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Opinion Game Dev Doug Bowser Favourite Video Game May Surprise You.

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He's the president of Nintendo of America, so it stands to reason that people will be very interested to know which video game Doug Bowser loves the most.

He's been speaking to the University of Utah's magazine, and – as well as reflecting on his time at the university, he's been listing some of his favourite things – including video games.

You might assume that Bowser's all-time best game is a Nintendo property – especially as he mentions that he used to play too much Donkey Kong at the student union and got comments such as "Where will video games ever get you?" – but that's not the case:

My favourite game of all time is Myst—a deep, immersive, problem-solving game with very little dialogue. The graphics just amazed me. I finished the first three editions. My favourite game now is Super Mario Odyssey for Nintendo Switch. I’m very close to completing it and collecting all the Moons.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, Bowser's favourite film is The Sound of Music and his favourite book is The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz.
 
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Hmm, interesting taste in games. It's good that he's "been with the hobby" for decades, even if it was initially as a fan. The industry needs people at the top who have a personal connection to gaming. No suits.
 
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Never played through Myst but I will one day. I had it on Sega Saturn back in the day when I was super young and could never make any progress.
 

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Whoa his favorite game isn't a nintendo one??? That's so crazy...
Sound of Music sucks ass btw.
 

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At some point I thought he would say Death Stranding.

In all seriousness Myth is a good game.
 

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Clickbait title from Nintendolife. I can't say I am surprised, since I know nothing about Bowser. Myst was one of those games that was released on the Mac first, and was hailed as one of the best original games released for that platform. Then it was ported to MS-DOS and other platforms, a year later. maybe Bowser was a Mac user back in the day?

I never got into Myst myself, but it was always one of the all time great PC point and click adventure games.
 

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Interesting. I wouldn't have guessed it. But I can understand why. Myst was a highly influential game in its time. And it sold like crazy (wasn't it the best selling video game ever for a while?) ...And it was also one of the (big) reasons for the demise of "classic" Point-And-Click adventure games.
 

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Myst is one of those games I have never been able to play well, but what I still love and appreciate a lot. I have barely been able to solve one or two puzzles in it but I fully understand and appreciate the idea of it.

I also love how this game is still a mystery to me. I haven't spoiled myself of it by watching playthrough videos online. Maybe one day I'll conquer this beast on my own. So far every single try has been ended up in a major failure.