|Born||November 17, 1960|
|Alma mater||Osaka University of Arts|
|Occupation||Game designer, director, and producer|
Upon graduating the Design Department of Osaka University of Arts, he joined Nintendo in April 1984 and became a co-designer of some of the most critically acclaimed Nintendo series, including Mario and The Legend of Zelda. Tezuka is fond of fantasy novels such as J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, and wrote the story and script for The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. Tezuka co-designed Yoshi, who debuted in Super Mario World after Shigeru Miyamoto had originally wanted Mario to ride a dinosaur since Super Mario Bros. 3.
I have never consciously separated casual users and hardcore gamers when I design a game. For the past 20 years, I have always been trying to make games so that anyone — as many people as possible — can enjoy them... I cannot help but say that I love my job of making games from the bottom of my heart.— Takashi Tezuka
- "E3 2006 Online Press Kit – Biographical Information: Takashi Tezuka" (PDF). Nintendo of America, Inc. May 5, 2006. Archived (PDF) from the original on December 24, 2013.
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- "10 Game Designers Who Have Been In The Industry For More Than Three Decades". TheGamer. August 20, 2019. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
- "In Conversation: Takashi Tezuka". Businessweek. Bloomberg L.P. June 29, 2007. Retrieved March 31, 2011.
- "Classic: Zelda und Link". Club Nintendo (in German). Nintendo of Europe. April 1996. p. 72.
- "Super Mario World and Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island".
- Nintendo EAD Tokyo (May 23, 2010). Super Mario Galaxy 2. Nintendo. Scene: Credits.
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