|Mario Club Co., Ltd.|
Mario Club logo
|Headquarters||60 Fukuinakami Takamatsucho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto|
Mario Club Co., Ltd. (Japanese: マリオクラブ株式会社 Mario Club kabushiki gaisha) is a subsidiary of Nintendo responsible for the debugging and quality control of games, including games in the Pokémon series. It was founded in July 2009 after Nintendo spun off the equivalent department known as Super Mario Club (Japanese: スーパーマリオクラブ) or simply Mario Club (Japanese: マリオクラブ) and led by Kenji Saiki (Japanese: 斎木健次), who is also credited on the staff list of some Pokémon games.
In the Pokémon games, the team is also referred to as NCL Super Mario Club in Western versions, with NCL standing for "Nintendo Co., Ltd."
The Mario Club team has debugged all of the core series games, as well as many of the side series games. Starting with Pokémon X and Y, this work was done in collaboration with Digital Hearts, another company focused on finding flaws in various software products.
- Official website
- Japanese Wikipedia article
- April 2000 staff interview by the Japanese Nintendo Online Magazine
- Article on Starfy Wiki
- Article on Super Mario Wiki
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