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Not to be confused with the defunct THQ subsidiary Locomotive Games

Locomotive Corporation, Ltd. (株式会社ロコモティブ) was a Kyoto-based development house started in May 1987 and headed by Hiroshi Okamoto (岡本博視). [1] The company opened offices in Vietnam (involved in business software) and Cambodia (now Locomo) in 1995 and 1996 respectively.

In 2004, Okamoto co-founded Apria, a company that sells organic cosmetics. [2] It is alleged he programmed the infamous Transformers game Convoy no Nazo for the Famicom. [3]

Research Methods: Actual mentions, hidden data, shared staff


  • StarTropics (some programming, sound) (US/CA/DE/SC Publisher: Nintendo)
  • Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II (some programming, sound) (US/CA Publisher: Nintendo)

Nintendo 64

  • AeroGauge (JP/EU/US Publisher: ASCII)
  • Beast Wars Metals 64 / Transformers: Beast Wars Transmetals (JP Publisher: Takara; US Publisher: BAM! Entertainment)
Graphics: SunArt
  • Choro Q 64 / Penny Racers (JP Publisher: Takara; US Publisher: THQ)
  • Choro Q 64 2: Hachamecha Grand Prix Race (JP Publisher: Takara)
  • Doraemon: Nobita to 3-tsu no Seireiseki (JP Publisher: Epoch) [4]

Super Famicom/Super NES

  • Super Punch-Out (co-developer) (US/UK/FR/DE/SC/AU/JP Publisher: Nintendo)

Virtual Boy

  • Galaxian³ (unreleased) (Namco?) [5]
  • Niko-chan Battle / Faceball (unreleased) (BPS)
  • SD Gundam Dimension War (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • V-Tetris (JP Publisher: BPS)
  • Virtual Fishing (JP Publisher: Pack-In-Video)
  • Virtual Gunman (unreleased) (Victor)