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Gunpei Yokoi (1941–1997)


Gunpei Yokoi was born on September 10, 1941 in Kyoto, Japan. He was a producer and writer, known for Super Metroid (1994), Metroid II: Return of Samus (1991) and Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt (1988). He died on October 4, 1997 in Neagarimachi, Ishikawa, Japan. See full bio »

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Known For

Super Metroid Producer
(1994)
Metroid Producer
(1986)

Filmography

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 1996 Tetris Attack (Video Game) (producer - as Gumpei Yokoi)
 1996 Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War (Video Game) (producer)
 1996 3-D Tetris (Video Game) (producer)
 1995 Kirby's Block Ball (Video Game) (producer)
 1995 Virtual Boy Wario Land (Video Game) (producer - as Gumpei Yokoi)
 1995 Mario Clash (Video Game) (producer)
 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 Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem (Video Game) (producer)
 1994 Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (Video Game) (producer - as Gumpei Yokoi)
 1993 Mario & Wario (Video Game) (executive producer - as Gumpei Yokoi)
 1992 Yoshi's Cookie (Video Game) (producer)
 1992 Battle Clash (Video Game) (producer)
 1992 Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Video Game) (producer)
 1992 Mario Paint (Video Game) (producer - uncredited)
 1992 X (Video Game) (producer)
 1992 Fire Emblem Gaiden (Video Game) (producer)
 1991 Metroid II: Return of Samus (Video Game) (producer)
 1990 Balloon Kid (Video Game) (producer)
 1990 Dr. Mario (Video Game) (producer)
 1990 Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light (Video Game) (producer)
 1990 SolarStriker (Video Game) (producer - as G. Yokoi)
 1989/I Tetris (Video Game) (producer)
 1989/II Tetris (Video Game) (producer)
 1989 Super Mario Land (Video Game) (producer - as G. Yokoi)
 1988 Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt (Video Game) (producer)
 1988 Famikon Wozu (Video Game) (producer - as G. Yokoi)
 1988 Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir (Video Game) (producer)
 1987 Nakayama Miho no Tokimeki High School (Video Game) (producer)
 1986 Kid Icarus (Video Game) (producer - as G. Yokoi)
 1986 Metroid (Video Game) (producer)
 1985 Gyromite (Video Game) (producer - uncredited)
 1985 Stack-Up (Video Game) (producer - uncredited)
 1984 Balloon Fight (Video Game) (producer)
 1984 Duck Hunt (Video Game) (producer)
 1983/I Mario Bros. (Video Game) (producer)
 1982 Donkey Kong Junior (Video Game) (producer)
 1981 Donkey Kong (Video Game) (producer)
 1974 Fascination (Video Game) (producer)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

YOK | G. Yokoi | Gumpei Yokoi
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Trivia:

Tragically died in a road accident. He was inspecting his car, which was lightly hit by a truck, when he and his associate (Etsuo Kisoo) were sideswiped by another car. He died 2 hours later in an hospital. See more »

Nickname:

Mr. Y.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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