NES and SNES designer Lance Barr retires from Nintendo after 38 years

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by James Batchelor

The man who defined the look of Nintendo’s first two home consoles in the West is moving on to “other projects”

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A prominent and long-running Nintendo employee has departed after nearly four decades at the platform holder.

Lance Barr worked at Nintendo for more than 38 years, most recently as Design & Brand Director, but he has posted on LinkedIn that he is “retiring and moving onto ‘other’ projects,” as spotted by NintendoLife.

He is best known for redesigning the NES and SNES for the US market, including the development of the former’s front-loading mechanism for game cartridges

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