Midas Interactive Entertainment

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Midas Interactive Entertainment
Subsidiary
IndustryVideo games
Founded1998
1999 (UK subsidiary)
FounderPaul Share
Headquarters,
UK
ParentMajesty House Group
DivisionsMidas Interactive Entertainment BV
SubsidiariesGhostlight
Websitewww.midasinteractive.com

Midas Interactive Entertainment is a European publisher of computer, PDA, mobile phone and video games. Midas Interactive Entertainment is based on the outskirts of Braintree in Essex, England .

Most of the console games published by Midas are "budget" releases sold at a lower price than the majority of new titles, and are often localised Japanese titles - many of which were also released at a budget price in Japan.

History[edit]

Midas was originally founded as a Netherlands-based company called Midas Interactive Entertainment BV in 1998 by Paul Share. Unlike with other budget publishers, King wanted his company to offer original titles and sell them inexpensively worldwide instead of buying games from other publishers and selling them cheaply. The company introduced their first labels: Reality and Arena Games. Midas during this time focused exclusively on publishing games for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh.

In January 1999, Midas launched their Pocket Price Games label, alongside the compilation labels 2 in 1 and All in One Packs. A UK subsidiary known as Midas Interactive Entertainment Ltd. was founded in February of that year. Midas also acquired the Greenwich based game developer Interactive Entertainment Ltd. the same year, who would became a fully owned subsidiary of Midas. The company started to release games on the PlayStation in January 2000.

In 2001, Midas Interactive Entertainment Ltd. became the Corporate Headquarters for the Midas Interactive Entertainment Group. The original Netherlands-based office remains in operation for the bulk of International sales plus central European manufacturing, warehousing & distribution.

In 2005, Midas formed a sister company called Ghostlight, who would take control of localising Japanese titles for the European market from Midas. Both companies, alongside Laughing Jackal became part of holding company Majesty House Group.

As of 2012, Midas no longer releases new titles, and has since been focusing on re-releasing older titles on the PlayStation Network, mainly localised Simple Series titles that Agetec released in the United States.

Games published by Midas[edit]

Name Alternate Names Release Date Developer
A-Train 6 A Ressha de Ikou 6 19 March 2004 Artdink
Air Ranger: Rescue Helicopter   22 November 2002 ASK
All Star Boxing The Boxing, Boxing 2 May 2003 Nekogumi
All Star Racing 6 October 2002 Mud Duck Productions
All Star Racing 2 24 April 2003 Mud Duck Productions
American Pool Billiard King 8 August 2003 DigiCube
Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2   20 September 2002 3DO
BCV: Battle Construction Vehicles Kensetsu Juuki Kenka Battle: Buchigire Kongou! 28 November 2003 Artdink
Boxing Champions The Boxing: Real Fist Fight 7 November 2003 D3 Publisher / Tamsoft
Bust-a-Bloc The Block Kuzushi Hyper 31 October 2003 D3 Publisher / Tamsoft
California Surfing 2 July 2003 Midas Interactive Entertainment
Card Shark Trump Shiyoyou, Family Card Game Fun Pack 16 February 2001 Bottom Up
Castrol HONDA SuperBike World Champions
  • UK: 24 March 1998
Interactive Entertainment Ltd
Castrol HONDA Superbike 2000
  • EU: July 1999
Interactive Entertainment Ltd
Castrol HONDA VTR (Europe)[1] Castrol Honda VTR (Japan)[2] 9 February 2001 (Europe)[3] Karma Studios[4]
Centre Court: Hard Hitter Tennis Hard Hitter Tennis 15 March 2002 Magical Company
Chris Kamara's Street Soccer Street Soccer 25 August 2000 Pixel Storm
Cleopatra Fortune Cleopatra's Fortune 7 February 2003 Taito Corporation / Altron
Crescent Suzuki Racing   1 October 2004 Kuju Entertainment
Detonator Buile Baku 19 March 2004 Kadokawa Shoten
Dirt Track Devils The Offroad Buggy 31 October 2003 D3 Publisher / Vingt-et-un Systems
Dynasty Warriors 2 Shin Sangoku Musou 24 November 2000 Koei / Omega Force
Elemental Pinball 21 August 2003 DigiCube
Eternal Quest The Dungeon RPG - Nin: Mamono no Sumushiro 21 May 2004 D3 Publisher / Tamsoft
Fighting Fury Grappler Baki: Baki Saidai no Tournament 26 July 2003 Tomy
Football Generation   10 November 2006 Trecision
Formula GP 15 September 2003 Kung Fu
Fortune Cookie   30 November 1999  
Fracas 1999 Cerberus Development
Freak Out Hippa Linda, Stretch Panic 15 November 2003 Treasure Video Games
Future Racer Defeat Lightning 12 April 2002 D-Cruise
G-Surfers HSX: HyperSonic.Xtreme 25 January 2002 Blade Interactive
Go Go Golf Magical Sports: Go Go Golf 29 November 2002 Magical Company
Golden Age of Racing 2 September 2005 Brain in a Jar
GP Challenge   22 November 2002 Midas Interactive Entertainment
GT-R 400   25 June 2004 Kuju
Hard Hitter 2 Magical Sports: HardHitter 2 13 March 2003 Magical Company
Heracles Chariot Racing   6 July 2007 Neko Entertainment
Heroes of Might and Magic: Quest for the Dragon Bone Staff   20 September 2002 3DO
Hidden Invasion Gun Hearts 7 March 2003 Toka
International Cue Club CueClube/Cue Club (Europe), Real Pool (US), EX Billiards (Japan) 20 September 2002 Takara
International Cue Club 2 Cue Club - Snooker & Pool (PC), Real Pool 2 (US) 2 September 2005 Icon
International Super Karts 2 September 2005 Brain in a Jar
Jetracer 12 April 2001 Theyer GFX
Kart Challenge 30 March 2001 Interactive Entertainment
King of Bowling 2 King of Bowling 2 - Professional-hen 25 August 2000 Coconuts Japan
Kotobuki Grand Prix Kotobuki Grand Prix - Mezase! Genchari King 30 June 2003 Syscom Entertainment
Lakemasters EX   17 May 2002 Dazz
League Series Baseball 2 Magical Sports 2001 Kōshien 5 March 2004 Magical Company
Maken Shao: Demon Sword Maken Shao 26 July 2003 Atlus
Mary King's Riding Star Alexandra Ledermann: Equitation Passion, Ulrich Kirchhoff's Riding Star, Lussan Nathhorst Presenterar Riding Star 12 April 2001 Interactive Entertainment
MaXXed Out Racing Saisoku! Zoku Kuruma King - Futsu Haji Giri Densetsu 19 March 2004 D3 Publisher
Mr. Golf Motto Golful Golf 11 April 2003 Artdink / DigiCube
Noble Racing 10 March 2006 Brain in a Jar
Operation WinBack Winback 28 September 2001 Koei
Operation Air Assault   29 October 2004 Interactive Vision
Pacific Warriors II: Dogfight   1 October 2004 Interactive Vision
Penny Racers Choro Q HG, Gadget Racers 17 May 2002 Takara
Pinball Power Pinball Golden Logres 1 September 2000 Success
Prism Land Prism Land Story, Action Puzzle: Prism Land 31 May 2001 Dream Creators / D-Cruise
Project Minerva Professional   5 November 2004 D3 Publisher / Taito Corporation
Puzznic 30 June 2003 Taito Corporation / Altron
Raceway Drag and Stock Racing   29 September 2006 Brain in a Jar
Rageball 12 April 2002 NAPS team
Rascal Racers 27 June 2003 Miracle Designs
Robot Warlords Velvet File 14 December 2001 Dazz
Rollercoaster World The Jet Coaster - Yuuenchi wo Tsukurou! 21 May 2004 D3 Publisher / Bimboosoft
Sanvein   30 March 2000 Success
Sergei Bubka's Millennium Games   11 August 2000 Dinamic Multimedia
Silkolene Honda Motocross GP   2000 The Dawn Interactive
Ski Air Mix   1 September 2000 KID
Sky Surfer Ultimate Sky Surfer 6 July 2001 Idea Factory
Snowboard Racer The Snowboard, Snowboarding 2 May 2003 D3 Publisher / Atelier Double
Snowboard Racer 2 The Snowboard 7 November 2003 D3 Publisher / Atelier Double / HuneX
Sports Superbike 2 13 September 2002 Mere Motals
Steel Dragon EX The Shooting: Double Shienryu 1 October 2004 D3 Publisher / Warashi
Stock Car Crash 16 May 2006 Brain in a Jar
Stock Car Racer 13 December 2003 Midas Interactive Entertainment
Strikers 1945 II Strikers 1945 31 October 2003 Psikyo
Superbike Racing Sports Superbike 1999 Midas Interactive Entertainment
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas   2003 Toka
The Seed: War Zone The Seed 28 November 2003 Artdink
The Sniper 2 The Sniper 2: Akumu no Jaudan 5 March 2004 D3 Publisher / Bestmedia
They Came From The Skies   24 August 2007 NAPS Team
Tokyo Road Race Battle Gear 2 1 November 2002 Taito Corporation
Truck Racing 13 December 2002 Kung Fu
Truck Racing 2 4 November 2005 Brain in a Jar
Ultimate Mind Games The Table Game Sekaihen 25 June 2004 D3 Publisher / Yuki Enterprise
Vegas Casino Super Casino Special 1 September 2000 Coconuts Japan
Warriors of Might and Magic     3DO
Windsurfers Paradise 14 September 2001 Theyer GFX
World Super Police Kousoku Kidoutai: World Super Police 21 July 2006 Jaleco / Dual Corporation
WWI: Aces of the Sky   1 September 2006 NAPS Team
WWII: Battle Over The Pacific   September 29 2006 NAPS Team
WWII: Soldier   28 April 2006 Atomic Planet Entertainment Ltd
WWII: Tank Battles   28 April 2006 InterActive Vision Games
X-treme Express Tetsu 1: Densha de Battle! World Grand Prix 18 March 2002 Syscom
ZooCube 21 July 2006 Acclaim Entertainment / PuzzleKings

References[edit]

  1. ^ Castrol Honda World Superbike Team VTR Archived 4 July 2013 at Archive.today on Kimsufi
  2. ^ Castrol Honda VTR Archived 8 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine on Kimsufi
  3. ^ Castrol Honda VTR on GameFAQs
  4. ^ Castrol Honda Superbike VTR Archived 4 July 2013 at Archive.today on Dictionary.net

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