Mindware

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Mindware (有限会社マインドウェア) was originally established in 1987 as M.N.M Software (有限会社M.N.Mソフトウェア). When founder/president Mikito Ichikawa (市川幹人; aka Micky G. Albert) became ill in 1993, the company was temporarily shut down. It reopened with its current name in 1995. In addition to developing video games, Mindware also leases and develops pinball machines.

Research Methods: Actual mentions, hidden data, interviews (see below), online resources, shared staff

Related Interviews: Mikito Ichikawa

As M.N.M Software[edit]

Game Gear[edit]

  • Bare Knuckle: Ikari no Tekken / Streets of Rage (sound driver) (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Bare Knuckle II: Shitou e no Chingonka / Streets of Rage 2 / Streets of Rage II (sound driver) (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Batman Returns (sound driver) (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • The GG Shinobi / Shinobi (sound driver) (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • The GG Shinobi II / Shinobi II: The Silent Fury (sound driver) (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)

Mark III/Master System[edit]

  • Batman Returns (sound driver) (EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
Programming: Aspect
  • Streets of Rage (sound driver) (EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Streets of Rage II (sound driver) (EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy; SK Publisher: Samsung)

Mega Drive/Genesis[edit]

  • A Ressha de Ikou MD (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Slap Fight MD / Slap Fight (JP Publisher: Tengen; KR Publisher: Samsung)
  • Streets of Rage 2 / Streets of Rage II / Bare Knuckle II: Streets of Rage II / Bare Knuckle II: Shitou e no Chingonka (some planning, sound driver) (US/EU/AS/JP Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)

MSX2[edit]

  • The Return of Ishtar (sound driver) (JP Publisher: Namco)

PC-98[edit]

  • Gage (JP Publisher: M.N.M Software)
  • Gage ++ (unreleased)
  • Gage Press Kit (JP Publisher: Takeru [Brother])
  • Puzznic (JP Publisher: Brøderbund)
  • Seraph: Sefil Afrei no Kioku (unreleased) (Takeru [Brother])

PC Engine CD/TurboGrafx-CD[edit]

  • Star Mobile (JP Publisher: Naxat Soft)

X1[edit]

  • Algarna (JP Publisher: M.N.M Software)
  • Bomb Bee/Cutie Q (unreleased, planning stage)
  • The Curse of Mars (JP Publisher: Dempa)
  • Darkstorm (sound driver) (JP Publisher: Dempa)
  • Issural (JP Publisher: Dempa)
  • Slimyer (JP Publisher: Hot-B)

X68000[edit]

  • Algarna (JP Publisher: Takeru [Brother])
  • FSS: Tigunasu no Bouken (JP Publisher: Takeru [Brother])
  • Lifraim (JP Publisher: Takeru [Brother])
  • Magical Shot (JP Publisher: M.N.M Software)
  • Noah (JP Publisher: M.N.M Software)
  • Pipyan (JP Publisher: Takeru [Brother])
  • Pixel-kun (JP Publisher: M.N.M Software)
Character editor program originally developed for in-house use. Sold well (at ¥2000) to home coders and professional developers, prompting the release of...
  • Pixel-kun Ver. 2.0 (JP Publisher: M.N.M Software)
  • Puzznic (JP Publisher: Brøderbund)
  • Shufflepuck Cafe (JP Publisher: Brøderbund)
  • Slimyer (JP Publisher: Hot-B)
  • Star Mobile (JP Publisher: M.N.M Software)
  • Star Trader (JP Publisher: Takeru [Brother])
  • Star Wars: Attack on the Death Star (JP Publisher: M.N.M Software)
  • Thrice (JP Publisher: M.N.M Software)
  • Vessel (JP Publisher: Takeru [Brother])

As Mindware[edit]

DS[edit]

  • Moyasu Puzzle: Flametail / Flametail / Trailblaze: Puzzle Incinerator [DSiWare] (JP/US/EU Publisher: Nintendo)

PC-98[edit]

  • Bomb Bee/Cutie Q (unreleased)
  • Video Game Classics #1: Jump Bug (JP Publisher: Mindware)
  • Video Game Classics #2: Mr. Do! (JP Publisher: Mindware)

Wii[edit]

  • MaBoShi: The Three Shape Arcade / Katachi no Game: Marubou Shikaku / Maboshi's Arcade [WiiWare] (EU/JP/US Publisher: Nintendo)

Windows[edit]

  • Magical Shot (JP Publisher: Victor)
  • Super Chain Crusher Horizon (JP Publisher: Mindware)
  • Video Game Classics #3: Bomb Jack (JP Publisher: Mindware)

Xbox 360[edit]

  • Chain Crusher [XBLIG]

Links[edit]