Hiroshi Yamauchi. Photo: AP/Katsumi Kasahara
There’s one more angel in heaven and one less game guru in the world. Good bye, Hiroshi Yamauchi – THE man behind Nintendo, Donkey Kong and Super Mario. Goodbye to the man who taught us (me at least) how to use the left and right hand independently of each other on a joystick in the ’80s. Goodbye to the man who made me fling barrels, eat magic mushrooms and slide down a flagpole without getting arrested. My brother thirsted for your GameBoy. I had the Mario theme as my ringtone. We both thought the Mario movie sucked.
If heaven has a brick with a question mark on it, I hope hitting it brings you good things in the afterlife! Yamauchi died on September 19, 2013.
From HT Brunch, September 29
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