Nihon Bussan

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Nihon Bussan Co., Ltd.
日本物産株式会社
Type Corporation
Industry video games
Founded 1970-2014
Headquarters Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan
Key people Sueharu Torii (President and CEO)
Products video game software
Employees 30
Website http://www.nichibutsu.co.jp/

Nihon Bussan Co., Ltd. (日本物産株式会社 Nihon Bussan Kabushikigaisha) is a Japanese video game manufacturer, commonly known as Nichibutsu (ニチブツ). The company uses an owl sign for the company's official logo. The company has its headquarters in Kita-ku, Osaka.[1]

Established in 1970, the company started making video games in 1978. In the middle of the 1980s, the company began to make strip mahjong games. The 1988 game "Tatakae! Big Fighter" ended up being their last arcade game other than mahjong titles. Currently Nichibutsu produces strip mahjong games that use DVDs for video playback. Nichibutsu's popularity was at its peak in 1980 when the company announced and released Moon Cresta (shooting) and Crazy Climber (action).[2] In March 2014, Nihon Bussan sold the rights of all video games to HAMSTER Corporation.[3]

List of Nihon Bussan games[edit]

Shooter[edit]

  • 1978 Moon Base
  • 1980 Moon Alien
  • 1980 Moon Alien 2
  • 1980 Moon Cresta
  • 1980 Moon Alpha
  • 1980 Moon Raker
  • 1980 Moon Quasar
  • 1981 Moon Shuttle
  • 1983 Space Fighter X (SF-X)
  • 1984 Seicross
  • 1984 Tube Panic
  • 1985 MagMax
  • 1985 Terra Cresta
  • 1986 UFO Robo Dangar
  • 1986 Soldier Girl Amazon (aka Sei Senshi Amatelass)
  • 1986 Ninja Emaki (aka Youma Ninpou Cho)
  • 1987 Sky Fox (aka Exerizer)
  • 1987 Terra Force
  • 1987 Legion
  • 1988 Formation Armed F
  • 1989 Sky Robo (aka Tatakae! Big Fighter)
  • 1992 Terra Cresta 2
  • 1997 Terra Cresta 3D

Action[edit]

  • 1980 Crazy Climber
  • 1981 Frisky Tom
  • 1982 Wiping (Also known as "Rug Rats")
  • 1984 Roller Jammer
  • 1984 Dynamic Ski
  • 1985 Cop01
  • 1985 Galivan (Also known as "Cosmo Police Galivan")
  • 1986 Mighty Guy
  • 1987 Booby Kids (aka Kid no HORE HORE Dai Sakusen)
  • 1987 Samurai Assassin (aka Kozure Ōkami)
  • 1988 Crazy Climber 2
  • 1990 Die Hard (PC Engine Version developed for Pack-In-Video Co. Ltd.)
  • 1993 Galivan 2 (Also known as "Cosmo Police Galivan 2")

Quiz[edit]

  • Hihoo! (1987)
  • Hihoo!2 (1987)
  • Quiz DE Date (1991)
  • Miracle Q (1991)
  • Kotaemon kachi (1991)
  • TECHNO・DOOL (1991)

Puzzle[edit]

  • Oh! Pyepee (1988)
  • Tougenkyou (1988)
  • Pairs (1989)

Sports[edit]

Action role-playing[edit]

Casino[edit]

Mahjong (only the most notable games)[edit]

  • 1983 Jangō Lady
  • 1986 Second Love
  • 1990 Mahjong Triple Wars
  • 1991 Mahjong Vanilla Syndrome
  • 1994 Sailor Wars

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nichibutsu Fact Book." Nihon Bussan. Retrieved on February 19, 2010.
  2. ^ Business Japan - Volume 29, Page 125 Nihon Kōgyō Shinbunsha - 1984 "The wider this trend expands, the deeper these game machines lead the people into the world of dreams and fantasy. Nichibutsu, Japan's unique game machine manufacturer which started earlier than other similar makers the full utilization of the most advanced technology, is determined to come out with products which the people want to play with."
  3. ^ "NEWS RELEASE."

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