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|Type||Video game distributor|
|Headquarters||Bellevue, Washington, U.S. (1987–1989) |
Redmond, Washington, U.S. (1990–1999)
|Frank Ballouz (president) |
Drew Maniscalco (national sales manager)
Fabtek Inc. was a thriving video kit company founded in Bellevue, Washington, United States and started its operations there in 1987. Fabtek's name was derived from the initials of its founder Frank Ballouz (F.A.B.-tek), a former Atari and Nintendo of America executive who later also founded Irem America. Fabtek was known for licensing arcade games mostly from two manufacturers for distribution: Seibu Kaihatsu and TAD Corporation. Around 1990, Fabtek moved to Redmond, Washington and continued its business there until closing its business in 1999.
The Fabtek Inc. also worked, alongside Source Research & Development and Montague-Weston, on the "Workboy" a Game Boy accessory that could transform the Game Boy in to a portable workstation, which was planned for a summer 1992 release, but never materialized.
List of games distributed by Fabtek
Licensed from Seibu Kaihatsu
- Dead Angle (1988)
- Dynamite Duke (1989)
- Raiden (1990)
- Seibu Cup Soccer (1992)
- Zero Team USA (1993)
- Raiden II (1993)
- Raiden DX (1994)
- Viper Phase 1 (1995)
- Battle Balls (1996)
- Raiden Fighters (1996)
- Raiden Fighters 2: Operation Hell Dive (1997)
- Raiden Fighters Jet (1998)
Licensed from TAD Corporation
- Sports Match (1989) (produced by Dynax)
- Super Space Fortress Macross (1992) (produced by Banpresto)
- Jungle Joggers (redemption game) (1992)
- Super Mario World (redemption game) (1993) (licensed by Nintendo)
- Gotcha Gotcha (1997) (produced by Dongsung Wonder Park and Para)
- "Gameroom magazine volume 22 pages 19-21 (September 2010)". Gameroom magazine. 22: 19–21. September 2010.
- Front side of Fabtek's Raiden arcade flyer, released in 1990.
- Game Zone magazine, issue 6, April 1992 (Pages 14-17)
- "WorkBoy: Lost Game Boy Add-on FOUND After 28 Years - Game History Secrets - YouTube". YouTube. 2020-12-26. Retrieved 2021-07-04.