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Revision as of 15:56, 18 October 2018

Micronics (株式会社マイクロニクス) was a contract developer based in Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan. Evidence suggests the company was renamed Khaos Co., Ltd. (株式会社カオス) around 1993 and may have been known originally as Wixel Corporation, though no conclusive evidence has yet been found whether they are in fact the same company under different names, or distinct but related companies.

The main principals of the company appear to have been Masahiko Tsukada (塚田政彦) and Kazuo Yagi (八木一夫). GDRI attempted to contact Tsukada to no avail.

An anonymous 2ch post says the president of Micronics was a college student who wanted to try making games but got stuck doing ports and ended up not caring about bugs. Many of the titles listed below are characterized by a distinct lack of coding and design care and are often plagued by problems such as jerky scrolling, sprite tearing, and lengthy load times. Many also share a distinct pause tone.

Research Methods: Actual mentions, code comparisons, hidden data, online resources (see Links), shared staff

Arcade

Khaos?

  • Sonic Wings / Aero Fighters (programming?) (Video System)

Famicom/NES

Pre-Micronics?

  • '89 Dennou Kyuusei Uranai (JP Publisher: Jingukan)
  • 1942 (JP/US Publisher: Capcom)
  • Athena (JP/US Publisher: SNK)
  • Elevator Action (JP/US Publisher: Taito)
  • Exed Exes (JP Publisher: Tokuma Shoten)
  • Geimos (JP Publisher: ASCII)
  • Ikari / Ikari Warriors (US/EU Publisher: SNK; JP Publisher: KAC)
  • Ikari II: Dogosoken / Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road (US Publisher: SNK; JP Publisher: KAC)
  • Jongbou (JP Publisher: KAC)
  • Kaguya Hime Densetsu (JP Publisher: Victor)
  • Makaimura / Ghosts 'n Goblins / Ghost 'n Goblins (programming) (JP/US/EU Publisher: Capcom)
  • Miracle Ropitt: 2100-Toshi no Daibouken (JP Publisher: King Records)
  • Ninja-kun: Ashura no Shou (JP Publisher: UPL)
  • Onyanko Town (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon)
  • Outlanders (JP Publisher: Victor)
  • Son Son (JP Publisher: Capcom)
  • Stick Hunter: Exciting Ice Hockey (JP Publisher: KAC)
  • Super Pitfall (US Publisher: Activision; JP Publisher: Pony Canyon)
  • Tiger-Heli (US/EU Publisher: Acclaim; JP Publisher: Pony Canyon)
  • Zoids 2: Zenebasu no Gyakushuu (JP Publisher: Toshiba EMI)
  • Zoids: Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai (JP Publisher: Toshiba EMI)

Micronics
Earliest actual mention is on Thundercade (July 1989) [1]

  • Bloody Warriors: Shan-Go no Gyakushuu (JP Publisher: Toei Animation)
  • Kyuukyoku Tiger / Twin Cobra (US Publisher: Sammy; JP Publisher: CBS Sony)
  • Mottomo Abunai Deka (JP Publisher: Toei Animation)
  • Shin Satomi Hakkenden: Hikari to Yami no Tatakai (JP Publisher: Toei Animation)
  • Thundercade (US Publisher: Sammy)

Khaos?

  • Daiku no Gen-san 2: Akage no Dan no Gyakushuu (programming?) (JP Publisher: Irem)
  • Kaiketsu Yanchamaru 3: Taiketsu! Zouringen (programming?) (JP Publisher: Irem)

Famicom Disk System

  • Mr. Gold: Tooyama no Kin-san Space Chou (JP Publisher: Toei Animation)

Game Boy

  • Kiteretsu Daihyakka: Bouken Ooedo Juraki (JP Publisher: Video System)

Mega Drive/Genesis

  • Atomic Robo-Kid (JP/US Publisher: Treco)
  • F1 Circus MD (JP Publisher: Nichibutsu)
  • Super Volleyball (programming) (JP Publisher: Video System; US Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)

MSX2

  • Hiatari Ryoko! (JP Publisher: Toho)
  • Zoids: Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai (JP Publisher: Toshiba EMI)

PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16

  • Super Volleyball (programming?) (JP Publisher: Video System; US Publisher: NEC Home Electronics)

PC Engine CD/TurboGrafx-CD

  • Mahjong Lemon Angel (JP Publisher: Naxat Soft)

Super Famicom/Super NES

  • Honkaku Mahjong Tetsuman II (some programming) (JP Publisher: Naxat Soft) [2]
Developer: GAPS; Sound: Eurhythm
  • Mahjong Sengoku Monogatari (programming) (JP Publisher: Yojigen)
  • The Mahjong Touhaiden (programming?) (JP Publisher: Video System)
  • Mizuki Shigeru no Youkai Hyakkiyakou (main programming?) (JP Publisher: KSS)
Some Direction, Graphics: Geo Factory
  • Raiden Densetsu / Raiden Trad (programming) (US Publisher: Electro Brain; JP Publisher: Toei Animation)
Sound: Copya System
  • Shodankurai Nintei: Shodan Pro Mahjong (programming) (JP Publisher: N&G Project)
Sound: Eurhythm
  • Sonic Wings / Aero Fighters (programming) (JP Publisher: Video System; US Publisher: Mc O'River)
  • Spriggan Powered (programming) (JP Publisher: Naxat Soft)
  • Zoo-tto Mahjong (JP Publisher: Nintendo)

Links