Takeru

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Not to be confused with Brother's software vending service of the same name

Takeru Co., Ltd. (株式会社タケル) Staff would include Kouichi Yotsui (Strider), Akira Kitamura (Mega Man and Mega Man 2), Shinichi Yoshimoto (Ghouls 'n Ghosts), and Utata Kiyoshi (Metal Storm). Many employees left for Mitchell after the company became financially unstable. [1] Products were published by Sur Dé Wave (シュールド・ウェーブ), originally a brand name. Evidence suggests it was later either spun off into a separate company or Takeru itself was renamed Sur Dé Wave Co., Ltd. (株式会社シュールド・ウェーブ). [2]

According to former employee Kenji Ishizaki, Takeru was originally established in August 1991 as Westwood (株式会社ウェストウッド) and went bankrupt in January 1994. [3] According to Yotsui, it was "originally a company that made toy stores." [4]

Research Methods: Actual mentions, interviews, online resources, shared staff

Famicom/NES

  • Cocoron (JP Publisher: Sur Dé Wave)
  • Seirei Densetsu Lickle / Little Samson (JP/US/EU Publisher: Taito)

FM Towns

  • Dennou Shoujo Rejection (JP Publisher: Sur Dé Wave)
  • Nostalgia 1907 (JP Publisher: Sur Dé Wave)
  • Presence (JP Publisher: Sur Dé Wave)

Mega CD/Sega CD

  • Nostalgia 1907 (JP Publisher: Sur Dé Wave)
  • Pop'n Land (unreleased) (Sur Dé Wave)

PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16

  • Armored Police Metal Jack (unreleased)
Mentioned on Kenji Ishizaki's works list [5]

PC Engine CD/TurboGrafx-CD

  • Dungeon Master: Theron's Quest (JP/US Publisher: Victor)
Ishizaki lists the Super Famicom game, but he is credited on the PC Engine game.
  • Imperial Force was to be published by Sur Dé Wave, but it was developed by SystemSoft according to a document here.
  • PC Cocoron was to be published by Sur Dé Wave, but development was allegedly contracted to another company. However, Ishizaki has it on his list.
  • UltraBox

PC-98

  • The Golem Master (JP Publisher: Sur Dé Wave)
  • Hard Shot (JP Publisher: Sur Dé Wave)
  • Nostalgia 1907 (JP Publisher: Sur Dé Wave)
  • Presence (JP Publisher: Sur Dé Wave)

Super Famicom/Super NES

  • Verne World (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
Developer: Dual
Mentioned on Ishizaki's works list, but he is not credited

X68000

  • Nostalgia 1907 (JP Publisher: Sur Dé Wave)