iQue

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iQue, Ltd.
神游科技
Type Subsidiary
Industry Video game
Founded 2002
Headquarters Suzhou, China[1]
Key people Wei Yen
Products Nintendo games and consoles branded with the iQue name
Website www.ique.com

iQue, Ltd. (simplified Chinese: 神游科技; traditional Chinese: 神遊科技; pinyin: Shényóu Kējì) is a Chinese company located in Suzhou. It was founded as a joint venture between Dr. Wei Yen and Nintendo in 2002. As of 2013, it is a 100% Nintendo-owned subsidiary.[2][3] iQue also makes the iQue Player, which was the company's first product. The company manufactures and distributes official Nintendo consoles and games for the mainland Chinese market, under the iQue brand.

Currently, iQue may only release portable Nintendo games for iQue DS, Game Boy Advance, and Game Boy Advance SP. The iQue Player is the only home "console" available from the company in China. However, plans to release the Wii in China were officially announced by Satoru Iwata on 28 October 2007, but they were only available in Hong Kong, under the Nintendo brand.[4] The Nintendo DSi was released in China in December 2009 as iQue DSi. The Nintendo 3DS XL was released in China as iQue 3DS XL in December 2012.[5]

iQue Player[edit]

Main article: iQue Player

The iQue Player is a micro variant of a home video game console by iQue. It plays Nintendo 64 games ported to the console. It was uniquely designed to by-pass the then-Chinese ban on home console products overall.

iQue Game Boy[edit]

iQue Game Boy Advance[edit]

The iQue GBA is the Chinese version of the Game Boy Advance. It was released on 8 June 2004. It has eight translated games.[6]

Games:[7]

Western Title Chinese Title Pinyin Released Date Genre Game Modes
F-Zero Maximum Velocity 极速F-ZERO未来赛车 Jísù F-ZERO Wèilái Sàichē 2007 Racing Single-Player, Muti-Player (1-4)
Super Mario World - Super Mario Advance 2 超级马力欧世界 Chāojí Mǎlìōu Shìjiè 2006 Platform Single-Player, Muti-Player
Yoshi's Island - Super Mario Advance 3 耀西岛 Yàoxi Dǎo 2006 Platform Single-Player
Metroid Fusion 密特罗德 融合 Mìtèluōdé Rónghé 2006 Shooter Single-Player
WarioWare, Inc.: Minigame Mania
(WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! in North America)
瓦力欧制造 Wǎlìōu Zhìzào 2005 Minigames Single-Player
Metroid Zero Mission 密特罗德:零点任务 Mìtèluōdé: Língdiǎn Rènwù 2005 Shooter Single-Player
Super Mario Advance 超级马力欧2 Chāojí Mǎlìōu 2 2004 Platform Single-Player
Wario Land 4 瓦力欧寻宝记 Wǎlìōu Xúnbǎo Jì 2004 Platform Single-Player

iQue Game Boy SP[edit]

The iQue SP is the Chinese version of the Game Boy Advance SP. It plays Game Boy Advance games and it has a rechargeable battery, and it is backlit, which the Game Boy Advance didn't have.[8]

iQue Game Boy micro[edit]

The iQue micro is the Chinese version of the Game Boy Micro. It is the smallest Game Boy and iQue System. It plays Game Boy Advance games.[9]

iQue DS[edit]

iQue DS[edit]

The iQue DS is the Chinese version of the Nintendo DS. It has 6 translated games. It is the only version of the Nintendo DS to have a regional lockout, so iQue DS games can't be played on DS systems from other regions. Nintendo DS games from other regions can be played on iQue DS.[10]

Games:[7]

Western Title Chinese Title Pinyin Released Date Genre Game Modes
Nintendogs 任天狗狗 Rèn Tiāngǒu Gǒu 2009/2010 Platform Single-Player, Muti-Player (1-2)
New Super Mario Bros. New 超级马力欧兄弟 New Chāojí Mǎlìōu Xiōngdì 2009 Platform Single-Player, Muti-Player (1-4)
Super Mario 64 DS 神游马力欧DS Shényóu Mǎlìōu DS 2007 Platform Single-Player, Muti-Player (1-4)
Yoshi Touch & Go 摸摸耀西-云中漫步 Mō Mō Yàoxi - Yún Zhōng Mànbù 14 February 2006 Platform Single-Player, Muti-Player (1-2)
Polarium 直感一笔 Zhígǎn Yī Bǐ 2005 Puzzle Single-Player
WarioWare: Touched! 摸摸瓦力欧制造 Mō Mō Wǎlìōu Zhìzào 2005 Minigames Single-Player

iQue DS Lite[edit]

The iQue DS Lite is the Chinese version of the Nintendo DS Lite. It plays Nintendo DS games and it is smaller than the original DS and it has a brighter screen than the original DS.[11]

iQue DSi[edit]

The iQue DSi is the Chinese version of the Nintendo DSi. It has a camera and it plays both DS and DSiWare games.

iQue 3DS[edit]

iQue 3DS XL[edit]

The iQue 3DS XL is the Chinese Version of the Nintendo 3DS XL.

Games:

Western Title Chinese Title Pinyin Released Date Game Modes
Super Mario 3D Land 超级马力欧 3D乐园 Chāojí Mǎlìōu 3D Lèyuán December 2012 Single-Player
Mario Kart 7 马力欧卡丁车7 Mǎlìōu Kǎdīngchē 7 December 2012 Single-Player, Multi-Player

Due to the regional lockout, only the games that provide simplified Chinese interface language can be used in iQue 3DS XL. Besides the two games above which are released by iQue, these 8 games released by Nintendo Hong Kong and Nintendo Phuten can be also used in this console, all of which include simplified Chinese interface language:

Western Title Chinese Title Pinyin Game Modes
Paper Mario: Sticker Star 纸片马力欧 超级贴纸 Zhǐpiàn Mǎlìōu Chāojí Tiēzhǐ Single-Player
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon 路易吉洋馆2 Lùyìjí Yángguǎn 2 Single-Player, Multi-Player
Brain Age: Concentration Training 脑科学专家 川岛隆太博士监修 突破极限 脑的5分钟魔鬼锻炼 Nǎokēxué Zhuānjiā Chuāndǎolóngtài Bóshì Jiānxiū Tūpò Jíxiàn Nǎo de 5 Fēnzhōng Móguǐ Duànliàn Single-Player, Multi-Player
New Super Mario Bros. 2 New 超级马力欧兄弟 2 New Chāojí Mǎlìōu Xiōngdì 2 Single-Player, Multi-Player
Mario Tennis Open 马力欧网球 公开赛 Mǎlìōu Wǎngqiú Gōngkāisài Single-Player, Multi-Player
Star Fox 64 3D 星际火狐64 3D Xīngjì Huǒhú 64 3D Single-Player, Multi-Player
Nintendogs + Cats 任天狗狗+猫猫 Rèntiān Gǒugou + Māomāo Single-Player
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 塞尔达传说 时光之笛 3D Sàiěrdá Chuánshuō: Shíguāng zhī Dí 3D Single-Player

Comparison[edit]

Software Compatibility
iQue Player iQue GBA iQue SP iQue Micro iQue DS iQue DS Lite iQue DSi iQue 3DS XL
iQue Player/N64 Software Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
GB and GBC Software Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
GBA Software Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN
DS Software Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Software Distribution
Software Distribution iQue Depot
Fugue Online
Retail Retail Retail Retail Retail Retail
DSi Ware
Retail

References[edit]

  1. ^ "tewaswork" (in Chinese). iQue. Retrieved November 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Up-to-date listing of Nintendo subsidiaries". Nintendo Everything. 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2014-07-20. 
  3. ^ "関係会社の状況". Nintendo. 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2014-07-20. 
  4. ^ "任天堂(香港)有限公司網站". Nintendo.com.hk. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  5. ^ ""iQue 3DS XL" 今年12月发售". Ique.com. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  6. ^ "iQue Ltd". Ique.com. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  7. ^ a b "iQue Ltd". Ique.com. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  8. ^ "iQue Ltd". Ique.com. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  9. ^ "Ique Game Boy Micro". Ique.com. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  10. ^ "Touch!Ique Ds". Ique.com. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  11. ^ "Touch!Ique Ds". Ique.com. Retrieved 2013-10-14.