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because why not

Esco Boueki

Acquired in the mid-70s for suspicious business practices reasons (according to Scarred Sun). Developed hardware such as the Pasocom Gakushuudzukue; seems to have switched to game design for the remainder of its existence. Suspected staffers: Yasuhiro Kawakami


  • Wrestle War (Sega)
The string "ESCO 1989" is present in the ROM
  • the following games appear to share a programmer with Wrestle War:
    • Body Slam / Dump Matsumoto (Sega)
    • Flash Point (Sega)
    • Tetris (Sega)

Unknown CS Team 1

Brought on to develop Pyramid Magic. Known staffers: Osamu Hori. Suspected staffers: Tetsuo Shinyu, Toyonaka Ozaki

methods: code comparison, shared staff

Mega Drive/Genesis

  • Honoo no Toukyuuji Dodge Danpei (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • The Hybrid Front (some programming; anything else?) (JP Publisher: Sega)
???: Orino; ???: Studio WOW!; ???: MDP; Other programming: H.I.C.
  • Ristar the Shooting Star / Ristar (programming?; anything else?) (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega)
appears to have used the other two games as a base for the programming
in fact I'm not entirely sure how much involvement Sonic Team even has with the final product

(TODO check Pyramid Magic, maybe also Flicky)