Happy 60th Birthday to Nintendo Legend Shigeru Miyamoto!

Creator of Mario, Donkey Kong and more hits a milestone

What would the world of gaming be like without Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto? That's the kind of horrific Twilight Zone scenario it's best not to think too much about, so instead let's celebrate the fact that we do have Miyamoto, who turns 60 today! 

 

Only Miyamoto could get away with dressing up like Link at E3, leaping out with sword and shield like a child at play. His contributions to both arcade and console gaming—from creating the original Donkey Kong to Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Pikmin and beyond—are staggering, so it's a no-brainer to raise a glass and a piece of Nintendo-themed cake in honor of the legend's birthday. 

 

Here's a cool illustration from Japanese art community pixiv:

 

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What are your favorite Miyamoto creations? 

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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