Nintendo R&D1

Moby ID: 5595

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Founded in 1970, Research and Development 1 was the oldest development team of Nintendo. It was initially headed by Gunpei Yokoi. The team developed, among others, notable console games, including key Metroid and Donkey Kong installments. In 1989 they release the GameBoy handheld and afterwards continued to work on many games developed for that system. R&D1 also created the Wario spin-off franchise.

Credited on 74 Games from 1978 to 2021

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Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind (2021 on Nintendo Switch)
Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir (2021 on Nintendo Switch)
Bird & Beans (2009 on Nintendo DSi)
WarioWare: Touched! (2004 on Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U)
WarioWare: Twisted! (2004 on Game Boy Advance)
Metroid: Zero Mission (2004 on Game Boy Advance, Wii U)
Donkey Kong / Donkey Kong Jr. / Mario Bros. (2004 on Arcade)
F-Zero: GP Legend (2003 on Game Boy Advance, Wii U)
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! (2003 on GameCube)
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (2003 on Game Boy Advance, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS)
Metroid Fusion (2002 on Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U)
Wario Land 4 (2001 on Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U)
F-Zero: Maximum Velocity (2001 on Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U)
Mario Artist: Polygon Studio (2000 on Nintendo 64)
Wario Land 3 (2000 on Game Boy Color, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch)
Trade & Battle: Card Hero (2000 on Game Boy Color, Nintendo 3DS)
Famicom Bunko: Hajimari no Mori (1999 on Wii U, Wii, SNES)
Tetris DX (1998 on Game Boy Color)
Wario Land II (1998 on Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Nintendo 3DS)
Game & Watch Gallery (1997 on Game Boy, Nintendo 3DS)

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1984

Internal division started, headed by Gunpei Yokoi.

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