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===Famicom/NES===
 
===Famicom/NES===
 
*''Armadillo'' (sound driver) (JP Publisher: IGS)
 
*''Armadillo'' (sound driver) (JP Publisher: IGS)
*''Chiyonofuji no Ooichou'' (co-developed with [[Sankindo]]?) (JP Publisher: Face)
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*''Chiyonofuji no Ooichou'' (JP Publisher: Face)
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:<small>Some Programming, Some Graphics: [[Sankindo]]?</small>
 
*<div style="color:red">''Dokuganryu Masamune'' (JP Publisher: Namco)</div>
 
*<div style="color:red">''Dokuganryu Masamune'' (JP Publisher: Namco)</div>
 
*''Final Lap'' (programming, sound?) (JP Publisher: Namco)
 
*''Final Lap'' (programming, sound?) (JP Publisher: Namco)
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*''Great Battle Cyber'' (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
 
*''Great Battle Cyber'' (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
 
*''Hissatsu Shigoto Nin'' (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
 
*''Hissatsu Shigoto Nin'' (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
*''Ide Yousuke Meijin no Jissen Mahjong II'' (JP Publisher: Capcom)
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*''Ide Yousuke Meijin no Jissen Mahjong II'' (programming?) (JP Publisher: Capcom)
 
*''Kyouryuu Sentai Zyuranger'' (JP Publisher: Angel)
 
*''Kyouryuu Sentai Zyuranger'' (JP Publisher: Angel)
 
*<div style="color:red">''Mappy Kids'' (JP Publisher: Namco)</div>
 
*<div style="color:red">''Mappy Kids'' (JP Publisher: Namco)</div>
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:<small>Planning? Graphics?: Nova</small>
 
:<small>Planning? Graphics?: Nova</small>
 
*''SD Sengoku Bushou Retsuden: Rekka no Gotoku Tenka o Tore!'' (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
 
*''SD Sengoku Bushou Retsuden: Rekka no Gotoku Tenka o Tore!'' (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
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*''Shufflepuck Cafe'' (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon)
  
 
===Game Boy===
 
===Game Boy===
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:<small>Sound: USP</small>
 
:<small>Sound: USP</small>
 
*''Kuni-chan no Game Tengoku'' (programming?) (JP Publisher: Sega) [http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm30903817]
 
*''Kuni-chan no Game Tengoku'' (programming?) (JP Publisher: Sega) [http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm30903817]
 +
*''Pengo'' (JP/EU Publisher: Sega; KR Publisher: Samsung)
 
*''Sega Game Pack 4 in 1'' (programming?) (EU Publisher: Sega)
 
*''Sega Game Pack 4 in 1'' (programming?) (EU Publisher: Sega)
 
*<div style="color:red">''Sonic Drift 2'' (programming?) (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega)</div>
 
*<div style="color:red">''Sonic Drift 2'' (programming?) (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega)</div>
 +
*<div style="color:red">''Sonic the Hedgehog'' (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)</div>
 +
:<small>Conversion from the Master System version? But Yuzo Koshiro has said the Game Gear version was done before the Master System version, even though the Game Gear version came out later.</small>
 +
*''Super Monaco GP'' (programming?) (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy; KR Publisher: Samsung)
 
*''Taisen Mahjong Hao Pai'' (JP Publisher: Sega)
 
*''Taisen Mahjong Hao Pai'' (JP Publisher: Sega)
 
*''Taisen Mahjong Hao Pai 2'' (JP Publisher: Sega)
 
*''Taisen Mahjong Hao Pai 2'' (JP Publisher: Sega)
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===Mark III/Master System===
 
===Mark III/Master System===
 
*''Ayrton Senna's Super Monaco GP II'' (programming) (EU/AU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy; KR Publisher: Samsung)
 
*''Ayrton Senna's Super Monaco GP II'' (programming) (EU/AU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy; KR Publisher: Samsung)
*<div style="color:red">''Battle Out Run'' (programming?) (EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)</div>
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*''Battle Out Run'' (programming) (EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
 
*''Double Dragon'' (programming?) (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
 
*''Double Dragon'' (programming?) (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
 +
*''Ghouls 'n Ghosts'' (programming?) (US/EU/AU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy; KR Publisher: ?)
 
*''Michael Jackson's Moonwalker / Moonwalker'' (programming) (US/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy; SK Publisher: Samsung)
 
*''Michael Jackson's Moonwalker / Moonwalker'' (programming) (US/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy; SK Publisher: Samsung)
 +
:<small>The AC and MD versions are listed in ''Arc System Works 25th Anniversary Official Character Collection'', but not the SMS version. However, there are no credits in the AC version, and there doesn't appear to be anybody from Arc in the MD credits.</small>
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*''Super Monaco GP'' (programming?) (US/EU/AU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  
 
===Mega CD/Sega CD===
 
===Mega CD/Sega CD===
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:<small>Developer: Nova</small>
 
:<small>Developer: Nova</small>
 
*''Fushigi no Yumi no Alice'' (programming assistance, music composition) (JP Publisher: Face)
 
*''Fushigi no Yumi no Alice'' (programming assistance, music composition) (JP Publisher: Face)
*''Hany in the Sky'' (some programming? sound?) (JP Publisher: Face)
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*''Hany in the Sky'' (sound) (JP Publisher: Face)
 
*''Hany on the Road'' (JP Publisher: Face)
 
*''Hany on the Road'' (JP Publisher: Face)
 
*''Mahjong Gakuen: Touma Soushirou Toujou'' / ''Mahjong Gakuen: Touma Soushirou Toujou Mild'' (some programming, sound) (JP Publisher: Face)
 
*''Mahjong Gakuen: Touma Soushirou Toujou'' / ''Mahjong Gakuen: Touma Soushirou Toujou Mild'' (some programming, sound) (JP Publisher: Face)
*''Obocchama-kun'' (under subcontract with Pack-In-Video) (JP Publisher: Namco)
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*''Obocchama-kun'' (JP Publisher: Namco)
 
:<small>Some Graphics: Graffiti Lab</small>
 
:<small>Some Graphics: Graffiti Lab</small>
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*''Operation Wolf'' (JP Publisher: NEC Avenue)
 
*''Zipang'' (JP Publisher: Pack-In-Video)
 
*''Zipang'' (JP Publisher: Pack-In-Video)
  
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===PlayStation===
 
===PlayStation===
*<div style="color:red">''Hyper Final Match Tennis'' (JP Publisher: [[Human]]; EU Publisher: JVC)</div>
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*''Hyper Final Match Tennis'' (JP Publisher: [[Human]]; EU Publisher: JVC)
 
*<div style="color:red">''Queens Road'' (some graphics?) (JP Publisher: Angel)</div>
 
*<div style="color:red">''Queens Road'' (some graphics?) (JP Publisher: Angel)</div>
 
:<small>Developer: TNS; Sound: Inner Brain</small>
 
:<small>Developer: TNS; Sound: Inner Brain</small>
*<div style="color:red">''Zork I: The Great Underground Empire'' (JP Publisher: Shoeisha)</div>
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*''Zork I: The Great Underground Empire'' (JP Publisher: Shoeisha)
  
 
===Saturn===
 
===Saturn===
 
*''Virtual Open Tennis'' (JP Publisher: Imagineer; EU/US Publisher: Acclaim)
 
*''Virtual Open Tennis'' (JP Publisher: Imagineer; EU/US Publisher: Acclaim)
*<div style="color:red">''Zork I: The Great Underground Empire'' (JP Publisher: Shoeisha)</div>
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*''Zork I: The Great Underground Empire'' (JP Publisher: Shoeisha)
  
 
===Super Famicom/Super NES===
 
===Super Famicom/Super NES===

Revision as of 05:18, 5 February 2018

Arc System Works logo

Arc System Works Co., Ltd. (アークシステムワークス株式会社) is a publisher and developer based in Yokohama, Japan, with a European office in Bristol, UK. [1] Minoru Kidooka (木戸岡稔) is president. [2] The company was established in May 1988 as Arc Co., Ltd. (株式会社アーク) In 1991, it was renamed and moved from the Nishi ward to the Kohoku ward. [3]

Originally only a contract developer, Arc System Works started publishing its own games in 1995 with the release of Exector for the PlayStation. Today, Arc is best known for the Guilty Gear and BlazBlue series. [4]

Some early Arc staff left to start Minato Giken. Other staff left to start StarLight Marry in 1996.

Research Methods: Actual mentions, interviews, online resources (see Links), shared staff

Arcade

  • Quiz Gakuen Paradise (sound) (Face)
  • Scramble Spirits (Sega) [5]
  • Tokoro-san no Mah-Mahjong (Sega)
  • Vigilante (Irem)

Famicom/NES

  • Armadillo (sound driver) (JP Publisher: IGS)
  • Chiyonofuji no Ooichou (JP Publisher: Face)
Some Programming, Some Graphics: Sankindo?
  • Dokuganryu Masamune (JP Publisher: Namco)
  • Final Lap (programming, sound?) (JP Publisher: Namco)
Planning? Graphics?: Nova
  • Great Battle Cyber (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Hissatsu Shigoto Nin (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Ide Yousuke Meijin no Jissen Mahjong II (programming?) (JP Publisher: Capcom)
  • Kyouryuu Sentai Zyuranger (JP Publisher: Angel)
  • Mappy Kids (JP Publisher: Namco)
  • Ningen Heiki: Dead Fox / Code Name: Viper (programming?) (JP/US Publisher: Capcom)
  • Pizza Pop! (JP Publisher: Jaleco)
  • Rolling Thunder (programming, sound?) (JP Publisher: Namco; US Publisher: Tengen)
Planning? Graphics?: Nova
  • SD Sengoku Bushou Retsuden: Rekka no Gotoku Tenka o Tore! (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Shufflepuck Cafe (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon)

Game Boy

  • Minesweeper (JP Publisher: Pack-In-Video)
  • Ranma 1/2: Netsuretsu Kakutou-hen (sound) (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Sailor Moon (which game?) (JP Publisher: Angel)

Game Boy Color

  • Muteki-ou Tri-Zenon (JP Publisher: Marvelous Entertainment)
Some Programming: TNS?; Music: Studio PJ

Game Gear

  • Ayrton Senna's Super Monaco GP II (programming) (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Gamble Panic (programming) (JP Publisher: Sega)
Sound: USP
  • Kuni-chan no Game Tengoku (programming?) (JP Publisher: Sega) [6]
  • Pengo (JP/EU Publisher: Sega; KR Publisher: Samsung)
  • Sega Game Pack 4 in 1 (programming?) (EU Publisher: Sega)
  • Sonic Drift 2 (programming?) (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
Conversion from the Master System version? But Yuzo Koshiro has said the Game Gear version was done before the Master System version, even though the Game Gear version came out later.
  • Super Monaco GP (programming?) (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy; KR Publisher: Samsung)
  • Taisen Mahjong Hao Pai (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Taisen Mahjong Hao Pai 2 (JP Publisher: Sega)

Mark III/Master System

  • Ayrton Senna's Super Monaco GP II (programming) (EU/AU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy; KR Publisher: Samsung)
  • Battle Out Run (programming) (EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Double Dragon (programming?) (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Ghouls 'n Ghosts (programming?) (US/EU/AU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy; KR Publisher: ?)
  • Michael Jackson's Moonwalker / Moonwalker (programming) (US/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy; SK Publisher: Samsung)
The AC and MD versions are listed in Arc System Works 25th Anniversary Official Character Collection, but not the SMS version. However, there are no credits in the AC version, and there doesn't appear to be anybody from Arc in the MD credits.
  • Super Monaco GP (programming?) (US/EU/AU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)

Mega CD/Sega CD

  • 3x3 Eyes Seima Densetsu (some game and animation programming) (JP Publisher: Sega)

Mega Drive/Genesis

  • Battletoads (US Publisher: Tradewest; EU/JP/AS Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (co-developed with TNS) (JP Publisher: Ma-Ba)

PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16

  • Cross Wiber: Cyber Combat Police (music programming) (JP Publisher: Face)
  • Final Lap Twin (programming?) (JP Publisher: Namco; US Publisher: NEC)
Developer: Nova
  • Fushigi no Yumi no Alice (programming assistance, music composition) (JP Publisher: Face)
  • Hany in the Sky (sound) (JP Publisher: Face)
  • Hany on the Road (JP Publisher: Face)
  • Mahjong Gakuen: Touma Soushirou Toujou / Mahjong Gakuen: Touma Soushirou Toujou Mild (some programming, sound) (JP Publisher: Face)
  • Obocchama-kun (JP Publisher: Namco)
Some Graphics: Graffiti Lab
  • Operation Wolf (JP Publisher: NEC Avenue)
  • Zipang (JP Publisher: Pack-In-Video)

PC Engine CD/TurboGrafx-CD

  • Hihou Densetsu: Chris no Bouken (JP Publisher: Pack-In-Video)
  • Minesweeper (JP Publisher: Pack-In-Video)
  • Road Spirits (JP Publisher: Pack-In-Video)
  • Yuu Yuu Hakusho: Yami Shoubu!! Ankoku Bujutsukai (co-developed with TNS) (JP Publisher: Banpresto)

PlayStation

  • Hyper Final Match Tennis (JP Publisher: Human; EU Publisher: JVC)
  • Queens Road (some graphics?) (JP Publisher: Angel)
Developer: TNS; Sound: Inner Brain
  • Zork I: The Great Underground Empire (JP Publisher: Shoeisha)

Saturn

  • Virtual Open Tennis (JP Publisher: Imagineer; EU/US Publisher: Acclaim)
  • Zork I: The Great Underground Empire (JP Publisher: Shoeisha)

Super Famicom/Super NES

  • Battle Commander: Hachi Bushuu Shura no Hyouhou (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Another Story (JP Publisher: Angel)
Developer: TNS
  • Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Jougai Rantou!? Shuyaku Soudatsusen (co-developed with TNS) (JP Publisher: Angel)
  • Future GPX Cyber Formula / Cyber Spin (JP/US Publisher: Takara)
  • Gaia Savior: Hero Saidai no Sakusen (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Honoo no Doukyuuji: Dodge Danpei (JP Publisher: Sunsoft)
?: TNS
  • Ongaku Tsukuuru: Kanadeeru (programming?) (JP Publisher: ASCII)
  • Shougi Club (JP Publisher: Hect)
  • Suzuka 8 Hours (JP/US Publisher: Namco)

Links

Blog entries by Shiozumi about games he worked on at Arc (Japanese)