Sanritsu

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Sanritsu Denki Co., Ltd. (サンリツ電気株式会社) was a Japanese electronics company established in December 1973. It manufactured communications equipment and vending machines before expanding into amusement machines in February 1977. [1] After having spent the better part of the 1980s making original arcade video games like Appoooh and Bank Panic, the company focused on publishing and developing home games, including many done under contract with Sega. This relationship culminated in the creation of SIMS, a new developer formed in 1991 with investment from both companies. [2]

Sanritsu was later involved in ship radio manufacturing, selling remote monitoring systems, and electrical safety management. [3] The company survived into the new millennium and for several years had a website.

Future SIMS president Mamoru Shigeta (重田守), formerly of Irem and Jaleco [4], was named president of Sanritsu in 1989. [5] Current SIMS president Noboru Machida (町田登) was once development director. [6]

A.I and S-Plan were started by former Sanritsu staff.

Research Methods: Actual mentions, code comparisons, hidden data, interviews, shared staff [7] [8]

Arcade[edit]

  • Appoooh (Sega)
  • Bank Panic (Sega)
  • Changeleon (Sanritsu)
  • Combat Hawk (Sega)
  • Dr. Micro (Sanritsu)
  • Dream Shopper (Sanritsu)
  • Ganbare Chinsan Ooshoubu (Sanritsu)
  • Jantotsu (Kiwako)
  • Kiki Ippatsu Mayumi-chan (Victory)
  • Mahjong Kyou Jidai (Sanritsu)
  • Mr. Jong / BlockBuster / Crazy Blocks (Kiwako/ECI)
  • Red Selector (unreleased?) (Sanritsu)
Early version of Dream Shopper
  • Robo Wres 2001 (Sega)
  • Ron II (Sanritsu)
  • Rougien (Sanritsu)
  • Space War (Sanritsu)
  • Van-Van Car (Sanritsu)
  • Yachtsman / Mermaid (Esco Trading/Rock-Ola)

Famicom/NES[edit]

  • Alien Syndrome (JP Publisher: Sunsoft; US Publisher: Tengen)

Game Gear[edit]

  • Fantasy Zone Gear: Opa Opa Jr. no Bouken / Fantasy Zone (JP Publisher: Sanritsu; US/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
Programming was probably outsourced
  • Psychic World (JP/US/CA/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)

Mark III/Master System[edit]

  • Aerial Assault (US/EU/AU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Alien Storm (EU Publisher: Sega; KR Publisher: Samsung)
  • Alien Syndrome (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Assault City (EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Bomber Raid (JP/EU Publisher: Sega; US Publisher: Activision)
  • Bonanza Bros. (EU Publisher: Sega; KR Publisher: Samsung; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Double Hawk (direction, planning) (EU Publisher: Sega)
Programming, Graphics, [Some?] Sound: Opera House
  • Dragon Crystal (EU/AU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Dynamite Duke (EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • E-SWAT (US/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Forgotten Worlds (EU Publisher: Sega; KR Publisher: Samsung; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • G-LOC: Air Battle (EU Publisher: Sega; KR Publisher: Samsung; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Gain Ground (EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Great Volleyball / Great Voley (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Golfamania (EU/CA Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing / Heavyweight Champ (US/EU/AU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Mahjong Sengoku Jidai / Mah-Jong (JP/HK Publisher: Sega)
  • Psychic World (EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Shadow Dancer (EU Publisher: Sega; KR Publisher: Samsung; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Slap Shot (US/CA/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Tennis Ace / Super Tennis (EU/CA Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Wanted (US/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)

Mega Drive/Genesis[edit]

  • Flash Point (unreleased) (Sega)
  • Gain Ground (JP Publisher: Sega; US Publisher: Renovation Products)
  • Tetris (unreleased) (Sega)

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