Mario’s 30-Year Legacy Of Gameplay And Level Design
Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto attributes the virtual plumber's longtime success to solid game mechanics and player creativity.By Evan Thomas | September 12, 2015
Super Mario turns 30 years old this month. (Video via Nintendo)
In that time, the plumber has goomba-stomped his way to widespread cultural fame, apparently for good. (Video via Nintendo)
Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto told Newsbeat one reason — as far as the enduring success of Mario’s games are concerned — is because, "The basic gameplay hasn't really changed much."