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Founded in 1983, Compile developed a wealth of games for numerous publishers spanning many genres and formats. The company closed in 2002. For a while, Compile also ran an 18+ label called Momonoki House, with a disk magazine called Peach Up.

Several companies were started by former Compile staff. Aiky was established in 2002 by Compile president Masamitsu Niitani, but closed down in 2006; he started another company called Compile-O in 2016. DigiMix was established in 2000 by former staff and renamed Enter in 2004. MileStone was established in 2003 by Hiroshi Kimura, but shut down in 2013 amid legal trouble. Softfactory was started by Fubon Kitano in 1999. Sting was started by Takeshi Santo in 1989. Type-Moon was started by Takashi Takeuchi in 1999. Additionally, Compile Heart was originally a collaborative venture between Masamitsu Niitani and Idea Factory established in 2006, but Niitani terminated his contract after only six months leaving Idea Factory in full control of the company.

The rights to Compile's properties are today owned by Sega and D4 Enterprise.


  • Pochi to Nya (Taito)
  • Puyo Puyo (Sega)
  • Puyo Puyo Da! Featuring Ellena System (Sega)
  • Puyo Puyo Sun (Compile)
  • Puyo Puyo Tsuu (Sega)


  • City Adventure Touch: Mystery of Triangle (JP Publisher: Toho)
  • Godzilla / Godzilla: Monster of Monsters! (JP/US/EU Publisher: Toho)
  • Gorby no Pipeline Daisakusen (JP Publisher: Tokuma Shoten)
  • Guardic Gaiden / Guardian Legend, The (JP Publisher: Irem; US Publisher: Brøderbund; EU Publisher: Nintendo)
  • Gun-Nac (JP Publisher: Tonkin House; US Publisher: ASCII)
  • Lunar Ball / Lunar Pool (JP Publisher: Pony; US/EU Publisher: FCI)
  • Majuu Toshi Naga (unreleased) (Irem) [1] [2]
  • Puyo Puyo (JP Publisher: Tokuma Shoten)
  • Radac Tailor-Made (JP Publisher: Bridgestone Cycle)
  • Romancia (JP Publisher: Tonkin House)
  • Taiyou no Shinden: Aztec 2 / Tombs and Treasure (JP Publisher: Tokyo Shoseki; US Publisher: Infocom)
  • Zanac (US Publisher: FCI)

Famicom Disk System

  • Puyo Puyo (JP Publisher: Tokuma Shoten)
  • Zanac (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon)

FM Towns

  • Columns (JP Publisher: Nihon Telenet)
  • Gorby no Pipeline Daisakusen (JP Publisher: Compile)

Game Boy

  • Godzilla / Godzilla-kun: Kaijuu Daikoushin (JP/US Publisher: Toho)
  • Pocket Puyo Puyo Tsuu (JP Publisher: Compile)

Game Boy Advance

  • Guru Logic Champ (JP Publisher: Compile)

Game Gear

  • Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (US/EU Publisher: Sega)
  • GG Aleste (JP Publisher: Compile)
  • GG Aleste II / Power Strike II (JP/EU Publisher: Sega)
  • Madou Monogatari A: Dokidoki Vacation (JP Publisher: Compile)
  • Madou Monogatari I: 3tsu no Madoukyuu (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Madou Monogatari II: Arle 16sai (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Madou Monogatari III: Kyuukyoku Joousama (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Puyo Puyo (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Puyo Puyo Tsuu (JP Publisher: Compile)

Mark III/Master System

  • Casino Games (US/EU Publisher: Sega)
  • Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (EU Publisher: Sega)
  • Ghostbusters (US/JP/EU Publisher: Sega)
  • Golvellius: Valley of Doom / Maou Golvellius (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega)
  • Parlour Games / Family Games (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega)
  • Power Strike / Aleste (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega)
  • Power Strike II (EU Publisher: Sega)
  • R-Type (US/JP/EU Publisher: Sega)

Mega Drive/Genesis

  • Ghostbusters (co-developed with Sega) (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega)
  • M.U.S.H.A.: Metallic Uniframe Syper Hybrid Armor / Musha Aleste: Full Metal Fighter Ellinor (US Publisher: Seismic; JP Publisher: Toaplan)
  • Madou Monogatari I (JP Publisher: Compile)
  • Puyo Puyo / Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (JP/US/EU/AS Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Puyo Puyo Tsuu (JP Publisher: Compile)

Mega CD/Sega CD

  • Dennin Aleste: Nobunaga and his Ninja Force / Robo Aleste (JP Publisher: Compile; US Publisher: Tengen; EU Publisher: Sega)
  • Shadowrun (JP Publisher: Compile)
Some Planning, Scenario: Group SNE
  • Warau Salesman (JP Publisher: Sega)


  • A.E. (JP Publisher: Toshiba EMI)
  • Aquapolis SOS (JP Publisher: Paxon)
  • Bee & Flower (JP Publisher: Reizon)
  • Birdie Try (JP Publisher: Victor)
  • C_So! (JP Publisher: Ponyca)
  • Championship Lode Runner (JP Publisher: Sony)
  • Choplifter (JP/EU Publisher: Sony)
  • Crusader (JP Publisher: Ponyca; EU Publisher: Eaglesoft)
  • Devil's Heaven (JP Publisher: General)
  • E.I. (JP Publisher: Sony)
  • Final Justice (JP Publisher: Ponyca)
  • Godzilla-kun (JP Publisher: Toho)
  • Guardic (JP Publisher: Compile)
  • Gulkave (JP Publisher: Ponyca)
  • Hustle Chumy (JP Publisher: General)
  • Jagur 5 (JP Publisher: Hudson Soft)
  • Lode Runner (under subcontract with Programmers-3?) (JP/EU Publisher: Sony)
  • Lode Runner II (JP Publisher: Sony)
  • Lunar Ball (JP Publisher: Ponyca)
  • Mado Fuki Kaisha no Swing-kun (JP Publisher: Ponyca)
  • Maou Golvellius (JP Publisher: Compile)
  • Megalopolis SOS (JP Publisher: Paxon)
  • Star Blazer (JP/EU Publisher: Sony)
  • Thexder (JP Publisher: Game Arts; EU Publisher: Eaglesoft)
  • Xyzolog / Xixolog (JP Publisher: Nidecom; EU Publisher: Electric Software; ES Publisher: Sony) [3] [4]
Planning: Taito
  • Zanac (JP Publisher: Ponyca; EU Publisher: Eaglesoft)


  • Aleste (JP Publisher: Compile)
  • Aleste 2 (JP Publisher: Compile)
  • Columns (JP Publisher: Telenet)
  • Dragon Quiz (JP Publisher: Compile)
  • Girly Block (JP Publisher: The Links)
  • Gorby no Pipeline Daisakusen (JP Publisher: Compile)
  • Higemaru Makaijima: Nanatsu no Shima Daibouken (JP Publisher: Capcom)
  • Madou Monogatari 1-2-3 (JP Publisher: Compile)
  • Pro Yakyuu Family Stadium: Pennant Race (JP Publisher: Namco)
  • Puyo Puyo (JP Publisher: Compile)
  • Randar no Bouken III: Yami ni Miserareta Majutsushi (JP Publisher: Compile)
  • Rune Master 3 (JP Publisher: Compile)
  • Shin Maou Golvellius (JP Publisher: Compile)
  • Warau Salesman (JP Publisher: Compile)
  • Xevious: Faudraut Densetsu (JP Publisher: Namco)
  • Zanac EX (JP Publisher: Ponyca)


  • Puyorin handheld LCD game (Compile)

Panasonic U1 (Word Processor)

  • Puyo Puyo (JP Publisher: Microcabin)


  • After Devil Force
  • Geoconflict 4
  • Wander Wonder


  • Lunar Ball


  • 幻世喜譚
  • Madou Monogatari 1-2-3
  • Madou Monogatari A.R.S.
  • Warau Salesman

PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16

  • Alien Crush (JP Publisher: Naxat Soft; US Publisher: NEC Home Electronics)
  • Cyber Dodge (JP Publisher: Tonkin House)
Programming (under contract with Tokyo Shoseki): Beyond
  • Cyber Knight (JP Publisher: Tonkin House)
Game Design, Scenario, Supervision: Group SNE
  • Devil Crash / Devil's Crush (JP Publisher: Naxat Soft; US Publisher: NEC Home Electronics)
  • Gunhed / Blazing Lazers (JP Publisher: Hudson Soft; US Publisher: NEC Home Electronics)
  • Xevious: Fardraut Densetsu (JP Publisher: Namco)

PC Engine CD/TurboGrafx-CD

  • Puyo Puyo CD (JP Publisher: NEC Avenue)
  • Seirei Senshi Spriggan (JP Publisher: Naxat Soft)
  • Spriggan Mark 2: Re-Terraform Project (JP Publisher: Naxat Soft)
  • Sylphia (JP Publisher: Tonkin House)


  • Zanac X Zanac (JP Publisher: Compile)


  • Madou Monogatari (JP Publisher: Compile)


  • Borderline (JP/EU Publisher: Sega)
  • C_SO! (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Champion Billiards (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Championship Lode Runner (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Choplifter (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Gulkave (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Hustle Chumy (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • N-Sub (JP/EU Publisher: Sega)
  • Safari Hunting (JP/EU Publisher: Sega)

Super Famicom/Super NES

  • Kirby's Avalanche / Kirby's Ghost Trap (US/EU Publisher: Nintendo)
  • Madou Monogatari: Hanamaru Daiyouchienji (JP Publisher: Tokuma Shoten)
  • Jaki Crush / Naxat Super Pinball: Jaki Hakai (JP Publisher: Naxat Soft)
  • Space Megaforce / Super Aleste (JP/US/EU Publisher: Toho)
  • Super Nazo Puyo: Arle no Ruu (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Super Nazo Puyo 2: Arle no Tetsuwan Hanjouki (JP Publisher: Compile)
  • Super Puyo Puyo (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Super Puyo Puyo 2 (JP Publisher: Compile)
  • Super Puyo Puyo 2 Remix (JP Publisher: Compile)


  • Birdie Try

NOTE: Much of Compile's Puyo Puyo franchise and various Disk Station games have yet to be included.