Allumer

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Allumer Inc. (アルュメ株式会社) was established in February 1978 and was headed by Yoshiaki Tsuyuki (津行良明). Due to increased competition and a lack of successful titles, Allumer withdrew from game development and explored new businesses including the development of photo sticker image capture devices. [1] The company suspended business on October 5, 1999 [2], and filed for bankruptcy on February 10, 2015. [3]

Allumer's history is very much intertwined with another game company Seta. Early on, Seta was based in the Allumer Building. [4] Seta arcade games used Allumer chips. It's also debated whether some of the arcade games below, like Gladiator, were developed by Seta or Allumer.

Research Methods: Actual mentions, online resources, shared staff

Arcade

  • Blandia (Allumer)
  • Cycle Mahbou (Taito)
  • Great Swordsman (Taito)
  • Joshi Volleyball (Taito)
  • Mad Shark (Allumer)
  • Magical Speed (Namco)
  • Masked Riders Club Battle Race (Banpresto)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam (Banpresto)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: EX Revue (Banpresto)
CG Production: Studio Dews
  • Ougon no Shiro / Gladiator (Taito)
  • Ping-Pong King (Taito)
  • Rezon (Allumer)
  • SD Gundam Neo Battling (Banpresto)
  • Ultraman Club: Tatakae! Ultraman Kyoudai!! (Banpresto)
  • US Classic (Seta)
Music: Goblin Sound; Sound Effects: Natsu System
Seta and Allumer are listed as the authors on the US copyright record.
  • War of Aero: Project Meiou (Allumer)
  • Zing Zing Zip (Tecmo)

Famicom/NES

  • Musashi no Ken: Tadaima Shugyou Chuu (JP Publisher: Taito)
In this clip from 1986, the roving samurai reporter and Taito's Sakae Nakamura (who later founded Athena) play the game at Allumer's office, or so it appears. It's possible Seta was still in the Allumer Building, and it was actually done by them.

PC

  • Fortune Quest (unreleased) [5]

PlayStation

  • Gokuu Densetsu: Magic Beast Warriors (JP Publisher: Allumer)
  • Idol Promotion: Yumie Suzuki (JP Publisher: Allumer)