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Salio Inc. (サリオ株式会社) was a company related to Tecmo. It was based in Azumabashi, Sumida City, Tokyo [1], in the same building that once housed Tecmo (then Tehkan)'s head office (〒130 東京都墨田区吾妻橋2-1-13). [2]

Salio was profiled in the December 1988 issue of PC Engine Fan magazine. At the time, its development staff consisted of seven people. [3]

Some staff were previously part of Mars (developer of Garfield no Isshuukan for the Famicom) and later went to Athena (not to be confused with the company of the same name behind the Dezaemon series). Some other staff started Mint.

Salio was later renamed Kankyo Kagaku Co., Ltd. (環境科学株式会社) Kankyo Kagaku still exists and (as of March 31, 2022) has a 7.17% stake in Koei Tecmo Holdings. [4]

Research Methods: Actual mentions, online resources, shared staff


  • Obocchama-kun (JP Publisher: Tecmo) [5]
  • Pyross (unreleased) (Sammy) [6]

Game Boy

  • Taikyoku Renju (JP Publisher: Towa Chiki) [7]
Programming?: ANex
  • Uoozu / Fish Dude (JP Publisher: Towa Chiki; US Publisher: SOFEL) [8]
Programming?: ANex

Mark III/Master System

Salio published two games in Japan, but these were apparently not developed in-house. [9]

PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16

  • Daichi-kun Crisis: Do Natural (JP Publisher: Salio)
  • Dennou Suikoden (unreleased) (Salio)
Port of the Hot-B computer game. Mentioned in the PC Engine Fan profile.
  • Zero4 Champ (JP Publisher: Media Rings) [10]

PC Engine CD/TurboGrafx-CD

  • Game based on Majokko Club Yoningumi: A Kuukan kara no Alien X (unreleased) [11]
Information was exchanged with the animation studio Pierrot, but the game content was never finalized.