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A Tribute to a Gentle Giant of Gaming — Saturo Iwata

Satoru Iwata passed away early on July 11th due to his struggle against cancer. While fans colleagues and friends alike mourn his passing, here’s a look at some of the games Mr. Iwata brought the world during his many years at Nintendo.


Kirby's_Adventure_CoverartIn 1993, Mr. Iwata brought us our puffy pink hero, Kirby.


mqcbik50jkyyeofdsgpkAs former Director of HAL Laboratory, Mr. Iwata had a hand in developing Mother 3.


imagesDebuting on the Gamecube, DoubleDash introduced a driving partner to the long running racing franchise.



Mr. Iwata designed the smash hit Super Paper Mario for the Wii. The Wii’s incredible success is due in large part to it’s motion control innovations set in place by Mr. Iwata.



Mr. Iwata helped publish one of the greatest Mario games ever released, Super Mario Galaxy. Galaxy is considered to be the successor of the legendary Super Mario 64. With his passing, Iwata left behind an incredible legacy future Nintendo CEO’s can live up to, proving that Nintendo is not just a business, but a tradition of entertainment.