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Kenji Imai was one of the programmers for Metroid and Super Metroid. Born on May 27, 1959 in Kyoto, he was the one who created Kraid, Crocomire and the Map menu in Super Metroid. He had also worked on another Nintendo game, F-1 Race. In Metroid, he is credited as M. Houdai.