Balloon Fight was a game I had missed out on when I was younger and wish I had gotten to sooner. The sad news this week was all the encouragement needed to go back and try out the 20-balloon-in-a-row challenge from Game Center CX. Always collect the bubble.
The host of Game Center CX, Arino, normally just gets to play a difficult old game and try to finish it in one sitting. In this clip, Arino was surprised with a special guest, Nintendo’s President, Satoru Iwata.
It’s a great interview that really demonstrates what a different kind of person Iwata is from the cigar-chomping fat cat you might associate with the head of a video game company. Iwata started out as a developer on the original NES, and in this interview even lets us in on why older games were so difficult.
In recent years Mr. Iwata was the one doing the asking in his Iwata Asks series of developer interviews.
Thanks to shacker Serpico74 for the heads-up on the video.