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Missing Westone games on the GDRI article

When viewing the company video game list from Westone's website from the link below, I see that there are many games from the Wonder Boy series that are not listed on the GDRI entry about the company.

Were the following games intentionally left out from the GDRI page because the Westone page was deemed to be unreliable?

Examples of games absent from the GDRI page:

  • Adventure Island on the NES
  • Wonder Boy on the Master System
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World on the Master System
  • Dragon's Curse/Adventure Island on the PC Engine/TurboGrafix
  • Bikkuriman World on the PC Engine
  • Wonder Boy on the Game Gear
  • Monster World II / Dragon's Trap on the Game Gear
  • Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair Monster Lair on the PC Engine CD
  • Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair on the Genesis

I realize that all the games omitted are ports, whereas the games listed on GDRI are all the original versions. Is Westone taking credits for games that they didn't have anything to do with the development other than licensing them? Or did GDRI simply forgot to add those? Thanks

These ports were handled outside of Westone, presumably by Hudson (NES), Sega (SMS/GG/GEN), or AlfaSystem (PCE). Notice that on the works list you linked, titles Westone developed themselves are listed with heavy quotes (『』) while those they only licensed use light quotes (「」). Crest of Wolf is another they only licensed, that one was developed by Agenda and also uses the light quotes. --Dimitri (talk) 16:59, 22 December 2016 (CET)