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Use Co., Ltd. (株式会社ユース; previously known in English as Use Corporation) was a publisher and developer best known for the Navy Blue series on the Game Boy and Famicom. It was established in December 1983. Naohiko Yoshida (吉田尚彦) was the president. [1]

In November 1998, a new company called Xuse was established, which primarily made adult PC games. Xuse and its two affiliate companies, Use and T.N.G, went bankrupt on May 26, 2021. [2]

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. [3]

Research Methods: Hidden data, interviews


  • Kuon no Kizuna: Sairinshou (cooperation) (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 (cooperation) (JP Publisher: I'Max)
Developer: Nippon Ichi Software; Graphics: O-Two, Anime R; Sound: Parsley Promotion, SAME Creative
  • Kuon no Kizuna (cooperation) (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)
  • Ojousama o 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)