Nintendo’s attempt to recreate a ‘Mario’ level IRL gets an A for effort
To be fair, it’s got to be difficult to move around in and see out of that Mario suit.
The Mario actor that hopped and skipped around Nintendo’s stage in Japan — the one we saw being constructed outside of the upcoming Universal Studios theme park, Super Nintendo World, earlier this week — actually does a fairly decent job twirling and keeping his/her balance while in the clunkiest clogs I’ve ever seen.
But, as per usual, video game designer and father-of-Mario Shigeru Miyamoto steals the show, looking absolutely, adorably comfortable in his Mario hat.
While the other Nintendo executives on stage certainly put on their best smiles, it’s Miyamoto who dons the goofy hat somehow the most naturally, and does the signature Mario victory jump with the most fervor. Plus, look at this little dance at the end there!
Now that my gushing over Miyamoto’s obvious, child-like enthusiasm is over, check out a video of the whole presentation, which does not spare the Mario actor any of his/her errors in the live-action recreation attempt.