If you could buy and reignite a classic japanese developer

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Which classic Japanese developer / publisher

TAITO
6
50%
SUNSOFT
1
8%
DATA EAST
1
8%
JALECO
1
8%
HUDSON SOFT
2
17%
HUMAN
0
No votes
IREM
1
8%
NATSUME
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 12

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RodimusPrime
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If you could buy and reignite a classic japanese developer

Post by RodimusPrime » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:19 pm

There are a few Japanese Companies that have all but disappeared or swallowed by a bigger company, yet created or publishes some of the best games of all time.

you buy the developer and have full power to update all its classic franchises which one would it be.

Which one of these would it be and what games would you do first.
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Re: If you could buy and reignite a classic japanese develop

Post by c0nfu53d » Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:35 pm

irem, if nothing else just for the Hammerin' Harry Licence. That said technically Irem are still around but don't make games anymore

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Re: If you could buy and reignite a classic japanese develop

Post by skodathegreat » Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:11 pm

Hudson Soft.

Much Bomberman goodness please!
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Re: If you could buy and reignite a classic japanese develop

Post by Matt_B » Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:28 am

Konami.

The way they've gone wrong of late, it'd be a public service.

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Re: If you could buy and reignite a classic japanese develop

Post by theantmeister » Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:56 am

skodathegreat wrote:Hudson Soft.

Much Bomberman goodness please!
And a modern Faxanadu remake, please!

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Re: If you could buy and reignite a classic japanese develop

Post by Retrobussola » Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:01 am

Apart from Taito, i would add Cinemaware and Team 17. They developed great games as Defender of the crown, It Came from Desert, Alien Breed, Agony, etc...

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Re: If you could buy and reignite a classic japanese develop

Post by theantmeister » Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:18 am

I'm pretty sure Team 17 aren't Japanese... and are still publishing good stuff (besides Worms games).

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Re: If you could buy and reignite a classic japanese develop

Post by silvergunner » Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:29 am

Data East as they released some amazing games and pinball machines back in the day.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of ... _Data_East

I would bring back the arcade versions of Robocop 1 and 2 for starters along with one of the many fantastic pinball units.

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Re: If you could buy and reignite a classic japanese develop

Post by Retrobussola » Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:00 am

theantmeister wrote:I'm pretty sure Team 17 aren't Japanese... and are still publishing good stuff (besides Worms games).
Oops you're right, sorry. As the same for Cinemaware. For Taito I remember, apart from Bubble Bobble, masterpieces like Operation Wolf and Rastan Saga.

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Re: If you could buy and reignite a classic japanese develop

Post by n1nty » Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:18 am

There is only one ......

TOAPLAN

Shooter heaven :) if only .....

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Re: If you could buy and reignite a classic japanese develop

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:57 am

taito

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Post by Megamixer » Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:24 am

It would have to be either Data East or Taito for me.
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Post by sscott » Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:14 pm

Good thread, Taito or Konami for me, some Bubble Bobble/bust-a-move fun
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Re: If you could buy and reignite a classic japanese develop

Post by Gameon » Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:00 pm

I miss Jaleco, if only because because of the Idol Janshi Suchie-Pai series.

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Re: If you could buy and reignite a classic japanese develop

Post by MadManDan79 » Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:26 am

Another vote for taito...

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