Goro Abe is a Japanese video game programmer and designer for Nintendo, mostly known as the chief director of the WarioWare series.


After working on Ascii, Abe made his gaming development debut in Nintendo in 1999 with Wario Land 4 on the Game Boy Advance, where he acted as one of the game's many programmers; in particular, he was in charge of programming the minigames and the CD Player.

He later went on to work on WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! as a programmer, and its remake WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$ as director, reprising that role in WarioWare Twisted! WarioWare Twisted! is often considered one of the Game Boy Advance's best offerings.

On the Nintendo DS, Abe helped create WarioWare Touched!, while on the Wii he directed WarioWare: Smooth Moves. With Smooth Moves, Goro Abe was in charge of the first console launch window title by Nintendo Software Planning and Development, and thus worked closely alongside the hardware developers of Nintendo when creating the Wii and the Wii Remote. When the Nintendo DSi was announced, Abe supervised Intelligent Systems on the creation of WarioWare: Snapped!, and he would also direct WarioWare D.I.Y. on Nintendo DS, as well as WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase on WiiWare.

Abe also headed the development of Game & Wario for the Wii U. After working on several NFC amiibo patents, he was the chief director of WarioWare Gold on Nintendo 3DS, and WarioWare: Get It Together! on Nintendo Switch.

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