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Nintendo icon Shigeru Miyamoto is 64 today, so here are his 64 best games

November 16th, 2016 at 7:20 PM
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Renowned Nintendo developer Shigeru Miyamoto has had a hand in some of the greatest video games every made, with over 150 games carrying his name in the credits.

Today is his 64th birthday, so in honor of his lifelong devotion to his craft, here — in no particular order, even though we can all agree that Super Mario 3 would be #1 — are the 64 best games that bear his name.

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  1. Chibi-Robo!
  2. Donkey Kong
  3. Donkey Kong 64
  4. Donkey Kong Country
  5. Donkey Kong Country Returns
  6. Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
  7. Donkey Kong Junior
  8. Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem
  9. Excitebike
  10. F-Zero GX
  11. F-Zero X
  12. Ice Climber
  13. Kirby Super Star
  14. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
  15. Mario Bros.
  16. Mario Kart 64
  17. Mario Kart 8
  18. Mario Kart DS
  19. Mario Kart Wii
  20. Mario Kart: Double Dash
  21. Mario Paint
  22. Mario Party
  23. Metroid Prime
  24. Mother
  25. New Super Mario Bros.
  26. New Super Mario Bros. U
  27. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  28. Paper Mario
  29. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
  30. Pikmin
  31. Pikmin 2
  32. Pokémon Red and Blue
  33. Pokémon Stadium
  34. Splatoon
  35. Star Fox
  36. Star Fox 64
  37. Super Mario 3D World
  38. Super Mario 64
  39. Super Mario Bros.
  40. Super Mario Bros. 3
  41. Super Mario Galaxy
  42. Super Mario Galaxy 2
  43. Super Mario Kart
  44. Super Mario RPG
  45. Super Mario Sunshine
  46. Super Mario World
  47. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
  48. Super Paper Mario
  49. Super Smash Bros.
  50. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  51. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
  52. Super Smash Bros. Melee
  53. The Legend of Zelda
  54. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  55. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  56. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
  57. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
  58. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  59. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
  60. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  61. Wave Race 64
  62. Wii Sports
  63. Doki Doki Panic/Super Mario Bros. 2
  64. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

So boot up your emulator or dust off your old Nintendo consoles, because there’s a whole lot of fun to be had, courtesy of Shiggy.

Mike Wehner has reported on technology and video games for the past decade, covering breaking news and trends in VR, wearables, smartphones, and future tech.

Most recently, Mike served as Tech Editor at The Daily Dot, and has been featured in USA Today,, and countless other web and print outlets. His love of reporting is second only to his gaming addiction.

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