Shigeru Miyamoto fill in 70 years old: the genius game designer Japanese was born on November 16, 1952 in Sonobe, Kyoto Prefecture, and over the course of his career has contributed to the creation of some of the most important intellectual properties of Nintendo.
As we have had the opportunity to write in a special study, it has been 70 years as a master, in which Miyamoto has given life to series such as Super Mario Bros. e The Legend of Zeldaallowing his company to achieve a dominant position in the video game market.
His first big success was Donkey Kong in 1981: a fixed-screen platformer inspired partly by the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, partly by the King Kong films. As you know, this is the game in which Mario first appears, although initially the character was called “Jumpman”.
Then came the original Mario Bros. and the other episodes of the series, coinciding with the debut of the NES, as well as the franchise of The Legend of Zelda: two productions that had an extraordinary impact on the world of video games, consolidating the popularity of Nintendo among fans.
After having strung together a large number of other blockbusters, Miyamoto has contributed in recent years to the making of the Super Mario Bros. film as a producer and to the construction of the Super Nintendo World. He currently holds a supervisory role.