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Use Co., Ltd. (株式会社ユース; also known in English as Use Corporation) was a publisher and developer best known for the Navy Blue series on the Famicom and Game Boy. In the late 1990s, the company moved into eroge with the Xuse brand (which still exists).

Akira Sakuma and Takashi Nishizawa, both former programmers with Data East and TAD, went to work for Use after TAD was dissolved in 1992. Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, another former Data East programmer, also worked there. [1]

Research Methods: Hidden data, interviews


  • Kuon no Kizuna: Sairinshou (JP Publisher: FOG)

Game Boy

  • Family Jockey 2: Meiba no Kettou (JP Publisher: Namco)
  • Navy Blue / Battleship (JP Publisher: Use; US/EU Publisher: Mindscape)
  • Navy Blue 90 (JP Publisher: Use)
  • Navy Blue 98 (JP Publisher: Shouei)
  • Tsume Shougi: Mondai Teikyou Shougi Sekai (JP Publisher: I'Max)


  • Hanafuda Graffiti: Koi Koi Monogatari (support?) (JP Publisher: I'Max) [2]
Developer: Nippon Ichi Software; Graphics: O-Two, Anime R; Sound: Parsley Promotion, SAME Creative
  • Kuon no Kizuna (support?) (JP Publisher: FOG)
  • Strider Hiryu 1 & 2 / Strider 2 (original Strider arcade game conversion) (JP/US Publisher: Capcom; EU Publisher: Virgin Interactive)
Later released separately in Japan as part of the Capcom Game Books series


  • Elf o Karu Mono-tachi: Hanafuda-hen (JP Publisher: Altron)
  • Ojou-sama wo Nerae!! (JP Publisher: Crystal Vision)
Graphics?: Sugeiya

Super Famicom/Super NES

  • Super Hanafuda (JP Publisher: I'Max)
  • Super Hanafuda 2 (JP Publisher: I'Max)
  • Super Yakyuu Dou (JP Publisher: Banpresto)