Gunpei Yokoi, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Gunpei Yokoi

game designer

Date of Birth: 10-Sep-1941

Place of Birth: Kyoto, Kyōto Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 04-Oct-1997

Profession: engineer, game designer

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Gunpei Yokoi

  • Gunpei Yokoi (Japanese: ?? ??, Hepburn: Yokoi Gunpei, September 10, 1941 – October 4, 1997), sometimes transliterated Gumpei Yokoi, was a Japanese video game designer.
  • He was a long-time Nintendo employee, best known as creator of the Game & Watch handheld system, inventor of the "cross" shaped Control Pad, the original designer of the Game Boy, and producer of a few long-running and critically acclaimed video game franchises, such as Metroid and Kid Icarus.

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