Pacific Manufacturing

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Pacific Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (パシフィック工業株式会社) was a subsidiary of Taito established in 1963 to plan, produce, and develop products for the parent company. It was merged with another subsidiary, Japan Vending Machine, in 1986. [1]

Engineer Tomohiro Nishikado was probably the most notable employee. He joined in 1969 and proceeded to work on a number of Taito's earlier arcade games including Space Invaders. [2]

Research Methods: Online resources


  • Balloon Bomber (Taito)
  • Davis Cup (Taito)
  • Fisco 400 (Taito)
  • Interceptor (Taito)
  • Lunar Rescue (Taito)
  • Sky Fighter [electromechanical] (Taito)
  • Sky Fighter-II [electromechanical] (Taito)
  • Soccer (Taito)
  • Speed Race (Taito)
  • Space Invaders (Taito)
  • Space Invaders Part II (Taito)
  • Western Gun (Taito)

The US copyright registrations for the games below have "Pacific Manufacturing Company, Ltd." listed as the author. We do not feel that necessarily means these were developed there.


  • Alpine Ski (Taito)
  • Big Event Golf (Taito)
  • Elevator Action (Taito)
  • Halley's Comet (Taito)
  • Kage no Densetsu / The Legend of Kage (Taito)
  • N.Y. Captor (Taito)
  • Onna Sanshirou / Typhoon Gal (Taito)
  • Riku Kai Kuu Saizensen / Land Sea Air Squad / Storming Party (Taito)
  • Scramble Formation / Tokio (Taito)