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We forgot to get him a present, but you can help wish Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto a happy 60th birthday by leaving him a message in this reader discussion.
Mr. Miyamoto is the most legendary game designer in the history of the industry. As the creator of Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Pikmin, and Star Fox, he singlehandedly helped reshape the game industry in the '80s and '90s.
What's your favorite memory from a Miyamoto game? What would you say to him if you had the chance to meet him? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
(By the way, his birthday is on November 16. Though this story shows a November 15 time stamp, it's already the 16th in Japan, so let's get this party started)
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When he was trying to show off Skyward Sword at E3. It was a bit embarrassing for him, but seeing my idol playing while talking about one of my favourite franchises ever, one that he had created, still made me happy.
I can't wait Kojima's birthday.
When I first played the original Super Mario Bros. When I was younger, I was four and my father was almost 30 and we played a game to see who went the longest. My Mario got to World 4-2 and my father's Luigi only got to World 1-3. From then on, my father and I spent countless hours trying to further our score. Thank God for Miyamoto and his creations.
Well, Happy Birthday to Mr. Miyamoto!
No idea what I'd say to a man like that. I love every series you listed, Matt. The Legend of Zelda is easily my favorite game series of all time.
I wish Miyamoto a very happy day, as Legendary as the Legend of Zelda, as Epic as the Mario series, as Huge as the impact of his way of thinking have been in the gaming industry and I will also thank him and Nintendo for creating media that bridges the gap between generations and providing the ground and means for many parents to bond with their children through the games, specially for parents who know not much to show their soft spot ^_^ A BIG HAPPY BIRTH DAY AND A BIGGER THANK YOU!!! !!! !!!