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Shigeru Miyamoto

Shigeru Miyamoto is a Japanese video game designer. He is the creator of the Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, Nintendogs, Wave Race, and Pikmin video game series for Nintendo game systems. He has also produced many titles which Nintendo has published on behalf of other developers, including the successful F-Zero franchise.

Miyamoto is the world’s most celebrated game designer, and is often called the ‘father of modern video gaming’. His titles are characterized by refined control-mechanics and imaginative worlds in which the players are encouraged to discover things for themselves, as well as basic story lines, which had been almost unheard of before he introduced one of the first, featuring Mario.

Employed by Nintendo (then producing and marketing a playing card game called Hanafuda) as an artist, in 1980 he was given the task of designing one of their first coin-op arcade games. The resulting title was Radar Scope[1], which was not as big of a success in the United States as Nintendo hoped for. He later redesigned the game into Donkey Kong which was a huge success and the game’s lead character, Jump Man—now called Mario—has become Nintendo’s mascot. Miyamoto quickly became Nintendo’s star producer designing many franchises for the company, most of which are still active and very well-regarded.

He is currently the Director and General Manager of Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development (EAD), the corporate sector of Nintendo of Japan. In 1998, Miyamoto became the first person to be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences’ Hall of Fame.

Game Name Year Released Console Name
Donkey Kong 1981 Arcade        
Donkey Kong Jr. 1982 Arcade        
Mario Bros. 1983 Arcade        
Devil World 1984 NES/Famicom        
Donkey Kong 3 1984/1986 NES/Famicom        
Ice Climber 1985 NES/Famicom/FDS        
Super Mario Bros. 1985 NES/Famicom/FDS        
The Legend of Zelda 1986/1987 FDS/NES        
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels 1986 FDS        
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 1987/1988 FDS/NES        
Mother 1989 NESFamicom        
Super Mario Bros. 3 1988/1990 NES/Famicom        
F-Zero 1990/1991 Super NES/Super Famicom        
Super Mario World 1990/1991 Super NES/Super Famicom        
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 1991/1992 Super NES/Super Famicom        
Super Mario Kart 1992 Super NES/Super Famicom        
Mario Paint 1992 Super NES/Super Famicom        
Wave Race 1992 Game Boy        
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening 1993 Game Boy        
Star Fox 1993 Super NES/Super Famicom        
Super Mario All-Stars 1993 Super NES/ Super Famicom        
Yoshi’s Safari 1993 Super NES/Super Famicom        
Kirby’s Adventure 1993 NES/Famicom        
Donkey Kong 1994 Game Boy        
Stunt Race FX 1994 Super NES/Super Famicom        
Killer Instinct 1994 Super NES/Super Famicom        
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island 1995 Super NES/Super Famicom        
Mole Mania 1996 Game Boy        
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars 1996/1997 Super NES/Super Famicom        
Super Mario 64 1996/1997 Nintendo 64        
Wave Race 64 1996/1997 Nintendo 64        
Mario Kart 64 1996/1997 Nintendo 64        
Star Fox 64 1997 Nintendo 64        
Yoshi’s Story 1997/1998 Nintendo 64        
1080° Snowboarding 1998 Nintendo 64        
F-Zero X 1998 Nintendo 64        
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 1998 Nintendo 64        
F-Zero Expansion Kit 1999 Nintendo 64DD        
Mario Artist 1999 Nintendo 64DD        
Mario Party 1999 Nintendo 64        
Super Smash Bros. 1999 Nintendo 64        
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 2000 Nintendo 64        
Paper Mario 2001 Nintendo 64        
Super Mario Advance 2001 Game Boy Advance        
Wario Land 4 2001 Game Boy Advance        
Luigi’s Mansion 2001 Nintendo GameCube        
Wave Race: Blue Storm 2001 GameCube        
Mario Kart: Super Circuit 2001 Game Boy Advance        
Pikmin 2001 GameCube        
Super Smash Bros. Melee 2001 GameCube        
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 2002 Game Boy Advance        
Doshin the Giant 2002 GameCube        
Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem 2002 GameCube        
Super Mario Sunshine 2002 GameCube        
Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 2002 Game Boy Advance        
Metroid Prime 2002 GameCube        
Star Fox Adventures 2002 GameCube        
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker 2002/2003 GameCube        
F-Zero GX 2003 GameCube        
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour 2003 GameCube        
F-Zero GP Legend 2003/2004 Game Boy Advance        
Donkey Konga 2003 GameCube        
Pac-Man Vs. 2003 GameCube        
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures 2003 GameCube        
Donkey Kong Country 2003 Game Boy Advance        
Mario Kart: Double Dash 2003 GameCube        
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga 2003 Game Boy Advance        
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes 2004 GameCube        
Pikmin 2 2004 GameCube        
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door 2004 GameCube        
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat 2004 GameCube        
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2004 Game Boy Advance        
Super Mario 64 DS 2004 Nintendo DS        
Star Fox: Assault 2005 GameCube        
Geist 2005 GameCube        
Nintendogs 2005 Nintendo DS        
Mario Kart DS 2005 Nintendo DS        
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis 2006 Nintendo DS        
New Super Mario Bros. 2006 Nintendo DS        
Wii Sports 2006 Wii        
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 2006 GameCube/Wii        
Super Paper Mario 2007 Wii        
Super Mario Galaxy 2007 Wii        
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games 2007 Wii        
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