Interview Video

Video: Interview With Legendary Programmer Nasir Gebelli (Secret of Mana) From 1998

Here’s an interview with Nasir Gebelli, the legendary programmer who programmed several games for Squaresoft including 3-D World Runner, Rad Racer, the first three NES Final Fantasy games, and of course Secret of Mana (as well as many many other games on Apple II.) It’s from 1998, and is the only existing video interview with him. John Romeo is doing the interview, they talk about various things but the real stuff is his work for Square in the 80s and 90s. It’s 20 minutes long and is a definite must-watch. It was uploaded last month on John Romero’s Youtube channel.

He’s been playing video games his entire life, and has gotten progressively worse at them as he’s gotten older and more decrepit. He’s been running this place (into the ground) since 2013. He’s old. Keeps writing about Nintendo despite mountains of evidence proving he should never write anything. Very old. Lifelong Nintendo fan, doesn’t care what you think about that. Did I mention how old he is? Because he’s very old.