Nintendo Research & Development 2

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Nintendo Research and Development 2
Industry Video game industry
Fate Reassigned to Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development
Successor Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development
Founded 1970s
Defunct 2005
Headquarters Japan
Products Games for Nintendo video game consoles

Nintendo Research and Development 2 (任天堂開発第二部, Nintendo Kaihatsu Dainibu) (R&D2) was a team within Nintendo that developed software and peripherals. R&D2 ported several of the Nintendo R&D1 and Nintendo R&D3 games over to the Famicom in the early 1980s.[1] While usually occupied in system operating software and technical support, the team would come back to early development in the 1990s where several new designers got their start at game development, the most famous being Eiji Aonuma who developed Marvelous: Another Treasure Island.

R&D2 was originally led by Masayuki Uemura, who previously worked for Sharp Corporation, using an idea of Sharp's solar technology Uemura's department went on to develop the popular Nintendo beam gun games, selling over 1 million units. Kazuhiko Taniguchi took Uemura's position in 2004. Nintendo R&D2 was later merged into Nintendo SPD.[1]

Games developed[edit]

Title Year Platform(s)
Mach Rider 1985 NES
Ice Hockey 1988 NES
NES Open Tournament Golf 1991 NES
Marvelous: Mōhitotsu no Takarajima 1996 SNES
BS Sutte Hakkun 1997 Satellaview
Sutte Hakkun 1998 SNES
Sutte Hakkun Event Version 1998 SNES
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe 1999 GBC
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble 2000 GBC
Super Mario Advance 2001 GBA
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 2002 GBA
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 2002 GBA
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords 2002 GBA
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 2003 GBA


  1. ^ a b "Iwata Asks: New Super Mario Bros. Wii". Nintendo. 2009-07-13. Archived from the original on September 1, 2009. Retrieved 2016-09-24. 

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