Miyamoto: Nintendo Is its Own Genre

In a recent interview, Shigeru Miyamoto, the famed designer behind franchises like Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, and Star Fox, stated that he sees Nintendo as its own genre and feels that it should be recognized as such. Furthermore, Miyamoto commented that many other studios may just be trying to make games that may seem \”cool\” to the public, but Nintendo tries to concentrate on making games fun.

“Nintendo isn’t one simple element of an overall gaming industry,\” began Miyamoto. \”I really think there needs to be a Nintendo genre, that’s almost its own entity. It’s not that I don’t like serious stories or that I couldn’t make one, but currently in the video game industry you see a lot of game designers who are working really hard to make their games seem really cool. For a lot of us at Nintendo, it’s difficult to decide what cool is. In fact, it’s a lot easier for us to laugh at ourselves. It’s almost as if we’re performers. Our way of performing is by creating these fun, odd and goofy things.”

Do you agree with Mr. Miyamoto and believe that Nintendo games are unique enough to be recognized as their very own genre? We\’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Eli Pales
Eli buys virtually every Nintendo title that comes out but has expanded his collection to include amiibo. He hasn't taken them out of their boxes, though, so he might be a bit insane. When not playing video games, Eli likes writing about politics and games. He also runs a decent amount. Outside.