Nintendo's Quirky Hit Game

Mario may still hog the limelight, but is it Wario who's really pushing Nintendo forward?

If you ever want to convince yourself that the entertainment industry is doomed, why not grab a sheet of paper and spend the afternoon trying to define exactly what "fun" is. This, after all, is what game companies in particular are meant to make their money selling to us. But what is it? What are its characteristics and components? Why do some find it in manipulating every heavily researched lever and dial of a submarine simulator, while others seek it in the pure abstraction of Rez or Tetris?

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