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Shigeru Miyamoto is the creator of many popular franchises such as The Legend Of Zelda and Mario.

Miyamoto originally joined Nintendo in 1977, when the company was beginning its foray into video games, and starting to abandon the playing cards it had made starting in 1889. His games have been seen on every Nintendo video game console, with his earliest work appearing on arcade machines in the late 70s. Franchises Miyamoto has helped create include the MarioDonkey KongThe Legend of ZeldaStar FoxF-ZeroPikmin, and Wii series. Noteworthy games within these include Super Mario Bros., one of the most well-known video games; Super Mario 64, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, one of the most critically acclaimed video games of all time.

As a result of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's death in July 2015, Miyamoto fulfilled the role of acting Representative Director, alongside Genyo Takeda, until being appointed as the company's "Creative Fellow" in September 2015.[4] He formerly managed theEntertainment Analysis & Development division, which developed many of Nintendo's first-party titles.