L'histoire de Mario William Audureau - 2011

History of videogames (focused book)

L'histoire de Mario

Author(s) : William Audureau
Editor : Editions Pix'n Love
Publication date : 05-07-2011
Language : french French

Without a doubt, this book is the most interesting story about the birth of Mario available! Written in the spirit of a PhD thesis (analysis of references in order to build and prove an hypothesis) while remaining easy to read, this book finally answers to a fundamental question: why Mario? In other words, this book will tell you how and why this character became the icon of Nintendo instead of a then more popular character: Donkey Kong. A book that any Mario fan should read as they will discover many original information and trivia about the jumping Italian plumber.
This book was translated into English under the title "The History of Mario: 1981-1991 Rise of an Icon from Myth to Reality" in 2014.


Keywords : history, mario, donkey kong