Miyamoto praises Angry Birds

Legendary video games designer Shigeru Miyamoto has praised Rovio’s popular Angry Birds, during an interview with EDGE in Paris yesterday.

“I usually don’t comment on these sorts of questions”, Miyamoto expressed. “Non-Nintendo… Angry Birds, maybe.

“What I like about Angry Birds is that it has a traditional videogame [feel] to it, but also a very creative side. And you can really feel that they’re having fun developing the game. That’s what I like about it.”

Posed with the question as to whether he keeps up to date with smartphone games, Miyamoto explained: “I check up on them sometimes, but I don’t have a lot of time. I think we also have a history of having certain fun ideas and making a game out of it, and there’s lots of other people also doing this [now].

“This kind of environment inspires us to try even harder, and create even more unexpected new things.”

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