3 Fundamental User Onboarding Lessons from Classic Nintendo Games

Game developers in the 1980s didn’t just need to teach people how to play the games they made, they needed to teach people how to play video games generally. For many, the classic Nintendo games of the ’80s were the first games they ever played, and where they fell in love with gaming.

Think back to that time—like, say with virtual reality right now—there were no guarantees that video games were going to be a household phenomenon. They could have just as easily ended up a totally niche or temporary fad. It was absolutely essential to their livelihood and the existence of the industry that they made games that would be easy to pick up and that would stick…

3 Fundamental User Onboarding Lessons from Classic Nintendo Games

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