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If you could buy and reignite a classic japanese developer

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:19 pm
by RodimusPrime
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.

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

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:35 pm
by c0nfu53d
irem, if nothing else just for the Hammerin' Harry Licence. That said technically Irem are still around but don't make games anymore

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

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:11 pm
by skodathegreat
Hudson Soft.

Much Bomberman goodness please!

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

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:28 am
by Matt_B
Konami.

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

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

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:56 am
by theantmeister
skodathegreat wrote:Hudson Soft.

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

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

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:01 am
by Retrobussola
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...

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

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:18 am
by theantmeister
I'm pretty sure Team 17 aren't Japanese... and are still publishing good stuff (besides Worms games).

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

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:29 am
by silvergunner
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.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:00 am
by Retrobussola
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.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:18 am
by n1nty
There is only one ......

TOAPLAN

Shooter heaven :) if only .....

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

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:57 am
by HalcyonDaze00
taito

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

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:24 am
by Megamixer
It would have to be either Data East or Taito for me.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:14 pm
by sscott
Good thread, Taito or Konami for me, some Bubble Bobble/bust-a-move fun

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

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:00 pm
by Gameon
I miss Jaleco, if only because because of the Idol Janshi Suchie-Pai series.

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

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:26 am
by MadManDan79
Another vote for taito...