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Hiro Yamada is a supervisor and director at Nintendo that has been involved with many of its games, including some Metroid titles. Yamada was credited under special thanks in Metroid II: Return of Samus and Super Metroid, likely serving in supervisory roles for both. He also supervised production of Metroid Prime Pinball at Fuse Games, a Western studio. Some of his non-Metroid credits include 1080° Snowboarding, Battle Clash, Mario Pinball Land (also developed by Fuse) and Excite Truck.