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Not to be confused with an earlier company with the same name that sold the "Donkey Kong" clone "Crazy Kong"

Falcon Co., Ltd. (ファルコン株式会社) is a development company established in December 1988 [1] by husband and wife Kazuhiko Ito (伊藤和彦) and Midori Ito (伊藤みどり). The two met while he was a programmer at Micro Cabin and she worked at Yamaha's MSX division. [2] [3] Midori is the company president. [4]

Falcon was once based in Nishikasugai District, Aichi Prefecture (now the city of Kitanagoya), near Nagoya, and had a development office in Osaka. [5] Falcon's last known head office was in Iwakura, Aichi Prefecture [6], but the building is now occupied by another business. The Falcon website no longer lists a physical address.

As of October 2010, Falcon has worked on the following platforms: MSX2 (7 titles), PC-8801 (1), PC-9801 (10), FM Towns (5), J-3100 (3), X68000 (6), Macintosh (2), Windows (38), X55 (2), PC Engine CD-ROM² (6), PC Engine HuCard (1), Game Boy (5), Game Boy Color (2), Famicom (2), Super Famicom (8), PlayStation (16), PlayStation 2 (18), PlayStation 3 (1), PlayStation Portable (1), Game Gear (2), Sega Saturn (9), Dreamcast (6), i-appli (1), 組み込み (9). [7]

Falcon co-owns the Thinking Rabbit properties, namely the puzzle game Sokoban and the adventure game series. [8]

Tierheit (ティールハイト) was a brand name Falcon once used. [9] [10]

Game list

Research Methods: Actual mentions, hidden data, online resources, shared staff

Android

  • TOSCA (development) (Pictria)
Music: Suda Music Factory

Dreamcast

  • Neppachi II @VPACHI: CR Harenchi Gakuen (JP Publisher: Daikoku)
  • Neppachi III @VPACHI: CR Do Konjou Gaeru 2 - CR Do Konjou Gaeru H (JP Publisher: Daikoku)
  • Neppachi IV @VPACHI: CR AA!! Hana no Ouendan 3 (JP Publisher: Daikoku)
  • Neppachi V @VPACHI: CR Monster House (JP Publisher: Daikoku)
  • Neppachi VI @VPACHI: CR O Takara Tankentai (JP Publisher: Daikoku)
  • Neppachi: 10ren Chan de Las Vegas Ryokou (JP Publisher: Daikoku)

Famicom/NES

  • Pescatore (unreleased) (Sunsoft) /Tierheit
  • Shanghai II (programming?) (JP Publisher: Sunsoft)

Game Boy

  • Shanghai Pocket (graphics?) (JP Publisher: Sunsoft)
Programming?: Sonic Powered

Game Boy Color

  • Shanghai Pocket (graphics?) (US/EU Publisher: Sunsoft)
Programming?: Sonic Powered

Game Gear

  • Fray: Shugyou-hen (JP Publisher: Micro Cabin) [11]
  • Shanghai II (JP Publisher: Sunsoft)

iOS

  • TOSCA (development) (Pictria)
Music: Suda Music Factory

MSX2

  • Pyramid Sorcerian (JP Publisher: Takeru [Brother]) /Tierheit
  • Sengoku Sorcerian (JP Publisher: Takeru [Brother]) /Tierheit
Music: RAY-NET
  • Sorcerian (JP Publisher: Takeru [Brother]) /Tierheit
Music: RAY-NET
  • Youma Kourin (JP Publisher: Dexter Soft)

PC-98

  • AiZA (JP Publisher: Takeru [Brother]) /Tierheit
Developer?: Lawins
  • Clipper: Takepon no Ochimono Puzzle (unreleased) (Takeru [Brother]) /Tierheit
  • The Legends of Lune: Jikuu no Kanata (JP Publisher: Takeru [Brother]) /Tierheit
Developer?: Lawins
  • Mahou Senichiya (unreleased) (Takeru [Brother]) [12] [13] /Tierheit
  • Sokoban Perfect (some programming) (JP Publisher: Thinking Rabbit)
Some Music: Micro Cabin

PlayStation

  • Arcana Senki Ludo (JP Publisher: Pai)
Sound: Soramimi Studio
  • Baroque: Hizunda Mousou (co-developed with Sting) (JP Publisher: Sting)
  • Game no Tatsujin: The Shanghai (JP Publisher: Sunsoft)
Programming: Micro Cabin?
  • Hebereke Station Popoitto / Hebereke's Popoitto (JP/EU Publisher: Sunsoft)
Programming: Micro Cabin?; Music: Opus (no sound credits in JP version)
  • Hissatsu Pachinko Station 5: Deramaitta & Irete Nanbo (some programming?) (JP Publisher: Sunsoft)
Some Graphics?: Sonic Powered; Some Graphics: Studio Saizensen
  • Hissatsu Pachinko Station: Monster House Special (JP Publisher: Sunsoft)
  • Minakata Hakudou Toujou (programming) (JP Publisher: Atlus)
Direction: Fame Imajination; Developer: Thinking Rabbit
  • Minton Keibu no Sousa File: Doukeshi Satsujin Jiken (programming) (JP Publisher: Riverhill Soft)
Developer: Thinking Rabbit; 3D Graphics: O-Two; Music: Time Base
  • Shanghai: Great Moments (JP Publisher: Sunsoft)
Programming: Micro Cabin?
  • Value 1500: The Shanghai (JP Publisher: Sunsoft)
Programming: Micro Cabin?
  • Value 1500: The Shikinjou (JP Publisher: Sunsoft)
Programming: Micro Cabin?

PlayStation 2

  • Neppachi Gold: CR Monster Mansion (JP Publisher: Daikoku) [14]

Saturn

  • Minton Keibu no Sousa File: Doukeshi Satsujin Jiken (programming) (JP Publisher: Riverhill Soft)
Developer: Thinking Rabbit; 3D Graphics: O-Two; Music: Time Base
  • Riven: The Sequel to Myst (some graphics?) (JP Publisher: Enix; EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Ryuuteki Gosennen: Dragons of China (programming) (JP Publisher: Imagineer)
  • Shanghai: Great Moments (JP Publisher: Sunsoft)
Programming: Micro Cabin?
  • Texthoth Ludo: Arcana Senki (JP Publisher: Pai)
Sound: Soramimi Studio
  • Waku Waku 7 (JP Publisher: Sunsoft)
"ADPCM DRIVER VER1.2 BY D.DART (C)FALCON"

Super Famicom/Super NES

  • Dual Orb II (some graphics?) (JP Publisher: I'Max)
Developer: Prism Kikaku; Some Graphics: Ocarina System
  • Game no Tetsujin: The Shanghai (JP Publisher: Sunsoft)
  • Hebereke no Oishii Puzzle wa Irimasen ka (programming, some graphics?) (JP Publisher: Sunsoft)
  • Hebereke no Popoon / Hebereke's Popoon (programming, graphics?) (JP/EU Publisher: Sunsoft)
  • Hissatsu Pachinko Collection 4 (programming, graphics) (JP Publisher: Sunsoft)
Some Programming: Dragnet?
  • Laplace no Ma (JP Publisher: Vic Tokai) [15]
  • Xak: The Art of Visual Stage (programming, [some?] graphics) (JP Publisher: Sunsoft)

Windows

  • Crystal Class (JP Publisher: TGL)
Some Graphics: Yoshidayama-Workshop; Sound: Bluemoon
  • Jissen! Pachinko Kenkyuushitsu: CR Monster House (JP Publisher: Daikoku) [16]
  • Lodoss-tou Senki II: Goshiki no Maryuu (programming?) (JP Publisher: Micro Cabin)
Original Work, etc.: Group SNE; Graphics: Kan's; Some Graphics?: O-Two

According to programmer Hiroshi Makabe, the Windows version of Lunar: Silver Star Story was originally being developed by "Tierheit," but the code was a "spaghetti-like" mess. Makabe was brought in to try to fix it. [17] [18] (Makabe and two others, and the company EJ, are credited in the final game.)

X68000

  • Chase H.Q. (JP Publisher: Takeru [Brother]) /Tierheit
Developer?: RAY-NET
One tweet alleges this was originally supposed to be released by Dexter as Chaser H.Q. [19]

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