Erik Voskuil, the author of Before Mario, has announced that Satoru Okada has now officially retired from Nintendo. Okada was the director behind classics such as Super Mario Land, Kid Icarus and Metroid. Okada also helped develop the original Game Boy alongside Gunpei Yokoi and was the chief developer behind the Game Boy Colour, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP and the original Nintendo DS.
Thanks, Kallum S
Good luck with you life and thanks for the memories
Legend. He has earned his retirement.
I’m glad that he was able to leave on such a high note. He’s definitely earned this rest and now he can have fun playing video games at his leisure :)
He has aided Nintendo well, I wish him luck in his life of retirement
So he is the reason behind my childhood the gba sp …… Thank you and good luck
omg! Good job, Good Old Okata-san!!! You left a huge footprint in video game history! You deserve to rest now…
This is good news. We are grateful for the good memories but you have to be humble enough to know when your time is due. No doubt he will be missed but that only inspires a new generation to work harder and surpass everything he has done.
Kid Icarus Uprising looks nothing like that old one. ._.
The original is still a classic for the NES though, but IMO, Uprising was the better game as long as you were able to get used to the controls.
Still the classics is where it all begin and you can’t deny or hide it. XP
Remember the old golden rule: You can’t beat the classics. :3
Yes you can. Lol.
Nope. :3 Can you beat Ghostbusters? Star Wars? Raiders of the Lost Ark? No. Classics are timeless stepping stones. :)
Super Mario Galaxy> every classic Mario game imo. *puts up flame shield*
I would agree. XD Galaxy is the next classic gaming achievement and one of the best and beautifully crafted modern game to date. :3
Glad you agree. XD
Except Galaxy is the best 3D Mario game to date and Super Mario Bros. 3 is the best 2D game ever. XP Learn how to appreciate the good old times.
The only old games I can appreciate are N64 games and Dreamcast games. Those have some amazing games and some of the best I’ve ever played. Almost every game I’ve played older than N64 seems to disappoint me. Whether in terms of gameplay or controls, it just always does. That’s why I don’t even bother with any VC on my Wii U. The games on there are just… They don’t impress me at all. I’d rather wait for Nintendo to put N64 games on VC. Also, Super Mario Bros 3 looks like an old NSMB. I don’t really see the difference. Lol.
I ultimately can’t fault you for not really caring for SNES & NES games since I feel the same way about most NES era & pre-NES era games. But I still think you’re a fool for not at least giving some SNES & NES games a chance. xP
I did give them a chance. I have Super Metroid (didn’t like it) I have Super Mario World (liked it but nowhere near as good as 3D World imo) I have Punch Out (I like that game a lot but the brutal difficulty kind of took away from some of my enjoyment, still enjoyed beating people’s ass though lol) got Street Fighter 2 The New Challengers and it is by far my favorite VC game. I’m not usually one to appreciate older games from a series that have newer games but this game is just great. I don’t care if it’s old it’s great. I have Kirby’s Adventure on my Wii U and it is still one of my favorite classic games. It’s great and it used to be my favorite Kirby until Kirby Triple Deluxe came and blew it way out of the water imo. Lmao this is why I prefer newer games in series!
Did you just compare Super Mario World to 3D World? That’s like comparing apples to oranges. But whatever. This is the problem with the new generation of gamers. They can’t appreciate the good stuff from older games because they care too much about the new stuff.
Super Mario World is the best 2D game ever.* Fixed. xP
Actually, Bros. 3 tops World for many reasons. I love Super Mario World but Bros. 3 was very special to me. :)
Except Uprising did. Lol
It could be better but never replace what the original established. It’s like saying Halo 3 is better than Halo 1 when Halo 1 made a substantial impact of the series and gaming industry.
I have good memories of that game.
You will be remembered for your stellar work and effort in gaming. Thanks a million, you deserve the leisure.
now that he’s gone in retirement, what will happen in the mobile system department.
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Thank you for everything!!!!
Oh man. :( So long mate. You will be missed and forever welcomed for the great games you help direct and created.
Good Bye, Satoru Okada. Thank you for making Nintendo DS.
i spent many hours with super mario land.. i can’t count how often i played through that game^^
job well done :)
Good. The game sucked!
Hi there! Im developing a 3D Super Mario Land remake just right now! You can see development process here: http://www.3djuegos.com/foros/tema/32879310/0/super-mario-land-remake-fangame/
I´ll miss you Okada!
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