Shigeru Miyamato
CLASS Creative Fellow

Shigeru Miyamoto, nicknamed Shiggy, is the creator of the Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, Pikmin, Nintendogs series as well as a few others. He is recognized as probably one of the most important figures in Nintendo history.


Nintendo Road Trip

He appeared as himself in Nintendo Road Trip where he is the leader of the Nintendo Gang and starter. In the final battle, he uses a gun with no bullets. He also uses a Wii Remote on the Ninja on train scene and also once in the Final Battle.

Costume Mario

Shigeru Miyamoto appears as a costume that Mario can transform into via the Mystery Mushroom.


  • First person inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame (1998)
  • Made a knight in French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2006)
  • Selected to be in Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of the Year in 2007 and topped it in 2008 with over 1.5 million votes
  • Received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2007 Game Development Conference awards
  • Received The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award in 2008 from the Japanese government
  • Placed first in "Top Ten Game Creators" from Gamespot and the "Top 100 Game Creators of All Time" from IGN
  • Inductee to the BAFTA (2010)
  • First interactive creator to receive Prince of Asturias award, particularly in Communication and Humanities (2012)


  • In the game Daikatana, the main character's name (Hiro Miyamoto) is a reference to Shigeru Miyamoto
  • In Pokémon Red and Blue, one of the rival's default names is Shigeru as a reference to him being the mentor of Satoshi Tajiri, the series creator. That is also the name of Gary Oak in the Japanese anime.

SuperMushroomNSMB2 Mario Kart Hyperspeed SuperMushroomNSMB2
Default Characters ToadBaby MarioBaby LuigiKoopa TroopaLakitu
BowserDonkey KongWarioWaluigiKing Boo
Unlockable Characters ToadetteBaby PeachBaby DaisyKoopa ParatroopaElvin Gadd
BirdoBowser Jr.Diddy KongKamekMona
RosalinaPetey PiranhaWigglerBoom BoomPianta
Downloadable characters Mushroom pack: ToadsworthHammer Bro.Pom Pom
Halloween pack: Dry BonesAshleyDry Bowser
Flower pack: Shy GuyNabbitDimentio
Christmas pack: Pointy TuckMr. BlizzardFish Poker Pops
Star pack: GoombaBooR.O.B.
Special pack: Baby WarioNokiShigeru Miyamoto
Boss Characters TopmaniacDry BowserGiant Pokey
Mushroom pack: Big Bully
Flower pack: Goomboss
Star pack: King Bob-Omb
Special pack: Bowser
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