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This Nintendo game designer doesn’t take sick days, works on IV drips

He could definitely use one of Super Mario’s power-ups. Masahiro Sakurai — famous for directing Nintendo’s hit Super Smash Bros. games — revealed that instead of taking sick days, he works “like normal” while hooked to an IV drip. “I guess I’m a hard worker,” he said in an interview translated by Nintendo Everything. Sakurai said he only took three vacation days last year. However, the video game designer made a positive change during the development of his newest creation, Super Smash Bros. Smash Ultimate, available on the Nintendo Switch. “I always left the office by 10 p.m., no matter what,” he said. Over the past few years, Sakurai’s ailing health has been under scrutiny. Polygon reported that he was diagn ...