Most people would assume that the favorite Mario game of Super Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto is the original Super Mario Bros., but Miyamoto recently revealed that his favorite title in the series is Super Mario Bros. 2. Although this game is a 2D platformer like its predecessor, its gameplay is quite different from most Mario games. In Super Mario Bros. 2, for example, instead of defeating enemies by jumping on them, players must throw items at them in order to progress. Which Super Mario game is your favorite?
“I guess as a developer that might have to be the very first Super Mario game, for me, because I have so many memories tied up in it. Perhaps as a player, I might go for what was, at least in Japan, we referred to it as Super Mario USA, which was a game that just had a very different sort of feel. I think we had such a loose approach to it, we really came up with something interesting.”