Here's to many more

Shigeru Miyamoto is a developer who could certainly be referred to as the "Walt Disney of Gaming". The man is responsible for the likes of franchises such as Donkey Kong, Super Mario, and The Legend of Zelda, and he holds considerable influence over the development of countless projects that emerge from Nintendo. Publicly, he's a lovable and quirky figure, but he's notorious for frequently "up-ending the tea table" late in the stages of game development behind the scenes.

All the same, the industry wouldn't be the same place without him and today Miyamoto turned 63 years old. While it may already be the 17th in Japan and other places in the world, let's all take a moment to wish Miyamoto a happy birthday. What are your favorite memories of Miyamoto's public appearances? What's your favorite game that he had a hand in creating? How has his work impacted your gaming habits? Share your thoughts in the comments below.