Mario Creator "Always" Has Regrets

Mario Creator "Always" Has Regrets

You’d think that the guy who created Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and Wii Music wouldn’t have any regrets. Oh wait.

“As soon as we’ve finished a project, I always have regrets about what we could or should’ve done,” said Nintendo’s Shigeru Miaymoto in a recent interview with Edge magazine.

“But then there are these great ideas that we can utilise with future projects, one way or another. Some people might say Wii Music is a good example. It’s been said that it could have sold much more than it actually has to date, but it simply means that I have some assets right now that, by tweaking something, we might be able to have great success with in future.”

Wii Music, which was released in 2008, wasn’t a smash hit like other titles created by Miyamoto. That hasn’t stopped Nintendo or Miyamoto from hinting at the possibility of another Wii Music game.

News: Miyamoto hints at Wii Music 2 [CVG via 1Up]


  • It’s like asking Leonardo da Vinci to critique the Mona Lisa, people may see a masterpiece, but he will see every single thing he did wrong.

    But, from what i hear Wii music was awful

    • its true. sadly, the only thing this article points to is this – miyamoto still believes in wii music. not good news to be heard, not at all…

  • Honestly its quite a good thing that he always has these regrets. It means that he cares about what he is working on, and really wants to make the best experience he can. I just hope his regret with Wii music ends up being making it int he first place.

  • Yet another reason why Shigeru Miyamoto is a genius- rather than getting his head stuck up his own ass defending the flaws in his games (unlike SOME developers I could name recently) he’s constantly criticizing HIMSELF and looking for things he can do better next time. Truly the greatest game creator of all time.

Log in to comment on this story!