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Quest Corp. (株式会社クエスト) was established in July 1988 to develop and publish consumer game titles. It was headed by Makoto Tokugawa (徳川誠) and based in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo. Merged with Bothtec in 1990, with Bothtec becoming Quest's PC games & software division; Bothtec was spun back off as a separate company in September 1997. Numerous employees left the company in the mid '90s, many for Square, and the company's games business was acquired outright by Square on June 19, 2002; Quest itself was subsequently closed down.

Following the Square acquisition, the team was mostly integrated into Square Development Division #4, headed by Yasumi Matsuno (松野泰己) who had previously directed both Ogre Battle and Tactics Ogre at Quest. Makoto Tokugawa would later head Nintendo second-party developer NDcube for a few years around 2008. [1]

Note: Various conversions of Magical Chase, Ogre Battle, and Tactics Ogre were released, but development was handled by other groups.

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


  • Daisenryaku (JP Publisher: Bothtec)
  • Maison Ikkoku (JP Publisher: Bothtec)
  • Maharaja (JP Publisher: Sunsoft)
Graphics: M.P.Run
  • Maten Douji / Conquest of the Crystal Palace (JP Publisher: Quest; US Publisher: Asmik)
  • Musashi no Bouken (JP Publisher: Sigma Enterprises)

Famicom Disk System

  • Wakusei Aton Gaiden (JP Publisher: Kokuzeichou [National Tax Agency]) [2]

Game Boy

  • Battle Pingpong (JP Publisher: Quest)
  • Legend: Ashita e no Tsubasa (JP Publisher: Quest)
  • Taiyou no Tenshi Marlowe: Ohanabatake wa Dai Panic (JP Publisher: Technos)
This game was included on Quest's works list and turned up in a code comparison, but the final game scrubs any reference to Quest including staff credits. (Only Technos staffers are credited.) However, a leaked English-language prototype (Philip & Marlowe in Bloomland) features the Quest logo/name and the original staff credits. (The prototype is dated 1991; the game was not released until 1994.) [3]

Game Boy Advance

  • Tactics Ogre Gaiden: The Knight of Lodis / Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis (JP Publisher: Nintendo; US Publisher: Atlus)

Mega Drive/Genesis

  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge (JP Publisher: Pal Soft)

NeoGeo Pocket Color

  • Densetsu no Ogre Battle Gaiden: Zenobia no Ouji (JP Publisher: SNK)

Nintendo 64

  • Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber (JP Publisher: Nintendo; US Publisher: Atlus)
English Version Programming & Graphics: Dual

PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16

  • Magical Chase (JP Publisher: Pal Soft; US Publisher: TTI)

Super Famicom/Super NES

  • Densetsu no Ogre Battle / Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen (JP Publisher: Quest; US Publisher: Enix)
  • Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (JP Publisher: Quest)


  • Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu V (JP Publisher: Bothtec)