Like any proud product of the 80s, my brother and I spent many an hour as adolescents glued to our gaming consoles. Given that our chronic plea for a Power Glove was continuously rebuffed, it’s a wonder that the imprint of a controller isn’t still permanently embossed on our hands.
Repeated parental denial of our glove paled in comparison to the challenges in the games themselves, however. From dodging every banana peel and turtle shell to leaping over rolling streams of wooden barrels, by far the biggest difficulty we gamers faced was finding ourselves characterized as the daintiest of damsels, Princess Peach.
As the female lead of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. franchise, it wasn’t so much that she was a girl that got under a player’s skin. More, it was how
girly she was, prissily prancing about and always picking up her skirt as if deathly plants spewing out fireballs were no match for her hot pink heels. (A few years ago, she got her own solo game
, in which she fought enemies with the power of emotion. It wasn't particularly gender-progressive.)
While I trust that my brother and I weren’t alone with our complaints, without the Internet, it wasn’t as easy then to air our frustrations in some online chat room. Luckily for customers today, the brand is hiring an online voice of consumer analytics and consumer satisfaction
to help improve the overall consumer experience based on a variety of research and insight gathering efforts that the company has put into place.
Interested candidates will hopefully have a simpler time getting past Nintendo’s King Koopa of the recruiting office. Click here
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