Nintendo EAD (Company)

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Overall rating based on 42 games



Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development or Nintendo EAD, formerly Nintendo Research & Development 4, or Nintendo R&D4, was the largest division inside Nintendo until it merged with Nintendo Software Planning & Development in September 2015, becoming Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development. It was preceded by the Creative Department (クリエイティブ課 Kurieitibu Ka?), a team of designers with backgrounds in art responsible for many different tasks, to which Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka originally belonged.[3][4] Both served as managers of the EAD studios and were credited in every game developed by the division, with varying degrees of involvement. Nintendo EAD was best known for its work on games in the Donkey Kong, Mario, The Legend of Zelda, F-Zero, Star Fox, Pikmin, and Animal Crossing series.

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Japan
Parent company:
Nintendo
Status:
defunct
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Title
Release Date

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

November 21st, 1991 (25 years ago)
Rated: 96 / 100
Virtual Console (Nintendo) / Super Famicom / Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Game Boy Advance

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

November 21st, 1998 (18 years ago)
Rated: 96 / 100
Virtual Console (Nintendo) / Nintendo 64 / Nintendo GameCube

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

June 16th, 2011 (6 years ago)
Rated: 93 / 100
Nintendo 3DS

Super Mario World

November 21st, 1990 (26 years ago)
Rated: 92 / 100
Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)

Super Mario Bros. 3

October 3rd, 1988 (28 years ago)
Rated: 91 / 100
Virtual Console (Nintendo) / Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Game Boy Advance

Super Mario 64

June 23rd, 1996 (21 years ago)
Rated: 90 / 100
Virtual Console (Nintendo) / Nintendo 64

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

August 5th, 1995 (21 years ago)
Rated: 90 / 100
Virtual Console (Nintendo) / Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Game Boy Advance

Pikmin

October 26th, 2001 (15 years ago)
Rated: 90 / 100
Wii / Nintendo GameCube

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX

December 1st, 1998 (18 years ago)
Rated: 89 / 100
Game Boy Color

SimCity

October 3rd, 1989 (27 years ago)
Rated: 89 / 100
Mac / Virtual Console (Nintendo) / Amiga / PC DOS / Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Atari ST/STE / Commodore C64/128 / ZX Spectrum / BBC Microcomputer System / Amstrad CPC / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Academic

Play the Message: Play, Game and Videogame Rhetoric (dissertation) ()

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Game Metrics without Players: Strategies for Understanding Game Artifacts ()

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Academic

Playing the Panopticon: Procedural Surveillance in Dark Souls ()

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Academic

Mapping Metroid: Narrative, Space, and Other M ()

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Non-Academic

Machine Learning for Video Games ()

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