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
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Nintendo
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defunct
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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
January 21st, 1998 (19 years ago)
Virtual Console (Nintendo) / Nintendo 64 / Nintendo GameCube
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
January 21st, 1991 (26 years ago)
Rated: 95 / 100
Virtual Console (Nintendo) / Super Famicom / Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Game Boy Advance
Super Mario World
January 21st, 1990 (27 years ago)
Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
January 5th, 1995 (22 years ago)
Virtual Console (Nintendo) / Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Game Boy Advance
Super Mario Bros. 3
January 3rd, 1988 (29 years ago)
Virtual Console (Nintendo) / Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Game Boy Advance
Pikmin
January 26th, 2001 (16 years ago)
Wii / Nintendo GameCube
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
January 1st, 1998 (19 years ago)
Game Boy Color
Super Mario 64
January 23rd, 1996 (21 years ago)
Virtual Console (Nintendo) / Nintendo 64
SimCity
January 3rd, 1989 (28 years ago)
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)
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
January 16th, 2011 (6 years ago)
Nintendo 3DS
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