Shigeru Miyamoto

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Shigeru Miyamoto
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Game(s) Worked On
All Zelda games
Birthplace and Date Sonobe, Kyoto, Japan
November 16, 1952

Shigeru Miyamoto is the creator of The Legend of Zelda series, as well as the characters of Mario and Donkey Kong. He is considered to be one of the fathers of video games and frequently cited as the greatest game designer of all time. He is also occasionally considered as the man who shaped Nintendo as it is now known. His titles are characterized by sophisticated control-mechanics and interactive worlds in which the player is encouraged to uncover things for themselves.

At Nintendo, Miyamoto serves as general manager of the company's Entertainment Analysis & Development branch. On July 11, 2015, Miyamoto was appointed to the position of Representative Director of Nintendo alongside Genyo Takeda, in the wake of company president Satoru Iwata's sudden death of a bile duct tumor that same day. The duo headed the company until Tatsumi Kimishima's appointment as President of Nintendo in September 2015, and now they help him in his decisions.

Notable Games

This is only a partial list of Shigeru Miyamoto's works.

Nintendo Entertainment System games

Game Release
Donkey Kong 1983
Donkey Kong Jr. 1983
Donkey Kong 3 1984
Super Mario Bros. 1985
Super Mario Bros. 2 1988
Super Mario Bros. 3 1990
The Legend of Zelda 1986
The Adventure of Link 1988

Super Nintendo Entertainment System games

Game Release
Super Mario World 1990
Star Fox 1993
A Link to the Past 1991

Nintendo 64 games

Game Release
Super Mario 64 1996
Ocarina of Time 1998
Super Smash Bros. 1999
Majora's Mask 2000

Nintendo GameCube games

Game Release
Luigi's Mansion 2001
Pikmin 2001
Super Smash Bros. Melee 2001
The Wind Waker 2003
Four Swords Adventures 2003
Twilight Princess 2006

Wii games

Game Release
Twilight Princess 2006
Super Mario Galaxy 2007
Super Smash Bros. Brawl 2008
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 2011

Nintendo Wii U games

Game Release
New Super Mario Bros. U 2012
Mario Kart 8 2014
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U 2014
Super Mario Maker 2015
Breath of the Wild 2017

Nintendo Switch games

Game Release
Breath of the Wild 2017

Game Boy / Color / Advance games

Game Release
Donkey Kong '94 (GB) 1994
Link's Awakening (GB) 1993
Oracle of Ages (GBC) 2001
Oracle of Seasons (GBC) 2001
The Minish Cap (GBA) 2004

Nintendo DS games

Game Release
Nintendogs 2005
Phantom Hourglass 2007
Spirit Tracks 2009

Nintendo 3DS games

Game Release
Super Mario 3D Land 2011
Mario Kart 7 2011
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon 2013