Shigeru Miyamoto isn't sure we should trust Dr. Mario
Please...stop throwing pills at me
Mario is pretty amazing at a whole bunch of things, but is he really the person we should go to for every problem? Even Shigeru Miyamoto isn’t sure about that.
In an interview with IGN, Miyamoto talked a bit about Mario’s blue-collar nature. He’s just a regular guy that’s tasked with saving the world, and lucky for us, he gets the job done. That said, Mario has taken on all sorts of other professions, including doctor. According to Miyamoto, it’s perfectly rational to be a little wary of heading to Dr. Mario for a fix-up.
“Mario’s a blue-collar, he’s a regular person. So, even when he becomes Dr. Mario, there’s a sort of, like, shadiness, like ‘can I trust this person?’ That remained [in the film]. And I think that’s the kind of image that’s carried down for generations as Mario. And to see that image kind of coincide, and then evolve into something of a hero is something that I’m really happy to see.”