In retrospect, you might ask yourself: Wait, why does Mario take damage when he bumps into a Goomba in the original game? SUPER MARIO BROS.? shows, mario Creator Shigeru Miyamoto had an answer: Enemies bite you. We don’t experience that. Well, that changes in the upcoming version Super Mario Bros. Wonder.
inside The latest installment in Nintendo’s ongoing web seriesAsk the developer, the people behind it He questions himself He answered some broad questions about the upcoming Switch exclusive version. They found that this was not the case really He was infected for the filmThat it evolved differently than in the past mario Games and the odd job of creating 3D models look better in a precise 2D side-scroller. It’s really interesting stuff! But perhaps my favorite part of the first two installments of this long-running Ask the Developer series is the backstory behind why Goombas approaches Mario and other characters and bites them.
accordingly He questions himselfWhen art director Masanobu Sato once heard someone explain why Mario was damaged after an encounter with a Goomba in the original game, Miyamoto replied: “Because the goombaras bit him“
But as he emphasized He questions himselfDirector Shiro Mori, even if it was, the game was unable to display these details due to “hardware limitations” at the time. Super Mario Bros. Wonder Producer Takashi Tezuka, who worked on it mario Almost four decades of games also explain that this is why the Koopa Troopas turned to Mario when they encountered them in the classic NES game.
“We tried to explain that they bit the player,” Tezuka said.
“But now we are able to show these expressions,” Sato said.
That’s what the developers are saying He questions himselfThe moment the Goomba damages Mario, a short animation plays showing the iconic enemy biting the plumber (or another character used by the player).
“Yes, and when they bite you, they do it with a smile on their face!” Sato added.
I can only warmly recommend reading it Full interview Because it gives more behind-the-scenes insight into how the game was developed and where all its weird ideas came from.
Super Mario Bros. Wonder It will be released on October 20th for the Nintendo Switch Although copies have been leaked, beware of spoilers.