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Gunpei Yokoi (1941–1997)

Gunpei Yokoi was born on September 10, 1941 in Kyoto, Japan. He is known for his work on Super Metroid (1994), Donkey Kong (1981) and Duck Hunt (1984). He died on October 4, 1997 in Neagarimachi, Ishikawa, Japan. See full bio »

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Known For

Super Metroid
Super Metroid Producer
(1994)
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Producer
(1981)
Duck Hunt
Duck Hunt Producer
(1984)
Metoroido
Metoroido Producer
(1986)

Filmography

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 1996 Tetris Attack (Video Game) (producer - as Gumpei Yokoi)
 1996 Kirby's Block Ball (Video Game) (producer)
 1996 3-D Tetris (Video Game) (producer)
 1995 Virtual Boy Wario Land (Video Game) (producer - as Gumpei Yokoi)
 1995 Mario's Tennis (Video Game) (producer - as Gumpei Yokoi)
 1995 Teleroboxer (Video Game) (producer)
 1994 EarthBound (Video Game) (producer - as G. Yokoi)
 1994 Super Metroid (Video Game) (producer - as G. Yokoi)
 1994 Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (Video Game) (producer - as Gumpei Yokoi)
 1993 Mario & Wario (Video Game) (executive producer - as Gumpei Yokoi)
 1992 Metroid II: The Return of Samus (Video Game) (producer)
 1992 Yoshi no Cookie: Kuruppon Oven de Cookie (Video Game) (producer)
 1992 Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Video Game) (producer)
 1990 Dr. Mario (Video Game) (producer)
 1990 Faia Emuburemu: Ankoku Ryu to Hikari no Tsurugi (Video Game) (producer)
 1990 SolarStriker (Video Game) (producer - as G. Yokoi)
 1989 EarthBound Beginnings (Video Game) (producer - as G. Yokoi)
 1989 Sûpâ Mario Rando (Video Game) (producer - as G. Yokoi)
 1987 Hikari shinwa: Parutena no kagami (Video Game) (producer - as G. Yokoi)
 1986 Metoroido (Video Game) (producer)
 1985 Robot Block (Video Game) (producer - uncredited)
 1984 Duck Hunt (Video Game) (producer)
 1984 Balloon Fight (Video Game) (producer)
 1983/I Mario Bros. (Video Game) (producer)
 1982/I Donkey Kong Jr. (Video Game) (producer)
 1981 Donkey Kong (Video Game) (producer)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

G. Yokoi | Gumpei Yokoi
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Has created the Metroid Video Game Series, and some other great games, as Mario Land on GameBoy. See more »

Nickname:

Mr. Y.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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