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Tadashi Sugiyama

NameTadashi Sugiyama
BornApril 15, 1959
Kyoto, Japan
OccupationDesigner
Producer
Known ForIce Climbers
Super Mario Kart
Years active1983-Present

Tadashi Sugiyama - Gameography

Tadashi Sugiyama is a Japanese video game designer and producer who works for Nintendo. Sugiyama joined the company in 1983 and served as one of the original designers for Nintendo’s creative department. Sugiyama worked on the launch titles for the Famicom and contributed to several games as a graphic designer and character artist. Sugiyama created characters such as Popo and Nana from Ice Climbers.

Sugiyama’s role shifted to director where he co-directed Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and would later direct the Super Nintendo games Pilotwings, SimCity and Super Mario Kart with Hideki Konno, where he was in charge of design and course planning. In later years after his work on Luigi’s Mansion and Mario Kart: Double Dash!! for the GameCube, he would mainly take on a supervisory role until being appointed as the head of Nintendo EAD Software Group No. 5.

Known For:

  • All
  • Advisor
  • Designer
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Special Thanks
  • Supervisor

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1983Baseball BoxBaseballFamicom
NES
Nintendo R&D1NintendoGraphic DesignSports
1984Pinball BoxPinballFamicom
NES
Nintendo R&D1NintendoGraphic DesignPinball
1984Clu Clu Land BoxClu Clu LandFamicom
NES
Nintendo R&D1NintendoGraphic DesignPuzzle
1985Ice Climbers NES BoxIce ClimberFamicom
NES
Nintendo R&D1NintendoGraphic DesignPlatformer
1987Zelda II - The Adventures of Link BoxZelda II: The Adventure of LinkFamicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoDirectorAction RPG
Platformer
1987Doki Doki Panic BoxYume Kōjō: Doki Doki PanicFamicomNintendo R&D4NintendoCharacter DesignPlatformer
1988Super Mario Bros 2 BoxSuper Mario Bros. 2Famicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoCharacter DesignPlatformer
1990Pilotwings_BoxPilotwingsSuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EADNintendoDirectorAmateur Flight Simulation
1991SimCity BoxSimCitySuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EADNintendoDirectorCity Builder
1992Hideki KonnoSuper Mario KartSuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EADNintendoGraphic Design
Director
Kart Racing
1993Super Mario All-Stars BoxSuper Mario All-StarsSuper Famicom
SNES
Nintendo EADNintendoAssistant DirectorPlatformer
Compilation
1996Mario Kart Hideki KonnoMario Kart 64Nintendo 64Nintendo EADNintendoVisual DirectorKart Racing
1998F-Zero X BoxF-Zero XNintendo 64Nintendo EADNintendoDirector
Machine Modeler
Course Designer
Racing
2000F-Zero X Expansion Kit BoxF-Zero X Expansion KitNintendo 64DDNintendo EADNintendoDirectorRacing
2001Luigi's MansionLuigi's MansionGameCubeNintendo EADNintendoDesign DirectorAction-Adventure
Survival Horror
2001Mario Kart Super Circuit BoxMario Kart: Super CircuitGame Boy AdvanceIntelligent SystemsNintendoSupervisorRacing
2001Super Mario Advance 2 BoxSuper Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2Game Boy AdvanceNintendo EADNintendoSpecial ThanksPlatformer
2001Super Smash Bros. Melee BoxSuper Smash Bros. MeleeGameCubeHAL LaboratoryNintendoCharacter Design (Ice Climber)Fighting
2002Ice Climber-e BoxIce Climber-eGame Boy Advance e-ReaderNintendo R&D1NintendoSupervisorPlatformer
2002The Legend of Zelda - Wind Waker BoxThe Legend of Zelda: The Wind WakerGameCubeNintendo EADNintendoSupervisorAction-Adventure
2003F-Zero GX BoxF-Zero GXGameCubeAmusement VisionNintendoSpecial ThanksRacing
2003Mario Kart Double Dash BoxMario Kart: Double DashGameCubeNintendo EADNintendoProducerRacing
2004Mario vs. Donkey Kong BoxMario vs. Donkey KongGame Boy AdvanceNintendo Software TechnologyNintendoAdvisorPuzzle
2004The Legend of Zelda - Four Swords Adventures BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Four Swords AdventureGameCubeNintendo EADNintendoSpecial ThanksAction-Adventure
2004Donkey Kong Jungle Beat BoxDonkey Kong: Jungle BeatGameCubeNintendo EAD TokyoNintendoSpecial ThanksPlatformer
2005Mario Kart Arcade GP DX CabinetMario Kart Arcade GPArcadeNintendo
Bandai Namco
Nintendo
Bandai Namco
Special ThanksRacing
2005Mario Kart DS BoxMario Kart DSNintendo DSNintendo EAD Group No. 1NintendoSpecial ThanksRacing
2006The Legend of Zelda - Twilight Princess BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessGameCube
Wii
Nintendo EADNintendoSpecial ThanksAction-Adventure
2007Picross DSNintendo DSJupiterNintendoSupervisorPuzzle
2007Super Paper Mario BoxSuper Paper MarioWiiIntelligent Systems
Nintendo SPD
NintendoGraphic SupervisorAction RPG
Platformer
2007Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 CabinetMario Kart Arcade GP 2ArcadeNintendo
Bandai Namco
Nintendo
Bandai Namco
Special ThanksRacing
2007The Legend of Zelda - Phantom Hourglass BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Phantom HourglassNintendo DSNintendo EADNintendoSpecial ThanksAction-Adventure
2007Wii Fit BoxWii FitWiiNintendo EAD Group No. 5NintendoProducerExercise
2008Super Smash Bros Brawl BoxSuper Smash Bros. BrawlWiiGame Arts
HAL Laboratory
Sora Ltd.
NintendoSupervisorFighting
2008Wii Music BoxWii MusicWiiNintendo EAD Group No. 2NintendoSpecial ThanksMusic
2009Art Style: PictoBitsDSiWareSkip Ltd.NintendoSpecial ThanksPuzzle
2009Wii Fit Plus BoxWii Fit PlusWiiNintendo EAD Group No. 5NintendoProducerExercise
2011PushmoPushmoNintendo 3DSIntelligent SystemsNintendoSpecial ThanksPuzzle
2011Star Fox 64 3D BoxStar Fox 64 3DNintendo 3DSQ-Games
Nintendo EAD
NintendoProducerRail Shooter
2011Steel Diver BoxSteel DiverNintendo 3DSNintendo EAD
Vitei
NintendoProducerSimulation
2012Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition BoxTekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U EditionWii UBandai NamcoBandai NamcoAdvisorFighting
2013Wii Fit UWii UNintendo EAD
Ganbarion
NintendoProducerExercise
2014Steel Diver: Sub WarsNintendo 3DSNintendo EADNintendoProducerSimulation
2014Super Smash Bros for Wii U BoxSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii UWii U
Nintendo 3DS
Bandai Namco Studios
Sora Ltd.
NintendoSupervisorFighting
2016StarFox Guard BoxStar Fox GuardWii UNintendo EPD
PlatinumGames
NintendoProducerTower Defense
2016Star Fox Zero BoxStar Fox ZeroWii UNintendo EPD
PlatinumGames
NintendoProducerScrolling Shooter
2016Star Fox Zero - The Battle BeginsMovieNintendo
Production IG
WIT Studios
NintendoSpecial ThanksAnimated Short
2016Tank Troopers BoxTank TroopersNintendo 3DSNintendo EPD
Vitei
NintendoProducerAction

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2004Mario vs. Donkey Kong BoxMario vs. Donkey KongGame Boy AdvanceNintendo Software TechnologyNintendoAdvisorPuzzle
2012Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition BoxTekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U EditionWii UBandai NamcoBandai NamcoAdvisorFighting

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1983Baseball BoxBaseballFamicom
NES
Nintendo R&D1NintendoGraphic DesignSports
1984Pinball BoxPinballFamicom
NES
Nintendo R&D1NintendoGraphic DesignPinball
1984Clu Clu Land BoxClu Clu LandFamicom
NES
Nintendo R&D1NintendoGraphic DesignPuzzle
1985Ice Climbers NES BoxIce ClimberFamicom
NES
Nintendo R&D1NintendoGraphic DesignPlatformer
1987Doki Doki Panic BoxYume Kōjō: Doki Doki PanicFamicomNintendo R&D4NintendoCharacter DesignPlatformer
1988Super Mario Bros 2 BoxSuper Mario Bros. 2Famicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoCharacter DesignPlatformer
1992Hideki KonnoSuper Mario KartSuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EADNintendoGraphic Design
Director
Kart Racing
1998F-Zero X BoxF-Zero XNintendo 64Nintendo EADNintendoDirector
Machine Modeler
Course Designer
Racing
2001Luigi's MansionLuigi's MansionGameCubeNintendo EADNintendoDesign DirectorAction-Adventure
Survival Horror
2001Super Smash Bros. Melee BoxSuper Smash Bros. MeleeGameCubeHAL LaboratoryNintendoCharacter Design (Ice Climber)Fighting

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1987Zelda II - The Adventures of Link BoxZelda II: The Adventure of LinkFamicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoDirectorAction RPG
Platformer
1990Pilotwings_BoxPilotwingsSuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EADNintendoDirectorAmateur Flight Simulation
1991SimCity BoxSimCitySuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EADNintendoDirectorCity Builder
1992Hideki KonnoSuper Mario KartSuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EADNintendoGraphic Design
Director
Kart Racing
1993Super Mario All-Stars BoxSuper Mario All-StarsSuper Famicom
SNES
Nintendo EADNintendoAssistant DirectorPlatformer
Compilation
1996Mario Kart Hideki KonnoMario Kart 64Nintendo 64Nintendo EADNintendoVisual DirectorKart Racing
1998F-Zero X BoxF-Zero XNintendo 64Nintendo EADNintendoDirector
Machine Modeler
Course Designer
Racing
2000F-Zero X Expansion Kit BoxF-Zero X Expansion KitNintendo 64DDNintendo EADNintendoDirectorRacing
2001Luigi's MansionLuigi's MansionGameCubeNintendo EADNintendoDesign DirectorAction-Adventure
Survival Horror

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2003Mario Kart Double Dash BoxMario Kart: Double DashGameCubeNintendo EADNintendoProducerRacing
2007Wii Fit BoxWii FitWiiNintendo EAD Group No. 5NintendoProducerExercise
2009Wii Fit Plus BoxWii Fit PlusWiiNintendo EAD Group No. 5NintendoProducerExercise
2011Star Fox 64 3D BoxStar Fox 64 3DNintendo 3DSQ-Games
Nintendo EAD
NintendoProducerRail Shooter
2011Steel Diver BoxSteel DiverNintendo 3DSNintendo EAD
Vitei
NintendoProducerSimulation
2013Wii Fit UWii UNintendo EAD
Ganbarion
NintendoProducerExercise
2014Steel Diver: Sub WarsNintendo 3DSNintendo EADNintendoProducerSimulation
2016StarFox Guard BoxStar Fox GuardWii UNintendo EPD
PlatinumGames
NintendoProducerTower Defense
2016Star Fox Zero BoxStar Fox ZeroWii UNintendo EPD
PlatinumGames
NintendoProducerScrolling Shooter
2016Tank Troopers BoxTank TroopersNintendo 3DSNintendo EPD
Vitei
NintendoProducerAction

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2001Super Mario Advance 2 BoxSuper Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2Game Boy AdvanceNintendo EADNintendoSpecial ThanksPlatformer
2003F-Zero GX BoxF-Zero GXGameCubeAmusement VisionNintendoSpecial ThanksRacing
2004The Legend of Zelda - Four Swords Adventures BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Four Swords AdventureGameCubeNintendo EADNintendoSpecial ThanksAction-Adventure
2004Donkey Kong Jungle Beat BoxDonkey Kong: Jungle BeatGameCubeNintendo EAD TokyoNintendoSpecial ThanksPlatformer
2005Mario Kart Arcade GP DX CabinetMario Kart Arcade GPArcadeNintendo
Bandai Namco
Nintendo
Bandai Namco
Special ThanksRacing
2005Mario Kart DS BoxMario Kart DSNintendo DSNintendo EAD Group No. 1NintendoSpecial ThanksRacing
2006The Legend of Zelda - Twilight Princess BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessGameCube
Wii
Nintendo EADNintendoSpecial ThanksAction-Adventure
2007Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 CabinetMario Kart Arcade GP 2ArcadeNintendo
Bandai Namco
Nintendo
Bandai Namco
Special ThanksRacing
2007The Legend of Zelda - Phantom Hourglass BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Phantom HourglassNintendo DSNintendo EADNintendoSpecial ThanksAction-Adventure
2008Wii Music BoxWii MusicWiiNintendo EAD Group No. 2NintendoSpecial ThanksMusic
2009Art Style: PictoBitsDSiWareSkip Ltd.NintendoSpecial ThanksPuzzle
2011PushmoPushmoNintendo 3DSIntelligent SystemsNintendoSpecial ThanksPuzzle
2016Star Fox Zero - The Battle BeginsMovieNintendo
Production IG
WIT Studios
NintendoSpecial ThanksAnimated Short

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2001Mario Kart Super Circuit BoxMario Kart: Super CircuitGame Boy AdvanceIntelligent SystemsNintendoSupervisorRacing
2002Ice Climber-e BoxIce Climber-eGame Boy Advance e-ReaderNintendo R&D1NintendoSupervisorPlatformer
2002The Legend of Zelda - Wind Waker BoxThe Legend of Zelda: The Wind WakerGameCubeNintendo EADNintendoSupervisorAction-Adventure
2007Picross DSNintendo DSJupiterNintendoSupervisorPuzzle
2007Super Paper Mario BoxSuper Paper MarioWiiIntelligent Systems
Nintendo SPD
NintendoGraphic SupervisorAction RPG
Platformer
2008Super Smash Bros Brawl BoxSuper Smash Bros. BrawlWiiGame Arts
HAL Laboratory
Sora Ltd.
NintendoSupervisorFighting
2014Super Smash Bros for Wii U BoxSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii UWii U
Nintendo 3DS
Bandai Namco Studios
Sora Ltd.
NintendoSupervisorFighting