Miyamoto explains why Mario is chubby

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  1. soulx
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    [​IMG] Excerpt from Iwata Asks

    It seems quite a lot of aspects of Mario are due to hardware limitations (e.g, overalls, hat and moustache)
     
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  2. ShinyJellicent12

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    Wow...
     
  3. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    That's a lie. Mario's fat because he's Italian and he loves his spaghetti with he's momma's homemade ragu!
     
  4. Crystal the Glaceon

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    Between insane and insecure
    I guess it makes sense really.
     
  5. Nujui

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    Another of those little fun facts about Mario, though I never knew he's was chubby because of hardware limitations.
     
  6. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    Maybe it is the other way around.

    Maybe they made him Italian because he was fat...
     
  7. Presto99

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    Yep, he has said things like this before about how Mario came to be...it's kinda funny! [​IMG]
     
  8. Ikki

    Ikki GBATemp's grumpy panda.

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    I'd move this to GCD but whatever...

    Read this earlier today and chuckled. A thin Mario wouldn't have been the same.
     
  9. ShadowSoldier

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    It's an Iwata asks. Those have been posted in USN before...
     
  10. machomuu

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    Wait...so is the reason Link looks cool because Zelda 1 was played from a top-down perspective?
     
  11. Sora de Eclaune

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    This still doesn't explain why he's short.
     
  12. loserkidsblink18

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    Shigeru Miyamoto. The most politically correct man in gaming.

    (And now I turn your attention to Fumito Ueda)
     
  13. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    his fat cos he stuffs his face with pizza and spaghetti all the time.
     
  14. Ammako

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    Source is dead.
     
  15. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    Probably had a set amount of hotboxes, one small and one large. [​IMG]
     
  16. Ikki

    Ikki GBATemp's grumpy panda.

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    Makes perfect sense.
     
  17. KingVamp

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    Make sense... [​IMG]
    They probably why they even did a top-down perspective, to make him look cool.


    What made them make Luigi skinny? Is it because they couldn't with Mario or just plan wanted him to look distinguish(as if green clothes wasn't enough [​IMG]).
    [​IMG]


    Funny and interesting info tho.
     
  18. soulx
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    Back then, Luigi was just a palette swap of Mario with a green color scheme.
     
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  20. RupeeClock

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    Yes, I mean think about it.
    The original Super Mario Bros, his sprites in it.
    Regular mario is exactly one tile tall, and Super Mario is two tiles tall.