Today, Mario is an international icon known to all. But when it was created in 1981, he was everything but. Somewhat in his forties, he had no reason to become more popular than Pac-Man, the phenomenon of the time, or Donkey Kong, Nintendo's first global ambassador. However, after a decade of video games, it's Mario who makes the industry's first transition from video games to cinema in 1993!
Writing The Story of Mario is not necessarily asking the question "Who is he?", but rather "Why him?". From New York to Kyoto, this book offers you a meticulous dive into the twists and turns of the history of video games during the 1980s, its flagship productions, its technical innovations but also its crises, where the beginnings of a new world cultural order.
L'Histoire de Mario vol.1 - L’ascension d’une icône
L'Histoire de Mario - 1981-1991: L’ascension d’une icône, entre mythes et réalité
Publishers: #PixNLove (Pix 'N Love)
#ShigeruMiyamoto (Shigeru Miyamoto)
#Mario (The Mario series)