Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America (Hardback)Jeff Ryman (author)
Hardback Published: 22/09/2011
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Nintendo has continually set the standard for video-game innovation in America, starting in 1981 with a plucky hero who jumped over barrels to save a girl from an ape. The saga of Mario, the portly plumber who became the most successful franchise in the history of gaming, has plot twists worthy of a video game. Jeff Ryan shares the story of how this quintessentially Japanese company found success in the American market. Lawsuits, Hollywood, die- hard fans, and face-offs with Sony and Microsoft are all part of the drama. It helps you find out about: Mario's eccentric yet brilliant creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, who was tapped for the job because was considered expendable; Minoru Arakawa, the son-in-law of Nintendo's imperious president, who bumbled his way to success; and, the unexpected approach that allowed Nintendo to reinvent itself as the gaming system for the non-gamer, especially now with the Wii. Even those who can't tell a Koopa from a Goomba will find this a fascinating story of striving, comeuppance, and redemption.
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Weight: 498 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm
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