Intelligent Systems

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Intelligent Systems Co, Ltd.
Native name 株式会社インテリジェントシステムズ
Romanized name Kabushiki-Gaisha Interijento Shisutemuzu
Type Kabushiki gaisha
Founded Kyoto, Japan (December 1986 (1986-12))[1]
Headquarters Kyoto, Japan
Products Various video game titles
Employees 130 (as of October 2013)[2]

Intelligent Systems Co., Ltd. (株式会社インテリジェントシステムズ Kabushiki-Gaisha Interijento Shisutemuzu?) is a Japanese first-party video game developer and internal team of Nintendo best known for the Fire Emblem, Wars and Paper Mario series. Originally it had its headquarters at the Nintendo Kyoto Research Center in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto,[3] but in October 2013 it moved to a new building near Nintendo's headquarters.[4]

History[edit]

Intelligent Systems makes development kits for first and third parties, like this ROM burner for the Nintendo DS.

Intelligent Systems started out in the video game industry when developer Tohru Narihiro was hired by Nintendo to port Famicom Disk System software to the standard ROM-cartridge format that was being used by the NES outside Japan. The team soon became an auxiliary program unit for Nintendo (like HAL Laboratory originally) that provided system tools and hired people to program, fix, or port Nintendo-developed software. Much of the team's original work consists of minor contributions to larger titled developed by Nintendo R&D1 and Nintendo EAD.

Chief programmer Tohru Narihiro programmed his first video games, Famicom Wars and Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi, towards the end of the Famicom's life cycle, although the game design, graphic design, and music was provided by the Nintendo R&D1 team. Because of Narihiro's success, Intelligent Systems began to hire graphic designers, programmers, and musicians to extend the company from an auxiliary–tool developer to a game development group. The company has since continued to develop new entries in the Wars and Fire Emblem franchises.

Intelligent Systems currently focuses on development of Wii U and Nintendo 3DS software, and has developed games for every Nintendo system to date.

List of games developed[edit]

List of video games developed by Intelligent Systems
Title System Release date Publisher Ref(s)
Japan Europe North America
Tennis[a] Nintendo Entertainment System January 14, 1984 September 1, 1986 October 18, 1985 Nintendo
Family Computer Disk System February 21, 1986 N/A N/A
Wild Gunman[a] Nintendo Entertainment System February 18, 1984 February 15, 1988 October 18, 1985 Nintendo
Devil World[b] Nintendo Entertainment System October 5, 1984 July 15, 1987 Unreleased Nintendo
Soccer Nintendo Entertainment System April 9, 1985 January 15, 1987 March 1987 Nintendo
Family Computer Disk System February 21, 1986 N/A N/A
Metroid[a] Family Computer Disk System August 6, 1986 N/A N/A Nintendo [5]
Famicom Wars Family Computer August 12, 1988 Unreleased Unreleased Nintendo
Alleyway[a] Game Boy April 21, 1989 September 28, 1990 August 11, 1989 Nintendo
Baseball[c] Game Boy April 21, 1989 September 28, 1990 July 31, 1989 Nintendo
Yakuman Game Boy April 21, 1989 Unreleased Unreleased Nintendo
Golf Game Boy November 28, 1989 January 1990 February 1990 Nintendo
Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi[a] Family Computer April 20, 1990 Unreleased Unreleased Nintendo
Game Boy Wars[a] Game Boy May 21, 1991 Unreleased Unreleased Nintendo
Fire Emblem Gaiden Family Computer March 14, 1992 Unreleased Unreleased Nintendo
Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru[a] Game Boy September 4, 1992 Unreleased Unreleased Nintendo
Battle Clash[a]
JP Space Bazooka
Super Nintendo Entertainment System June 21, 1993 March 18, 1993 October 1992 Nintendo
Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge[a] Super Nintendo Entertainment System Unreleased December 1993 December 1993 Nintendo
Fire Emblem: Monshō no Nazo Super Famicom January 21, 1994 Unreleased Unreleased Nintendo
Super Metroid[a] Super Nintendo Entertainment System March 19, 1994 July 28, 1994 April 18, 1994 Nintendo
Galactic Pinball Virtual Boy July 21, 1995 Unreleased August 14, 1995 Nintendo
Panel de Pon Super Famicom October 27, 1995 Unreleased Unreleased Nintendo
Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu Super Famicom May 14, 1996 Unreleased Unreleased Nintendo
Tetris Attack[a] Super Nintendo Entertainment System Unreleased November 28, 1996 August 1996 Nintendo
BS Yoshi's Panepon[a] Satellaview November 3, 1996 N/A N/A Nintendo
Super Famicom Wars Super Famicom May 1, 1998 Unreleased Unreleased Nintendo
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 Super Famicom September 1, 1999 Unreleased Unreleased Nintendo
Paper Mario
JP Mario Story
Nintendo 64 August 11, 2000 October 5, 2001 February 5, 2001 Nintendo
Pokémon Puzzle Challenge
JP Pokemon de Panepon
Game Boy Color September 21, 2000 December 4, 2000 June 15, 2001 Nintendo
Pokémon Puzzle League [d] Nintendo 64 Unreleased March 16, 2001 September 25, 2000 Nintendo
Advance Wars
JP Game Boy Wars Advance
Game Boy Advance November 25, 2004[e] January 11, 2002 September 10, 2001 Nintendo
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
JP Mario Kart Advance
Game Boy Advance July 21, 2001 September 14, 2001 August 27, 2001 Nintendo
Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest[f]
JP|EU|AU Animal Leader
GameCube February 21, 2002 July 19, 2002 November 5, 2002 Nintendo WW
Atlus NA
Fire Emblem: Fūin no Tsurugi[a] Game Boy Advance March 29, 2002 Unreleased Unreleased Nintendo
Nintendo Puzzle Collection[a][d] GameCube February 7, 2003 Unreleased Unreleased Nintendo
Fire Emblem
JP Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken
Game Boy Advance April 25, 2003 July 16, 2004 November 3, 2003 Nintendo
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
JP Game Boy Wars Advance 2
Game Boy Advance November 25, 2004[e] October 3, 2003 June 23, 2003 Nintendo
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$
JP Atsumare! Made in Wario
GameCube October 17, 2003 September 3, 2004 April 5, 2004 Nintendo
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
JP Paper Mario RPG
GameCube July 22, 2004 November 12, 2004 October 11, 2004 Nintendo
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
JP Fire Emblem: Seima no Kōseki
Game Boy Advance October 7, 2004 November 4, 2005 May 23, 2005 Nintendo
WarioWare: Twisted![g]
JP Mawaru Made in Wario
Game Boy Advance October 14, 2004 Unreleased May 23, 2005 Nintendo
WarioWare: Touched![g]
JP Sawaru Made in Wario
Nintendo DS December 2, 2004 March 11, 2005 February 14, 2005 Nintendo
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance[h]
JP Fire Emblem: Sōen no Kiseki
GameCube April 20, 2005 November 4, 2005 October 17, 2005 Nintendo
Advance Wars: Dual Strike
JP Famicom Wars DS
Nintendo DS June 23, 2005 September 30, 2005 August 22, 2005 Nintendo
WarioWare: Smooth Moves[g]
JP Odoru Made in Wario
Wii December 2, 2006 January 12, 2007 January 15, 2007 Nintendo
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn[h]
JP Fire Emblem: Akatsuki no Megami
Wii February 22, 2007 March 14, 2008 November 11, 2007 Nintendo
Super Paper Mario Wii April 19, 2007 September 14, 2007 April 9, 2007 Nintendo
Planet Puzzle League
EU Puzzle League DS
JP Panel de Pon DS
Nintendo DS April 26, 2007 June 29, 2007 June 4, 2007 Nintendo
Face Training
JP Facening de Hyōjō Yutaka ni Inshō Up: Otona no DS Kao Training
Nintendo DS August 7, 2007 Unreleased Unreleased Nintendo
Nintendo DSi September 9, 2009 September 24, 2010
Kousoku Card Battle: Card Hero[g] Nintendo DS December 20, 2007 Unreleased Unreleased Nintendo
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
EU|AU Advance Wars: Dark Conflict
JP Famicom Wars DS: Ushinawareta Hikari
Nintendo DS Unreleased January 25, 2008 January 21, 2008 Nintendo
Virtual Console (Nintendo 3DS) October 30, 2013 Unreleased Unreleased [6]
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[h]
JP Fire Emblem: Shin Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Ken
Nintendo DS August 7, 2008 December 5, 2008 February 16, 2009 Nintendo
WarioWare: Snapped![g]
JP Utsusu Made in Wario
Nintendo DSi (DSiWare) December 24, 2008 April 3, 2009 April 5, 2009 Nintendo
WarioWare D.I.Y.[g]
JP Made in Ore
Nintendo DS April 29, 2009 April 30, 2010 March 28, 2010 Nintendo
WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase[g]
JP Asobu Made in Ore
Wii (WiiWare) April 29, 2009 April 30, 2010 March 29, 2010 Nintendo
Dragon Quest Wars Nintendo DSi (DSiWare) June 24, 2009 October 9, 2009 September 28, 2009 Square Enix
Eco Shooter: Plant 530
JP|EU 530 Eco Shooter
Wii (WiiWare) November 24, 2009 January 29, 2010 December 21, 2009 Nintendo
Nintendo DSi Instrument Tuner Nintendo DSi (DSiWare) September 2, 2009 Unreleased March 29, 2010 Nintendo
Nintendo DSi Metronome Nintendo DSi (DSiWare) September 2, 2009 Unreleased March 29, 2010 Nintendo
Dictionary 6 in 1 with Camera Function Nintendo DSi (DSiWare) October 7, 2009 September 4, 2009 March 29, 2010 Nintendo
Link 'n' Launch Nintendo DSi (DSiWare) November 11, 2009 August 6, 2010 February 8, 2010 Nintendo
Spotto!
EU|AU Birds & Bombs
Nintendo DSi (DSiWare) November 25, 2009 February 26, 2010 February 15, 2010 Nintendo
Fire Emblem: Shin Monshō no Nazo: Hikari to Kage no Eiyū Nintendo DS July 15, 2010 Unreleased Unreleased Nintendo
Dragon Quest 25th Anniversary Famicom & Super Famicom Dragon Quest I · II · III Wii September 15, 2011 Unreleased Unreleased Square Enix
Pushmo
EU|AU Pullblox
JP Hiku Osu
Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo eShop) October 5, 2011 December 8, 2011 December 8, 2011 Nintendo
Fire Emblem: Awakening[h] Nintendo 3DS April 19, 2012 April 19, 2013 February 4, 2013 Nintendo
Crashmo
EU|AU Fallblox
JP Hiku Otsu
Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo eShop) October 31, 2012 November 15, 2012 November 22, 2012 Nintendo
Game & Wario[g] Wii U March 28, 2013 June 28, 2013 June 23, 2013 Nintendo
Daigasso! Band Brothers P[i] Nintendo 3DS November 14, 2013 TBA TBA Nintendo
Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem[j] Wii U TBA TBA TBA Nintendo
Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Co-developed by Nintendo R&D1.
  2. ^ Co-developed by Nintendo EAD.
  3. ^ Responsible for porting the original game to the Game Boy.
  4. ^ a b Co-developed with Nintendo Software Technology (NST).
  5. ^ a b Released as Game Boy Wars Advance 1+2 in Japan.
  6. ^ Co-developed by Saru Brunei.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h Co-developed by Nintendo SPD Group No. 1.
  8. ^ a b c d Co-developed by Nintendo SPD Group No. 2.
  9. ^ Co-developed by Nintendo SDD.
  10. ^ Co-developed by Atlus.

Cancelled[edit]

Title System Publisher Reason Ref(s)
Dragon Hopper
JP Jump Dragon
Virtual Boy Nintendo
Fire Emblem 64 (tentative title) Nintendo 64DD Nintendo

Other games[edit]

  • Wrecking Crew (NES/FDS)[7]
  • Mario Bros. (NES/FDS)
  • Donkey Kong (NES)
  • Hogan's Alley (NES)
  • Duck Hunt (NES)
  • Mario Paint (SNES)
  • Sim City (SNES)
  • Card Hero (GBC)
  • Dr. Mario & Panel de pon (GBA)
  • English word book to learn to write (DSiWare)
  • Picture word book to learn to write (DSiWare)
  • How many days after? Nintendo DSi calendar counting (DSiWare)
  • Card Hero Speed Battle Custom (DSiWare)
  • smile book collecting (DSiWare)
  • Pon panel a little (DSiWare)
  • Dictionary Raku引 DS as it is Kanji (Nintendo DS)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History" (in Japanese). Intelligent Systems. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 
  2. ^ "Company Profile" (in Japanese). Intelligent Systems. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  3. ^ "Location". Intelligent Systems. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  4. ^ Nintendo-Online.de
  5. ^ Christian Nutt (23 April 2010). "The Elegance Of Metroid: Yoshio Sakamoto Speaks". Gamasutra. United Business Media LLC. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "ファミコンウォーズDS 失われた光" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.intsys.co.jp/company/gamesoft/index.html

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