Toaplan Co., Ltd.
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|Former type||Video game industry|
|Fate||Vanished after bankruptcy|
|Products||Video game consoles
Toaplan Co., Ltd. (東亜プラン株式会社 Tōapuran kabushikigaisha?) was a video game developer from Japan. They were responsible for the creation of a wide array of relatively famous scrolling shooters and other arcade games, yet the company declared bankruptcy in 1994.
|1985||Tiger Heli||Taito Corporation|
|1986||Get Star / Guardian||Taito Corporation|
|1986||Slap Fight / Alcon||Taito Corporation|
|1987||Hishouzame / Sky Shark / Flying Shark||Taito Corporation|
|1987||Wardner (no Mori) / Pyros||Taito Corporation|
|1987||Kyuukyoku Tiger / Twin Cobra||Taito Corporation|
|1988||Dash Yarou / Rally Bike||Taito Corporation|
|1988||Tatsujin / Truxton||Taito Corporation|
|1989||Daisenpuu / Twin Hawk||Taito Corporation|
|1989||Horror Story / Demon's World||Taito Corporation|
|1989||Same! Same! Same! / Fire Shark||Toaplan|
|1990||Snow Bros.: Nick & Tom||Romstar|
|1992||Pipi & Bibi's / Whoopee!!||Romstar|
|1992||Tatsujinou / Truxton II||Toaplan|
|1993||Grind Stormer / V・V||Toaplan|
|1993||Knuckle Bash||Toaplan / Atari Games|
|1994||Otenki Paradise / Snow Bros. 2: With New Elves||Hanafram|
|1993||Dynamic Trial 7||Toaplan|
|1994||Genkai Chousen Distopia||Toaplan|
Companies spun off from Toaplan
After Toaplan closed its doors in 1994, several former employees formed or were involved with the following companies, many of which were dedicated to arcade shooters:
- Raizing/8ing (When Raizing was folded into 8ing, some employees left for CAVE.)
- Gazelle (creators of Air Gallet and the Sailor Moon arcade game; both distributed by Banpresto. Gazelle did not last long; after its closure, some employees left to join CAVE.)
- Takumi (creators of Giga Wing and Mars Matrix, published Twin Cobra II after Toaplan's closure. Current status unknown.)
- Same! Same! Same! uses what looks like "ToaPlan" on an in-game graphic. This is the only sight of the name that is not in all capital letters.
- All Your Base - The Toaplan Museum (formerly known as Toaplan.com), unofficial source of information on Toaplan games.
- Toaplan System 1 and Toaplan System 2 game list and statistics.
- Toaplan history (Neo-Arcadia), History of Toaplan (in French)