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'''Iwasaki Giken Kougyou''' (岩崎技研工業株式会社; aka Iwasaki Electronics, Iwasaki Engineering) was a Kyoto-based company with an office in Tokyo. Hiroji Iwasaki was the president. [http://books.google.com/books?id=5JqZAAAAIAAJ&q=%22hiroji+iwasaki%22&dq=%22hiroji+iwasaki%22&hl=en&ei=SJbCTdyhKIfZgAee26yAAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAQ]
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'''Iwasaki Electronics Co., Ltd.''' (岩崎技研工業株式会社; Iwasaki Giken Kogyo Co., Ltd.; formerly Iwasaki Engineering Co., Ltd. in English) was a Kyoto-based company with an office in Tokyo. It was primarily known for making software development tools such as in-circuit emulators. Hiroji Iwasaki was the president. [https://books.google.com/books?ei=SJbCTdyhKIfZgAee26yAAg&ct=result&id=5JqZAAAAIAAJ&dq=%22hiroji+iwasaki%22&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22iwasaki+electronics%22] [http://books.google.com/books?id=5JqZAAAAIAAJ&q=%22hiroji+iwasaki%22&dq=%22hiroji+iwasaki%22&hl=en&ei=SJbCTdyhKIfZgAee26yAAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAQ] It may have shut down around 2000. [http://www.kyonetsu.jp/company.html]
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Iwasaki was first contracted by Nintendo to reverse engineer ''Donkey Kong'' so the latter could produce the sequel ''Donkey Kong Junior''. [https://www.mc-law.jp/kigyohomu/24294/] Nintendo did not have the source code as that was written by another company ([[Ikegami Tsushinki]]). Iwasaki would go on to program several of Nintendo's early Famicom/NES games. Members of Iwasaki then started a new company in 1986 called Intelligent Systems, which continues to develop games and tools and has maintained a close relationship with Nintendo for its entire existence.
  
 
'''[[About:Research Methods|Research Methods]]:''' Hidden data, online resources
 
'''[[About:Research Methods|Research Methods]]:''' Hidden data, online resources
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===Arcade===
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*<div style="color:red">''Space Stranger'' (Yachiyo) </div>
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:<small>Iwasaki ("岩崎技研工業株式会社") is written on the schematics. [http://gdri.smspower.org/wiki/index.php/File:Space_Stranger.jpg] [https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNia5DRC1RqSuvyEK618lmqe2wvJhsuLHiOIgysy6IAiUmB0LyGzKx8mymPoAwFZg?key=a3NqVDltd3hQbkowQ0V2OGo5MzU1QUZXbnhnTGFB]</small>
  
 
===Famicom/NES===
 
===Famicom/NES===
*''Devil World'' (programming?)
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*''Devil World'' (programming)
*''Soccer''
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*''Donkey Kong 3'' (programming?)
 
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*''Duck Hunt'' (programming?)
 
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*''Hogan's Alley'' (programming?)
The Intelligent Systems website lists the following games. [http://www.intsys.co.jp/company/gamesoft/index.html] According to a chart in ''Nintendo Online Magazine'', "The development in the organization which still became the forerunner of the is these days." [http://www.nintendo.co.jp/nom/0703/12/index.html] Is Iwasaki "the forerunner?"
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*''Mario Bros.'' (programming?)
 
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*''Metroid'' [disk] (programming)
*<div style="color:red">''Donkey Kong'' (programming?)</div>
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*''Robot Block'' / ''Stack-Up'' (programming?)
*<div style="color:red">''Duck Hunt'' (programming?)</div>
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*''Robot Gyro'' / ''Gyromite'' (programming?)
*<div style="color:red">''Hogan's Alley'' (programming?)</div>
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*''Soccer'' [cart, disk]
*<div style="color:red">''Mario Bros.'' (programming?)</div>
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*''Tennis'' [cart, disk] (programming?)
*<div style="color:red">''Metroid'' (programming?)</div>
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*''Wild Gunman'' (programming?)
*<div style="color:red">''Tennis'' (programming?)</div>
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*''Wrecking Crew'' (programming?)
*<div style="color:red">''Wild Gunman'' (programming?)</div>
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==Links==
 
==Links==
 
*[[Blog:1#The_True_Origins_of_Intelligent_Systems.3F|Blog Post: The True Origins of Intelligent Systems?]]
 
*[[Blog:1#The_True_Origins_of_Intelligent_Systems.3F|Blog Post: The True Origins of Intelligent Systems?]]
 
*[[Blog:The_True_Origins_of_Intelligent_Systems%3F_Part_Deux|Blog Post: The True Origins of Intelligent Systems? Part Deux]]
 
*[[Blog:The_True_Origins_of_Intelligent_Systems%3F_Part_Deux|Blog Post: The True Origins of Intelligent Systems? Part Deux]]
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*[https://www65.atwiki.jp/ncgamereport/pages/13.html Noncredit Report - Nintendo] (Japanese)
  
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Latest revision as of 20:43, 26 December 2018

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Iwasaki Electronics Co., Ltd. (岩崎技研工業株式会社; Iwasaki Giken Kogyo Co., Ltd.; formerly Iwasaki Engineering Co., Ltd. in English) was a Kyoto-based company with an office in Tokyo. It was primarily known for making software development tools such as in-circuit emulators. Hiroji Iwasaki was the president. [1] [2] It may have shut down around 2000. [3]

Iwasaki was first contracted by Nintendo to reverse engineer Donkey Kong so the latter could produce the sequel Donkey Kong Junior. [4] Nintendo did not have the source code as that was written by another company (Ikegami Tsushinki). Iwasaki would go on to program several of Nintendo's early Famicom/NES games. Members of Iwasaki then started a new company in 1986 called Intelligent Systems, which continues to develop games and tools and has maintained a close relationship with Nintendo for its entire existence.

Research Methods: Hidden data, online resources

Arcade

  • Space Stranger (Yachiyo)
Iwasaki ("岩崎技研工業株式会社") is written on the schematics. [5] [6]

Famicom/NES

  • Devil World (programming)
  • Donkey Kong 3 (programming?)
  • Duck Hunt (programming?)
  • Hogan's Alley (programming?)
  • Mario Bros. (programming?)
  • Metroid [disk] (programming)
  • Robot Block / Stack-Up (programming?)
  • Robot Gyro / Gyromite (programming?)
  • Soccer [cart, disk]
  • Tennis [cart, disk] (programming?)
  • Wild Gunman (programming?)
  • Wrecking Crew (programming?)

Links