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  • Mario's unique appearance, believe it or not was unintentional.  Mario looks the way he does today due to 1981's immature graphics technology.  Miyamoto was having difficulty making Mario's hair move realistically in the game so he simply gave him a red hat.  Mario's nose wasn't showing up very well on the screen, so Miyamoto gave Mario a mustache and over-sized nose to make it more noticeable.

    The History of Mario

    Mario's unique appearance, believe it or not was unintentional.  Mario looks the way he does today due to 1981's immature graphics technology.  Miyamoto was having difficulty making Mario's hair move realistically in the game so he simply gave him a red hat.  Mario's nose wasn't showing up very well on the screen, so Miyamoto gave Mario a mustache and over-sized nose to make it more noticeable.

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  • In my last post on “the Art of Video Games: Issue 1” we took a look at the fantasy artists that shaped the Final Fantasy series as well as hit RPG games Chrono Trigger & Chrono Cross.  Those games were all special favorites of mine since the RPG genre is where I feel most at home.  Today I thought I would delve into fantasy artists who made classic games that we have all played as children (or adults), those classic games that make you smile and reminiscence about the good old days when time seemed endless.  The golden classics of gaming are ruled by Nintendo titles and out of all those, one character shines above all others- MARIO. Mario is […]

    the Art of Video Games: Issue 2

    In my last post on “the Art of Video Games: Issue 1” we took a look at the fantasy artists that shaped the Final Fantasy series as well as hit RPG games Chrono Trigger & Chrono Cross.  Those games were all special favorites of mine since the RPG genre is where I feel most at home.  Today I thought I would delve into fantasy artists who made classic games that we have all played as children (or adults), those classic games that make you smile and reminiscence about the good old days when time seemed endless.  The golden classics of gaming are ruled by Nintendo titles and out of all those, one character shines above all others- MARIO. Mario is […]

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