Behind the scenes, Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto is "like a slightly more friendly Steve Jobs but just as cutting".
That's the description of Q-Games founder Dylan Cuthbert, who has worked with Nintendo on the majority of the Star Fox series.
"His private face is different to his public face," Cuthbert explained during a recent GAME Facebook fan Q&A, when asked about his most inspirational industry figure.
"His style of chasing ideas and cutting through bulls*** is brilliant. Internally he's kind of like a slightly more friendly Steve Jobs, but just as cutting."
Miyamoto has previously admitted keeping a close eye on Nintendo's various development teams, and "upending the tea table" on projects not to his satisfaction.
Looking to the future, Cuthbert added that he already had ideas for how the Wii U GamePad could be used in a new Star Fox game, although whether he works on another remains Nintendo's decision.
"Those questions are best geared towards Miyamoto," he smileyed. "I know what I'd try and do with that tech, but at the end of the day, the ball's in Nintendo's court.
"I like to work on a variety of games, or life gets a little boring! Star Fox is a great world and series of characters, and one day I'd definitely like to go back to it and expand it further."