* ExecutiveMeddling: He wanted only pre-existing characters in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar'', resulting in a [[ExcusePlot bare-bones plot]][[note]]while, of course, the Super/Mario series never had much plot, all of the ''Paper Mario'' games (or even Mario [=RPGs=], for that matter) had very well written ones[[/note]] and a lack of partners[[note]]and otherwise original characters, except for Kersti, a few Toads, and three of the bosses(though only one had a personality)[[/note]], which the game was at one point set to return to. [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Fans]] [[BrokenBase were not amused]].
** He's actually been simplifying games since ''Zelda: Four Swords Adventure'', which was supposed to be a prequel to A Link To The Past until Miyamoto said it distracted from gameplay. His staff call it "[[FlippingTheTable uphending the tea table]]"
** Link's Crossbow Training was planned to be a full-fledged game that would be to Twilight Princess what Majora's Mask is to Ocarina of Time... But guess what happened?
* TropeNamer: When he compared video games to rock and roll, [[TheNewRockAndRoll he named a trope.]]