Nintendo Facts That Will Change The Way You Play

According to the video:

1. Nintendo was founded in 1889 as a playing card company.

2. Today, Nintendo makes a Mario-Themed version of their original “Hanafuda” playing cards.¬†

3. Shigeru Miyamoto was hired in 1977 as Nintendo’s first staff artist. He would go on to create Mario (the best-selling video game franchise in history), The Legend of Zelda (the first game to save progress), Star Fox, and Donkey Kong. Consoles he is responsible for include¬†GameCube, Nintendo 64, Super Nintendo Gameboy and DS.

4. Robin Williams named his daughter Zelda after the princess from the game.

5. Princess Zelda is named after F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife, Zelda.

6. To scale, Mario has a 27-foot vertical jump!

7. Kirby’s shape was meant to be a placeholder while a more detailed model was being finished.

8. On the cover of Super Mario Brothers, Mario is dying!

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