How the month of June 1991 has changed the history, according to the New York Times.
Introduced in the summer of 1975, SmashMatic「スマッシュ ・マティック」quickly became popular in the Japanese Game Centers. Following the success of the Laser Clay Shooting and the new Simulation System cabinet (turned into Wild Gunman & Shooting Trainer few months later) but just before the EVR’s Boom, SmashMatic is one of the first electro-mechanical machine and arcade game produced by Nintendo Leisure System.「任天堂レジャーシステム」
A mixture of table tennis and badminton?
“Ocarina of Time came out on November 21st, 1998. At around that time I was working on finishing up Smash Bros that was due out in January. I was at the Nintendo Kyoto headquarters for a meeting to prepare for its launch, and I bought it on my way home.”Iwata SATORU (2015)
“I’ve never once been embarrassed that children have supported Nintendo. I’m proud of it. That’s because children judge products based on instinct.”Iwata Satoru (2005)