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On This Day in Nintendo History: Gunpei Yokoi; Kid Klown in Crazy Chase; Advance Wars; Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary amiibo; Super Smash Bros. amiibo

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On this day (September 10) in Nintendo history…

  • Gunpei Yokoi (sometimes transliterated as Gumpei Yokoi) was born in 1941 in Kyoto, Japan. A video game designer. He was a long-time Nintendo employee, best known as creator of the Game & Watch handheld system, inventor of the "cross" shaped Control Pad, the original designer of the Game Boy, and producer of a few long-running and critically acclaimed video game franchises, such as Metroid and Kid Icarus. Yokoi graduated from Doshisha University with a degree in electronics. He was first hired by Nintendo in 1965 to maintain the assembly-line machines used to manufacture its Hanafuda cards. In 2003, Yokoi posthumously received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Game Developers Association. GameTrailers placed him on their lists for the "Top Ten Game Creators". An art gallery in Japan created an art exhibit in 2010 titled "The Man Who Was Called the God of Games" featuring all his key Nintendo works. In 1999, Bandai began releasing a series of handheld puzzle games named Gunpey as a tribute to their original creator, Yokoi.

  • Kid Klown in Crazy Chase was released in 1994 for the Super Famicom in Japan. In this platform game, developed by Kemco, players control the player character Kid Klown as he attempts to rescue Princess Honey from the villain Black Jack, The game's graphics are presented in an isometric view as Kid Klown automatically moves down a path to thwart Black Jack's plans of blowing up one of his spade bombs in each level.

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  • Advance Wars was released in 2001 for the Game Boy Advance in Japan. In this turn-based tactics game, developed by Intelligent Systems, this means war! Enemy troops are amassing at your borders, so take command of ground, air and naval forces and repel the enemies' attacks across more than 100 battlefields. Advance Wars is the critically acclaimed combat simulation that made a big impact on Game Boy Advance, blending tactical turn-based strategy with satisfying, accessible gameplay.

  • The first wave of Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary amiibo Figures was released in 2015 in Japan and included Mario – Classic Colours and Mario – Modern Colours.

  • A ninth wave of Super Smash Bros. amiibo Figures was released in 2015 in Japan and included Mii Brawler; Mii Swordfighter and Mii Gunner.

What are you favourite memories of these games? How do you think they hold up today? Hash it out in the comments.

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