Saurus

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Saurus Co., Ltd. (株式会社ザウルス) was established on May 6, 1993. Nobuyuki Tanaka (田中信之) was the president. [1] [caution: broken link]

The company was started by former members of SNK's Tokyo development team. [2] After SNK shut down development in Tokyo, most of the team moved to SNK's headquarters in Osaka. [3] Most of them eventually came back to Tokyo and established Saurus. [4]

Saurus was an SNK subsidiary [5] and was later based in the 2nd Kioicho Building in Kioicho, Chiyoda, Tokyo [6], the same building where SNK's Tokyo branch was also located. [7] It was dissolved as part of SNK's restructuring in March 2000. [8]

Research Methods: Actual mentions, shared staff

Mega Drive/Genesis

  • Samurai Shodown / Samurai Spirits (US Publisher: Takara; JP/EU Publisher: Sega)
Developer: System Vision

Neo Geo

  • Futsal / Pleasure Goal
  • Prehistoric Isle 2: Genshitou / Prehistoric Isle 2 (co-developed with Yumekobo)
  • Mahou Juku: Magic Master (unreleased) [9]
Developer?: Takumi
  • Quiz King of Fighters
  • Shin-Ou-Ken / Ragnagard
Developer: System Vision
  • Shock Troopers
  • Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad
  • Stakes Winner
Programming: AM Factory
  • Stakes Winner 2 (JP Publisher: SNK)
Developer: System Vision
  • Ultra Denryuu IraIra Bou / The Irritating Maze

Neo Geo CD (exclusive titles)

  • Chotetsu Brikin'ger / Ironclad

Neo Geo Pocket

  • Bakumatsu Roman Tokubetsu Ben: Gekka no Kenshi: Tsuki ni Saku Hana, Chiri Yuku Hana / The Last Blade: Beyond the Destiny (JP/US/EU Publisher: SNK)
  • Baseball Stars (JP/EU Publisher: SNK)
  • Baseball Stars Color (JP/US/EU Publisher: SNK)
  • Big Tournament Golf / Neo Turf Masters (JP/US/EU Publisher: SNK)
  • Samurai Shodown! 2 / Samurai Spirits! 2 (US/JP/EU Publisher: SNK)
  • Samurai Spirits! / Samurai Shodown! (JP/EU Publisher: SNK)

PlayStation

  • Denryuu IraIra Bou Returns / Irritating Stick (JP Publisher: Saurus; US Publisher: Jaleco)
  • Stakes Winner: G1 Kanzen Seiha e no Michi (JP Publisher: Saurus)
  • Stakes Winner 2: Saikyou Uma Densetsu (JP Publisher: Saurus)
Developer: System Vision?

Saturn

  • Shin-Ou-Ken (JP Publisher: Saurus)
Developer: System Vision
  • Stakes Winner: G1 Kanzen Seiha e no Michi (JP Publisher: Saurus)
  • Stakes Winner 2: Saikyou Uma Densetsu (JP Publisher: Saurus)
Developer: System Vision?

Super Famicom/Super NES

  • Ryuuko no Ken 2 (JP Publisher: Saurus)
Developer: Monolith
  • World Heroes 2 (JP Publisher: Saurus; US Publisher: Takara)

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