Join Mario’s dad, Shigeru Miyamoto, on a tour of Super Nintendo World

Kristine Tuting
·3-min read

With the opening of Universal Studios Japan’s latest attraction coming up, Nintendo gave fans a special direct dedicated to exploring bits and pieces of Super Nintendo World.

Legendary video game designer, and creator of Mario, Shigeru Miyamoto, kicked off the presentation with a quick speech where he reminded everyone, that he is, in fact, Mario and Luigi’s actual father.

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Screenshot by: Kristine Tuting/ ONE Esports

After warming up the crowd, Miyamoto went through the huge green pipe at the entrance of Super Nintendo World.

“In the games, we didn’t really show the interior of the pipes. (For Super Nintendo World,) we went with a straightforward warp pipe,” he said as he walked through the green tunnel. The end of the green pipe showed the lobby of the Mushroom Castle with music playing taken from Super Mario 64.

After getting past the gate, park-goers will be transported into Super Nintendo World’s grounds where they will be greeted by a spectacular view of the attractions as if they have just been transported to the real world version of the Mushroom Kingdom. In the middle of the scenery is the Mount Beanpole, with the end flag at the top.

Credit: Universal Studios Japan
Credit: Universal Studios Japan

Putting Super Nintendo World’s main attractions aside, Miyamoto gave a detailed explanation on the numerous objects that can be unlocked around the park. This includes ? blocks, Pow blocks, and other bigger, unusual things with the help of Power-Up bands.

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Screenshot by: Kristine Tuting/ ONE Esports

He also teased everyone about the different activities inside Super Nintendo World. Watch out for the huge Piranha plant and the giant Bob-omb on the underground level when you visit the theme park.

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Screenshot by: Kristine Tuting/ ONE Esports

Moving to one of the main attractions, Miyamoto roamed around Bowser’s castle and revealed that the Mario Kart ride attraction took six years in the making.

“Nintendo and Universal Studios collaborated to create it,” he explained. “We wanted to make a ride that’s never been seen before.”

Super Nintendo World’s Mario Kart ride is indeed a one-of-a-kind since it is an interactive Super Mario Kart ride, made more exciting with the power of Augmented Reality (AR).

Credit: Universal Studios Japan
Credit: Universal Studios Japan

Miyamoto also introduced a special Super Nintendo World item called the TOKOTOKO MARIO, which is basically a walking plastic figure of Mario. The best part? Batteries aren’t required to move it around! This merchandise can be bought at the 1-UP Factory inside the attraction area.

“The development team paid close attention to his movements as they produced it. In addition to video games, the development team has been really enjoying making real-life items like this,” he explained while holding the toy,

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Screenshot by: Kristine Tuting/ ONE Esports

Lastly, Miyamoto gave fans a quick tour at Kinopio’s Café where Toad is the head chef. The items on the menu are Mushroom-kingdom exclusives. Check out some of these amazing dishes as part of Kinopio Café’s menu:

Additionally, you can pick up a Super Star popcorn container to munch on while exploring Super Nintendo World. The popcorn comes in Caramel Peach and Mushroom flavors.

Before the video ended, Miyamoto reminded everyone that there are plans to open Super Nintendo World in other countries such as in Hollywood, California and Orlando, Florida, and Singapore.

Super Nintendo World will open on February 4, 2021 at Universal Studios Japan.

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