Jump to content

Fukio Mitsuji

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mitsuji, Fukio
BornAugust 6, 1960
Died(2008-12-11)December 11, 2008[1]
OccupationGame designer

Fukio Mitsuji (三辻 富貴朗, Mitsuji Fukio, 1960–2008),[2] also known as "MTJ", was a Japanese game designer and artist.

Mitsuji is best known for his work at Taito, where he created popular arcade platform game Bubble Bobble and its follow-up Rainbow Islands. He later ran a game design school,[3] and worked freelance creating games such as Magical Puzzle Popils for Game Gear.

According to reports from Japanese Bubble Bobble forums, Mitsuji died on December 11, 2008, at the age of 48. The cause was attributed to cardiopulmonary arrest caused by kidney problems.[4]

List of confirmed works[edit]

Title Year released Platform Role
Super Dead Heat 1985 Arcade Game Design & Character [5]
Land Sea Air Squad 1986 Arcade Staff [6]
Halley's Comet 1986 Arcade Designer
Bubble Bobble 1986 Arcade Game Design, Character Design
Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2 1987 Arcade Story and Game Design, Character Design
Syvalion 1988 Arcade Staff
Darius II 1989 Arcade Game Designer
Omega Fighter 1989 Arcade
Volfied 1989 Arcade Game Design, Character Design
Sybubblun 1990 X68000 Director, Graphic Design, Map Design [7]
Magical Puzzle Popils 1991 Game Gear (unreleased PCE, NES) Concept, Game Design, Graphics, Map Design
Star Trader 1992 X68000 Graphics, Map Design

List of other works[edit]

Title Year released Platform Reference
SegaSonic Bros. 1992 Arcade Credit string in game data: ORIGINAL GAME CONCEPT BY MTJ [8]
Tinkle Pit 1993 Arcade Disabled title screen credit: ©MTJ/TENGEN LTD [9]
Bonk's Adventure 1994 Arcade Hi-score table initials: MTJ


  1. ^ MTJさんが亡くなりました, 2009-01-07, retrieved 2016-08-02
  2. ^ MTJさんが亡くなりました, 2009-01-07, retrieved 2016-08-02
  3. ^ "Archived copy". www.mtj.co.jp. Archived from the original on 22 April 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Fukio Mitsuji (Person)". Giant Bomb. Retrieved 2023-01-23.
  5. ^ "Super Dead Heat - the Cutting Room Floor".
  6. ^ "Fukio Mitsuji - GDRI :: Game Developer Research Institute".
  7. ^ "Syvalion Extra Credits: Sybubblun for X68000 | Gaming.moe". 16 October 2014.
  8. ^ @suddendesu (December 14, 2018). "Actually, something people will be far more interested in is unused this string at 0x746C: "ORIGINAL GAME CONCEPT B…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  9. ^ "Tinkle Pit leftover demo screen and level select (And more!) | SUDDENデス".

External links[edit]