Gunpei Yokoi

Gunpei Yokoi (横井 軍平, Yokoi Gunpei?, September 10, 1941 – October 4, 1997), sometimes spelled Gumpei Yokoi, was a Japanese video game designer. He was a long-time Nintendo employee, creator of the Game Boy and Game & Watch handheld systems, inventor of the modern day D-pad or 'cross' pad (a design that nearly all video game controllers use today), and producer of several long-running and critically acclaimed video game franchises.

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List Of Products Published By Nintendo - Handheld - Game & Watch
... Producer Development Lead Personnel Lead Ball 1980 Gunpei Yokoi Nintendo R D1 Satoru Okada, Makoto Kano, Masao Yamamoto, Takehiro Izushi Fire 1980 Gunpei Yokoi Nintendo R D1 Satoru Okada, Makoto Kano, Masao. 1988 Gunpei Yokoi Nintendo R D1 Satoru Okada Zelda 1989 Gunpei Yokoi Nintendo R D1 Satoru Okada Mario The Juggler 1991 Gunpei Yokoi Nintendo R D1 Satoru Okada ...
List Of Products Published By Nintendo - Home Consoles - Super Nintendo Entertainment System
... Tanabe, Toshihiko Nakago, Koji Kondo Super Tennis 1991 Tokyo Shoseki Mario Paint 1992 Gunpei Yokoi Nintendo R D1 Hirofumi Matsuoka, Hideo Nagata ... Clayton Mario Wario 1993 Gunpei Yokoi Game Freak Satoshi Tajiri Kirby's Dream Course 1994 Shigeru Miyamoto HAL Laboratory Takashi Saito, Shinichi Shimomura, Hirokazu Ando ... Mario 1994 Gunpei Yokoi Nintendo R D1 Hitoshi Yamagami Fire Emblem Mystery of the Emblem 1994 Gunpei Yokoi Intelligent Systems Shouzou Kaga, Tohru Narihiro, Yuka ...
History Of Nintendo - 1996–2001
... A week after the release of the Game Boy Pocket, Gunpei Yokoi resigned from his position at Nintendo ... Gunpei Yokoi helped in the creation of a competitor system named the WonderSwan, using the skills he gained in the creation of the Game Boy ... In 1997, Game Boy creator Gunpei Yokoi died in a car accident at the age of 56 ...
Gunpei Yokoi - Impact
... In 2003, Yokoi posthumously received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Game Developers Association ...