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Nintendo Research and Development 1
Type privately held
Headquarters Japan
Key people Takehiro Izushi

Yoshio Sakamoto

Hirofumi Matsuoka
Industry Computer and video game industry
Products Games for Nintendo video game consoles
Employees 100+[1]

Nintendo Research and Development 1 (R&D1) was Nintendo's oldest development team. Its creation coincided with Nintendo's entry into the video games industry, and the original R&D1 was headed by Gunpei Yokoi. The developer has created several notable Nintendo series such as Metroid, Ice Climber, Kid Icarus, and Wario Land.

Nintendo R&D1 established a close relationship with hardware developer Intelligent Systems, and initially worked together on a couple of projects. There was previous misconception that Nintendo R&D1 members left to work at Intelligent Systems, but that is false. The development team has gradually been reduced with a couple of senior members retiring or joining other Nintendo affiliated companies like Creatures, most notably Hirokazu Tanaka and Hirofumi Matsuoka.

R&D1 developed the hugely successful Game Boy line, which was released in 1989. They developed some of the line's most popular games, such as Super Mario Land, and created the character of Wario.

Team Shikamaru was a small club within Nintendo R&D1 that was comprised of Makoto Kanoh, Yoshio Sakamoto, and Toru Osawa. The group was responsible for designing characters and coming up with scripts for several games including Metroid, Kid Icarus, Famicom Detective Club, Trade & Battle: Card Hero, and several others.

After Yokoi's resignation in 1996, the group was led by Takehiro Izushi. In 2005, Satoru Iwata restructured Nintendo's development resources and placed all of the internal software teams (including R&D1) under Entertainment Analysis and Development.[2]

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Games developed

Nintendo Entertainment System

Family Computer Disk System

  • Famicom Grand Prix: F-1 Race
  • Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally
  • Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Kōkeisha
  • Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shōjo
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Metroid

Super NES

GameCube

  • WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$

Wii

Game & Watch

Game Boy

Virtual Boy

Game Boy Color

Game Boy Advance

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Nintendo Research & Development 1
Founded
Located Japan

Nintendo Research and Development 1 (R&D1) was Nintendo's oldest development team. Its creation coincided with Nintendo's entry into the video games industry, and the original R&D1 was headed by Gunpei Yokoi. The developer has created several notable Nintendo series such as Metroid, Ice Climber, Kid Icarus and Wario Land.

In 1986, several developers left R&D1 to form Intelligent Systems, which became another first party developer for Nintendo.

R&D1 developed the hugely successful Game Boy line, which was released in 1989. They developed some of the line's most popular games, such as Super Mario Land, and created the character of Wario.

After Yokoi's resignation in 1996, the group was led by Takehiro Izushi. In 2005, Satoru Iwata restructured Nintendo's development resources and placed all of the internal software teams (including R&D1) under Entertainment Analysis and Development.[1]

Contents

Games developed

Arcade

Famicom Disk System

  • Famicom Grand Prix: F-1 Race
  • Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally
  • Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Kōkeisha
  • Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shōjo
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Metroid

NES

Super NES

  • Battle Clash
  • BS Tantei Club: Yuki ni Kieta Kako
  • Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shōjo
  • Mario Paint
  • Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Play Action Football
  • Super Scope 6
  • Wrecking Crew '98

GameCube

  • WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$

iQue

Game & Watch

  • Ball
  • Balloon Fight (Crystal Screen)
  • Balloon Fight (Wide Screen)
  • Black Jack
  • Bomb Sweeper (Multi Screen)
  • Boxing (Micro Vs. System)
  • Chef (Wide Screen)
  • Climber (Crystal Screen)
  • Climber (Wide Screen)
  • CrabGrab (Super Color)
  • Donkey Kong (Multi Screen)
  • Donkey Kong 3 (Micro Vs. System)
  • Donkey Kong Hockey (Micro Vs. System)
  • Donkey Kong II (Multi Screen)
  • Donkey Kong Jr (Panorama)
  • Donkey Kong Jr. (Wide Screen)
  • Donkey Kong Jr. (Tabletop)
  • Egg (Wide Screen)
  • Fire
  • Fire (Wide Screen)
  • Fire Attack (Wide Screen)
  • Flagman
  • Gold Cliff (Multi Screen)
  • Greenhouse (Multi Screen)
  • Helmet
  • Judge (Green Version)
  • Judge (Purple Version)
  • Lifeboat (Multi Screen)
  • Lion
  • Manhole
  • Manhole (Wide Screen)
  • Mario Bros. (Multi Screen)
  • Mario the Juggler (Wide Screen)
  • Mario's Bombs Away (Panorama)
  • Mario's Cement Factory (Tabletop)
  • Mario's Cement Factory (Wide Screen)
  • Mickey & Donald (Multi Screen)
  • Mickey Mouse (Panorama)
  • Mickey Mouse (Wide Screen)
  • Octopus (Wide Screen)
  • Oil Panic (Multi Screen)
  • Parachute (Wide Screen)
  • Pinball (Multi Screen)
  • Popeye (Tabletop)
  • Popeye (Wide Screen)
  • Punch-Out!! (Micro Vs. System)
  • Rain Shower (Multi Screen)
  • Safebuster (Multi Screen)
  • Snoopy (Panorama)
  • Snoopy (Tabletop)
  • Spitball Sparky (Super Color)
  • Squish (Multi Screen)
  • Super Mario Bros. (Crystal Screen)
  • Super Mario Bros. (Wide Screen)
  • Super Mario Bros. (YM-901 Special Edition)
  • Tropical Fish (Wide Screen)
  • Turtle Bridge (Wide Screen)
  • Vermin
  • Zelda Game & Watch (Multi Screen)

Game Boy

Virtual Boy

Game Boy Color

Game Boy Advance

Nintendo DS

  • WarioWare: Touched!
  • WarioWare Touched! VIP Package Demo
  • Rhythm Heaven

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Pages in category "Nintendo Research & Development 1"

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Simple English

Nintendo Research & Development 1, also known as Nintendo R&D1, is a division of Nintendo. They are responsible for the Metroid series and the WarioWare series, among others.








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