Westone Bit Entertainment

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Westone Bit Entertainment (株式会社ウエストンビットエンタテインメント) was a development company based in Mukoujima, Sumida, Tokyo [1], best remembered for the Wonder Boy and Monster World games. [2] It was originally established in May 1986 [3] as Escape (as in the escape key on computer keyboards). Since that name didn't exactly reinforce the image of a reliable company, it was later changed to Westone. [4] The company's name was changed yet again to Westone Bit Entertainment in April 2000. [5]

The Westone name is derived from the first characters of the names of the company's founders, president Ryuichi Nishizawa (西澤龍一) (Nishi = West) and Michishito Ishizuka (石塚路志人) (Ishi = Stone) [6], both ex-employees of Tehkan (Tecmo).

Westone Bit Entertainment and related company Bit Angel filed for bankruptcy on September 24, 2014. [7]

Research Methods: Online resources (see Links), shared staff

Arcade[edit]

  • Aurail (Sega)
  • Riot City (Sega)
  • Tokei Jikake no Aquario (unreleased)
  • Wonder Boy (Sega)
  • Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair (Sega)
  • Wonder Boy in Monster Land (Sega)

Dreamcast[edit]

  • Akihabara Dennou-gumi Pata Pies! (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • DiGi Charat Fantasy (JP Publisher: Broccoli)
  • Fish Eyes Wild / Reel Fishing Wild (JP Publisher: Victor; US Publisher: Natsume)
3D Modeling: Tiny Art; Sound: T's Music
  • Shinseiki Evangelion: Ayanami Ikusei Kaikaku (JP Publisher: Broccoli)

Famicom/NES[edit]

  • Jaws (developed under subcontract with Atlus) (US Publisher: LJN)
  • Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru Gaiden (JP Publisher: Hudson)

Game Boy[edit]

  • Jikuu Senki Muu (sound) (JP Publisher: Hudson)

Game Gear[edit]

  • Monster World II: Dragon no Wana / Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap (JP/EU Publisher: Sega)

Mark III/Master System[edit]

  • Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap (US/CA/EU Publisher: Sega)

Mega CD/Sega CD[edit]

  • Dungeon Explorer (US Publisher: Sega; EU Publisher: Hudson)
  • The Space Adventure (some sound support) (US/EU Publisher: Hudson)
Programming?: Crosstalk; Sound: T's Music

Mega Drive/Genesis[edit]

  • Mega Bomberman (sound?) (US/EU/AS Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy; SK Publisher: Samsung)
  • Monster World IV (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Wonder Boy V: Monster World III / Wonder Boy in Monster World (JP/US/EU/AU Publisher: Sega; SK Publisher: Samsung)

Nintendo 64[edit]

  • Shadowgate 64: Trials of the Four Towers (some graphics?) (US Publisher: Kemco)

Other[edit]

  • Victory Shooter (prize machine)
  • What If? (Win/Win CE/Java)

PC Engine CD/TurboGrafx-CD[edit]

  • Blood Gear (JP Publisher: Hudson)
  • Star Parodier (some music composition, PSG) (JP Publisher: Hudson)
  • Super Raiden (sound) (JP Publisher: Hudson)

PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16[edit]

  • Aoi Blink (JP Publisher: Hudson)
  • Appare! Gateball (JP Publisher: Hudson)
  • Battle Lode Runner (sound) (JP Publisher: Hudson)
Programming, Some Map Design: Mutech
  • Power Eleven (programming, sound; under subcontract with Atlus) (JP Publisher: Hudson)

PC-FX[edit]

  • Tengai Makyou: Dennou Karakuri Kakutouden (PSG programming) (JP Publisher: Hudson)

Pico[edit]

  • Minna de Odorou: Oz no Mahou Tsukai (JP Publisher: Sega)

PlayStation[edit]

  • Favorite Dear: Junpaku no Yogensha (programming) (JP Publisher: NEC Interchannel)
Some Graphics: EXE-CREATE
  • Kekkon: Marriage (JP Publisher: Shogakukan Production)
  • Meltylancer Re-inforce (some battle graphics) (JP Publisher: Imadio)
  • Milano no Arbeit Collection (JP Publisher: Victor)
Some Sound: T's Music
  • Sotsugyou III: Wedding Bell (JP Publisher: Shogakukan Production)
  • Sotsugyou M: Male Graduation: Seitokai Naga no Kareinaru Inbou (JP Publisher: E3 Staff)
  • Soukou Kihei Votoms Gaiden: Ao no Kishi Berserga Monogatari (JP Publisher: Takara)
Some Sound: T's Music
  • Tensen Nyannyan: Gekijouban (sound) (JP Publisher: Time Point)
Developer: Studio Offside
  • Wolkenkratzer: Shinpan no Tou (JP Publisher: Asmik)

PlayStation 2[edit]

  • Princess Maker 4 (JP Publisher: CyberFront; KR Publisher: Gainax)
  • Relaxuma: Ojama Shitemasu 2 Shuukan (JP Publisher: Interchannel)
  • Secret of Evangelion (JP Publisher: Jinx)
  • Shinseiki Evangelion: Ayanami Ikusei Keikaku with Asuka Hokan Keikaku (JP Publisher: Broccoli)

Saturn[edit]

  • Kekkon: Marriage (JP Publisher: Shogakukan Production)
  • Sotsugyou III: Wedding Bell (JP Publisher: Shogakukan Production)
  • Sotsugyou: Album (JP Publisher: Shogakukan Production)
  • Wachenröder (some graphics) (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Willy Wombat (JP Publisher: Hudson)

Super Famicom/Super NES[edit]

  • Dark Half (JP Publisher: Enix)
  • Takahashi Meijin no Daibouken Jima / Super Adventure Island (story/supervision) (JP/US/EU Publisher: Hudson)

Toys[edit]

  • Bowlingual (Takara)
  • Dennou Meikyuu Labyrinth (Takara Tomy)
  • Himitsu Kichi o Tsukurou (Takara Tomy)
  • Meowlingual

Virtual Boy[edit]

  • Tobidase! Panibon / Panic Bomber (some music composition) (JP Publisher: Hudson; US Publisher: Nintendo)

Vodafone (mobile)[edit]

  • Bowlingual Connect

Windows[edit]

  • Chicchana Yuki Tsukai Sugar Desktop Accessories (JP Publisher: Broccoli)
  • Galaxy Angel Desktop Accessories (JP Publisher: Broccoli)
  • Pita-Ten Desktop Accessories (JP Publisher: Broccoli)
  • Renai Typing: Salad Days (JP Publisher: Shogakukan Production)
  • Tsuri Baka Nisshi: Baku Tsuri Typing (JP Publisher: Shogakukan Production)
  • Waku Waku Joyland (NTT)

WonderSwan[edit]

  • wuz↑b? Produce: Street Dancer (JP Publisher: Bandai)

Links[edit]