Santos (2)

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Santos Ltd. (株式会社サントス) was apparently another company started and headed by Takeshi Tozu (戸津猛) after his previous company of the same name went bankrupt and/or was acquired by Sega and "became" Mega Soft.

Staff included those who did not go to Mega Soft. Some staff later joined Yumekobo.

Research Methods: Actual mentions, interviews, shared staff

Game Gear

  • Bust-A-Move / Puzzle Bobble (US Publisher: Sega; JP Publisher: Taito)
Sound: Studio Cliche
  • Samurai Spirits / Samurai Shodown (JP/US Publisher: Takara)
  • The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World / Bart World (Master System port) (US/EU Publisher: Flying Edge; JP Publisher: Acclaim; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
?: T's Music
  • The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants (Master System port) (US/EU Publisher: Flying Edge)

Mega Drive/Genesis

  • The Flintstones (programming; under subcontract with Kyugo Trading) (US/JP Publisher: Taito; EU Publisher: Sega)
Some Planning? Some Graphics?: Helloween?

PC Engine CD/TurboGrafx-CD

  • DE-JA (programming) (JP Publisher: NEC Interchannel)
Developer: AIC Spirits; ?: Marble; Music: Witch; Sound Effects, Voice Editing: Studio Cliche (The old Studio Cliche website only lists "audio editing." [1])
  • Janshin Densetsu (JP Publisher: NEC)
[Some?] Sound: Daft


  • AirGrave (JP Publisher: Santos)
Sound: Studio Cliche
  • The King of Fighters '95 (some programming) (JP Publisher: SNK; US Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America) [2]
Developer: Aicom; Some Programming: Eleca; Sound: First Circle
  • Money Idol Exchanger (programming?) (JP Publisher: Athena)
Direction, Graphics: C-lab.
  • Samurai Spirits: Kenkaku Shinan Pack ("Samurai Spirits") (JP Publisher: SNK)
According to one of the programmers, the conversion of the first Samurai Spirits was done at Yumekobo, but the staff were employees of Santos. (They said Shin Samurai Spirits was done by an outside company, and Santos was not involved. [The staff on Shin Samurai Spirits is credited as "Yumekobo Staff." [3]]) [4]
  • Stahlfeder: Tekkou Hikuudan (JP Publisher: Santos)
Sound: Studio Cliche
  • Tripuzz (JP Publisher: Santos)
Sound: Crescendo