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Main principals of the company appear to have been Junichi Saitou and Junichi Osajima.
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[[Image:Pixel.png|right|Pixel logo]]
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'''Pixel''' (株式会社ピクセル) was a development company in Shibuya, Tokyo, established in May 1983. Junichi Saito (斎藤順一) was the president. [https://books.google.com/books?newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&id=Vre1AAAAIAAJ&dq=%22%E6%A0%AA%E3%83%94%E3%82%AF%E3%82%BB%E3%83%AB%22+58&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22%E6%A0%AA%E3%83%94%E3%82%AF%E3%82%BB%E3%83%AB%22+58]
  
'''[[About#Research Methods|Research Methods]]:''' Actual mentions, [[Pixel (credits)|shared staff]]
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'''[[About#Research Methods|Research Methods]]:''' Actual mentions, interviews, [[Pixel (credits)|shared staff]]
  
 
===Famicom/NES===
 
===Famicom/NES===
*''America Oudan Ultra Quiz: Shijou Saidai no Tatakai'' (JP Publisher: Tomy)<sup>[[#foot1|1]]</sup>
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*<div style="color:red">''Aa Yakyuu Jinsei Icchokusen'' (JP Publisher: Sammy)</div>
:<small>Planning: Wiz</small>
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*''America Oudan Ultra Quiz: Shijou Saidai no Tatakai'' (JP Publisher: Tomy)
*<div style="color:red">''Baseball Stars II'' (programming?) (US Publisher: Romstar)<sup>[[#foot2|2]]</sup></div>
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:<small>Planning: [[WiZ]]</small>
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*<div style="color:red">''Baseball Stars II'' (programming?) (US Publisher: Romstar)</div>
 
*''Dungeon Kid'' (JP Publisher: Quest)
 
*''Dungeon Kid'' (JP Publisher: Quest)
*<div style="color:red">''Baseball Stars II'' (programming?) (US Publisher: Romstar)<sup>[[#foot2|2]]</sup></div>
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*''Fantasy Zone'' (US Publisher: Tengen)
*<div style="color:red">''Gorilla Man'' (US Publisher: Romstar)<sup>[[#foot3|3]]</sup></div>
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*''Gimme a Break: Shijou Saikyou no Quiz Ou Ketteisen 2'' (JP Publisher: Party Room 21)
 
:<small>Planning, Production: Outback [http://web.archive.org/web/19990220151626/www.outback.co.jp/co3.html]</small>
 
:<small>Planning, Production: Outback [http://web.archive.org/web/19990220151626/www.outback.co.jp/co3.html]</small>
*''Great Boxing: Rush Up / World Champ'' (programming) (JP Publisher: Visco; US Publisher: Romstar; EU/AU Publisher: Taito)
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*<div style="color:red">''Gorilla Man'' (JP Publisher: Party Room 21)</div>
*<div style="color:red">''Matendouji / Conquest of the Crystal Palace'' (JP Publisher: Quest; US Publisher: Asmik)</div>
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*''Over Horizon'' (programming only?) (US Publisher: Hot-B; EU Publisher: Takara)
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*''Robocco Wars'' (JP Publisher: IGS)
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*''Shi-Kin-Jou'' (programming only?) (JP Publisher: Toei Animation)
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:<small>Planning, Production: Outback [http://web.archive.org/web/19990220151626/www.outback.co.jp/co3.html]</small>
 
:<small>Planning, Production: Outback [http://web.archive.org/web/19990220151626/www.outback.co.jp/co3.html]</small>
*''Ushio to Tora: Shinen no Daiyou'' (under subcontract with Tom Create) (JP Publisher: Yutaka)
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*''Great Boxing: Rush Up'' / ''World Champ'' (programming) (JP Publisher: Visco; US Publisher: Romstar; EU/AU Publisher: Taito)
*''Western Kids / Cowboy Kid'' (programming) (JP Publisher:Visco; US Publisher: Romstar)
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*''Kagerou Densetsu'' (JP Publisher: Pixel)
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:<small>Developer: [[I.T.L]]</small>
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:<small>This was only published by Pixel. [https://twitter.com/kirai_s/status/465363235676237824 Evidence suggests] this was originally supposed to be published by Taito.</small>
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*''Maison Ikkoku'' (programming?) (JP Publisher: Bothtec)
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:<small>Graphics: Roman-Tech [http://roman-tech.net/old.html]</small>
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*<div style="color:red">''Matendouji'' / ''Conquest of the Crystal Palace'' (some programming?) (JP Publisher: Quest; US Publisher: Asmik)</div>
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*''Over Horizon'' (JP Publisher: [[Hot-B]]; EU Publisher: Takara)
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:<small>Hot-B eventually took over development. [http://gdri.smspower.org/wiki/index.php/Blog:Over_Horizon_%28FC/NES%29]</small>
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*''Robocco Wars'' (programming, some graphics?) (JP Publisher: IGS)
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*''Shi-Kin-Jou'' (programming?) (JP Publisher: Toei Animation)
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:<small>Planning, Production: Outback [http://web.archive.org/web/19990220151626/www.outback.co.jp/co3.html]</small>
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*<div style="color:red">''Ushio to Tora: Shinen no Daiyou'' (programming?; under subcontract with Tom Create) (JP Publisher: Yutaka)</div>
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*''Western Kids'' / ''Cowboy Kid'' (programming) (JP Publisher: Visco; US Publisher: Romstar)
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*''X-Men'' (US Publisher: [[LJN]])
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===Famicom Disk System===
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*<div style="color:red">''Ishido'' (JP Publisher: Hiro)</div>
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*''Topple Zip'' (programming?) (JP Publisher: Bothtec)
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:<small>Planning, Scenario, Graphics: Roman-Tech [http://roman-tech.net/old.html]</small>
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:<small>"PIXEL" and "ロマンテク" (Roman-Tech) are among the names you can enter to gain invincibility. [http://urawaza.in/fc/toplzip.htm]</small>
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*<div style="color:red">''Wakusei Aton Gaiden'' (JP Publisher: Kokuzeichou [National Tax Agency])</div>
  
 
===Game Boy===
 
===Game Boy===
 
*''Burning Paper'' (JP Publisher: LOZC)
 
*''Burning Paper'' (JP Publisher: LOZC)
*''Mighty Morphin Power Rangers / Power Rangers'' (development cooperation; under subcontract with Tom Create) (US/EU Publisher: Bandai)
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*''Meitantei Conan: Giwaku no Gouka Ressha'' (some programming?) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
*''Pingu: Sekai de 1 Ban Genkina Penguin'' (development cooperation; under subcontract with Tom Create) (JP Publisher: B-AI)
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*''Mighty Morphin Power Rangers / Power Rangers'' (production, programming; under subcontract with Tom Create) (US/EU Publisher: Bandai)
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:<small>Graphics: [[Eleca]]?; Sound: DSP?</small>
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*''Momoiro Zousan'' (unreleased) (some programming) (B-AI)
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:<small>Developer: Tom Create; Some Programming: Eleca</small>
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*''Pingu: Sekai de 1 Ban Genkina Penguin'' (sub programming; under subcontract with Tom Create) (JP Publisher: B-AI)
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:<small>Programming: P Softhouse (under subcontract with Tom Create)</small>
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*<div style="color:red">''Shin SD Gundam Gaiden: Knight Gundam Monogatari'' (music composition?) (JP Publisher: Bandai)</div>
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:<small>Is the composer Pixel's Junichi Saitou or the other Junichi Saitou? (There's one or two others involved with sound.)</small>
 
*''Suzuki Aguri no F1 Super Driving'' (JP Publisher: LOZC)
 
*''Suzuki Aguri no F1 Super Driving'' (JP Publisher: LOZC)
*''TV Champion'' (development cooperation; under subcontract with Tom Create) (JP Publisher: Yutaka)
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*<div style="color:red">''Tama and Friends: 3 Choume o Bake Panic!!'' (music composition?) (JP Publisher: B-AI)</div>
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:<small>Is the composer Pixel's Junichi Saitou or the other Junichi Saitou? (There's one or two others involved with sound.)</small>
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*''TV Champion'' ([some?] programming; under subcontract with Tom Create) (JP Publisher: Yutaka)
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:<small>Co-Developer: Eleca; Sound: DSP</small>
  
 
===Game Boy Color===
 
===Game Boy Color===
*''Moomin no Daibouken / Moomin's Tale'' (JP/EU Publisher: Sunsoft)
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*''Jankyuusei: Cosplay Paradise'' (programming, sound) (JP Publisher: Elf)
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:<small>Graphics: [[Nenriki]]</small>
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*''Moomin no Daibouken'' / ''Moomin's Tale'' (programming) (JP/EU Publisher: Sunsoft)
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:<small>Graphics: Artbom</small>
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*''Pocket GT'' / ''Pocket Racing'' (JP Publisher: MTO; EU Publisher: Virgin Interactive)
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*''Pocket Pro Yakyuu'' (JP Publisher: Epoch)
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:<small>?: Four Winds</small>
  
===MSX1===
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===MSX===
 
*''Seimei Wakusei M36: Iki Teita Mother Brain'' (JP Publisher: Pixel)
 
*''Seimei Wakusei M36: Iki Teita Mother Brain'' (JP Publisher: Pixel)
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*''SF Zone 1999'' (unreleased) (Sony)
 
*''Thunder Bolt'' (JP Publisher: Pixel)
 
*''Thunder Bolt'' (JP Publisher: Pixel)
 
*''Zeta 2000'' (JP Publisher: Pixel)
 
*''Zeta 2000'' (JP Publisher: Pixel)
  
 
===PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16===
 
===PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16===
*''Kiki Kai Kai'' (JP Publisher: Taito)
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*''KiKi KaiKai'' (programming) (JP Publisher: Taito)
  
 
===PlayStation===
 
===PlayStation===
*<div style="color:red">''EconoKids: Tagatameni Kin wa Naru'' (JP Publisher: TGL) [http://homepage2.nifty.com/gamedatabase/software/DB_SNC1_PS1997.html]</div>
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*''Ace Combat 3 Electrosphere: Direct Audio with AppendDisc'' (some AppendDisc programming) (JP Publisher: Players Planet) [https://vgmdb.net/album/1542]
*''Pop'n Tanks!'' (development cooperation) (JP Publisher: Enix)
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:<small>Some AppendDisc Programming: Gamates</small>
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*''Brigandine: Gensou Tairiku Senki'' / ''Brigandine: The Legend of Forsena'' (3D modeling & animation, texture mapping) (JP Publisher: E3 Staff; US Publisher: [[Atlus]])
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:<small>Some 3D Battle Programming: Socio Art Logic; Magic Effects: WiZ; Sound: Sound Media; Some Music Composition: Office Noguchi; Some Sound Effects: Pure Sound; CG Movie & MA Coordination: Parsley Promotion</small>
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*''Doukyuusei 2'' (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
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:<small>Some Music: CHOIR/Witch; Some Scenario Arrangement: F.E.A.R.; Co-Production: Elf; Production: Banpre Planning</small>
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*''Econokids: Taga Tame ni Kin wa Naru'' (JP Publisher: TGL)
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:<small>Pixel's name is on the back cover. [https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/ps/572865-eko-no-kids-taga-tame-hi-kane-ha-naru/images/112871]</small>
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*''Magical Zunou Power!! Party Selection'' (programming, modeling?) (JP Publisher: VAP)
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:<small>Supervision, Game Design, Sound Direction: Esprit; Graphics: Artbom; Some Sound: MASH?; Quiz Part Production: Amccus</small>
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*''Pop'n Tanks!'' (co-developer) (JP Publisher: Enix)
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:<small>?: Symbio Systems; Some Planning, Some Graphics: Roman-Tech; Mechanical Design: Layup; Some Sound: MASH?</small>
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*''Saber Marionette J: Battle Sabers'' (co-developer; under subcontract with Tom Create) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
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:<small>Some Music: MASH? (What's MASH?); Sound Effects: DSP</small>
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*''ZXE-D: Legend of Plasmatlite'' (JP Publisher: Bandai)
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:<small>Game Design: WiZ; Test Play: Studio Stat</small>
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===Saturn===
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*''Farland Saga'' (JP Publisher: TGL)
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:<small>Sound: Music Worx</small>
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*''Ronde'' (some CG design) (JP Publisher: Atlus)
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:<small>Developers: [[Access]], Multimedia Intelligence Transfer; Sound: T's Music</small>
  
 
===Super Famicom/Super NES===
 
===Super Famicom/Super NES===
*''Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kurukkurin'' (development cooperation; under subcontract with Tom Create) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
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*''Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kurukkurin'' (programming; under subcontract with Tom Create) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
 
:<small>Music: DSP</small>
 
:<small>Music: DSP</small>
*''New Yattaaman: Nanndai Kanndai Yajirobe'' (development cooperation; under subcontract with Tom Create) (JP Publisher: Yutaka)
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*''Chinhai'' (programming) (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
 
:<small>Sound: DSP</small>
 
:<small>Sound: DSP</small>
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*''Doukyuusei 2'' (programming) (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
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:<small>Original Work, Production Support: Elf; SFC Ver. Scenario: F.E.A.R.; Graphics: Eleca?, Artbom; Sound: CHOIR/Witch?</small>
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*''Dragon Knight 4'' (programming) (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
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:<small>Original Work, Production Support: Elf; SFC Ver. Scenario: F.E.A.R.; Graphics: Artbom; Sound: CHOIR/Witch</small>
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*''Kachou Shima Kousaku: Super Business Adventure'' (programming) (JP Publisher: Yutaka)
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:<small>Developer: Tom Create; Sound Programming: [[OeRSTED]]</small>
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*''New Yattaaman: Nanndai Kanndai Yajirobe'' (programming) (JP Publisher: Yutaka)
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:<small>Developer: Tom Create; Sound: DSP</small>
  
 
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[[Category:Companies]]
*<span id="foot1">1. Pixel is only credited with programming. There is no mention of graphics. Sound was by Masaharu Iwata.</span>
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*<span id="foot2">2. This appears to be a Visco-produced title with sound by Masaharu Iwata. Given that, Pixel was very likely involved with development ala ''World Champ'' and ''Cowboy Kid''.
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Latest revision as of 03:04, 5 January 2022

Pixel logo

Pixel (株式会社ピクセル) was a development company in Shibuya, Tokyo, established in May 1983. Junichi Saito (斎藤順一) was the president. [1]

Research Methods: Actual mentions, interviews, shared staff

Famicom/NES

  • Aa Yakyuu Jinsei Icchokusen (JP Publisher: Sammy)
  • America Oudan Ultra Quiz: Shijou Saidai no Tatakai (JP Publisher: Tomy)
Planning: WiZ
  • Baseball Stars II (programming?) (US Publisher: Romstar)
  • Dungeon Kid (JP Publisher: Quest)
  • Fantasy Zone (US Publisher: Tengen)
  • Gimme a Break: Shijou Saikyou no Quiz Ou Ketteisen 2 (JP Publisher: Party Room 21)
Planning, Production: Outback [2]
  • Gorilla Man (JP Publisher: Party Room 21)
Planning, Production: Outback [3]
  • Great Boxing: Rush Up / World Champ (programming) (JP Publisher: Visco; US Publisher: Romstar; EU/AU Publisher: Taito)
  • Kagerou Densetsu (JP Publisher: Pixel)
Developer: I.T.L
This was only published by Pixel. Evidence suggests this was originally supposed to be published by Taito.
  • Maison Ikkoku (programming?) (JP Publisher: Bothtec)
Graphics: Roman-Tech [4]
  • Matendouji / Conquest of the Crystal Palace (some programming?) (JP Publisher: Quest; US Publisher: Asmik)
  • Over Horizon (JP Publisher: Hot-B; EU Publisher: Takara)
Hot-B eventually took over development. [5]
  • Robocco Wars (programming, some graphics?) (JP Publisher: IGS)
  • Shi-Kin-Jou (programming?) (JP Publisher: Toei Animation)
Planning, Production: Outback [6]
  • Ushio to Tora: Shinen no Daiyou (programming?; under subcontract with Tom Create) (JP Publisher: Yutaka)
  • Western Kids / Cowboy Kid (programming) (JP Publisher: Visco; US Publisher: Romstar)
  • X-Men (US Publisher: LJN)

Famicom Disk System

  • Ishido (JP Publisher: Hiro)
  • Topple Zip (programming?) (JP Publisher: Bothtec)
Planning, Scenario, Graphics: Roman-Tech [7]
"PIXEL" and "ロマンテク" (Roman-Tech) are among the names you can enter to gain invincibility. [8]
  • Wakusei Aton Gaiden (JP Publisher: Kokuzeichou [National Tax Agency])

Game Boy

  • Burning Paper (JP Publisher: LOZC)
  • Meitantei Conan: Giwaku no Gouka Ressha (some programming?) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers / Power Rangers (production, programming; under subcontract with Tom Create) (US/EU Publisher: Bandai)
Graphics: Eleca?; Sound: DSP?
  • Momoiro Zousan (unreleased) (some programming) (B-AI)
Developer: Tom Create; Some Programming: Eleca
  • Pingu: Sekai de 1 Ban Genkina Penguin (sub programming; under subcontract with Tom Create) (JP Publisher: B-AI)
Programming: P Softhouse (under subcontract with Tom Create)
  • Shin SD Gundam Gaiden: Knight Gundam Monogatari (music composition?) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Is the composer Pixel's Junichi Saitou or the other Junichi Saitou? (There's one or two others involved with sound.)
  • Suzuki Aguri no F1 Super Driving (JP Publisher: LOZC)
  • Tama and Friends: 3 Choume o Bake Panic!! (music composition?) (JP Publisher: B-AI)
Is the composer Pixel's Junichi Saitou or the other Junichi Saitou? (There's one or two others involved with sound.)
  • TV Champion ([some?] programming; under subcontract with Tom Create) (JP Publisher: Yutaka)
Co-Developer: Eleca; Sound: DSP

Game Boy Color

  • Jankyuusei: Cosplay Paradise (programming, sound) (JP Publisher: Elf)
Graphics: Nenriki
  • Moomin no Daibouken / Moomin's Tale (programming) (JP/EU Publisher: Sunsoft)
Graphics: Artbom
  • Pocket GT / Pocket Racing (JP Publisher: MTO; EU Publisher: Virgin Interactive)
  • Pocket Pro Yakyuu (JP Publisher: Epoch)
?: Four Winds

MSX

  • Seimei Wakusei M36: Iki Teita Mother Brain (JP Publisher: Pixel)
  • SF Zone 1999 (unreleased) (Sony)
  • Thunder Bolt (JP Publisher: Pixel)
  • Zeta 2000 (JP Publisher: Pixel)

PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16

  • KiKi KaiKai (programming) (JP Publisher: Taito)

PlayStation

  • Ace Combat 3 Electrosphere: Direct Audio with AppendDisc (some AppendDisc programming) (JP Publisher: Players Planet) [9]
Some AppendDisc Programming: Gamates
  • Brigandine: Gensou Tairiku Senki / Brigandine: The Legend of Forsena (3D modeling & animation, texture mapping) (JP Publisher: E3 Staff; US Publisher: Atlus)
Some 3D Battle Programming: Socio Art Logic; Magic Effects: WiZ; Sound: Sound Media; Some Music Composition: Office Noguchi; Some Sound Effects: Pure Sound; CG Movie & MA Coordination: Parsley Promotion
  • Doukyuusei 2 (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
Some Music: CHOIR/Witch; Some Scenario Arrangement: F.E.A.R.; Co-Production: Elf; Production: Banpre Planning
  • Econokids: Taga Tame ni Kin wa Naru (JP Publisher: TGL)
Pixel's name is on the back cover. [10]
  • Magical Zunou Power!! Party Selection (programming, modeling?) (JP Publisher: VAP)
Supervision, Game Design, Sound Direction: Esprit; Graphics: Artbom; Some Sound: MASH?; Quiz Part Production: Amccus
  • Pop'n Tanks! (co-developer) (JP Publisher: Enix)
?: Symbio Systems; Some Planning, Some Graphics: Roman-Tech; Mechanical Design: Layup; Some Sound: MASH?
  • Saber Marionette J: Battle Sabers (co-developer; under subcontract with Tom Create) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Some Music: MASH? (What's MASH?); Sound Effects: DSP
  • ZXE-D: Legend of Plasmatlite (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Game Design: WiZ; Test Play: Studio Stat

Saturn

  • Farland Saga (JP Publisher: TGL)
Sound: Music Worx
  • Ronde (some CG design) (JP Publisher: Atlus)
Developers: Access, Multimedia Intelligence Transfer; Sound: T's Music

Super Famicom/Super NES

  • Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kurukkurin (programming; under subcontract with Tom Create) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Music: DSP
  • Chinhai (programming) (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
Sound: DSP
  • Doukyuusei 2 (programming) (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
Original Work, Production Support: Elf; SFC Ver. Scenario: F.E.A.R.; Graphics: Eleca?, Artbom; Sound: CHOIR/Witch?
  • Dragon Knight 4 (programming) (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
Original Work, Production Support: Elf; SFC Ver. Scenario: F.E.A.R.; Graphics: Artbom; Sound: CHOIR/Witch
  • Kachou Shima Kousaku: Super Business Adventure (programming) (JP Publisher: Yutaka)
Developer: Tom Create; Sound Programming: OeRSTED
  • New Yattaaman: Nanndai Kanndai Yajirobe (programming) (JP Publisher: Yutaka)
Developer: Tom Create; Sound: DSP