Shigeru Miyamoto’s Kids Were Big Sega Fans Growing Up

No one is more closely associated with Nintendo than Shigeru Miyamoto. “Mario’s dad” and the creator of series like Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda has been with the company for decades, and his own children grew up with access to Nintendo’s game library. That’s why it’s particularly amusing that they were also big Sega fans.

Speaking to The New Yorker, Miyamoto said that growing up, his children were big fans of Space Harrier and Out Run–two classics we’ve seen on numerous systems, including Sega Genesis. They both hold up fairly well today, and you can actually play them both on Nintendo Switch via the Sega Ages series.

Perhaps that Sega love came as a result of the house’s game consoles being owned by Miyamoto himself rather than his kids.

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