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Kazunobu Shimizu

NameKazunobu Shimizu
Born1963
Kyoto, Japan
OccupationDesigner
Director
Known ForZelda II: The Adventure of Link
F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
Years active1987-2011

Kazunobu Shimizu - Gameography

Kazunobu Shimizu is a Japanese video game designer at Nintendo. Shimizu joined Nintendo in 1986 where he designed Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, two Famicom Golf games and two Famicom Grand Prix games. The move from the Famicom to the Super Famicom gave Nintendo the ability to be more flexible with their game design. Shimizu started designing and directing the futuristic racer, F-Zero.

Shimizu worked on the graphic and course design for F-Zero for the Super Famicom while also handling the overall direction of the game. He would later direct other title such as Star Wars Episode I: Racer and F-Zero: Maximum Velocity. Shimizu no longer appears to be involved directly in game design but rather focuses on hardware development projects.

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DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1987Famicom Golf Japan Course BoxFamicom Golf: Japan CourseFamicom Disk SystemHAL LaboratoryNintendoDesignerSports
1987Famicom Golf US Course BoxFamicom Golf: US CourseFamicom Disk SystemHAL LaboratoryNintendoDesignerSports
1987Famicom Grand Prix F-1 Race BoxFamicom Grand Prix: F-1 RaceFamicomNintendo R&D4
HAL Laboratory
NintendoDirector
Designer
Racing
1987Shin Onigashima BoxShin OnigashimaFamicom Disk SystemPax SoftnicaNintendoDesignerAdventure
1987Doki Doki Panic BoxYume Kojo: Doki Doki PanicFamicomNintendo R&D4NintendoTitle DesignerPlatformer
1987Zelda II - The Adventures of Link BoxZelda II: The Adventure of LinkFamicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoDesignerAction RPG
Platform
1988Super Mario Bros 2 BoxSuper Mario Bros. 2Famicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoTitle DesignerPlatformer
1988Famicom Grand Prix II - 3D Hot Rally BoxFamicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot RallyFamicom Disk SystemNintendo R&D4
HAL Laboratory
NintendoDesignerRacing
1990F-Zero BoxF-ZeroSuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EADNintendoDirector
Graphic Designer
Racing
1993Super Mario All-Stars BoxSuper Mario All-StarsSuper Famicom
SNES
Nintendo EADNintendoTitle DesignerPlatformer
Compilation
1993Top Rank Tennis BoxTop Rank TennisGame BoyPax SoftnicaNintendoDirector
Graphic Designer
Sports
1995Mario's Tennis BoxMario's TennisVirtual BoyNintendo R&D1
TOSE
NintendoSpecial ThanksSports
1995Snoopy Concert BoxSnoopy ConcertSuper FamicomNintendo R&D1
Pax Softnica
Mitsui Fudosan Co, Ltd
Dentsu
Director
Graphic Designer
Action
1996BS F-Zero Grand Prix Title ScreenBS F-Zero Grand PrixSuper Famicom
Satellaview
Nintendo
St. GIGA
NintendoSpecial ThanksRacing
1999Star Wars Eposide 1 Racer BoxStar Wars Episode I: RacerGame Boy ColorLucasArtsLucasArts
Nintendo
Director
Graphic Designer
2D Artist
Animator
Racing
2000Kirby Tilt n Tumle BoxKirby Tilt 'n' TumbleGame Boy ColorHAL LaboratoryNintendoSpecial ThanksAction
Puzzle
2001F-Zero Maximum Velocity BoxF-Zero: Maximum VelocityGame Boy AdvanceNd CubeNintendoDirector
Designer
Racing
2003F-Zero GP Legend BoxF-Zero: GP LegendGame Boy AdvanceSuzak Inc.NintendoSpecial ThanksRacing
2007Slide Adventure MAGKID BoxSlide Adventure MAGKIDNintendo DSNintendo NSD
Agenda
NintendoDirector
Character Design
Action
2011SwapnoteSwapnoteDSiWareNintendo SDD
Denyu-sha
NintendoSpecial ThanksDrawing

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1987Famicom Golf Japan Course BoxFamicom Golf: Japan CourseFamicom Disk SystemHAL LaboratoryNintendoDesignerSports
1987Famicom Golf US Course BoxFamicom Golf: US CourseFamicom Disk SystemHAL LaboratoryNintendoDesignerSports
1987Famicom Grand Prix F-1 Race BoxFamicom Grand Prix: F-1 RaceFamicomNintendo R&D4
HAL Laboratory
NintendoDirector
Designer
Racing
1987Shin Onigashima BoxShin OnigashimaFamicom Disk SystemPax SoftnicaNintendoDesignerAdventure
1987Doki Doki Panic BoxYume Kojo: Doki Doki PanicFamicomNintendo R&D4NintendoTitle DesignerPlatformer
1987Zelda II - The Adventures of Link BoxZelda II: The Adventure of LinkFamicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoDesignerAction RPG
Platform
1988Super Mario Bros 2 BoxSuper Mario Bros. 2Famicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoTitle DesignerPlatformer
1988Famicom Grand Prix II - 3D Hot Rally BoxFamicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot RallyFamicom Disk SystemNintendo R&D4
HAL Laboratory
NintendoDesignerRacing
1990F-Zero BoxF-ZeroSuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EADNintendoDirector
Graphic Designer
Racing
1993Super Mario All-Stars BoxSuper Mario All-StarsSuper Famicom
SNES
Nintendo EADNintendoTitle DesignerPlatformer
Compilation
1993Top Rank Tennis BoxTop Rank TennisGame BoyPax SoftnicaNintendoDirector
Graphic Designer
Sports
1995Snoopy Concert BoxSnoopy ConcertSuper FamicomNintendo R&D1
Pax Softnica
Mitsui Fudosan Co, Ltd
Dentsu
Director
Graphic Designer
Action
1999Star Wars Eposide 1 Racer BoxStar Wars Episode I: RacerGame Boy ColorLucasArtsLucasArts
Nintendo
Director
Graphic Designer
2D Artist
Animator
Racing
2001F-Zero Maximum Velocity BoxF-Zero: Maximum VelocityGame Boy AdvanceNd CubeNintendoDirector
Designer
Racing
2007Slide Adventure MAGKID BoxSlide Adventure MAGKIDNintendo DSNintendo NSD
Agenda
NintendoDirector
Character Design
Action

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1987Famicom Grand Prix F-1 Race BoxFamicom Grand Prix: F-1 RaceFamicomNintendo R&D4
HAL Laboratory
NintendoDirector
Designer
Racing
1990F-Zero BoxF-ZeroSuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EADNintendoDirector
Graphic Designer
Racing
1993Top Rank Tennis BoxTop Rank TennisGame BoyPax SoftnicaNintendoDirector
Graphic Designer
Sports
1995Snoopy Concert BoxSnoopy ConcertSuper FamicomNintendo R&D1
Pax Softnica
Mitsui Fudosan Co, Ltd
Dentsu
Director
Graphic Designer
Action
1999Star Wars Eposide 1 Racer BoxStar Wars Episode I: RacerGame Boy ColorLucasArtsLucasArts
Nintendo
Director
Graphic Designer
2D Artist
Animator
Racing
2001F-Zero Maximum Velocity BoxF-Zero: Maximum VelocityGame Boy AdvanceNd CubeNintendoDirector
Designer
Racing
2007Slide Adventure MAGKID BoxSlide Adventure MAGKIDNintendo DSNintendo NSD
Agenda
NintendoDirector
Character Design
Action

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1995Mario's Tennis BoxMario's TennisVirtual BoyNintendo R&D1
TOSE
NintendoSpecial ThanksSports
1996BS F-Zero Grand Prix Title ScreenBS F-Zero Grand PrixSuper Famicom
Satellaview
Nintendo
St. GIGA
NintendoSpecial ThanksRacing
2000Kirby Tilt n Tumle BoxKirby Tilt 'n' TumbleGame Boy ColorHAL LaboratoryNintendoSpecial ThanksAction
Puzzle
2003F-Zero GP Legend BoxF-Zero: GP LegendGame Boy AdvanceSuzak Inc.NintendoSpecial ThanksRacing
2011SwapnoteSwapnoteDSiWareNintendo SDD
Denyu-sha
NintendoSpecial ThanksDrawing