Aicom

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Aicom/Yumekobo
Video game developer
SuccessorSNK
Founded1988 (1988) - 2001?
HeadquartersJapan
The Yumekobo Logo circa 2000's

Aicom was a Japanese video game developer, founded in 1988, possibly by a group that left Irem and Jaleco. Despite evidence to support this, the Sammy corporate website lists 1990 as the first year and that it was a subsidiary.[1] It was bought by Sammy Industry in 1992.

Their games include The Mafat Conspiracy, Totally Rad and Vice: Project Doom on the Nintendo Entertainment System, Blaster Master Boy for the Game Boy and Pulstar for Neo Geo.

Aicom eventually broke off from Sammy,[when?] and, with funding from SNK, eventually became Yumekobo, producing games mainly for SNK systems.[2]

List of Aicom games[edit]

This is a list of Aicom games arranged by release date, the order in regions specifies where it was released first.[3][4][5] This list does not include Yumekobo label games.

Title Date Type Platform(s) Region(s)
Chuugoku Senseijutsu 1988 Miscellaneous NES JP
Amagon (Totsuzen! Macho Man in Japan) 1988, 1989 Action NES JP, NA
Hoops (Moero!! Junior Basket: Two on Two in Japan) 1988, 1989 Sports NES Worldwide
The Legendary Axe (Makyou Densetsu in Japan) 1988, 1989 Action TurboGrafx-16 JP, NA
A.B. Cop 1989 Driving Arcade NA
Flying Hero (Advanced Fireman in USA) 1989 Action NES JP
P-47 Thunderbolt: The Freedom Fighter 1989 Action TurboGrafx-16 JP
All-Pro Basketball (Zenbei!! Pro Basketball in Japan) 1989 Sports NES NA, JP
Takeda Shingen 1989 Action TurboGrafx-16 JP
Racing Hero 1989 Driving Arcade NA
The Astyanax (The Lord of King in Japan) 1989, 1990 Platform Arcade, NES Worldwide
Takin' It To The Hoop (USA Pro Basketball in Japan) 1989, 1990 Action TurboGrafx-16 JP, NA
The Mafat Conspiracy (Golgo 13 The Riddle of Icarus in Japan) 1990 Action NES JP, NA
Tensei Ryuu: Saint Dragon 1990 Action TurboGrafx-16 JP
Ultimate Basketball (Taito Basketball in Japan) 1990, 1991 Sports game NES NA, JP
Totally Rad (Magic John in Japan) 1990, 1991 Action, Adventure NES JP, NA
Vice: Project Doom (Gun-Dec in Japan) 1991 Action, Racing / Driving NES JP, NA
Blaster Master Boy (Blaster Master Jr. in Europe, Bomber King: Scenario 2 in Japan) 1991 Action, Platform Game Boy Worldwide
Viewpoint 1992, 1995 Isometric shooter Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD JP, NA
Football Fury (Ultimate Football in Japan) 1992, 1993 Sports SNES JP, NA
Jyanshin Densetsu: Quest of Jongmaster 1994 Puzzle Arcade JP
Pulstar 1995 Action Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, Arcade JP, NA
Fuuun Gokuu Ninjin 1996 Action PlayStation JP

List of Yumekobo games[edit]

This is a list of Yumekobo games arranged by release date, the order in regions specifies where it was released first.[6] This list does not include Aicom label games.

Title Date Type Platform(s) Region(s)
Blazing Star 1998 Shoot 'em up Arcade, Neo Geo NA, JP
Pocket Tennis 1998, 1999 Sport Neo Geo Pocket Color JP, NA
Puzzle Link (Tsunagete Pon! Color in Japan) 1999 Puzzle Neo Geo Pocket Color JP, NA
Pocket Tennis Color 1999 Sport Neo Geo Pocket Color JP, NA
Biomotor Unitron 1999 Role-playing video game, Strategy Neo Geo Pocket Color JP, NA
Prehistoric Isle 2 (Genshitou 2 in Japan; Jointly developed with Saurus) 1999 Shoot 'em up Arcade NA, JP
Biomotor Unitron 2 2000 Role-playing video game, Strategy Neo Geo Pocket Color JP
SNK Gals' Fighters 2000 Fighter Neo Geo Pocket Color Worldwide
Puzzle Link 2 (Tsunagete Pon! 2 in Japan) 2000 Puzzle Neo Geo Pocket Color JP, NA

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Aicom at Game Developer Research Institute