Aicom

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Aicom/Yumekobo
Video game developer
Founded 1988 (1988)
Headquarters Japan
The Yumekobo Logo circa 2000's

Aicom is a now defunct Japanese video game developer. It is believed[by whom?] that it was founded in 1988 at the latest, possibly by a group that left Irem, 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 Sega Sammy Holdings in 1992.[2]

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.

It eventually broke off from Sammy, and with funding from SNK eventually became Yumekobo and produced games mainly for SNK systems.[3]

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.[4][5][6] This list does not include Yumekobo label games.

Title Date Type Platform(s) Region(s)
Chuugoku Senseijutsu 1988 Miscellaneous NES Japan
Amagon (Totsuzen! Macho Man in Japan) 1988, 1989 Action NES Japan, North America
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 Japan, North America
A.B. Cop 1989 Driving Arcade North America
Flying Hero 1989 Action NES Japan
P-47 Thunderbolt: The Freedom Fighter 1989 Action TurboGrafx-16 Japan
All-Pro Basketball (Zenbei!! Pro Basketball in Japan) 1989 Sports NES North America, Japan
Takeda Shingen 1989 Action TurboGrafx-16 Japan
Racing Hero 1989 Driving Arcade North America
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 Japan, North America
The Mafat Conspiracy (Golgo 13 The Riddle of Icarus in Japan) 1990 Action NES Japan, North America
Tensei Ryuu: Saint Dragon 1990 Action TurboGrafx-16 Japan
Ultimate Basketball (Taito Basketball in Japan) 1990, 1991 Sports game NES North America, Japan
Totally Rad (Magic John in Japan) 1990, 1991 Action, Adventure NES Japan, North America
Vice: Project Doom (Gun-Dec in Japan) 1991 Action, Racing / Driving NES Japan, North America
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 Japan, North America
Football Fury (Ultimate Football in Japan) 1992, 1993 Sports SNES Japan, North America
Jyanshin Densetsu: Quest of Jongmaster 1994 Puzzle Arcade Japan
Pulstar 1995 Action Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, Arcade Japan, North America
Fuuun Gokuu Ninjin 1996 Action PlayStation Japan

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.[7] This list does not include Aicom label games.

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

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Aicom at Game Developer Research Institute