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SIMS Co., Ltd. (シムス株式会社) was a publisher and developer started on June 12, 1991 [1], by former Sanritsu president Mamoru Shigeta (重田守) with Sega Enterprises. Sega originally owned 67%, and Shigeta owned 31%. [2] Most of the first 50 or so employees came from Sanritsu [3], which apparently had nothing to do with this new company. [4]

As a Sega subsidiary, SIMS developed games for most Sega platforms as well as some non-Sega platforms including the PlayStation and the WonderSwan, even before its parent company left the hardware business. Starting with the Dreamcast version of Sega Bass Fishing, the Shibuya, Tokyo-based firm found a niche as a maker of fishing games.

Shigeta, who also served as director of consumer software at Sega [5], was eventually replaced by current president Noboru Machida (町田登) [6], former development director at Sanritsu. [7] On June 25, 2004, Machida acquired the company from Sega. [8]

Research Methods: Actual mentions, code comparisons, online resources, shared staff [9] [10]

3DS

  • Alien Panic! [eShop] (JP Publisher: Starsign)
  • Beyblade: Evolution / Metal Fight Beyblade 4DxZEROG Ultimate Tournament (US/AU/EU Publisher: Rising Star Games; JP Publisher: Intergrow)
  • Bingo de NouTore: BinTore / Bingo Collection [eShop] (JP/US Publisher: Starsign)
  • Danger Road / Dangerous Road [eShop] (JP/US Publisher: Starsign)
  • Deaidama / Collide-a-Ball [eShop] (JP/US/EU Publisher: Starsign)
  • Fish On / Fish On 3D (JP Publisher: ASCII Media Works; US/EU Publisher: Agetec)
  • Genkai! Yamazumi Battle / Stack 'em High [eShop] (JP/US Publisher: Starsign)
  • Imomushi Wars [eShop] (JP Publisher: Starsign)
  • Ping Pong Trick Shot [eShop] (JP/US/EU Publisher: Starsign)
  • Ping Pong Trick Shot 2 [eShop] (JP/US Publisher: Starsign)

Arcade

  • Gun Survivor 2: Biohazard Code: Veronica (co-developed with Nextech) (Capcom)
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Jan (AQ Interactive)
  • Manic Panic Ghosts! (co-developed with Aspect) (Sega) [11]
Movies: Visual Entertainment R&D Dept.
  • Maximum Speed (Sammy)
  • Quiz Aa Megami-sama: Tatakau Tsubasa to Tomo ni (Sega)
  • Sega Marine Fishing (Sega)
  • Sports Shooting USA (Sammy)

Dreamcast

  • Charge'n Blast (JP Publisher: SIMS; US/EU Publisher: Xicat Interactive)
  • Get Bass / Sega Bass Fishing (JP/US/CA/UK/AU Publisher: Sega)
  • Harusame Youbi (JP Publisher: NEC Interchannel)
Event CG: Mink
  • Maboroshi Tsukiyo (JP Publisher: SIMS)
Background Art: Bihou, Studio Tulip
  • Quiz Aa Megami-sama: Tatakau Tsubasa to Tomo ni (JP Publisher: Sega)
Production, Sound: Wow Entertainment; Script Support: OLM Digital
  • Sega Marine Fishing (US/JP Publisher: Sega)

Game Boy Advance

  • Elemix! (JP Publisher: SIMS)

Game Gear

  • Alien Syndrome (JP Publisher: SIMS; US/EU Publisher: Sega)
Programming: Hidaka Electronics
  • Baku Baku Animal: Sekai Shiiku Gakari Senshuken / Baku Baku (JP/US Publisher: Sega)
Programming: Minato Giken
  • Buster Fight (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Disney's Aladdin (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega)
  • Doraemon: Waku Waku Pocket Paradise (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Fred Couples Golf (JP/US Publisher: Sega)
  • Godzilla: Kaijuu Daishingeki (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Heavyweight Champ / George Foreman's KO Boxing (JP Publisher: SIMS; US/EU Publisher: Flying Edge)
  • Honoo no Toukyuuji: Dodge Danpei (JP Publisher: Sega)
Programming: Opera House
  • In the Wake of Vampire / Vampire: Master of Darkness (JP Publisher: SIMS; US Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • J.League GG Pro Striker '94 (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • J.League Soccer: Dream Eleven (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Kaitou Saint Tail (direction, sound support) (JP Publisher: Sega)
Developer: Minato Giken
  • Kick & Rush / Tengen World Cup Soccer (JP Publisher: SIMS; US/EU Publisher: Tengen)
  • McDonald's: Donald no Magical World (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (US Publisher: Sega)
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (US Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Out Run (JP/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Pet Club: Inu Daisuki! (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Putt & Putter / Minigolf (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega; KR Publisher: Samsung; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
Programming: Natsu System?
  • Scratch Golf (production?, sound) (JP/US Publisher: VIC Tokai)
Developer: Eleca
  • Slam Dunk, From TV Animation: Shouri e no Starting 5 (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Sonic Labyrinth (direction) (JP/US Publisher: Sega)
Developer: Minato Giken
  • Tempo Jr. (JP/US Publisher: Sega)
  • Tom and Jerry: The Movie (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Wimbledon (EU/JP Publisher: Sega)

GameCube

  • Mark Davis Pro Bass Challenge (US Publisher: Natsume)
  • Top Angler: Real Bass Fishing (EU/US Publisher: Xicat Interactive)

Mark III/Master System

  • Air Rescue (EU Publisher: Sega; KR Publisher: Samsung; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Baku Baku (BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
Programming: Minato Giken
  • Buggy Run (EU Publisher: Sega, BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Disney's Aladdin (EU Publisher: Sega, BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • George Foreman's KO Boxing (EU Publisher: Flying Edge, BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Line of Fire (EU/AU Publisher: Sega; KR Publisher: Samsung; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Masters of Combat (EU/AU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Master of Darkness (EU Publisher: Sega, BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Ninja Gaiden (EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Putt & Putter / Minigolf (EU Publisher: Sega; KR Publisher: Samsung; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Tecmo World Cup '93 (EU Publisher: Sega)
  • Tom & Jerry: The Movie (EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Wimbledon (EU Publisher: Sega, BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Wimbledon II (EU Publisher: Sega)

Mega CD/Sega CD

  • Capcom no Quiz: Tono-sama no Yabou (JP Publisher: SIMS)
  • Popful Mail (JP Publisher: Sega; US Publisher: Working Designs)
  • Ranpin (unreleased) (SIMS)
  • Shin Megami Tensei (JP Publisher: SIMS)

Mega Drive/Genesis

  • ATP Tour Championship Tennis / ATP Tour (US/EU/AU Publisher: Sega)
  • Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi o Yobu Enji (JP Publisher: Ma-Ba)
  • Devil Buster (unreleased) (SIMS)
  • From TV Animation Slam Dunk: Kyougou Makkou Taiketsu! (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (US/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Ninja Burai Densetsu (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Shura no Mon (JP Publisher: Sega; KR Publisher: Samsung)
  • Wimbledon Championship Tennis / Wimbledon (US/EU/JP Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)

PlayStation

  • Maboroshi Tsukiyo: Tsukiyo no Kitan (JP Publisher: Naxat)
?: GAPS

PlayStation 2

  • Brave Story: Wataru no Bouken (JP Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment) [12]
  • Mark Davis Pro Bass Challenge / Big Bass: Bass Tsuri Kanzen Kouryaku (US/EU Publisher: Natsume; JP Publisher: Success)
  • Monkey Turn V (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Real Bass Fishing: Top Angler / Top Angler: Real Bass Fishing (JP Publisher: SIMS; US/EU Publisher: Xicat Interactive)
  • Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 10: After Burner II (JP Publisher: 3D-Ages)
  • Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 11: Hokuto no Ken (JP Publisher: 3D-Ages)
  • Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 13: Out Run (JP Publisher: 3D-Ages)
  • Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 3: Fantasy Zone (JP Publisher: 3D-Ages)
  • Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 5: Golden Axe (JP Publisher: 3D-Ages)
  • Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 7: Columns (JP Publisher: 3D-Ages)
  • Sengoku Basara X (some storyboarding) (JP/KR Publisher: Capcom)
  • Steamboy (JP Publisher: Bandai) [13]
?: Cavia

PlayStation 4

  • Legendary Fishing (US/EU/AU Publisher: Ubisoft)

PlayStation Portable

  • Fish Eyes Portable / Reel Fishing: The Great Outdoors (JP Publisher: Marvelous Interactive; US Publisher: Natsume; EU Publisher: Zoo Digital Publishing)
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Jan (JP Publisher: AQ Interactive)
  • Revel Cross (JP Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Saru Get You P! / Ape Escape: On the Loose / Ape Escape P (co-developed with SCEI) (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment)

PlayStation Vita

  • Let's Try Bass Fishing: Fish On Next / Lets Fish! Hooked On (JP Publisher: Kadokawa Games; US/EU/AU Publisher: Wired Productions)

Saturn

  • "AB" (unreleased; rollerblading game) (SIMS)
  • Deep Fear (some CG movie design) (JP/EU Publisher: Sega)
  • Dark Savior (movie authoring) (JP Publisher: Climax Entertainment; US/EU Publisher: Sega)
  • Garou Densetsu 3: Harukanaru Tatakai (co-developed with Sega) (JP Publisher: SNK)
  • I Love Mickey Mouse: Fushigi no Oshiro Daibouken & I Love Donald Duck: Georgia Ou no Hihou (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • J.League Victory Goal '97 (co-developer) (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Kaitei Daisensou / In the Hunt (JP Publisher: Imagineer; US/EU Publisher: Kokopeli)
  • Kuusou Kagaku Sekai Gulliver Boy (JP Publisher: Hudson)
Some Sound: T's Music
  • Message Navi (JP Publisher: SIMS)
  • Message Navi Vol. 2 (JP Publisher: SIMS)
  • Momotarou Douchuuki (JP Publisher: Hudson)
  • "MT" (unreleased; Maboroshi Tsukiyo prototype) (Sega)
  • Nippon Daihyou Team no Kantoku ni Narou! (sound support?) (JP Publisher: Enix)
  • Ninku: Tsuyokina Yatsura no Daigekitotsu! (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • PD Ultraman Link (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Phantasy Star Collection (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Sakura Taisen Teigeki Graph (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Samurai Spirits: Zankurou Musouken (co-developed with Sega) (JP Publisher: SNK)
  • Sokkou Seitokai: Sonic Council (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
Character Action: Digimotion
  • Stellar Assault SS (JP Publisher: SIMS)
  • Taiheiyou no Arashi 2: Shippuu no Moudou (JP Publisher: Imagineer)
3D Weapon Data Collection Production (Programming, Specifications): ALU [14]
  • Touge King the Spirits 2 (JP Publisher: Atlus)
  • Ultraman: Hikari no Kyojin Densetsu (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Virtual Volleyball (JP Publisher: Imagineer)
  • Virus (programming, graphics) (JP Publisher: Hudson)
  • Worldwide Soccer '98 / Sega Worldwide Soccer '98: Club Edition / Sega Worldwide Soccer '98 (co-developer) (US/EU/JP Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)

Switch

  • Animal Hunter Z [eShop] (JP/US/EU Publisher: Starsign)
  • Battle & Crash [eShop] (JP/US/EU Publisher: Starsign)
  • Deaidama 2 / Collide-a-Ball 2 [eShop] (JP/US/EU Publisher: Starsign)
  • Imomushi Wars DX / Caterpillar Royale [eShop] (JP/US/EU Publisher: Starsign)
  • Legendary Fishing (US/JP Publisher: Ubisoft)
  • Party Bingo / Bingo for Nintendo Switch [eShop] (JP/US/EU Publisher: Starsign)
  • Ping Pong Trick Shot Evolution [eShop] (JP/US Publisher: Starsign)
  • Super Ping Pong Trick Shot [eShop] (JP/US/EU Publisher: Starsign)

Wii

  • All Round Hunter (AU/EU Publisher: 505 Games)
  • Bass Fishing Wii: Rokumaru Densetsu / Big Catch Bass Fishing / Hooked! Real Motion Fishing (JP Publisher: Arc System Works; EU Publisher: 505 Games; US Publisher: Aksys Games)
  • Bokujou Monogatari: Wakuwaku Animal March / Harvest Moon: Animal Parade (graphic support) (JP Publisher: Marvelous; US Publisher: Natsume)
  • Derby Dog / Derby Dogs [WiiWare] (JP Publisher: SIMS; US Publisher: Aksys Games)
  • Fish Eyes Wii / Reel Fishing: Angler's Dream (JP Publisher: Marvelous; US/EU Publisher: Natsume)
  • Hooked! Again: Real Motion Fishing / Big Catch Bass Fishing 2 / Bass Fishing Wii: World Tournament (US Publisher: Aksys Games; EU Publisher: 505 Games; JP Publisher: Arc System Works)
  • Reel Fishing Challenge / Fish Eyes Challenge [WiiWare] (US Publisher: Natsume; JP Publisher: Marvelous)
  • Sega Bass Fishing / Uchi Tsuri! Bass Fishing (US/JP/AU/EU Publisher: Sega)
Production: Cavia
  • Sekai no Omoshiro Party Game [WiiWare] (JP Publisher: SIMS)
  • Sekai no Omoshiro Party Game 2 [WiiWare] (JP Publisher: SIMS)

Windows

  • Eberouge 2 (JP Publisher: Fujitsu)
  • Guilty Gear X (JP Publisher: CyberFront)
  • Idol Janshi Suchie-Pai III (JP Publisher: Harvest)
  • Idol Mahjong Final Romance 4 (JP Publisher: Harvest)
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (XSEED Games/Marvelous USA)
  • Little King's Story (XSEED Games/Marvelous USA)
  • Sega Marine Fishing (EU Publisher: Empire Interactive)

WonderSwan

  • Cardcaptor Sakura: Sakura to Fushigi na Clow Card (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Digimon Adventure 02: Tag Tamers (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Digimon Adventure: Anode Tamer (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Digimon Adventure: Cathode Tamer (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Digital Monsters Ver. WonderSwan (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam MSVS (JP Publisher: Bandai)
CG Data and Modeling: BEC

WonderSwan Color

  • Digimon: Anode Tamer & Cathode Tamer: Veedramon Version (AS Publisher: Bandai)
  • Digimon Adventure 02: D1 Tamers (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Golden Axe (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Inuyasha: Kagome no Sengoku Nikki (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Production: Caramel Mama

Xbox

  • Top Angler: Real Bass Fishing (unreleased) (Xicat Interactive)

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