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Honor Satoru Iwata by Playing These 5 Games


Nintendo fans are finding unique and amazing ways to honor Nintendo’s late president, Satoru Iwata. Iwata had a major role in shaping Nintendo’s past and present, check out these five games you can play to honor him.

5. Pokemon Gold and Silver

4. Pokemon Stadium

3. Super Smash Bros. Melee & 64

2. EarthBound

1. Ballon Fight

More details on what Iwata did for each game at Mashable.

  • Liquid-Sunrise

    I known which game I’m going to play alright!
    Though my original GBC copy of Pokemon Gold and Silver no
    longer works… At least, I can play the remakes to honor him. :)

  • hawkssuns08

    Still have my original SNES cartridge for Earthbound. Guess its a good time to experience it again…

  • TimG57867

    To honor him, I will play Earthbound and Super Smash Bros 64 this weekend. I don’t have Gold or Silver so I’ll boot up HeartGold instead.

    RIP Iwata-san

    • Liquid-Sunrise

      I’ll do the same here/

  • dacomentr

    Did he have anything to do with Balloon Kid for Gameboy?

  • Hardin Twentyfive

    Balloon Fight is da shiz. Matter of fact, it was my favorite minigame in Nintendoland, and got me to buy the original.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/Gkerbz4 Kerbizzle

    These are do-able.

  • Wonder Dean

    Don’t forget pretty much any Kirby game, he was the president of HAL Labs before he was CEO.

    In fact, play any recent Nintendo game that makes you happy, Iwata probably had a hand in it as executive producer, and you can still honor him by having fun. Fun. The thing he always strived to bring to millions of gamers everywhere.

  • Jon Turner

    What about Earthbound Beginnings? Didn’t Satoru Iwata have a hand in that, too?

  • Nin12gage

    Balloon fight and earthbound. For me then

  • Spice’71

    If ya can’t play the original balloon fight, play the version in Nintendo land. It’s More-ish.
    RIP Iwata San.

    • Hidden Flare

      Seeing that I can actually play that easily, I may play that for a bit

  • ShadowHero43

    Johto master race :’)

    • Liquid-Sunrise

      Yes! :’)