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No idea what Bell Corporation is, but it says in the credits of ''F-1 Live Information'' for the Sega Saturn, "Developed by Bell Corporation."
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'''Bell Corporation''' (株式会社ベル) was apparently connected to Shiroshita Engineering (now [http://segglobal.com/ SEG]). [http://www.midiclub.jp/outline/profile.html] The company included some former T&E Soft staff. Some Bell staff later established Imagineer Interactive [https://twitter.com/5mingame2/status/15018386316591104], a development subsidiary of publisher Imagineer. [http://web.archive.org/web/20141129234858/http://www.uforeader.com/v1/se/E04959_0050B0I2_5_2.html]
  
===Sega Saturn===
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May have become [[Newcom]].
  
*''F-1 Live Information / F1 Challenge'' (JP Publisher: Sega, US/EU/AU Publisher: Virgin)
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'''[[About:Research Methods|Research Methods]]:''' [[Bell (credits)|Actual mentions]], interviews, online resources, print (see [[#Further reading|Further reading]]), [[Bell (credits)|shared staff]]
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===DOS/V===
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*''Musashi'' (JP Publisher: Universal Designing Center?) [http://www.tok2.com/home/avionics/musashi/]<sup>[[#foot1|[1]]]</sup>
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:<small>Former Bell programmer Nobuyuki Nishiyama lists a game called ''Formation Attack'' on [https://ja-jp.facebook.com/5mingame2 his Facebook profile]. [https://archive.org/details/Computer_Gaming_World_Issue_121/page/n121/mode/2up An ad in ''Computer Gaming World'' Issue 121] suggests this was the US version of ''Musashi''. It is unknown if it was ever actually released.</small>
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:<small>Sound engineer Kengo Sakurai's website mentions a ''Musashi 2'', but there is no other information available. [http://www.midiclub.jp/outline/results.html]</small>
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===Nintendo 64===
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*<div style="color:red">''Derby Stallion 64'' (JP Publisher: Media Factory)</div>
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*<div style="color:red">''Dr. Mario 64'' (US Publisher: Nintendo)</div>
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*<div style="color:red">''J.League Tactics Soccer'' (JP Publisher: ASCII)</div>
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===PlayStation===
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*<div style="color:red">''Midori no Makibao: Kuroi Inazuma Shiroi Kiseki'' (JP Publisher: Axela)</div>
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===Saturn===
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*''F-1 Live Information'' / ''F1 Challenge'' (JP Publisher: Sega, US/EU/AU Publisher: Virgin)
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:<small>Some Graphics: Jitensha, [[Sign Projects]]; JP Music: T's Music</small>
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:<small>Originally began life as a PC game<sup>[[#foot1|[1]]]</sup></small>
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*''Pinball Graffiti'' (JP Publisher: Pack-In-Video; EU Publisher: JVC) [https://twitter.com/gdri/status/736940763033042944]
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:<small>Sound: T's Music</small>
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:<small>Game includes music from ''Burning Soldier'', which was not by T's Music, and the Killer Tracks library [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osns1D4SbZY]</small>
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*"Untitled 3D action game"
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:<small>Appears on early Saturn release lists along with ''Musashi'' (''Wing Arms''), "untitled 3D racing game," and "untitled pinball game" [https://twitter.com/gdri/status/1158771771631374339]</small>
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*''Wing Arms: Kareinaru Gekitsui Ou'' / ''Wing Arms'' (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega)
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:<small>Some Graphics: Jitensha; Some Sound & Music: T's Music</small>
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:<small>A remake of ''Musashi''<sup>[[#foot1|[1]]]</sup></small>
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==Further reading==
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<span id="foot1">1. Szczepaniak, John. <i>The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers: Volume 2: Monochrome</i>. United States: SMG Szczepaniak, 2015. Print.</span>
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==Links==
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*[https://jp.linkedin.com/in/kazushi-maeta-0a660211a Kazushi Maeta on LinkedIn]
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*[https://www.courts.go.jp/app/files/hanrei_jp/319/003319_hanrei.pdf Court case involving Imagineer Interactive (excerpt that mentions Bell)] (Japanese) (PDF)
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[[Category:Companies]]

Latest revision as of 02:51, 19 April 2020

Bell Corporation (株式会社ベル) was apparently connected to Shiroshita Engineering (now SEG). [1] The company included some former T&E Soft staff. Some Bell staff later established Imagineer Interactive [2], a development subsidiary of publisher Imagineer. [3]

May have become Newcom.

Research Methods: Actual mentions, interviews, online resources, print (see Further reading), shared staff

DOS/V

  • Musashi (JP Publisher: Universal Designing Center?) [4][1]
Former Bell programmer Nobuyuki Nishiyama lists a game called Formation Attack on his Facebook profile. An ad in Computer Gaming World Issue 121 suggests this was the US version of Musashi. It is unknown if it was ever actually released.
Sound engineer Kengo Sakurai's website mentions a Musashi 2, but there is no other information available. [5]

Nintendo 64

  • Derby Stallion 64 (JP Publisher: Media Factory)
  • Dr. Mario 64 (US Publisher: Nintendo)
  • J.League Tactics Soccer (JP Publisher: ASCII)

PlayStation

  • Midori no Makibao: Kuroi Inazuma Shiroi Kiseki (JP Publisher: Axela)

Saturn

  • F-1 Live Information / F1 Challenge (JP Publisher: Sega, US/EU/AU Publisher: Virgin)
Some Graphics: Jitensha, Sign Projects; JP Music: T's Music
Originally began life as a PC game[1]
  • Pinball Graffiti (JP Publisher: Pack-In-Video; EU Publisher: JVC) [6]
Sound: T's Music
Game includes music from Burning Soldier, which was not by T's Music, and the Killer Tracks library [7]
  • "Untitled 3D action game"
Appears on early Saturn release lists along with Musashi (Wing Arms), "untitled 3D racing game," and "untitled pinball game" [8]
  • Wing Arms: Kareinaru Gekitsui Ou / Wing Arms (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega)
Some Graphics: Jitensha; Some Sound & Music: T's Music
A remake of Musashi[1]

Further reading

1. Szczepaniak, John. The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers: Volume 2: Monochrome. United States: SMG Szczepaniak, 2015. Print.

Links