onsdag 22. september 2010

Behind the name

At first Shigeru Miyamoto called his new creation "Mr. Video." Fortunately, the name was scratched before the game was released to Japanese arcades , where it was launched under the name "Jumpman". This name did not catch tho. Fate would have it that a Nintendo employee in the United States ended up in trouble with a landlord by the name of Mario Segal. One day Mario Segal stormed into an official Nintendo meeting and demanded the the month's rent from the employee. The story of the difficult landlord circulated in Nintendo system, et voila, the "Jumpman" was renamed "Mario".

5 kommentarer:

  1. Pretty interesting. Never knew that.

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  2. Mario sort of sucks now. I wish Nintendo would quit beating the dead horse already.

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  3. Personally gone away from Nintendo back to PS3..

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  4. Mario Segal. Hmm, Luigi Stallone, perhaps?

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