Pokemon GO is without any doubt, the most popular and most developed AR game on the market at the moment. There are more than 100 million active users that visit the game on an hourly basis.
As you all know, once per year, there is an Annual General Meeting of Shareholders at Nintendo, and this year they marked their 81st Annual General Meeting. Many were asked what their favorite game was nowadays, and surprisingly, Shigeru Miyamoto, known as the creator of Mario, said that his favorite game was Pokemon GO.
He said that by playing the game, his whole family can engage, even his neighbors.
Here is his statement (translated in English):
“I basically tend to play the games I created myself, so I haven’t been influenced much by the games of other companies. That said, the first game that influenced me when I started the job of game development was Pac-Man, and from a design perspective, I think Tetris is wonderful. I’m currently hooked on Pokémon GO. This game, which I’m playing with my wife, is a dream come true of playing a game with my whole family. I’ve been enjoying Pokémon GO with my wife and neighborhood friends for some two years now. The average person playing Pokémon GO in Japan is probably around 60 years old.”
We cannot help but get flashbacks of our childhood days and how we played Super Mario Bros., a game that is President Shuntaro Furukawa’s favorite. Others mentioned several games, among which is Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit.
Which was your favorite childhood game? What about now?
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