jaz” Rignall, to find out what makes 2D Mario games so special and how the franchise has impacted them.

Jon Romero is impressed with how “amazing control and incredible diversity across eight worlds” led id Software to switch Super Mario Bros 3 from PC to Nintendo, and how Mario’s Ste Pickford “jumps to get enemies” Indicate how you received it. . “Using it in other games is annoying because it feels like a unique feature of Mario and shouldn’t be ripped off,” he said.

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We’ll also take a look at the behind-the-scenes stories of many classic games, including Stormlord II, Full Tilt, and more! Pinball and Nosferatu The Vampyre reveal some of the biggest earning games yet to be localized for the West, and find out what Andy Palmer is gearing up for for Arcade Club’s third venue. There’s more to play, including Lemmings, Ridge Racer and Strider 2, so don’t miss out!

The Super Mario series was featured in the latest issue of Retro Gamer and is now available at all UK news outlets. Mario fans in the US can subscribe to the digital edition of Retro Gamer for just $9 for three editions.


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What makes Super Mario games so magical? Developers pay tribute to Nintendo’s platform icon

Issue 203 of Retro Gamer celebrates the legendary Super Mario series. We quizzed a number of industry veterans, including John Romero, Ste Pickford, Chris Sutherland, Derek Yu and Julian “Jaz” Rignall to find out what makes the 2D Mario games so special and the impact the franchise has had on them.
Jon Romero reveals how “the amazing control and the huge amount of variety in the eight worlds” led to id Software pitching a PC conversion of Super Mario Bros 3 to Nintendo, while Ste Pickford is impressed by Mario’s ‘jumping on enemies to kill them’ mechanic, telling us “it annoys me when it’s used in other games as it feels like a unique feature of Mario, and one that you shouldn’t rip off.”
Subscribe to Retro Gamer magazine today

(Image credit: Future)
Additionally we go behind the scenes of a number of classic games, including Stormlord II, Full Tilt! Pinball and Nosferatu The Vampyre, reveal some of the greatest import games that still haven’t been localised for the west and find out what Andy Palmer has in store for his third Arcade Club venue. There’s plenty more to enjoy, including Lemmings, Ridge Racer and Strider 2, so don’t miss it!
The Super Mario series is celebrated in the latest issue of Retro Gamer which is on sale now in all good UK newsagents. Mario fans based in the US can subscribe to the digital edition of Retro Gamer for as little as $9 for three issues.

#Super #Mario #games #magical #Developers #pay #tribute #Nintendos #platform #icon

What makes Super Mario games so magical? Developers pay tribute to Nintendo’s platform icon

Issue 203 of Retro Gamer celebrates the legendary Super Mario series. We quizzed a number of industry veterans, including John Romero, Ste Pickford, Chris Sutherland, Derek Yu and Julian “Jaz” Rignall to find out what makes the 2D Mario games so special and the impact the franchise has had on them.
Jon Romero reveals how “the amazing control and the huge amount of variety in the eight worlds” led to id Software pitching a PC conversion of Super Mario Bros 3 to Nintendo, while Ste Pickford is impressed by Mario’s ‘jumping on enemies to kill them’ mechanic, telling us “it annoys me when it’s used in other games as it feels like a unique feature of Mario, and one that you shouldn’t rip off.”
Subscribe to Retro Gamer magazine today

(Image credit: Future)
Additionally we go behind the scenes of a number of classic games, including Stormlord II, Full Tilt! Pinball and Nosferatu The Vampyre, reveal some of the greatest import games that still haven’t been localised for the west and find out what Andy Palmer has in store for his third Arcade Club venue. There’s plenty more to enjoy, including Lemmings, Ridge Racer and Strider 2, so don’t miss it!
The Super Mario series is celebrated in the latest issue of Retro Gamer which is on sale now in all good UK newsagents. Mario fans based in the US can subscribe to the digital edition of Retro Gamer for as little as $9 for three issues.

#Super #Mario #games #magical #Developers #pay #tribute #Nintendos #platform #icon


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