Op Ed [Dec 31, 2016, 2:15 pm ET] – Share – Viewing Comments
The New York Times -- Super Mario Run’s Not-So-Super Gender Politics.
HARDOCP. "Mr. Miyamoto told Wired this month that he was more involved with the
design of Super Mario Run than that of any Mario game since 2007’s Super
Mario Galaxy. That means that the only two Super Mario games that include a
playable female character from the start — 1988’s Super Mario Bros. 2 and
2013’s spectacular Super Mario 3D World — were games in which Mr. Miyamoto
was not directly involved with the level design.
The world would be a worse place if video game creators were judged only by
whether they balanced their games with male and female protagonists. Some of
2016’s best video games, including the interactive drama Firewatch and the
disturbing Mario-inspired Inside, are largely about men and boys."