Koichi Hayashida

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Koichi Hayashida
Koichi Hayashida
Company Nintendo EPD Tokyo
Current Position Producer / Group Manager
First game Joy Mech Fight
Latest game Ultimate NES Remix

Koichi Hayashida is a Nintendo EPD Tokyo employee. Best known for directing Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Joy Mecha Fight, Koichi Hayashida has worked on very few video games, though has been involved in a majority of the 3D Mario titles. After directing Joy Mecha Fight, Hayashida wasn't notably involved in a video game for years until Super Mario Sunshine.


After graduating college in 1991, Koichi Hayashida attended Nintendo Dentsu Game Seminar in 1992, where he and Koichiro Eto programmed Joy Mech Fight. Soon, they were hired by Nintendo and the game was published in 1993.

The next notable work was Super Mario Sunshine where he was made main programmer. After which, he was moved to Nintendo EAD Tokyo along with several developers.

It has been rumored that he is the leader of a new group in EAD Tokyo, EAD Tokyo 3, with Captain Toad being their first game. This is however, incorrect, as he merely took up Yoshiaki Koizumi's role after he was promoted to deputy general manager.

List of games

Game System Year Role Other information
Joy Mecha Fight Famicom, Virtual Console 1993 Director First video game.
Super Mario Sunshine GameCube 2002 Main Programming First Mario game.
Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat GameCube 2004 Assistant Director First Nintendo EAD Tokyo game.
Super Mario Galaxy Wii 2007 Level Design Director Voice of Major Burrows
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii 2010 Director
Super Mario 3D Land 3DS 2011 Director First portable game.
Super Mario 3D World Wii U 2013 Director
NES Remix Wii U 2013 Director
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Wii U 2014 Producer First time as producer

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