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Yoot Saito reveals cancelled DS project, Mario Motors

SimTower, Seaman, and Odama creator Yoot Saito has revealed that years ago, he worked on a DS project codenamed Mario Motors. Obviously the game never ended up coming together, but here are some details Saito shared with Dtoid.

- Saito, Shigeru Miyamoto and Satoru Iwata were friends, and the three would often get together to discuss ideas
- Saito was asked by Iwata what he was currently interested in
- Saito was currently interested in how things like watches, camera frames, and MacBooks were made
- this was an idea he "really wanted" to make into a game
- Iwata and Miyamoto thought Saito should give the game idea a try, so they gave him the green light to move ahead
- Saito started work on Mario Motors, "a game where you created engines"
- the game involved "shaving and sculpting out of a chunk of metal to make a cylinder which decides the ability of your engines."
- he wanted to teach players how acceleration works in an interesting way
- Saito thought about having players blow into the DS microphone to do this, but feared kids would get out of breath
- as to why Mario Motors never came together, Saito said "I can't tell you why, but please guess."

Categories: Top Stories, Portables
Tags: ds, dsi, mario

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groose
Sat Apr 21 18 04:55pm
Rating: 7 (Updated 1 time)

If you wouldn't have bought it in the first place, why are you glad it doesn't exist? In fact, why are you affected at all by a game that other people might have enjoyed?

Glad this game got cancelled. This sounds boring as shit. Keep the Mario edutainment in the late 80's/90's where they belong.

groose
Sat Apr 21 18 04:55pm
Rating: 7 (Updated 1 time)

If you wouldn't have bought it in the first place, why are you glad it doesn't exist? In fact, why are you affected at all by a game that other people might have enjoyed?

mariostarn
Sat Apr 21 18 05:45pm
Rating: 3 (Updated 1 time)

I think it's part of the "Everything should appeal to me and only to me" mentality.
On the other hand, while I do think it's a pretty weird concept for a game, it would've been interesting to see what they could've possibly done to make it a fun/interesting game to play.

socar
Sun Apr 22 18 04:15am
Rating: 2

This would have fit Wario more than Mario if you ask me.

Is it because Iwata passed?

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