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Bear's Inc. (有限会社ベアーズ) was established in Tokyo in 1983 by Akihito Abe (安部彰人) [1], a former section chief at Data East. [2]

Bear's started out making computer games, but it would eventually tie up with Shouei System — which was in the same office building — developing Famicom/NES games exclusively for them. Abe left in 1987 to start a company in Hokkaido and handed Bear's over to Shouei president Hirotoshi Tokuyama. It is unknown what happened to Bear's as a corporate entity after that [3] [4] [5], but the Bear's team would continue developing games for 2-3 more years.

After the team split up, Shouei System would subcontract development to companies like Copya System and Office Koukan.

Research Methods: Actual mentions, hidden data, online resources, shared staff


  • Baltron (JP Publisher: Toei Animation)
  • Hokuto no Ken (JP Publisher: Toei Animation)
  • Hokuto no Ken 3: Shinseiki Souzou - Seiken Retsuden (JP Publisher: Toei Animation)
  • Hokuto no Ken II: Seikimatsu Kyuuseishu Densetsu / Fist of the North Star (JP Publisher: Toei Animation; US Publisher: Taxan)
  • Kamen no Ninja Akakage (JP Publisher: Toei Animation)
  • Nagagutsu o Haita Neko: Sekai Isshuu 80 Nichi Daibouken (JP Publisher: Toei Animation)
  • Pachicom (JP Publisher: Toshiba EMI)
  • Puss N' Boots: Pero's Great Adventure (US Publisher: Electro Brain)
  • Sukeban Deka III (JP Publisher: Toei Animation)
  • SWAT: Special Weapons and Tactics (JP Publisher: Toei Animation)

Famicom Disk System

  • Pachicom (JP Publisher: Toshiba EMI)


  • Pachicom (JP Publisher: Toshiba EMI)


  • Bug Attack (JP Publisher: Comptiq)
  • Fathoms 40 (JP Publisher: Comptiq)
  • Miner 2049er (JP Publisher: Comptiq)
  • Nankai no Hyouteki (JP Publisher: Bear's)
Developer?: Office Koukan
  • Skyscraper (JP Publisher: Bear's)

Sharp X1

  • Nankai no Hyouteki (JP Publisher: Bear's)
Developer?: Office Koukan


  • Bug Attack (JP Publisher: Sony)


Partial English translation of on-screen text [6] [7]