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Yoichi Yamada

NameYoichi Yamada
BornApril 21, 1964
OccupationDirector
Planner
Known ForLegend of Zelda Series
Years active1987-Present

Yoichi Yamada - Gameography

Yoichi Yamada is a video game planner at Nintendo who focuses primarily on The Legend of Zelda series. Yamada has been involved with the creation of the majority of The Legend of Zelda series games but has also been involved with other titles such as Star Fox, Wave Race 64 and Luigi’s Mansion. Since the GameCube era, Yamada has been one of the main planners and supervisors of the Zelda series, having worked on nearly every title of the series.

Known For:

  • All
  • Designer
  • Director
  • Planner
  • Supervisor
  • Support

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1987Doki Doki Panic BoxYume Kojo: Doki Doki PanicFamicomNintendo R&D4NintendoCourse DesignerPlatformer
1987Zelda II - The Adventures of Link BoxZelda II: The Adventure of LinkFamicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoDirectorAction RPG
Platform
1988Super Mario Bros 2 BoxSuper Mario Bros. 2Famicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoCourse DesignerPlatformer
1991The Legend of Zelda A Link To The Past BoxThe Legend of Zelda: A Link to the PastSuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EADNintendoAssistant DirectorAction-Adventure
1993Star Fox BoxStar FoxSuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EAD
Argonaut Software
NintendoAssistant DirectorRail Shooter
Shoot 'em up
1993Super Mario All-Stars BoxSuper Mario All-StarsSuper Famicom
SNES
Nintendo EADNintendoCourse DesignerPlatformer
Compilation
1995Star Fox 2 BoxStar Fox 2Super Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EAD
Argonaut Games
NintendoAssistant DirectorOn-rails Shooter
1996Super Mario 64 BoxSuper Mario 64Nintendo 64Nintendo EADNintendoCourse DirectorPlatform
1996Wave Race 64 BoxWave Race 64Nintendo 64Nintendo EADNintendoDemo Sequence DirectorRacing
1998The Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of TimeNintendo 64Nintendo EADNintendoGame System DirectorAction-Adventure
2000The Legend of Zelda - Majora's Mask BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Majora's MaskNintendo 64Nintendo EADNintendoMemory Management DirectorAction-Adventure
2001Luigi's MansionLuigi's MansionGameCubeNintendo EADNintendoAssistant DirectorAction-Adventure
Survival Horror
2001Pikmin BoxPikminGameCubeNintendo EADNintendoDebug SupportReal-Time Strategy
Puzzle
2001The Legend of Zelda Oracle of Ages BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Oracle of AgesGame Boy ColorCapcom
Flagship
NintendoSupervisorAction-Adventure
2001The Legend of Zelda Oracle of Seasons BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Oracle of SeasonsGame Boy ColorCapcom
Flagship
NintendoSupervisorAction-Adventure
2002The Legend of Zelda - A Link to the Past & Four Swords BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Four SwordsGame Boy AdvanceNintendo
Capcom
NintendoSupervisorAction-Adventure
2002The Legend of Zelda - Wind Waker BoxThe Legend of Zelda: The Wind WakerGameCubeNintendo EADNintendoAssistant DirectorAction-Adventure
2004The Legend of Zelda The Minish Cap BoxThe Legend of Zelda: The Minish CapGame Boy AdvanceCapcom
Flagship
NintendoSupervisorAction-Adventure
2006The Legend of Zelda - Twilight Princess BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessGameCube
Wii
Nintendo EADNintendoSub-DirectorAction-Adventure
2007Link's Crossbow Training BoxLink's Crossbow TrainingWiiNintendo EADNintendoSub-DirectorShooter
2007The Legend of Zelda - Phantom Hourglass BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Phantom HourglassNintendo DSNintendo EADNintendoSupervisorAction-Adventure
2009The Legend of Zelda - Spirit Tracks BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Spirit TracksNintendo DSNintendo EADNintendoSupervisorAction-Adventure
2011The Legend of Zelda - Skyward Sword BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Skyward SwordWiiNintendo EADNintendoPlanningAction-Adventure
2013The Legend of Zelda A Link Between WorldsThe Legend of Zelda: A Link Between WorldsNintendo 3DSNintendo EADNintendoField PlanningAction-Adventure
2015The Legend of Zelda - Tri Force Heroes BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Tri Force HeroesNintendo 3DSNintendo EAD
Grezzo
NintendoGame Planning LeadAction-Adventure
2017Breath of the Wild BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo Switch
Wii U
Nintendo EPDNintendoGame DesignAction-Adventure
2019The Legend of Zelda - Link's Awakening BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Link's AwakeningNintendo SwitchNintendo EPDNintendoOriginal SupervisorAction-Adventure

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1987Doki Doki Panic BoxYume Kojo: Doki Doki PanicFamicomNintendo R&D4NintendoCourse DesignerPlatformer
1988Super Mario Bros 2 BoxSuper Mario Bros. 2Famicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoCourse DesignerPlatformer
1993Super Mario All-Stars BoxSuper Mario All-StarsSuper Famicom
SNES
Nintendo EADNintendoCourse DesignerPlatformer
Compilation

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1987Zelda II - The Adventures of Link BoxZelda II: The Adventure of LinkFamicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoDirectorAction RPG
Platform
1991The Legend of Zelda A Link To The Past BoxThe Legend of Zelda: A Link to the PastSuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EADNintendoAssistant DirectorAction-Adventure
1993Star Fox BoxStar FoxSuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EAD
Argonaut Software
NintendoAssistant DirectorRail Shooter
Shoot 'em up
1995Star Fox 2 BoxStar Fox 2Super Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EAD
Argonaut Games
NintendoAssistant DirectorOn-rails Shooter
1996Super Mario 64 BoxSuper Mario 64Nintendo 64Nintendo EADNintendoCourse DirectorPlatform
1996Wave Race 64 BoxWave Race 64Nintendo 64Nintendo EADNintendoDemo Sequence DirectorRacing
1998The Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of TimeNintendo 64Nintendo EADNintendoGame System DirectorAction-Adventure
2000The Legend of Zelda - Majora's Mask BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Majora's MaskNintendo 64Nintendo EADNintendoMemory Management DirectorAction-Adventure
2001Luigi's MansionLuigi's MansionGameCubeNintendo EADNintendoAssistant DirectorAction-Adventure
Survival Horror
2002The Legend of Zelda - Wind Waker BoxThe Legend of Zelda: The Wind WakerGameCubeNintendo EADNintendoAssistant DirectorAction-Adventure
2006The Legend of Zelda - Twilight Princess BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessGameCube
Wii
Nintendo EADNintendoSub-DirectorAction-Adventure
2007Link's Crossbow Training BoxLink's Crossbow TrainingWiiNintendo EADNintendoSub-DirectorShooter

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2011The Legend of Zelda - Skyward Sword BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Skyward SwordWiiNintendo EADNintendoPlanningAction-Adventure
2013The Legend of Zelda A Link Between WorldsThe Legend of Zelda: A Link Between WorldsNintendo 3DSNintendo EADNintendoField PlanningAction-Adventure
2015The Legend of Zelda - Tri Force Heroes BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Tri Force HeroesNintendo 3DSNintendo EAD
Grezzo
NintendoGame Planning LeadAction-Adventure

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2001The Legend of Zelda Oracle of Ages BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Oracle of AgesGame Boy ColorCapcom
Flagship
NintendoSupervisorAction-Adventure
2001The Legend of Zelda Oracle of Seasons BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Oracle of SeasonsGame Boy ColorCapcom
Flagship
NintendoSupervisorAction-Adventure
2002The Legend of Zelda - A Link to the Past & Four Swords BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Four SwordsGame Boy AdvanceNintendo
Capcom
NintendoSupervisorAction-Adventure
2004The Legend of Zelda The Minish Cap BoxThe Legend of Zelda: The Minish CapGame Boy AdvanceCapcom
Flagship
NintendoSupervisorAction-Adventure
2007The Legend of Zelda - Phantom Hourglass BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Phantom HourglassNintendo DSNintendo EADNintendoSupervisorAction-Adventure
2009The Legend of Zelda - Spirit Tracks BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Spirit TracksNintendo DSNintendo EADNintendoSupervisorAction-Adventure
2019The Legend of Zelda - Link's Awakening BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Link's AwakeningNintendo SwitchNintendo EPDNintendoOriginal SupervisorAction-Adventure

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2001Pikmin BoxPikminGameCubeNintendo EADNintendoDebug SupportReal-Time Strategy
Puzzle