Minecraft may have taken a long time to finally come to a Nintendo console, but something along the lines of the game almost came to Nintendo 64 twenty years ago. According to Miyamoto, who has been playing Minecraft recently, he had an idea for a similar game back in the N64 generation. This snippet comes from an interview with Miyamoto by Glixel, the entirety of which can be read here. Imagine a world where Nintendo Minecraft stood alongside Ocarina of Time and Super Mario 64 as classics from that generation.
You’ve mentioned in the past that you play the cat-collecting mobile game Neko Atsume. Are there other games that you really love playing?
Not really. I do like Minecraft, but really more from the perspective of the fact that I really feel like that’s something we should have made. We had actually done a lot of experiments that were similar to that back in the N64 days and we had some designs that were very similar. It’s really impressive to me to see how they’ve been able to take that idea and turn it into a product.