It’s the air and the atmosphere and the feelings, the fear and the excitement and the wonder that all stuck with me.

According to an interview in Boys’ Life magazine which I am sure everyone reads, Shigeru Miyamoto was inspired to create the Legend of Zelda series through his experience as a Japanese Boy Scout. As Miyamoto climbed through forests he most likely thought, “I need to transform the incredibly boring outdoors to something highly entertaining indoors.” Miyamoto obviously succeded; the man is a genius. After all, he’s writing stories while kids are running away from bears. Check out the scan of the full interview over at GoNintendo.

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