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Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development (or EAD; formerly Research & Development Team 4) is the largest division inside Nintendo of Japan, under the management of Shigeru Miyamoto. This team mostly focuses on the development of games. In 1997, Miyamoto explained that twenty to thirty employees were devoted to each EAD title during the course of its development.[1] He also disclosed the existence of a programming group within the division called SRD, a group of about two-hundred employees with proficiency in hardware development.[1]

EAD is best-known for their work on games in the Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Pikmin, and Donkey Kong franchises, among several other titles. EAD is headed by Yoshiaki Koizumi and Takao Shimizu.

EAD Tokyo

EAD Tokyo is the first in-house Nintendo development studio to be located outside of the Nintendo headquarters in Kyoto. Its first release was Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, a platform game in which players control Donkey Kong via a pair of conga drum controllers (a tarukonga). Beating the drums causes DK to move and jump, while the sound of clapping triggers DK to clap his hands and stun enemies.

List of games developed

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Before restructure

Title Producer(s) Director(s) Composer(s) Year Platform(s)
Devil World Shigeru Miyamoto Takashi Tezuka Akito Nakatsuka 1984 NES
Excitebike Shigeru Miyamoto Minoru Maeda Soyo Oka 1984 NES
Super Mario Bros. Shigeru Miyamoto Shigeru Miyamoto,
Takashi Tezuka
Koji Kondo 1985 NES
Ice Climber Shigeru Miyamoto Kenji Miki Akito Nakatsuka 1985 NES
Super Mario Bros. 2 (The Lost Levels) Shigeru Miyamoto Takashi Tezuka Koji Kondo 1986 FDS
Nazo no Murasame Jō (Riddle of Murasame Castle) Keizo Kato Minoru Maeda Koji Kondo 1986 FDS
The Legend of Zelda Shigeru Miyamoto Shigeru Miyamoto,
Takashi Tezuka
Koji Kondo 1986 NES
Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic (Dream Factory Throb-Throb Panic) Shigeru Miyamoto Kensuke Tanabe Koji Kondo 1987 FDS
Super Mario Bros. 2 (based on Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic) Shigeru Miyamoto Kensuke Tanabe Koji Kondo 1987 NES
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Shigeru Miyamoto Tadashi Sugiyama Akito Nakatsuka 1987 NES
Ice Hockey Shigeru Miyamoto
Masayuki Uemura
Hideki Konno Soyo Oka 1988 NES
Super Mario Bros. 3 Shigeru Miyamoto Takashi Tezuka Koji Kondo 1988 NES
Super Mario World Shigeru Miyamoto Takashi Tezuka Koji Kondo 1990 SNES
F-Zero Shigeru Miyamoto Isshin Shimizu Yumiko Kanki,
Naoto Ishida
1990 SNES
Pilotwings Shigeru Miyamoto Tadashi Sugiyama Soyo Oka,
Koji Kondo
1990 SNES
SimCity Shigeru Miyamoto Hideki Konno Soyo Oka 1991 SNES
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Shigeru Miyamoto Takashi Tezuka Koji Kondo 1991 SNES
Wave Race Shigeru Miyamoto Masayuki Kameyama Taisuke Araki 1992 GB
Super Mario Kart Shigeru Miyamoto Hideki Konno,
Tadashi Sugiyama
Soyo Oka 1992 SNES
Super Mario All-Stars Shigeru Miyamoto Takashi Tezuka Koji Kondo,
Soyo Oka
1993 SNES
Star Fox (assisted by Argonaut Games) Shigeru Miyamoto Katsuya Eguchi Hajime Hirasawa 1993 SNES
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Shigeru Miyamoto Takashi Tezuka Kazumi Totaka,
Minako Hamano,
Kozue Ishikawa
1993 GB
Donkey Kong Shigeru Miyamoto Takao Shimizu Taisuke Araki 1994 GB
Stunt Race FX (assisted by Argonaut Games) Shigeru Miyamoto Tatsuya Hishida Shinobu Amayake 1994 SNES
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Shigeru Miyamoto Takashi Tezuka,
Toshihiko Nakago,
Shigefumi Hino,
Hideki Konno
Koji Kondo 1995 SNES
Mole Mania Shigeru Miyamoto Masayuki Kameyama Taro Bando 1996 GB
Super Mario 64 Shigeru Miyamoto Shigeru Miyamoto Koji Kondo 1996 N64
Pilotwings 64 (with Paradigm Entertainment and Nintendo IRD) Shigeru Miyamoto Makoto Wada Dan Hess 1996 N64
Wave Race 64 Shigeru Miyamoto Katsuya Eguchi,
Shinya Takahashi
Kazumi Totaka 1996 N64
Mario Kart 64 Shigeru Miyamoto Hideki Konno Kenta Nagata 1996 N64
Star Fox 64 Shigeru Miyamoto Takao Shimizu Koji Kondo,
Hajime Wakai
1997 N64
Yoshi's Story Takashi Tezuka Hideki Konno Kazumi Totaka 1997 N64
F-Zero X Shigeru Miyamoto Tadashi Sugiyama Taro Bando,
Hajime Wakai
1998 N64
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Shigeru Miyamoto Toru Osawa, Yoichi Yamada,
Eiji Aonuma, Yoshiaki Koizumi
Koji Kondo 1998 N64
1080° Snowboarding Shigeru Miyamoto Masamichi Abe,
Mitsuhiro Takano
Kenta Nagata 1998 N64
Pokémon Stadium (Japan Only) (with HAL Laboratory and Creatures) Shigeru Miyamoto,
Kenji Miki,
Tsunekazu Ishihara,
Satoru Iwata
Takao Shimizu Kenta Nagata,
Toru Minegishi,
Mitsuhiro Hikino
1998 N64
Pokémon Stadium (Pokémon Stadium 2 in Japan) (with HAL Laboratory and Creatures) Kenji Miki,
Tsunekazu Ishihara,
Satoru Iwata,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Takao Shimizu Hajime Wakai,
Kenta Nagata,
Toru Minegishi
1999 N64
Mario Artist: Paint Studio (with Software Creations) Lorraine Starr,
Takao Sawano
Hirofumi Matsuoka Chris Jojo,
Martin Goodall,
Suddi Raval,
Kazumi Totaka
1999 64DD
Mario Artist: Communication Kit Takao Sawano Kazunobu Eri Hideaki Shimizu 2000 64DD
Mario Artist: Polygon Studio Takao Sawano Hirofumi Matsuoka Kazumi Totaka 2000 64DD
Mario Artist: Talent Studio Takao Sawano Hiroyuki Kimura Kazumi Totaka,
Kenta Nagata,
Toru Minegishi
2000 64DD
F-Zero X Expansion Kit Shigeru Miyamoto Tadashi Sugiyama Taro Bando,
Hajime Wakai
2000 64DD
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Shigeru Miyamoto Eiji Aonuma,
Yoshiaki Koizumi
Koji Kondo,
Toru Minegishi
2000 N64
Pokémon Stadium 2
(Pokémon Stadium Kin Gin in Japan) (with HAL Laboratory and Creatures)
Kenji Miki,
Tsunekazu Ishihara,
Satoru Iwata,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Takao Shimizu Kenta Nagata 2000 N64
Luigi's Mansion Shigeru Miyamoto,
Takashi Tezuka
Hideki Konno Kazumi Totaka,
Shinobu Tanaka
2001 GCN
Pikmin Shigeru Miyamoto Shigefumi Hino,
Masamishi Abe
Hajime Wakai 2001 GCN
Animal Crossing Takashi Tezuka Katsuya Eguchi,
Hisashi Nogami
Kazumi Totaka,
Shinobu Tanaka,
Kenta Nagata,
Toru Minegishi
2001 N64, GCN
Super Mario Sunshine Shigeru Miyamoto Yoshiaki Koizumi,
Kenta Usui
Koji Kondo,
Shinobu Tanaka
2002 GCN
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Shigeru Miyamoto,
Takashi Tezuka
Eiji Aonuma Kenta Nagata
Hajime Wakai
Toru Minegishi
Koji Kondo
2003 GCN
Pokémon Box: Ruby and Sapphire Shigeru Miyamoto,
Kenji Miki,
Hiroaki Tsuru
Tatsuya Hishida,
Kenta Usui,
Junichi Masuda
Kenta Nagata,
Tōru Asakawa
2003 GCN
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Shigeru Miyamoto Kiyoshi Mizuki Shinobu Tanaka,
Kenta Nagata
2003 GCN
Pac-Man Vs. Shigeru Miyamoto 2003 GCN
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures Eiji Aonuma,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Toshiaki Suzuki Asuka Ota,
Koji Kondo
2004 GCN
Pikmin 2 Shigeru Miyamoto,
Takashi Tezuka
Shigefumi Hino,
Masamishi Abe
Hajime Wakai 2004 GCN
Super Mario 64 DS Shigeru Miyamoto Shinichi Ikematsu Koji Kondo,
Kenta Nagata
2004 NDS

After restructure

Title Producer(s) Director(s) Composer(s) Group Year Platform(s)
Yoshi Touch & Go Takashi Tezuka Hiroyuki Kimura Toru Minegishi,
Asuka Ota
Kyoto No. 4 2005 NDS
Big Brain Academy Hiroyuki Kimura Tomoaki Yoshinobu Kenta Nagata 2005 NDS
Nintendogs Hideki Konno,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Kiyoshi Mizuki Hajime Wakai 2005 NDS
Mario Kart DS Hideki Konno,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Makoto Wada Shinobu Tanaka 2005 NDS
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Takao Shimizu Yoshiaki Koizumi Mahito Yokota Tokyo No. 1 2005 GCN
Animal Crossing: Wild World Katsuya Eguchi,
Takashi Tezuka
Hisashi Nogami Kazumi Totaka 2005 NDS
New Super Mario Bros. Hiroyuki Kimura,
Takashi Tezuka
Shigeyuki Asuke Asuka Ota,
Hajime Wakai
Koji Kondo
2006 NDS
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Shigeru Miyamoto Eiji Aonuma Koji Kondo,
Toru Minegishi,
Asuka Ota
2006 GCN, Wii
Wii Sports Katsuya Eguchi,
Kiyoshi Mizuki,
Shigeru Miyamoto</small>
Keizo Ohta,
Takayuki Shimamura,
Yoshikazu Yamashita
Kazumi Totaka 2006 Wii
Wii Play Katsuya Eguchi Motoi Okamoto Shinobu Tanaka,
Ryo Nagamastsu
2006 Wii
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree Hiroyuki Kimura Tomoaki Yoshinobu Ryo Nagamatsu 2007 Wii
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Eiji Aonuma,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Daiki Iwamoto Kenta Nagata,
Toru Minegishi
2007 NDS
Super Mario Galaxy Shigeru Miyamoto,
Takao Shimizu
Yoshiaki Koizumi Mahito Yokota
Koji Kondo
2007 Wii
Link's Crossbow Training Eiji Aonuma Makoto Miyanaga Kenta Nagata 2007 Wii
Wii Fit Tadashi Sugiyama,
Shigeru Miyamoto,
Takao Sawano
Hiroshi Matsunaga Toru Minegishi,
Manaka Tominaga,
Shiho Fujii
2008 Wii
Mario Kart Wii Hideki Konno,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Yasuyuki Oyagi Asuka Ota,
Ryo Nagamatsu
2008 Wii
Wii Music Takashi Tezuka,
Katsuya Eguchi
Kazumi Totaka Kenta Nagata,
Toru Minegishi,
Mahito Yokota
2008 Wii
Animal Crossing: City Folk Katsuya Eguchi Hisashi Nogami Manaka Tominaga,
Shiho Fujii
2008 Wii
Flipnote Studio Yoshiaki Koizumi,
Takashi Tezuka
Hideaki Shimizu,
Yoshiaki Koizumi
N/A 2008 NDSi
New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Yoshiaki Koizumi Futoshi Shirai Mahito Yokota 2008 Wii
New Play Control! Pikmin Hiroyuki Kimura Shigefumi Hino Hajime Wakai 2008 Wii
New Play Control! Pikmin 2 Hiroyuki Kimura Shigefumi Hino Hajime Wakai 2008 Wii
Wii Sports Resort Katsuya Eguchi Takayuki Shimamura,
Yoshikazu Yamashita
Ryo Nagamatsu 2009 Wii
Wii Fit Plus Tadashi Sugiyama,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Hiroshi Matsunaga Ryoji Yoshitomi,
Asuka Ota
2009 Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Takashi Tezuka,
Hiroyuki Kimura,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Shigeyuki Asuke Shiho Fujii,
Ryo Nagamatsu
Kenta Nagata
2009 Wii
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Shigeru Miyamoto,
Eiji Aonuma
Daiki Iwamoto Toru Minegishi,
Manaka Tominaga,
Asuka Ota,
Koji Kondo
2009 NDS
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Yoshiaki Koizumi,
Takashi Tezuka,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Kōichi Hayashida Mahito Yokota,
Ryo Nagamatsu,
Koji Kondo
2010 Wii
Nintendogs + Cats Hideki Konno Yasuyuki Oyagi Asuka Hayazaki 2011 3DS
Steel Diver (with Vitei) Tadashi Sugiyama Takaya Imamura Atsuko Asahi,
Toru Minegishi
2011 3DS
Super Mario 3D Land Yoshiaki Koizumi Koichi Hayashida Asuka Hayazaki,
Mahito Yokota,
Shigetoshi Gohara,
Takeshi Hama,
Yuya Takezawa
2011 3DS
Mario Kart 7 Hideki Konno Kosuke Yabuki Kenta Nagata,
Satomi Terui
2011 3DS
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Eiji Aonuma,
Shigeru Miyamoto,
Satoru Iwata
Hidemaro Fujibayashi Koji Kondo,
Hajime Wakai,
Shiho Fujii,
Mahito Yokota,
Takeshi Hama
2011 Wii
New Super Mario Bros. 2 Takashi Tezuka,
Hiroyuki Kimura,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Yusuke Amano Kenta Nagata 2012 3DS
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Katsuya Eguchi Isao Moro,
Aya Kyogoku
Manaka Kataoka,
Atsuko Asahi
2012 3DS
New Super Mario Bros. U Takashi Tezuka,
Hiroyuki Kimura,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Masataka Takemoto Shiho Fujii,
Mahito Yokota
2012 Wii U
Nintendo Land Katsuya Eguchi Takayuki Shimamura,
Yoshikazu Yamashita
Ryo Nagamatsu 2012 Wii U
Pikmin 3 Hiroyuki Kimura Shigefumi Hino,
Yuji Kando
Asuka Hayazaki,
Atsuko Asahi,
Hajime Wakai
2013 Wii U
Flipnote Studio 3D Yoshiaki Koizumi,
Takashi Tezuka
Hideaki Shimizu,
Yoshiaki Koizumi
Template:N/a 2013 3DS
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Eiji Aonuma Daiki Iwamoto Kenta Nagata,
Hajime Wakai,
Toru Minegishi,
Koji Kondo
2013 Wii U
Wii Fit U Tadashi Sugiyama Hiroshi Matsunaga, Hirofumi Irie Takayuki Kobara 2013 Wii U
Super Mario 3D World Yoshiaki Koizumi Koichi Hayashida,
Kenta Motokura
Mahito Yokota,
Yasuaki Iwata,
Toru Minegishi,
Koji Kondo
2013 Wii U
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Eiji Aonuma Hiromasa Shikata Ryo Nagamatsu 2013 3DS
NES Remix Yoshiaki Koizumi Koichi Hayashida 2013 Wii U

Trivia

  • In the F-Zero series from EAD, one of the play-able characters is named Mr. EAD, a pun off of Entertainment Analysis and Development's acronym. He also looks reminiscent of Mario, Nintendo's mascot. His belt buckle is a Super Star, from the Mario Series.

References

  • Casamassina, Matt. IGN. Retrieved Feb.10, 2005.


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