Blog:An Afternoon at Arc System Works: Analysis

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CRV 07:18, 21 December 2011 (CST) [permalink] [comments]

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A writer for French gaming site Gamekult has posted on his blog interviews with Arc System Works president Minoru Kidooka, BlazBlue creator Toshimichi Mori, and Guilty Gear creator Daisuke Ishiwatari. I'm more interested in the new information Kidooka had to share.

According to him, Arc's first published games were Double Dragon for the Master System and Final Lap for the Famicom. He went on to namedrop Falcom.

He also revealed he previously worked for Sega. He was one of the people in charge of creating the SG-1000 and was involved with hardware design until he left in 1987.


  • I previously thought Final Lap was by Nova, mostly because of signs in the game (see here and here).
  • I seem to remember Final Lap and Rolling Thunder coming up in an Arc code comparison. Perhaps they did Rolling Thunder, too.
  • What did Arc do for Falcom?
  • I guess Kidooka didn't work for ELS. His name turns up in the ROM of Monaco GP for the SG-1000, which shares a font and came up in a code comparison with several other games including Yamato. (Yamato contains strings with ELS's name, address, and phone number.)

(Special thanks to Bock for bringing this to my attention and Youloute for bringing it to his.)


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