Shigeru Miyamoto

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The king of game design.

Shigeru Miyamoto (b. November 16, 1952) is perhaps the most well known and celebrated game designer/producer of all time. He works at Nintendo as their co-representative director.

Why He Rocks

  1. Produced many critically acclaimed video games, several of which have made several best games ever lists!
  2. Created many beloved franchises, such as the Super Mario franchise, The Legend of Zelda franchise, and the Star Fox franchise!
  3. His video game, Super Mario Bros. and the Nintendo Entertainment System played a very large role in making video games awesome again after the North American Video Game Crash of 1983.
  4. Helped in designing the controller of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
  5. He designed how Mario works in 3D when Super Mario 64 was being developed, therefore by extension he helped create the original blueprint of 3D gaming.
  6. Does not rely on focus groups and instead decides if a game is fun himself. Considering his track record, he has extremely good taste.
  7. He is firmly against many anti-gamer practices such as rushing a game.
  8. Holds a deep love for his creations. At E3 of 2004 when he unveiled The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, he did it dressed as Link.
  9. He personally approved the concept of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle after he saw how Ubisoft made their own character models for Mario and Luigi and was impressed by them.

Bad Qualities

  1. His non-reliance on focus groups is what led to Paper Mario: Sticker Star's change in direction, because he thought it looked like a Thousand-Year Door remake.
  2. He doesn't think much of story elements and includes gimmicks in his latest games, such as Star Fox Zero.
  3. He didn't give Rare creative freedom, which led to Rare leaving.
  4. He nearly cancelled StarFox 2.
  5. He cancelled most of Argonaut's planned games.


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Anonymous user #1

19 months ago
Score -12 You
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Glitchedblood

9 months ago
Score 4
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GRAND-DUCHY

11 months ago
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Good to see that he is now recognized as a contributor to Japan's culture! Alongside with Osamu Tezuka and Hayao Mizayaki!
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DatCoolRedstoneGuy Est. 2004

4 months ago
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This guy is, without even a SINGLE doubt, the best person ever in the video game industry
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DatCoolRedstoneGuy Est. 2004

4 months ago
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He may have some bad qualities, but still
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Rockmon-Kai

2 months ago
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HE RULES
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TerWebz

2 months ago
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An iconic figure of the video games industry.
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Nonstopmaximum

2 months ago
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Satoru Iwata should get a page on here too.
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SuperSonicKazooie

2 months ago
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RIP Satoru Iwata
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ACoolBlaze5

one month ago
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As should Satoshi Tajiri (the creator of Pokémon)


(btw if you're wondering why this comment exists despite the fact I am retired, I still haven't retired as a commenter if you read my goodbye clearly.)
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ThePCGamer

2 months ago
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This guy is awesome
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CreativePenguin50

13 hours 31 minutes ago
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Poor guy... He's getting blamed for Nintendo's downfall as I saw on Twitter, thinking he only cares about money. Don't they realize that it's mostly Doug Bowser's fault, as well as Nintendo of America, not the entire company and himself.

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