Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development

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Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development
Founded July 15, 1983[1][better source needed]­
First Mario game Donkey Kong Jr.­
Latest Mario game Super Mario Maker

Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development (Nintendo EAD) was a division of Nintendo known for designing Mario games, although they have also worked on other series, such as The Legend of Zelda and Star Fox. The Chief Production Officer was Satoru Iwata, but the general managers are Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. There is even a Nintendo character based off of this department named Mr. EAD.

On September 14, 2015, Nintendo announced plans to merge EAD and the game development arm of Nintendo Software Planning & Development (Nintendo SPD) into a new division known as Nintendo Entertainment Planning and Development (Nintendo EPD), effective September 16, 2015.[2]

Staff working for Nintendo EAD[edit]

General managers[edit]

Group managers[edit]


Other notable members (past and present)[edit]

Mario Games made by Nintendo EAD[edit]

Home consoles[edit]

Nintendo Entertainment System[edit]

Game Release date
Pinball 1984
Golf 1985
Super Mario Bros. 1985
Super Mario Bros. 2 1988
Donkey Kong Classics 1988
Super Mario Bros. 3 1988

Family Computer Disk System[edit]

Game Release date
All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros. 1986
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels 1986
Golf: Japan Course 1987
Golf: US Course 1987
Golf: Japan Course (Gold) 1987
Golf: US Course (Gold) 1987
Donkey Kong (game) 1988
Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally 1988
Donkey Kong Jr. 1988
Kaettekita Mario Bros. 1989
Famicom Grand Prix: F-1 Race 1989

Super Nintendo Entertainment System[edit]

Game Release date
Super Mario World 1990
Super Mario Kart 1992
Super Mario All-Stars 1993
Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World 1994
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island 1995

Nintendo 64[edit]

Game Release date
Super Mario 64 1996
Mario Kart 64 1996
Yoshi's Story 1997

Nintendo 64DD[edit]

Game Release date
Mario Artist: Paint Studio 1999
Mario Artist: Communication Kit 2000

Nintendo GameCube[edit]

Game Release date
Luigi's Mansion 2001
Super Mario Sunshine 2002
Nintendo Puzzle Collection 2003
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! 2003
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat 2004


Game Release date
Super Mario Galaxy 2007
Mario Kart Wii 2008
New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat 2009
New Super Mario Bros. Wii 2009
Super Mario Galaxy 2 2010
Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition 2010

Wii U[edit]

Game Release date
Nintendo Land 2012
New Super Mario Bros. U 2012
Super Mario 3D World 2013
New Super Luigi U 2013
New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U 2013
Mario Kart 8 2014
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker 2014
Super Mario Maker 2015

Handheld consoles[edit]

Game Boy[edit]

Game Release date
Donkey Kong 1994

Game Boy Advance[edit]

Game Release date
Super Mario Advance 2001
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 2001
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 2002
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 2003
Classic NES Series: Donkey Kong 2004
Classic NES Series: Super Mario Bros. 2004
Classic NES Series: Dr. Mario 2004
Famicom Mini: Wrecking Crew 2004
Famicom Mini: Mario Bros. 2004
Famicom Mini: Super Mario Bros. 2 2004
Dr. Mario & Puzzle League 2005


Game Release date
Donkey Kong-e 2002
Donkey Kong Jr.-e 2002
Mario Bros.-e 2002
Mario Party-e 2003

Nintendo DS[edit]

Game Release date
Super Mario 64 DS 2004
Yoshi Touch & Go 2005
Mario Kart DS 2005
Game & Watch Collection 2006
New Super Mario Bros. 2006


Game Release date
Game & Watch: Ball 2009
Game & Watch: Flagman 2009
Game & Watch: Judge 2009
Game & Watch: Vermin 2009
Game & Watch: Chef 2009
Game & Watch: Helmet 2009
Game & Watch: Donkey Kong Jr. 2009
Game & Watch: Manhole 2009
Game & Watch: Mario's Cement Factory 2009

Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Game Release date
Super Mario 3D Land 2011
Mario Kart 7 2011
New Super Mario Bros. 2 2012


Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development's page on other NIWA wikis:
  1. ^ Kohler, C. (September 14, 2015). NINTENDO CONSOLIDATES ITS GAME DEVELOPMENT TEAMS. Wired. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  2. ^ Rad, Chloi, and Otero, Jose. Nintendo Reveals Restructuring Plans (September 14, 2015), IGN. Retrieved September 14, 2015