Nintendo, believe it or not, has been around since the 19th century, so it makes sense that the company would be so big on making sure that its employees are keenly aware of its unique history. Case in point: All employees at Nintendo–including folks who make the first few application stages but don’t land a full-time gig–receive a company guide that highlights the entire history of the card and video game manufacturer.
Before Mario, a Nintendo fan blog, posted some pics of this year’s guidebook, and it’s absolutely gorgeous. It’s basically a guideline of all of the products the company has made, and it features a wonderful collection of illustrations that are done in a hand-drawn sort of style, similar to the hanafuda gaming cards that the company fist produced. The products portrayed include original Nintendo toys like the Love Tester and Nintendo Color TV Game 15.
Talk about a colorful way to highlight over 100 years of amazing technological development!
More pics after the break…
To check out more pics, visit Before Mario.