Super Mario

Super Mario

How Nintendo Conquered America

Streaming Audiobook - 2011
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The story of Nintendo's rise and the beloved icon who made it possible Nintendo has continually set the standard for video game innovation in America, starting in 1981 with a plucky hero who jumped over barrels to save a girl from an ape. The saga of Mario, the portly plumber who became the most successful franchise in the history of gaming, has plot twists worthy of a video game. Jeff Ryan shares the story of how this quintessentially Japanese company found success in the American market. Lawsuits, Hollywood, die-hard fans, and face-offs with Sony and Microsoft are all part of the drama. Find out about: Mario's eccentric yet brilliant creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, who was tapped for the job because he was considered expendable; Minoru Arakawa, the son-in-law of Nintendo's imperious president, who bumbled his way to success; and the unexpected approach that allowed Nintendo to reinvent itself as the gaming system for the nongamer, especially now with the Wii. Even those who can't tell a Koopa from a Goomba will find this a fascinating story of striving, comeuppance, and redemption.
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2011
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781441793638
1441793631
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 21 min.)) : digital

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Oct 12, 2011

Looks super cool!!! Hope it has super mario world in it. My favorite Nintendo/Mario game ever!!!

MadReads Oct 03, 2011

A super fun read for those of us that grew up with Nintendo!

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