10 Facts That Will Change the Way You See Nintendo

Here are 10 facts about Nintendo that will change your whole life.


1. Nintendo started as a playing card company.



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2. At one point, Nintendo tried (and failed) to branch into making ball point pens, noodle soup, and baby swings.






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3. In real life, Mario's jump would be over 25 feet high.






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4. The Konami Code (up up down down left right left right B A start) was originally used for developers to skip through parts of the game. Now it's an important part of pop culture.



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4. The Gamecube is not a perfect cube. It's dimensions are 5.9 by 4.3 by 6.3 inches.



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5. Wii Sports the best selling Nintendo game of all time, beating Super Mario Bros and the Pokemon franchise.

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6. Super Mario Bros was the first movie based on a video game.
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7. Tom Hanks was originally casted to be in the Super Mario Bros movie, but was dropped when Nintendo didn't think he was worth the money.

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8. Luigi is a pun meaning "ruijin" or similar.
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9. The Legend of Zelda was the first game that allowed you to save your state.
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10. After Donkey Kong and Mario Bros, the creator wanted to patent jumping in video games.
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I've been playing Nintendo since the 90s!