Nintendo has been a pioneer of entertainment since the Japanese company entered the gaming industry. Over the last 35 years, they've rewrote the rulebook on how to make video games, devised some of the greatest platformers ever, and have created among the most famous fictional characters of all time. You'll struggle to find a single human being who doesn't recognise Pikachu or Super Mario.
Nintendo has hit a few snags here and there but always manages to rise to the top. Considering a single bad decision could spell disaster for Nintendo, you'd assume they work out every single aspect of their company meticulously.
And that couldn't be further from the truth. A lot of Nintendo's defining moments occurred by chance, misunderstandings, or last minute changes. Did you know Super Mario wasn't always going to be Nintendo's mascot? How different would things have been if Nintendo didn't use motion controls? Are you aware that some of the company's most iconic games were created by accident? Here are ten ways Nintendo could have turned out completely different to how we know it today.
James Egan has written 80 books including
1000 Facts about Superheroes Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about Supervillains Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about The Greatest Films Ever Made Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about Video Games Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about TV Shows Vol. 1-3
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