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I suspect Scramble Spirits and Vigilante also refer to the SMS versions rather than the arcade ones; it's already established that whoever put together that official list didn't always get the platforms right. To back up said claim, I ran compares between Moonwalker, Ghouls 'n Ghosts, and Battle Out Run, and all the SMS games listed here came up, along with both Vigilante and Scramble Spirits. Most of the Game Gear games also did, with the only false-positive outliers being a few Minato Giken titles and Asterix and the Secret Mission. I'll dig more into this over the next few days to be certain, though... --Dimitri (talk) 05:17, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

There's an "M.K" in Vigilante's high score initials, but you're probably right. (BTW, I think they also put down the wrong Naruto game for GBA.) I suspected Asterix and the Secret Mission because Katsuhiro Hayashi worked on it, but one of the programmers turns up on 16t for the Mega Drive. CRV (talk) 05:32, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

Removing Queens Road for now. Did Kazuya Yukino and Nobuyuki Ohara work for TNS? CRV (talk) 22:59, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

There's a works list of some kind in their 25th anniversary book. [1] CRV (talk) 16:37, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

I've ordered a copy of the book (it's the sort of thing I collect anyway) so we'll see just what it says in a few weeks. --Dimitri (talk) 04:16, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
I hope you enjoy the book because someone posted the list on 2ch. [2] CRV (talk) 16:07, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
Wouldn't have ordered it if I didn't want it for its own sake! I notice that list is missing a few confirmed titles, and there's titles in there that were definitely only support or localization work. Still very interesting, though, and nice to have Zork confirmed. I'll definitely be checking the interviews to see if anyone talks about the company's early years in there. --Dimitri (talk) 21:03, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
There's some interview stuff later in the 2ch thread. I wonder if Arc was also involved with NES Times of Lore since Katsuhiro Hayashi worked on it and it may use the same sound driver as Shufflepuck Cafe. CRV (talk) 23:31, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

I noticed Minoru Kidooka is credited as a programmer on SS Momotarou Douchuuki but I don't see anyone else from Arc on there -- it's pretty much all Hudson, SIMS, or Sega staff. I wonder what the deal is there? --Dimitri (talk) 21:02, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

He's also credited on Message Navi Vol. 2. CRV (talk) 22:52, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

Regarding SS/PS1 Zork: credits suggest this is by the group that left Arcsys to start Starlight Marry... but it was released after Wizard's Harmony and before Eternal Melody. Starlight Marry's old website doesn't list a founding date but most sources say 1996, which even in January wouldn't leave enough time for development and a March release. As such, it was probably done at Arcsys just before the team left the company. Entirely speculation, though... --Dimitri (talk) 09:14, 1 October 2016 (CEST)


  • Sanou (Kokumei)'s Home Page.
  • OKAMOTO Lynn's Profile. It was a part-time job staff of the Arc System Works. "セーラームーンばかり作っていた" .
  • 2ch Post No 67.
  • A part of BGM of "Mappy Kids" looks like BGM of "Fushigi no Yume no Alice" very much. It might be the one by the same sound staff.
  • The following games share a font with SD Sengoku Bujutsu Retsuden and Battle Commander: Dokuganryuu Masamune (FC) --Ita 12:23, 27 October 2010 (UTC)
This album credits a Mappy Kids track to Nobuyuki Ohnogi. CRV 12:56, 27 October 2010 (UTC)
It is "Mappy (AC)". VGMdb is wrong. List of another homepage, listen online 5:37~ -Ita 11:33, 29 October 2010 (UTC)
Mappy Kids' ROM says 'by PIRO'. Also, I'm pretty sure Junya Kozakai was involved with the music for Final Lap because some of the tracks are similar to Cyber Spin SNES. The Fujioka Qualify music in Cyber Spin sounds identical to the first race theme and a little of the main menu in Final Lap. Though Atsuko Iwanaga may have worked on a bit of the music. Doommaster1994 05:20, 25 October 2012 (PST)
Not seeing the Piro thing. CRV (talk) 08:55, 25 October 2012 (CDT)