Through Super Mario Run, Shigeru Miyamoto is hoping “older players” will be able to recapture the feeling of getting into Nintendo games back in the day. The Mario creator believes that releasing the upcoming title on mobile platforms will introduce Mario to a wider audience, due to the ever-increasing reach of smart devices.
“I feel very lucky, because there are a lot of people in Japan making characters and games that become popular in Japan,” Miyamoto said. “So I feel fortunate to be able to bring Mario to an audience around the world. And now with the reach of smart devices, we can bring Mario to an entire generation of kids, and hopefully be able to recapture those older players who played when they were younger and remind them how much fun it is to play a Nintendo game.”