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Whodunit: Sanritsu/SIMS
Post Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:27 am
Last edited by CRV on Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:39 am; edited 18 times in total
Last night, I noticed for the first time the copyright screen on George Foreman's KO Boxing and saw that it said, "Programmed by Sims Co., Ltd." Can I assume then that James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing and Heavyweight Champ were also done by them?

Also, are Sanritsu and SIMS the same company?
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:17 am
Sanritsu and SIMS share a manufacturer code for Game Gear games, but I can't find any useful information about them being linked (apart from my own page mentioning it...).
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 2:56 am
Looking closely, I have a suspicion that Gain Ground, E-SWAT, and Golden Axe Warrior may have been done by SIMS as well (the music in all three was done by "Tarnya", BTW).
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:23 am
Some further developments, courtesy of much ROM searching and other detective work...It's like putting together the pieces of a very frustrating jigsaw puzzle...and I lost the box...

Read on and see how the names criss-cross:

Scratch Golf - - - - -

We know this was developed by SIMS.

Credits of note:

Programmer Kawancha, M Wada
Special Thanks to Nasubi


James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing - - - - -

We know this was developed by SIMS.

Credits of note:

Programmers Nonchan, Kawa (Kawancha?)
Designers Yasukuni, Kawa
Sound Kin


George Foreman's KO Boxing - - - - -

We know this was developed by SIMS.

Credits of note:

Sound Composer Wada (M Wada?)
Special Thanks Fujioka


Now with all that in mind, let's take a look at some more games. Were THEY developed by SIMS?

Air Rescue - - - - -

Credits of note:

Programmer Kawa
Designer Manma
Music Composer Nasubi
Special Thanks to Fumi


Dynamite Duke - - - - -

Credits of note:

Chief Programmer T. Hagiwara
Music Composer Wada
Sound Composer Wada


Line of Fire - - - - -

Credits of note:

Programmer T. Hagiwara


E-SWAT - - - - -

Credits of note:

Planner Miya
Design Miya, T. Asano, Yasukuni
Program T. Asano
Sound Tarnya
Special Thanks Nonchan, Kou

Nonchan worked on Dynamite Duke for G/MD


Master of Darkness - - - - -

Graphic Adviser Manma
Sound Fumi, Nasubi
Program Adviser Kou, T. Asano, Kawa

Fumie Kumatani (Fumi) works for Sega currently. Did she back then?


Ninja Gaiden - - - - -

Planner Kou
Sound Composer Fumi
Special Thanks Nonchan


Assault City - - - - -

Original Plan Yasuhiro (Yasukuni?)
Planning Nannorio
Design Kouchan (Kou?), T. Asano
Program Kimsan
Sound Izuho
Special Thanks Noborin, Fujiou (Fujioka?)

Nannorio worked on a mahjong arcade game for Sanritsu/SIMS.
I had assumed Izuho was Izuho Takeuchi, a Sega employee.


Wanted - - - - -

Game Planning Nannorio
Visual Design Nannorio, Miya
Game Programming Kimuron (Kimsan?)
Sound Design Ootorii


Alien Syndrome - - - - -

Adviser Kin
Programmer Chicken Jun

Chicken Jun also worked on the aforementioned mahjong game for Sanritsu/SIMS.
Kin worked on Sound for James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing/Heavyweight Champ, which we know was done by SIMS.


Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - - - - -
Art Noborin


Bomber Raid - - - - -

Program Chicken Jun, Kimuron
Sound Ohtorii
Planning Hide Itoen
Visual Design Nannorio, Hide Itoen
Special Thanks Noborunrun (Noborin?)


Double Hawk - - - - -

Planning Nannorio
Program Fujichan (Fujioka?)
Assistant Fujioh
Directer Noborunrun


Slap Shot - - - - -

Planner Hide Itoen
Programmer Chicken Jun


Golfamania - - - - -

Special Thanks Nannorio, Miya
Director Nonchan


Tennis Ace - - - - -

Staff members include Hide Itoen, Kou, Yonesan, Noburunrun, Miya, Nannorio


Gain Ground - - - - -

Planner Kou
Design Kou
Program Yone (Yonesan?), Kou
Sound Tarnya
Special Thanks Miya, T. Asano, Nonchan, T. Hagiwara
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:39 pm
I see my investigative work is falling on deaf ears (or blind eyes). But I can crack this with or without you...
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 6:10 am
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I see my investigative work is falling on deaf ears (or blind eyes). But I can crack this with or without you...


According to Moby Games Aerial Assault has the following credits:

Planners All Members
Designers: Tommy, Yukino
Programmers: Nonchan S. Kawa, T. Hagiwara
Sound: Ippo Yamada
Music: Ippo Yamada
Test Player: Kou Arai

Nonchan S. Kawa is also listed as the Programmer for Alien Storm.
 
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 6:42 am
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According to Moby Games Aerial Assault has the following credits:

Planners All Members
Designers: Tommy, Yukino
Programmers: Nonchan S. Kawa, T. Hagiwara
Sound: Ippo Yamada
Music: Ippo Yamada
Test Player: Kou Arai

Nonchan S. Kawa is also listed as the Programmer for Alien Storm.


Hmmm...Nonchan S. Kawa would imply that Nonchan and Kawa are the same, but the credits for James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing/Heavyweight Champ list them separately. Aerial Assualt credits Tommy and Kou Arai, but Alien Storm credits Tommy Arai.

I remember the credits in Aerial Assault simply saying "Ippo," which would refer to Izuho Takeuchi, who I thought was a Sega employee. Maybe he was a freelancer...

That "All Members" credit is another tipoff Aerial Assault was a SIMS game. It was also used in James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing/Heavyweight Champ/George Foreman's KO Boxing. The moniker is also used in Alien Storm.
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:08 am
It might be safe to say Tecmo World Cup '93 is a SIMS game...

Tecmo World Cup '93 - - - - -

Program S Kawa
Sound Nasubi
Sound Nishino
Sound Fumi

Nishino is also credited with George Foreman's KO Boxing, which we know was done by SIMS. Nasubi is also credited with Scratch Golf (which we know was done by SIMS), Air Rescue, and Master of Darkness. Fumi is credited with Master of Darkness, Air Rescue, and Ninja Gaiden. SIMS did the Genesis/Mega Drive incarnations of Tecmo World Cup, but none of the people on the SMS version worked on those (well, at least TWC '92).
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:00 am
Inspired by a thread about R-Type by Compile, I decided to disassemble the games and look at the code:

George Foreman's KO Boxing (developed by SIMS):

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c36f00    jp      006fh
0006 00        nop     
0007 00        nop     
0008 0b        dec     bc
0009 77        ld      (hl),a
000a e5        push    hl
000b d1        pop     de
000c 13        inc     de
000d edb0      ldir   
000f c9        ret     

0010 29        add     hl,hl
0011 29        add     hl,hl
0012 29        add     hl,hl
0013 29        add     hl,hl
0014 29        add     hl,hl
0015 c9        ret     

0016 00        nop     
0017 00        nop     
0018 cdc506    call    06c5h
001b e9        jp      (hl)
001c 00        nop     
001d 00        nop     
001e 00        nop     
001f 00        nop     
0020 85        add     a,l
0021 6f        ld      l,a
0022 3001      jr      nc,0025h
0024 24        inc     h
0025 7e        ld      a,(hl)
0026 c9        ret


Master of Darkness:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c37100    jp      0071h
0006 ef        rst     28h
0007 e9        jp      (hl)
0008 0b        dec     bc
0009 77        ld      (hl),a
000a 54        ld      d,h
000b 5d        ld      e,l
000c 13        inc     de
000d edb0      ldir   
000f c9        ret     

0010 b7        or      a
0011 c8        ret     z

0012 47        ld      b,a
0013 19        add     hl,de
0014 10fd      djnz    0013h
0016 c9        ret     

0017 c9        ret     

0018 0ebf      ld      c,0bfh
001a ed69      out     (c),l
001c ed61      out     (c),h
001e 0d        dec     c
001f c9        ret     

0020 85        add     a,l
0021 6f        ld      l,a
0022 3001      jr      nc,0025h
0024 24        inc     h
0025 7e        ld      a,(hl)
0026 c9        ret


Tecmo World Cup '93:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c3cd00    jp      00cdh
0006 00        nop     
0007 00        nop     
0008 0b        dec     bc
0009 77        ld      (hl),a
000a e5        push    hl
000b d1        pop     de
000c 13        inc     de
000d edb0      ldir   
000f c9        ret     

0010 e9        jp      (hl)
0011 00        nop     
0012 00        nop     
0013 00        nop     
0014 00        nop     
0015 00        nop     
0016 00        nop     
0017 00        nop     
0018 ef        rst     28h
0019 e9        jp      (hl)
001a 00        nop     
001b 00        nop     
001c 00        nop     
001d 00        nop     
001e 00        nop     
001f 00        nop     
0020 85        add     a,l
0021 6f        ld      l,a
0022 3001      jr      nc,0025h
0024 24        inc     h
0025 7e        ld      a,(hl)
0026 c9        ret


Ninja Gaiden:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c37100    jp      0071h
0006 ef        rst     28h
0007 e9        jp      (hl)
0008 0b        dec     bc
0009 77        ld      (hl),a
000a 54        ld      d,h
000b 5d        ld      e,l
000c 13        inc     de
000d edb0      ldir   
000f c9        ret     

0010 b7        or      a
0011 c8        ret     z

0012 47        ld      b,a
0013 19        add     hl,de
0014 10fd      djnz    0013h
0016 c9        ret     

0017 c9        ret     

0018 0ebf      ld      c,0bfh
001a ed69      out     (c),l
001c ed61      out     (c),h
001e 0d        dec     c
001f c9        ret     

0020 85        add     a,l
0021 6f        ld      l,a
0022 3001      jr      nc,0025h
0024 24        inc     h
0025 7e        ld      a,(hl)
0026 c9        ret


E-SWAT:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c3d803    jp      03d8h
0006 00        nop     
0007 00        nop     
0008 0b        dec     bc
0009 77        ld      (hl),a
000a e5        push    hl
000b d1        pop     de
000c 13        inc     de
000d edb0      ldir   
000f c9        ret


Air Rescue:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c36b00    jp      006bh
0006 00        nop     
0007 00        nop     
0008 0b        dec     bc
0009 77        ld      (hl),a
000a e5        push    hl
000b d1        pop     de
000c 13        inc     de
000d edb0      ldir   
000f c9        ret     

0010 29        add     hl,hl
0011 29        add     hl,hl
0012 29        add     hl,hl
0013 29        add     hl,hl
0014 29        add     hl,hl
0015 c9        ret     

0016 00        nop     
0017 00        nop     
0018 cd4909    call    0949h
001b e9        jp      (hl)
001c 00        nop     
001d 00        nop     
001e 00        nop     
001f 00        nop     
0020 85        add     a,l
0021 6f        ld      l,a
0022 3001      jr      nc,0025h
0024 24        inc     h
0025 7e        ld      a,(hl)
0026 c9        ret


Dynamite Duke:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c35502    jp      0255h
0006 00        nop     
0007 00        nop     
0008 0b        dec     bc
0009 77        ld      (hl),a
000a e5        push    hl
000b d1        pop     de
000c 13        inc     de
000d edb0      ldir   
000f c9        ret     

0010 29        add     hl,hl
0011 29        add     hl,hl
0012 29        add     hl,hl
0013 29        add     hl,hl
0014 29        add     hl,hl
0015 c9        ret     

0016 00        nop     
0017 00        nop     
0018 cde708    call    08e7h
001b e9        jp      (hl)
001c 00        nop     
001d 00        nop     
001e 00        nop     
001f 00        nop     
0020 85        add     a,l
0021 6f        ld      l,a
0022 3001      jr      nc,0025h
0024 24        inc     h
0025 7e        ld      a,(hl)
0026 c9        ret


Aerial Assault:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c36b00    jp      006bh
0006 00        nop     
0007 00        nop     
0008 0b        dec     bc
0009 77        ld      (hl),a
000a e5        push    hl
000b d1        pop     de
000c 13        inc     de
000d edb0      ldir   
000f c9        ret     

0010 29        add     hl,hl
0011 29        add     hl,hl
0012 29        add     hl,hl
0013 29        add     hl,hl
0014 29        add     hl,hl
0015 c9        ret     

0016 00        nop     
0017 00        nop     
0018 cd2a08    call    082ah
001b e9        jp      (hl)
001c 00        nop     
001d 00        nop     
001e 00        nop     
001f 00        nop     
0020 85        add     a,l
0021 6f        ld      l,a
0022 3001      jr      nc,0025h
0024 24        inc     h
0025 7e        ld      a,(hl)
0026 c9        ret


Alien Storm:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c36b00    jp      006bh
0006 00        nop     
0007 00        nop     
0008 0b        dec     bc
0009 77        ld      (hl),a
000a e5        push    hl
000b d1        pop     de
000c 13        inc     de
000d edb0      ldir   
000f c9        ret     

0010 29        add     hl,hl
0011 29        add     hl,hl
0012 29        add     hl,hl
0013 29        add     hl,hl
0014 29        add     hl,hl
0015 c9        ret     

0016 00        nop     
0017 00        nop     
0018 cd8e06    call    068eh
001b e9        jp      (hl)
001c 00        nop     
001d 00        nop     
001e 00        nop     
001f 00        nop     
0020 85        add     a,l
0021 6f        ld      l,a
0022 3001      jr      nc,0025h
0024 24        inc     h
0025 7e        ld      a,(hl)
0026 c9        ret


Alien Syndrome:

0000 f3        di     
0001 31b0cf    ld      sp,0cfb0h
0004 ed56      im      1
0006 1823      jr      002bh
0008 af        xor     a
0009 77        ld      (hl),a
000a 23        inc     hl
000b 10fc      djnz    0009h
000d c9        ret


Line of Fire:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c39b02    jp      029bh
0006 00        nop     
0007 00        nop     
0008 0b        dec     bc
0009 77        ld      (hl),a
000a e5        push    hl
000b d1        pop     de
000c 13        inc     de
000d edb0      ldir   
000f c9        ret     

0010 29        add     hl,hl
0011 29        add     hl,hl
0012 29        add     hl,hl
0013 29        add     hl,hl
0014 29        add     hl,hl
0015 c9        ret     

0016 00        nop     
0017 00        nop     
0018 cd8504    call    0485h
001b e9        jp      (hl)
001c 00        nop     
001d 00        nop     
001e 00        nop     
001f 00        nop     
0020 85        add     a,l
0021 6f        ld      l,a
0022 3001      jr      nc,0025h
0024 24        inc     h
0025 7e        ld      a,(hl)
0026 c9        ret


Assault City:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c30904    jp      0409h
0006 00        nop     
0007 00        nop     
0008 0b        dec     bc
0009 77        ld      (hl),a
000a e5        push    hl
000b d1        pop     de
000c 13        inc     de
000d edb0      ldir   
000f c9        ret     

0010 00        nop     
0011 00        nop     
0012 00        nop     
0013 00        nop     
0014 00        nop     
0015 00        nop     
0016 00        nop     
0017 00        nop     
0018 00        nop     
0019 00        nop     
001a 00        nop     
001b 00        nop     
001c 00        nop     
001d 00        nop     
001e 00        nop     
001f 00        nop     
0020 00        nop     
0021 00        nop     
0022 00        nop     
0023 00        nop     
0024 00        nop     
0025 00        nop     
0026 00        nop     
0027 00        nop     
0028 00        nop     
0029 00        nop     
002a 00        nop     
002b 00        nop     
002c 00        nop     
002d 00        nop     
002e 00        nop     
002f 00        nop     
0030 00        nop     
0031 00        nop     
0032 00        nop     
0033 00        nop     
0034 00        nop     
0035 00        nop     
0036 00        nop     
0037 00        nop     
0038 f3        di     
0039 f5        push    af
003a dbbf      in      a,(0bfh)
003c 3addc0    ld      a,(0c0ddh)
003f b7        or      a
0040 2019      jr      nz,005bh
0042 3adcc0    ld      a,(0c0dch)
0045 b7        or      a
0046 2013      jr      nz,005bh
0048 3a6ec2    ld      a,(0c26eh)
004b b7        or      a
004c 200d      jr      nz,005bh
004e 3a6ac2    ld      a,(0c26ah)
0051 3d        dec     a
0052 2007      jr      nz,005bh
0054 f1        pop     af
0055 e3        ex      (sp),hl
0056 214515    ld      hl,1545h
0059 e3        ex      (sp),hl
005a f5        push    af
005b cd6e01    call    016eh
005e f1        pop     af
005f fb        ei     
0060 ed4d      reti


Bomber Raid:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c3e504    jp      04e5h
0006 00        nop     
0007 00        nop     
0008 0b        dec     bc
0009 77        ld      (hl),a
000a e5        push    hl
000b d1        pop     de
000c 13        inc     de
000d edb0      ldir   
000f c9        ret     

0010 00        nop     
0011 00        nop     
0012 00        nop     
0013 00        nop     
0014 00        nop     
0015 00        nop     
0016 00        nop     
0017 00        nop     
0018 00        nop     
0019 00        nop     
001a 00        nop     
001b 00        nop     
001c 00        nop     
001d 00        nop     
001e 00        nop     
001f 00        nop     
0020 00        nop     
0021 00        nop     
0022 00        nop     
0023 00        nop     
0024 00        nop     
0025 00        nop     
0026 00        nop     
0027 00        nop     
0028 00        nop     
0029 00        nop     
002a 00        nop     
002b 00        nop     
002c 00        nop     
002d 00        nop     
002e 00        nop     
002f 00        nop     
0030 00        nop     
0031 00        nop     
0032 00        nop     
0033 00        nop     
0034 00        nop     
0035 00        nop     
0036 00        nop     
0037 00        nop     
0038 f3        di     
0039 f5        push    af
003a c5        push    bc
003b d5        push    de
003c e5        push    hl
003d dde5      push    ix
003f fde5      push    iy
0041 d9        exx     
0042 c5        push    bc
0043 d5        push    de
0044 e5        push    hl
0045 dbbf      in      a,(0bfh)
0047 cd3701    call    0137h
004a e1        pop     hl
004b d1        pop     de
004c c1        pop     bc
004d d9        exx     
004e fde1      pop     iy
0050 dde1      pop     ix
0052 e1        pop     hl
0053 d1        pop     de
0054 c1        pop     bc
0055 f1        pop     af
0056 fb        ei     
0057 ed4d      reti


Wanted:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c39d03    jp      039dh
0006 00        nop     
0007 00        nop     
0008 0b        dec     bc
0009 77        ld      (hl),a
000a e5        push    hl
000b d1        pop     de
000c 13        inc     de
000d edb0      ldir   
000f c9        ret     

0010 00        nop     
0011 00        nop     
0012 00        nop     
0013 00        nop     
0014 00        nop     
0015 00        nop     
0016 00        nop     
0017 00        nop     
0018 00        nop     
0019 00        nop     
001a 00        nop     
001b 00        nop     
001c 00        nop     
001d 00        nop     
001e 00        nop     
001f 00        nop     
0020 00        nop     
0021 00        nop     
0022 00        nop     
0023 00        nop     
0024 00        nop     
0025 00        nop     
0026 00        nop     
0027 00        nop     
0028 00        nop     
0029 00        nop     
002a 00        nop     
002b 00        nop     
002c 00        nop     
002d 00        nop     
002e 00        nop     
002f 00        nop     
0030 00        nop     
0031 00        nop     
0032 00        nop     
0033 00        nop     
0034 00        nop     
0035 00        nop     
0036 00        nop     
0037 00        nop     
0038 f3        di     
0039 f5        push    af
003a dbbf      in      a,(0bfh)
003c 3addc0    ld      a,(0c0ddh)
003f b7        or      a
0040 2019      jr      nz,005bh
0042 3adcc0    ld      a,(0c0dch)
0045 b7        or      a
0046 2013      jr      nz,005bh
0048 3a6ec2    ld      a,(0c26eh)
004b b7        or      a
004c 200d      jr      nz,005bh
004e 3a6ac2    ld      a,(0c26ah)
0051 3d        dec     a
0052 2007      jr      nz,005bh
0054 f1        pop     af
0055 e3        ex      (sp),hl
0056 21470e    ld      hl,0e47h
0059 e3        ex      (sp),hl
005a f5        push    af
005b cd4101    call    0141h
005e f1        pop     af
005f fb        ei     
0060 ed4d      reti


Double Hawk:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 31efdf    ld      sp,0dfefh
0006 c31001    jp      0110h
0009 00        nop     
000a 00        nop     
000b 00        nop     
000c 00        nop     
000d 00        nop     
000e 00        nop     
000f 00        nop     
0010 c9        ret     

0011 00        nop     
0012 00        nop     
0013 00        nop     
0014 00        nop     
0015 00        nop     
0016 00        nop     
0017 00        nop     
0018 c9        ret     

0019 00        nop     
001a 00        nop     
001b 00        nop     
001c 00        nop     
001d 00        nop     
001e 00        nop     
001f 00        nop     
0020 7b        ld      a,e
0021 d3bf      out     (0bfh),a
0023 7a        ld      a,d
0024 d3bf      out     (0bfh),a
0026 c9        ret


Cloud Master:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 31efdf    ld      sp,0dfefh
0006 c30001    jp      0100h
0009 00        nop     
000a 00        nop     
000b 00        nop     
000c 00        nop     
000d 00        nop     
000e 00        nop     
000f 00        nop     
0010 c9        ret     

0011 00        nop     
0012 00        nop     
0013 00        nop     
0014 00        nop     
0015 00        nop     
0016 00        nop     
0017 00        nop     
0018 c9        ret     

0019 00        nop     
001a 00        nop     
001b 00        nop     
001c 00        nop     
001d 00        nop     
001e 00        nop     
001f 00        nop     
0020 7b        ld      a,e
0021 d3bf      out     (0bfh),a
0023 7a        ld      a,d
0024 d3bf      out     (0bfh),a
0026 c9        ret


Slap Shot:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c33104    jp      0431h
0006 00        nop     
0007 00        nop     
0008 0b        dec     bc
0009 77        ld      (hl),a
000a e5        push    hl
000b d1        pop     de
000c 13        inc     de
000d edb0      ldir   
000f c9        ret     

0010 e9        jp      (hl)
0011 00        nop     
0012 00        nop     
0013 00        nop     
0014 00        nop     
0015 00        nop     
0016 00        nop     
0017 00        nop     
0018 00        nop     
0019 00        nop     
001a 00        nop     
001b 00        nop     
001c 00        nop     
001d 00        nop     
001e 00        nop     
001f 00        nop     
0020 00        nop     
0021 00        nop     
0022 00        nop     
0023 00        nop     
0024 00        nop     
0025 00        nop     
0026 00        nop     
0027 00        nop     
0028 00        nop     
0029 00        nop     
002a 00        nop     
002b 00        nop     
002c 00        nop     
002d 00        nop     
002e 00        nop     
002f 00        nop     
0030 00        nop     
0031 00        nop     
0032 00        nop     
0033 00        nop     
0034 00        nop     
0035 00        nop     
0036 00        nop     
0037 00        nop     
0038 f3        di     
0039 f5        push    af
003a c5        push    bc
003b d5        push    de
003c e5        push    hl
003d dde5      push    ix
003f fde5      push    iy
0041 d9        exx     
0042 08        ex      af,af'
0043 c5        push    bc
0044 d5        push    de
0045 e5        push    hl
0046 f5        push    af
0047 dbbf      in      a,(0bfh)
0049 cdbe73    call    73beh
004c f1        pop     af
004d e1        pop     hl
004e d1        pop     de
004f c1        pop     bc
0050 d9        exx     
0051 08        ex      af,af'
0052 fde1      pop     iy
0054 dde1      pop     ix
0056 e1        pop     hl
0057 d1        pop     de
0058 c1        pop     bc
0059 f1        pop     af
005a fb        ei     
005b ed4d      reti


Golfamania:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c3c802    jp      02c8h
0006 00        nop     
0007 00        nop     
0008 0b        dec     bc
0009 77        ld      (hl),a
000a e5        push    hl
000b d1        pop     de
000c 13        inc     de
000d edb0      ldir   
000f c9        ret     

0010 29        add     hl,hl
0011 29        add     hl,hl
0012 29        add     hl,hl
0013 29        add     hl,hl
0014 29        add     hl,hl
0015 c9        ret     

0016 00        nop     
0017 00        nop     
0018 00        nop     
0019 00        nop     
001a 00        nop     
001b 00        nop     
001c 00        nop     
001d 00        nop     
001e 00        nop     
001f 00        nop     
0020 00        nop     
0021 00        nop     
0022 00        nop     
0023 00        nop     
0024 00        nop     
0025 00        nop     
0026 00        nop     
0027 00        nop     
0028 00        nop     
0029 00        nop     
002a 00        nop     
002b 00        nop     
002c 00        nop     
002d 00        nop     
002e 00        nop     
002f 00        nop     
0030 00        nop     
0031 00        nop     
0032 00        nop     
0033 00        nop     
0034 00        nop     
0035 00        nop     
0036 00        nop     
0037 00        nop     
0038 f3        di     
0039 f5        push    af
003a c5        push    bc
003b d5        push    de
003c e5        push    hl
003d dde5      push    ix
003f fde5      push    iy
0041 d9        exx     
0042 08        ex      af,af'
0043 f5        push    af
0044 c5        push    bc
0045 d5        push    de
0046 e5        push    hl
0047 dbbf      in      a,(0bfh)
0049 cd2c01    call    012ch
004c e1        pop     hl
004d d1        pop     de
004e c1        pop     bc
004f f1        pop     af
0050 08        ex      af,af'
0051 d9        exx     
0052 fde1      pop     iy
0054 dde1      pop     ix
0056 e1        pop     hl
0057 d1        pop     de
0058 c1        pop     bc
0059 f1        pop     af
005a fb        ei     
005b ed4d      reti


Tennis Ace:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c37804    jp      0478h
0006 00        nop     
0007 00        nop     
0008 0b        dec     bc
0009 77        ld      (hl),a
000a e5        push    hl
000b d1        pop     de
000c 13        inc     de
000d edb0      ldir   
000f c9        ret     

0010 e9        jp      (hl)
0011 00        nop     
0012 00        nop     
0013 00        nop     
0014 00        nop     
0015 00        nop     
0016 00        nop     
0017 00        nop     
0018 00        nop     
0019 00        nop     
001a 00        nop     
001b 00        nop     
001c 00        nop     
001d 00        nop     
001e 00        nop     
001f 00        nop     
0020 00        nop     
0021 00        nop     
0022 00        nop     
0023 00        nop     
0024 00        nop     
0025 00        nop     
0026 00        nop     
0027 00        nop     
0028 00        nop     
0029 00        nop     
002a 00        nop     
002b 00        nop     
002c 00        nop     
002d 00        nop     
002e 00        nop     
002f 00        nop     
0030 00        nop     
0031 00        nop     
0032 00        nop     
0033 00        nop     
0034 00        nop     
0035 00        nop     
0036 00        nop     
0037 00        nop     
0038 f3        di     
0039 f5        push    af
003a c5        push    bc
003b d5        push    de
003c e5        push    hl
003d dde5      push    ix
003f fde5      push    iy
0041 d9        exx     
0042 08        ex      af,af'
0043 c5        push    bc
0044 d5        push    de
0045 e5        push    hl
0046 f5        push    af
0047 dbbf      in      a,(0bfh)
0049 cd4b01    call    014bh
004c f1        pop     af
004d e1        pop     hl
004e d1        pop     de
004f c1        pop     bc
0050 d9        exx     
0051 08        ex      af,af'
0052 fde1      pop     iy
0054 dde1      pop     ix
0056 e1        pop     hl
0057 d1        pop     de
0058 c1        pop     bc
0059 f1        pop     af
005a fb        ei     
005b ed4d      reti


Gain Ground:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c36b00    jp      006bh
0006 00        nop     
0007 00        nop     
0008 0b        dec     bc
0009 77        ld      (hl),a
000a 54        ld      d,h
000b 5d        ld      e,l
000c 13        inc     de
000d edb0      ldir   
000f c9        ret     

0010 29        add     hl,hl
0011 29        add     hl,hl
0012 29        add     hl,hl
0013 29        add     hl,hl
0014 29        add     hl,hl
0015 c9        ret     

0016 00        nop     
0017 00        nop     
0018 cdc408    call    08c4h
001b e9        jp      (hl)
001c 00        nop     
001d 00        nop     
001e 00        nop     
001f 00        nop     
0020 85        add     a,l
0021 6f        ld      l,a
0022 3001      jr      nc,0025h
0024 24        inc     h
0025 7e        ld      a,(hl)
0026 c9        ret


Golden Axe Warrior:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c38900    jp      0089h
0006 00        nop     
0007 00        nop     
0008 85        add     a,l
0009 6f        ld      l,a
000a 3001      jr      nc,000dh
000c 24        inc     h
000d 7e        ld      a,(hl)
000e 23        inc     hl
000f 66        ld      h,(hl)
0010 6f        ld      l,a
0011 c9        ret     

0012 00        nop     
0013 00        nop     
0014 00        nop     
0015 00        nop     
0016 00        nop     
0017 00        nop     
0018 85        add     a,l
0019 6f        ld      l,a
001a 3001      jr      nc,001dh
001c 24        inc     h
001d 7e        ld      a,(hl)
001e 23        inc     hl
001f 66        ld      h,(hl)
0020 6f        ld      l,a
0021 e9        jp      (hl)
0022 00        nop     
0023 00        nop     
0024 00        nop     
0025 00        nop     
0026 00        nop     
0027 00        nop     
0028 f3        di     
0029 7b        ld      a,e
002a d3bf      out     (0bfh),a
002c 7a        ld      a,d
002d d3bf      out     (0bfh),a
002f fb        ei     
0030 c9        ret
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:08 am
Here are some more code samples:

Bonanza Bros.:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c32401    jp      0124h
0006 00        nop     
0007 00        nop     
0008 0b        dec     bc
0009 77        ld      (hl),a
000a 54        ld      d,h
000b 5d        ld      e,l
000c 13        inc     de
000d edb0      ldir   
000f c9        ret     

0010 5e        ld      e,(hl)
0011 23        inc     hl
0012 56        ld      d,(hl)
0013 23        inc     hl
0014 c9        ret     

0015 00        nop     
0016 ef        rst     28h
0017 e9        jp      (hl)
0018 0ebf      ld      c,0bfh
001a ed69      out     (c),l
001c ed61      out     (c),h
001e 0d        dec     c
001f c9        ret     

0020 85        add     a,l
0021 6f        ld      l,a
0022 3001      jr      nc,0025h
0024 24        inc     h
0025 7e        ld      a,(hl)
0026 c9        ret


Wimbledon II:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c36c01    jp      016ch
0006 00        nop     
0007 00        nop     
0008 0b        dec     bc
0009 77        ld      (hl),a
000a 54        ld      d,h
000b 5d        ld      e,l
000c 13        inc     de
000d edb0      ldir   
000f c9        ret     

0010 5e        ld      e,(hl)
0011 23        inc     hl
0012 56        ld      d,(hl)
0013 23        inc     hl
0014 c9        ret     

0015 00        nop     
0016 ef        rst     28h
0017 e9        jp      (hl)
0018 0ebf      ld      c,0bfh
001a ed69      out     (c),l
001c ed61      out     (c),h
001e 0d        dec     c
001f c9        ret     

0020 85        add     a,l
0021 6f        ld      l,a
0022 3001      jr      nc,0025h
0024 24        inc     h
0025 7e        ld      a,(hl)
0026 c9        ret


Wimbledon:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c34801    jp      0148h
0006 00        nop     
0007 00        nop     
0008 0b        dec     bc
0009 77        ld      (hl),a
000a 54        ld      d,h
000b 5d        ld      e,l
000c 13        inc     de
000d edb0      ldir   
000f c9        ret     

0010 5e        ld      e,(hl)
0011 23        inc     hl
0012 56        ld      d,(hl)
0013 23        inc     hl
0014 c9        ret     

0015 00        nop     
0016 ef        rst     28h
0017 e9        jp      (hl)
0018 0ebf      ld      c,0bfh
001a ed69      out     (c),l
001c ed61      out     (c),h
001e 0d        dec     c
001f c9        ret     

0020 85        add     a,l
0021 6f        ld      l,a
0022 3001      jr      nc,0025h
0024 24        inc     h
0025 7e        ld      a,(hl)
0026 c9        ret


Buggy Run:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c37100    jp      0071h
0006 ef        rst     28h
0007 e9        jp      (hl)
0008 0b        dec     bc
0009 77        ld      (hl),a
000a 54        ld      d,h
000b 5d        ld      e,l
000c 13        inc     de
000d edb0      ldir   
000f c9        ret     

0010 c3ef0c    jp      0cefh
0013 47        ld      b,a
0014 19        add     hl,de
0015 10fd      djnz    0014h
0017 c9        ret     

0018 0ebf      ld      c,0bfh
001a ed69      out     (c),l
001c ed61      out     (c),h
001e 0d        dec     c
001f c9        ret     

0020 85        add     a,l
0021 6f        ld      l,a
0022 3001      jr      nc,0025h
0024 24        inc     h
0025 7e        ld      a,(hl)
0026 c9        ret


Let's do some analysis and separate these games into groups...

Group 1
The code samples provided for these are most similar to the code sample provided for George Foreman's KO Boxing (developed by SIMS):

Master of Darkness
Tecmo World Cup '93
Ninja Gaiden
Air Rescue
Dynamite Duke
Aerial Assault
Alien Storm
Line of Fire
Gain Ground
Bonanza Bros.
Wimbledon
Wimbledon II
Buggy Run

These are the most likely candidates for having been developed for Sega by Sanritsu/SIMS.

Group 2
These games have similar code within the first several lines, but the rest of the sample provided shows little in similarity. They do show high similarity to each other, however.

E-SWAT
Assault City
Bomber Raid
Wanted
Slap Shot
Golfamania
Golden Axe Warrior
Tennis Ace

Group 3
These games show similarities to each other, but show less similarities with Groups 1 and 2. It has been established these games use the same sound engine.

Double Hawk
Cloud Master

It has been established that Double Hawk shares staff members with games in Group 2.

For the most part, the groups fall in line with the staff members who worked on it. But it may not be enough to draw an accurate conclusion, unless someone would like to give some sort of...I don't know...input here. Unless we can get confirmation from SIMS themselves, it seems we never know 100%.

What "gums up the works" is the Game gear games Sanritsu and SIMS did in fact produce:

Fantasy Zone Gear:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c36800    jp      0068h
0006 ff        rst     38h
0007 ff        rst     38h
0008 f3        di     
0009 d7        rst     10h
000a fb        ei     
000b c9        ret     

000c ff        rst     38h
000d ff        rst     38h
000e ff        rst     38h
000f ff        rst     38h
0010 7b        ld      a,e
0011 d3bf      out     (0bfh),a
0013 7a        ld      a,d
0014 d3bf      out     (0bfh),a
0016 c9        ret     

0017 ff        rst     38h
0018 ff        rst     38h
0019 ff        rst     38h
001a ff        rst     38h
001b ff        rst     38h
001c ff        rst     38h
001d ff        rst     38h
001e ff        rst     38h
001f ff        rst     38h
0020 ff        rst     38h
0021 ff        rst     38h
0022 ff        rst     38h
0023 ff        rst     38h
0024 ff        rst     38h
0025 ff        rst     38h
0026 ff        rst     38h
0027 ff        rst     38h
0028 ff        rst     38h
0029 ff        rst     38h
002a ff        rst     38h
002b ff        rst     38h
002c ff        rst     38h
002d ff        rst     38h
002e ff        rst     38h
002f ff        rst     38h
0030 ff        rst     38h
0031 ff        rst     38h
0032 ff        rst     38h
0033 ff        rst     38h
0034 ff        rst     38h
0035 ff        rst     38h
0036 ff        rst     38h
0037 ff        rst     38h
0038 c33d2a    jp      2a3dh
003b ff        rst     38h
003c ff        rst     38h
003d ff        rst     38h
003e ff        rst     38h
003f ff        rst     38h
0040 ff        rst     38h
0041 ff        rst     38h
0042 210ec0    ld      hl,0c00eh
0045 cbb6      res     6,(hl)
0047 5e        ld      e,(hl)
0048 1681      ld      d,81h
004a c30800    jp      0008h
004d ff        rst     38h
004e ff        rst     38h
004f ff        rst     38h
0050 210ec0    ld      hl,0c00eh
0053 cbf6      set     6,(hl)
0055 5e        ld      e,(hl)
0056 1681      ld      d,81h
0058 c30800    jp      0008h
005b ff        rst     38h
005c ff        rst     38h
005d ff        rst     38h
005e ff        rst     38h
005f ff        rst     38h
0060 ff        rst     38h
0061 ff        rst     38h
0062 ff        rst     38h
0063 ff        rst     38h
0064 ff        rst     38h
0065 ff        rst     38h
0066 ed45      retn


Scratch Golf:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c34a01    jp      014ah
0006 cd6409    call    0964h
0009 2100c1    ld      hl,0c100h
000c 7e        ld      a,(hl)
000d fe1d      cp      1dh
000f d2251c    jp      nc,1c25h
0012 34        inc     (hl)
0013 c9        ret     

0014 cd4338    call    3843h
0017 c9        ret     

0018 f2247d    jp      p,7d24h
001b 54        ld      d,h
001c 97        sub     a
001d 47        ld      b,a
001e 48        ld      c,b
001f 4d        ld      c,l
0020 04        inc     b
0021 4b        ld      c,e
0022 64        ld      h,h
0023 33        inc     sp
0024 d26dc2    jp      nc,0c26dh
0027 43        ld      b,e
0028 110012    ld      de,1200h
002b 00        nop     
002c 00        nop     
002d 00        nop     
002e 00        nop     
002f 00        nop     
0030 00        nop     
0031 00        nop     
0032 00        nop     
0033 00        nop     
0034 00        nop     
0035 00        nop     
0036 00        nop     
0037 00        nop     
0038 f5        push    af
0039 dbbf      in      a,(0bfh)
003b 07        rlca   
003c d2af31    jp      nc,31afh
003f c31931    jp      3119h
0042 2120c1    ld      hl,0c120h
0045 af        xor     a
0046 77        ld      (hl),a
0047 23        inc     hl
0048 77        ld      (hl),a
0049 23        inc     hl
004a 77        ld      (hl),a
004b 23        inc     hl
004c 77        ld      (hl),a
004d 23        inc     hl
004e 77        ld      (hl),a
004f 2128c1    ld      hl,0c128h
0052 77        ld      (hl),a
0053 23        inc     hl
0054 77        ld      (hl),a
0055 23        inc     hl
0056 77        ld      (hl),a
0057 23        inc     hl
0058 77        ld      (hl),a
0059 23        inc     hl
005a 77        ld      (hl),a
005b c9        ret


Alien Syndrome:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c36800    jp      0068h
0006 ff        rst     38h
0007 ff        rst     38h
0008 f3        di     
0009 d7        rst     10h
000a fb        ei     
000b c9        ret     

000c ff        rst     38h
000d ff        rst     38h
000e ff        rst     38h
000f ff        rst     38h
0010 7b        ld      a,e
0011 d3bf      out     (0bfh),a
0013 7a        ld      a,d
0014 d3bf      out     (0bfh),a
0016 c9        ret     

0017 ff        rst     38h
0018 ff        rst     38h
0019 ff        rst     38h
001a ff        rst     38h
001b ff        rst     38h
001c ff        rst     38h
001d ff        rst     38h
001e ff        rst     38h
001f ff        rst     38h
0020 ff        rst     38h
0021 ff        rst     38h
0022 ff        rst     38h
0023 ff        rst     38h
0024 ff        rst     38h
0025 ff        rst     38h
0026 ff        rst     38h
0027 ff        rst     38h
0028 ff        rst     38h
0029 ff        rst     38h
002a ff        rst     38h
002b ff        rst     38h
002c ff        rst     38h
002d ff        rst     38h
002e ff        rst     38h
002f ff        rst     38h
0030 ff        rst     38h
0031 ff        rst     38h
0032 ff        rst     38h
0033 ff        rst     38h
0034 ff        rst     38h
0035 ff        rst     38h
0036 ff        rst     38h
0037 ff        rst     38h
0038 c3a600    jp      00a6h
003b ff        rst     38h
003c ff        rst     38h
003d ff        rst     38h
003e ff        rst     38h
003f ff        rst     38h
0040 ff        rst     38h
0041 ff        rst     38h
0042 21aac0    ld      hl,0c0aah
0045 cbb6      res     6,(hl)
0047 5e        ld      e,(hl)
0048 1681      ld      d,81h
004a c30800    jp      0008h
004d ff        rst     38h
004e ff        rst     38h
004f ff        rst     38h
0050 21aac0    ld      hl,0c0aah
0053 cbf6      set     6,(hl)
0055 5e        ld      e,(hl)
0056 1681      ld      d,81h
0058 c30800    jp      0008h
005b ff        rst     38h
005c ff        rst     38h
005d ff        rst     38h
005e ff        rst     38h
005f ff        rst     38h
0060 ff        rst     38h
0061 ff        rst     38h
0062 ff        rst     38h
0063 ff        rst     38h
0064 ff        rst     38h
0065 ff        rst     38h
0066 ed45      retn


These aren't really similar to any of the other games.
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My CloneSpy analysis might help you in your quest for evidence, although it's easy to find plenty of false positives.

Beware that the first 100 bytes or so of almost every SMS/GG rom will look pretty similar, and we don't know how much code Sega gave to developers which they'd re-use.
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Hmmm... I already suspected Asterix was related to Land of Illusion, but it's kinda strange Castle of illusion isn't included as another clone. I wasn't surprised to see Coca Cola Kid as a Sonic Chaos/Sonic Triple Trouble clone, either. =|

Anyway, can you please upload those versions of CloneSpy and ListSpy somewhere? I can't seem to find them anywhere, and the old versions don't want to work on my computer...
 
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Maxim wrote
My CloneSpy analysis might help you in your quest for evidence, although it's easy to find plenty of false positives.

Beware that the first 100 bytes or so of almost every SMS/GG rom will look pretty similar, and we don't know how much code Sega gave to developers which they'd re-use.


Not a big help, but thank you. Buster Douglas, Heavyweight Champ, and George Foreman are grouped together. Air Rescue is grouped with Aladdin (and looking at it, it may be another SIMS game). Line of Fire is grouped with Dynamite Duke. Ninja Gaiden and Master of Darkness are grouped with a bunch of Sega games. Slap Shot and Tennis Ace are grouped together. E-SWAT, Assault City, and Wanted are grouped together. Wimbledon and Wimbledon II are together. Tecmo World Cup '93 is grouped with Tengen World Cup Soccer and J League Soccer World Eleven for the Game Gear. Any other game is listed separately.

On the subject of Tecmo World Cup '93, it looks like it was released for the Game Gear as Tengen World Cup Soccer (there's no ROM available to confirm this). Development of that version is credited to SIMS. So now let's look at the staff that worked on TWC'93: "Nasubi," "Fumi," and "S. Kawa." Does this mean that Aladdin, Air Rescue, Master of Darkness, and Ninja Gaiden are SIMS games?

Aladdin Credits of Note

Etc Designer Manma
Music Composer Nasubi
Special Thanks to Enjyoh

Enjyoh is credited on at least one other "Group 1" SIMS candidate, but I do not remember what one.


Aladdin Code Sample

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c36b00    jp      006bh
0006 00        nop     
0007 00        nop     
0008 0b        dec     bc
0009 77        ld      (hl),a
000a 5d        ld      e,l
000b 54        ld      d,h
000c 13        inc     de
000d edb0      ldir   
000f c9        ret     

0010 29        add     hl,hl
0011 29        add     hl,hl
0012 29        add     hl,hl
0013 29        add     hl,hl
0014 29        add     hl,hl
0015 c9        ret     

0016 00        nop     
0017 00        nop     
0018 cd5e09    call    095eh
001b e9        jp      (hl)
001c 00        nop     
001d 00        nop     
001e 00        nop     
001f 00        nop     
0020 85        add     a,l
0021 6f        ld      l,a
0022 3001      jr      nc,0025h
0024 24        inc     h
0025 7e        ld      a,(hl)
0026 c9        ret


Aladdin is now a "Group 1" game.

Group 1
The code samples provided for these are most similar to the code sample provided for George Foreman's KO Boxing (developed by SIMS):

Master of Darkness
Tecmo World Cup '93
Ninja Gaiden
Air Rescue
Dynamite Duke
Aerial Assault
Alien Storm
Line of Fire
Gain Ground
Bonanza Bros.
Wimbledon
Wimbledon II
Buggy Run
Aladdin

These are the most likely candidates for having been developed for Sega by Sanritsu/SIMS.
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 9:15 am
- Interesting thing I found out. The Air Rescue credits give special thanks to Mikiyo Ohno, Azusa Senou, Erika Haneda, Rieko Miura and Maki Miyamae. It turns out these were members of some J-Pop girl group called Coco that was popular at the time (the credits also say "Presented by Coco since 1989").

- Psychic World might be a SIMS game:

Credits of note:

Planner Kou
Programmers Kou, T. Asano
Designer Kou
Sound Ippo
Special Thanks T. Asano
Special Thanks Nonchan


Code sample:

0000 f3        di     
0001 ed56      im      1
0003 c34401    jp      0144h
0006 00        nop     
0007 00        nop     
0008 0b        dec     bc
0009 77        ld      (hl),a
000a 54        ld      d,h
000b 5d        ld      e,l
000c 13        inc     de
000d edb0      ldir   
000f c9        ret     

0010 29        add     hl,hl
0011 29        add     hl,hl
0012 29        add     hl,hl
0013 29        add     hl,hl
0014 29        add     hl,hl
0015 c9        ret     

0016 ef        rst     28h
0017 e9        jp      (hl)
0018 0ebf      ld      c,0bfh
001a ed69      out     (c),l
001c ed61      out     (c),h
001e 0d        dec     c
001f c9        ret     

0020 85        add     a,l
0021 6f        ld      l,a
0022 3001      jr      nc,0025h
0024 24        inc     h
0025 7e        ld      a,(hl)
0026 c9        ret


Psychic World is now another Group 1 game.

Group 1
The code samples provided for these are most similar to the code sample provided for George Foreman's KO Boxing (developed by SIMS). There is also significant staff shared.

Ninja Gaiden
Dynamite Duke
Aerial Assault
Alien Storm
Line of Fire
Gain Ground
Bonanza Bros.
Wimbledon
Wimbledon II
Buggy Run

- Now, look at these credits from Tengen World Cup Soccer:

Plan Enjyoh
Design Enjyoh
Sound Nishino, Crush X, Nasubi, Fumi
Thanks S. Kawa, T. Asano

Crush X worked on Scratch Golf (GG)


As it turns out, Kick & Rush (Japanese Game Gear), Tecmo World Cup '93 (Master System), and Tengen World Cup Soccer (Overseas Game Gear) are all basically the same soccer game. Like I said before, development of the GG versions is credited to SIMS (not to mention there's the copyright, the "Presented by SIMS" credit, and the fact they published the Japanese version). That indicates that the SMS version is a SIMS game, naturally. Given the staff on these SIMS games, I have concluded that the following SMS games are also Sanritsu/SIMS games: Air Rescue, Disney's Aladdin, and Master of Darkness. I have gone so far as to submit that info to video game database site Video Game Rebirth (vgrebirth.org). This is the word of the Lord...
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 6:57 am
This is SOOOOOOOOO confusing!

- If you look at the cover scans for the SMS versions of Bank Panic on this site, you'll see a copyright to Sanritsu Denki Co., Ltd. Doing a search, I found that there still was a company called Sanritsu Denki Co., Ltd. A Babelfish online translation of their company profile brings up the words "game equipment" and "software," but you probably know how online translators can be.

Later, I did a search at the U.S. Copyright Office site and up with one game, Bank Panic, came up with Sanritsu Denki as the "Author on Copyright Application" Two other games also came up, but with "Sanritsu Electronics Co., Ltd." as the "Claimant."

 1. Registration Number:         PA-228-015
Title:        Bank panic.
Imprint:        [Tokyo] : Sega, c1984.
Description:        1 videogame.
Note:        Identifying material deposited in lieu of videogame.
Claimant:        Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
Created:        1984
Published:        28Sep84
Registered:        4Dec84
Author on © Application:        Sanritsu Denki Company, Ltd., employer for hire.
Miscellaneous:        C.O. corres.
Special Codes:       4/C
Cross Reference:        cSega. SEE Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
2. Registration Number:        PAu-411-634
Title:        Mermaid.
Description:        1 videogame.
Note:        Deposit consists of 1 videocassette & description (1 p.) deposited in lieu of videogame.
Claimant:        acSanritsu Electronics Company, Ltd.
Created:        1982
Registered:        16Apr82
Author on © Application:        Sanritsu Electronics Company, Ltd., employer for hire.
Special Codes:       4/G
3. Registration Number:        PAu-475-893
Title:        Rougien.
Description:        1 videogame.
Note:        1 videocassette & description (1 p.) deposited in lieu of videogame.
Claimant:        acSanritsu Electronics Company, Ltd.
Created:        1982
Registered:        12Jan83
Author on © Application:        Sanritsu Electronics Company, Ltd., employer for hire.
Special Codes:       4/G


So are Sanritsu Denki and Sanritsu Electronics the same company? There's enough proof that SIMS was once Sanritsu (the Game Gear item numbers). Was SIMS the game division of Sanritsu (whichever Sanritsu that was as there's about 100 companies with that name in Japan) that at some point broke off?

- A search of the Famicom version of Alien Syndrome turns up the name Noboru Machida as the programmer. The game also has copyrights to Sunsoft and Sanritsu. Which one developed it?

Why do I bring up Machida-san? Well, according to SIMS' online company profile, Machida-san, who apparently had worked at Sega AM2, bought 70% of the company. Could Machida-san be "Machida" from George Foreman's KO Boxing? Or maybe he's Noburunrun or Noborin mentioned in several of the games above? Probably not...

The profile also mentions the company was started on June 12th, 1991.
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 6:21 am
- According to this, "denki" literally means "electricity". It can also mean "electric" and "electronics". So Sanritsu Electronics and Sanritsu Denki could very well be the same company. Hey, what are the chances that two companies named Sanritsu made video games and polarizers for use in liquid crystal display devices (see here and here).

- Now that we've established that Sanritsu Electronics and Sanritsu Denki were probably the same company, were "they" the same company as the home publisher that gave us Fantasy Zone Gear? Well, a flyer for a Sanritsu arcade mahjong game called Jantotsu (here) and the back cover of Fatman for the Japanese Mega Drive (published by Sanritsu) (here) have the same phone number, if that means anything. Also, some sites such as GameFAQs refer to Sanritsu Denki as the publisher of Fatman (MD) and Peppar Time (FC), both of which use the "Sanritsu" name and logo.

- Now we must establish if the Sanritsu Denki behind Bank Panic is the same as the Sanritsu Denki of today. I e-mailed an inquiry, but it was in English, so I probably won't get a reply. Even if it was in Japanese, I still probably wouldn't get one. But they make/made electronic products, so it's very likely. If that is the case, then "Sanritsu" did not become SIMS. SIMS somehow spun off or broke off from Sanritsu Denki. Perhaps SD decided to get out of the video game business and sold off their game division?

- I'm still wondering if Machida, programmer of George Foreman's KO Boxing, is the same guy as Noboru Machida, the programmer on NES/Famicom Alien Syndrome? Is it any coincidence that a Noboru Machida, of Sega apparently, owns 70% of SIMS (the top of their company outline actually implies he bought out the whole company)?
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:23 am
Last edited by idrougge on Wed Aug 10, 2005 2:08 am; edited 1 time in total
I'm at work now, so I can't delve into all your delicious details right now, but I'll just add some notes.

Tom & Jerry the movie:
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Program: YONE, BAHAM
Plan: LEHTO
Grafik: LEHTO, MASA, BAHAM
Musik: NASU=BI, P=KO CHAN
Thanks: YAMA, KOMINEKO, MATU TOKUJYOU, ENJYOH, SHOGUN MAYEDA, MORI, T ASANO, KOU, PUKUPUKU, DANNA, S KAWA

Masters of combat:
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Program: CHAOS_BRAIN
Grafik: TED
Musik: NASU B, SHEED
Thanks: S:KAWA, YAMAX, NINJA, K=SUKE, ISE, WAT
Putt and putter:
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Program: WAT
Plan: LEHTO
Grafik: LEHTO, MATSU
Musik: PYGMY WADA
Thanks: KOU, YONE, T.ASANO, T.HAGIWARA, S.KAWA, MANMA, CHAOS BRAIN, DANNA, BAHAM, PRETTY TOSHI, HOEHOE, KAW

Gain ground: (Yours and my info differ here. Mine is from a hex dump)
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Plan (original): MAC AOSTIN, YANG WATT
Plan: KOU
Grafik: KOU
Program: YONE, O_B, KOU
Sound: TARNYA
Thanks: T_KATOH, MIYA, T_ASANO, NONCHAN, T_HAGIWARA, TOMMY


MORI and MORIMAN should be the same person.
MATSU, MATSUTOKUJO and MATU TOKUJYOU (Matsu Tokujô/まつとくじょう) likewise.
Same goes for KIMURON and KIMROM.
It might be that WAT and YANG WATT are the same, but it is not so obvious.

Interestingly, YONESAN is credited on Borgman/Cyborg hunter:
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Program: LEE HO-GANG, MAKO NITTA
Grafik: YONESAN, MVX 203, JUDY TOTOYA, ICHIEMON, KAMEREON AKI
Musik: KEY, NAV
Director: KAZUOH
Thanks: MUSEKININ YAMADA

We also find YONE, IPPO and TOMMY on Forgotten worlds:
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Program: KIMROM, YONE
Design: TOMMY, YUKINO
Sound: IPPO
Plan: TOMMY, YUKINO
Thanks: CAPCOM

In Japanese game credits, graphics are often called "design", which is an entirely different profession in the rest of the game developing world.

I think that all this should rather be collected in a spreadsheet for easier organisation.
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:23 pm
This all really needs to be tied up with the other Project people have mentioned that records the end game credits so these can also be incorporated.

It appears Mobygames.com already has some of this information recorded.

ie.
http://www.mobygames.com/game/sega-master-system/disneys-aladdin/credits

Main Planner Lehto
Planners Johny-Ittetsu, Kikkawa-H.P.U., Max-T2
Main Programmer S. Kawa
Visual Programmers Yama-X, Chaos Brain
Main Designer Johny-Ittetsu
Aladdin Designer Kikkawa-H.P.U.
Enemy Designer Max-T2
Additional Design Manma
Music Composition Nasu-B
Special thanks to Yen, Enjyoh, Sgt. Yama
 
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:35 pm
idrougge wrote
Interestingly, YONESAN is credited on Borgman/Cyborg hunter:
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Program: LEE HO-GANG, MAKO NITTA
Grafik: YONESAN, MVX 203, JUDY TOTOYA, ICHIEMON, KAMEREON AKI
Musik: KEY, NAV
Director: KAZUOH
Thanks: MUSEKININ YAMADA

We also find YONE, IPPO and TOMMY on Cyborg hunter:
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Program: KIMROM, YONE
Design: TOMMY, YUKINO
Sound: IPPO
Plan: TOMMY, YUKINO
Thanks: CAPCOM


I think Cyborg Hunter is a Sega game. According to this page, "Judy Totoya" (aka Yasushi Yamaguchi) was the original designer of Tails for the Sonic games and worked on Sonic CD as a Special Stage designer.

The last set of credits is from Forgotten Worlds, right?

And thanks for the rest of the credits. What I posted were just certain "credits of note". I really should have posted the whole thing. Regardless, I think we can now safely say Tom & Jerry, Masters of Combat, and Putt & Putter are SIMS games. They crossed my mind, but I never bothered checking.
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 2:09 am
CRV wrote
The last set of credits is from Forgotten Worlds, right?


Right, I've edited my post accordingly.
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:44 am
Don't know why I never posted these before. The game was mentioned in the R-Type by Compile thread. Here are the credits from Kikiippatsu Mayumi-chan, an arcade mahjong game published by Victory and developed by Sanritsu:

Hayato Kuma, Ciikin Jun, Kimu San, Amp-Machida (program)
Bobo Innai (planning)
Kan Ohmori, Nannorio (design)

Any ideas?
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:49 am
Here's two lists: Credits from Sanritsu/SIMS games and credits from possible Sanritsu/SIMS games...

GAMES WE HAVE DETERMINED OR ARE KNOWN TO BE BY SANRITSU/SIMS

Vay (Sega/Mega CD)

Director K. Maz
Producer K. Kato
Planner Fun
Main Program Gyo
Sub Program Taka
Illustration Kagami Yasuhiro
Animation Isii Wasuo
Battle BG, Map, Animation Graphics Fukuinhei, Koohiisgyuunyuu, K. Tani, N. Taishi, Senbei
Object Graphics Fukuinhei, Meiden
Monster Graphics B.T.S., Koohiisgyuunyuu, Meiden, N. Taishi
Music Composer & Sound Effect Sakop
Map Editor & Writing Senbei
Scenario Program & Animation Edit Taka
Event Construction Senbei, Taka
Animation Scenario K. Tani
Item Location Meiden
Monster Location B.T.S.
Debug Maria
USA Version Program Danna
USA Version Debug H. Yagi

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - The Movie (Gen/MD)

No Credits?

Shadow Squadron (32X)

No Credits?

Tecmo World Cup '92 (Gen/MD)

Main Program Y. Koba
Sub Program Gyo
Graphic B.T.S., T. Yano, Senbei, Meiden
Sound Beat Shige SE TB Lib
Planner K. Maz
Special Thanks Taka, Fun, CBX1000

Kikiippatsu Mayumi-chan (Arcade)

Hayato Kuma, Ciikin Jun, Kimu San, Amp-Machida (program)
Bobo Innai (planning)
Kan Ohmori, Nannorio (design)

Tengen World Cup Soccer (GG)

Plan Enjyoh
Program Wat
Design Enjyoh, Moriman
Sound Nishino, Crush X, Nasubi, Fumi
Thanks S. Kawa, T. Asano
Thanks Uja B, Akine
Thanks Shoji, Lehto, Layzo
Thanks Hoehoe, Baham

Scratch Golf (GG)

Planner Hin Denei
Programmer Kawancha, M. Wada, Yoshida
Graphics K. Katoku
Sound Crush X
Special Thanks Emi, Nasubi, Raizo, Ikusima, Y.Takanasi

Air Rescue

Planner Manma
Programmer S. Kawa, Pretty Toshi
Designer Manma, Senkichi
Music Composer Nasubi
Special Thanks to Fumi

Tecmo World Cup '93

Program Wat
Program S. Kawa
Design Moriman
Design Nagyao
Design Enjyoh
Sound Shindoh
Sound Nasubi
Sound Fumi
Thanks Pretty

Tecmo World Cup '93 [Proto]

Program Watapyon
Program S. Kawa
Design Moriman
Design Unmo
Design Enjyoh
Sound Shindoh
Sound Nasubi
Sound Fumi
Guest Pretty

Putt & Putter

Program: WAT
Plan: LEHTO
Grafik: LEHTO, MATSU
Musik: PYGMY WADA
Thanks: KOU, YONE, T.ASANO, T.HAGIWARA, S.KAWA, MANMA, CHAOS BRAIN, DANNA, BAHAM, PRETTY TOSHI, HOEHOE, KAW

Master of Darkness

Concept Manager Sats King
Programmer Yen
Main Graphic Super Punch
Graphic Support Matsutokujo, Ryuichi, Nagyawo, Mori
Graphic Adviser Yama, Enjyoh, Manma
Sound Fumi, Nasu Bi
Program Adviser Kou, T. Asano, Danna, S. Kawa
And Special Thanks to All the People There

James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing

Planners All Members
Programmers Nonchan, S. Kawa
Designers Yasukuni, S. Kawa
Sound Composer Kin

George Foreman's KO Boxing

Planners All Members
Programmers Machida
Designers Aoyama
Sound Composer Wada, Nishino
Special Thanks Fujioka, Hikita

Tom & Jerry: The Movie

Program: YONE, BAHAM
Plan: LEHTO
Grafik: LEHTO, MASA, BAHAM
Musik: NASU=BI, P=KO CHAN
Thanks: YAMA, KOMINEKO, MATU TOKUJYOU, ENJYOH, SHOGUN MAYEDA, MORI, T ASANO, KOU, PUKUPUKU, DANNA, S KAWA

Masters of Combat

Program: CHAOS_BRAIN
Grafik: TED
Musik: NASU B, SHEED
Thanks: S:KAWA, YAMAX, NINJA, K=SUKE, ISE, WAT

Disney's Aladdin

Main Planner Lehto
Planners Johny-Ittetsu, Kikkawa-H.P.U., Max-T2
Main Programmer S. Kawa
Visual Programmers Yama-X, Chaos Brain
Main Designer Johny-Ittetsu
Aladdin Designer Kikkawa-H.P.U.
Enemy Designer Max-T2
Additional Design Manma
Music Composition Nasu-B
Special thanks to Yen, Enjyoh, Sgt. Yama

---------------------------------------------------------------

GAMES SUSPECTED TO BE BY SANRITSU/SIMS

Bonanza Bros.

Original Planner A. Chan
Planner Pow
Programmer Kou
Designer Kan Chan
Sound Composer Bluetz Lee

Forgotten Worlds

Program: KIMROM, YONE
Design: TOMMY, YUKINO
Sound: IPPO
Plan: TOMMY, YUKINO
Thanks: CAPCOM

Assault City

Original Plan Yasuhiro
Planning Nannorio
Design Miya, T. Kato, Kouchan, T. Asano
Program Kimsan, Kouchan, T. Asano, Miya
Sound Izuho

Double Hawk

Planner Nannorio
Designer Mikisama
Programmers Fujichan, Mikisama
Assistant Kantaro, Chacha, Fujioh
Sound Mikisama
Director Noborunrun

Dynamite Duke

Chief Programmer T. Hagiwara
Music Composer Wada
Sound Effects Wada
Art Director H. Akimoto
The Original Story Written by Takahide Mada
Thanks to Waka

Gain Ground

Plan (original): MAC AOSTIN, YANG WATT
Plan: KOU
Grafik: KOU
Program: YONE, O_B, KOU
Sound: TARNYA
Thanks: T_KATOH, MIYA, T_ASANO, NONCHAN, T_HAGIWARA, TOMMY

E-SWAT

Planner Miya
Design Miya, T. Asano, Satokun, Yasukuni
Program Kimrom, T. Asano
Sound Tarnya
Special Thanks Nonchan, Kou, T. Katoh

Golfamania

Programmer Koyayashi Okahe
Designer Shisho Deshi
Special Thanks Nannorio, Miya
Director Non Chan

Ninja Gaiden

Planner Kou, Kan
Programmer Kou
Designer Kou, Little Dragon
Sound Composer Fumi
Special Thanks Nonchan

Psychic World

Original Planners K. Matumoto, H. Maejima
Planner Kou
Programmers Kou, T. Asano
Designer Kou
Sound Ippo
Special Thanks T. Asano
Special Thanks Nonchan

Slap Shot

Planner Hide Itoen
Designer Taka Murase
Chief Programmer Chicken Jun
Main Programmer Suzuatsu
Sub Programmer Oyonesan
Composer Ootorii

Aerial Assault

Planner All Members
Program Tommy, Yukino
Programmer Nonchan, T. Hagiwara
Sound Ippo
Test Player Kou
Special Thanks O_B

Alien Storm

Planner All Members
Designer Tommy Arai
Programmer Nonchan, S. Kawa
Sound Hiko
Test Player Kagetora
Special Thanks Matsushima

Line of Fire

The credits are graphics, not text, so I can't look for them in the rom. I do remember these:

Programmer T. Hagiwara
Sound Hiko

Bomber Raid

Game Planning Hide Itoen
Visual Design Nannorio
Game Programming Chicken Jun, Kimuron
Board Koba, Atsubanba
Sound and Music Ohtorii
Special Thanks to R. Nakamura, Haruchan, Cup Ozeki, Hirokun, Noborunrun

Buggy Run

No Credits

Tennis Ace

STAFF [[ \ PRODUCER \ \ DIRECTOR \ \ PLANNER \ \ DESIGNER \ \ MUSIC BY \\ PROGRAMMER \
\ ASSISTANT \
NHIDE[ITOEN
NNOBORUNRUN
HIDE[ITOEN GORIN[TAKA HARUCHAN TKAMATAN MOOO[KOU OYONESAN  NANNORIO

MIYA SUZU[ATSU SUE\JUN[CHI

The credits are a little messed up in the ROM, and I don't feel like deciphering it.

Wimbledon/Wimbledon II

No Credits
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 6:50 am
G-LOC Air Battle Credits

Planners Yukino, Yama, Yone
Designers Yukino, Yone
Programmers Yone, Minegishi
Sound Chikako
Special Thanks Matsu Tokujoe, Yeng Joe, Sakino
Test Players Matsu Tokujoe, Yeng Joe, Sakino

Those who think this is a Sanritsu/SIMS game, say I...(seriously)
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:12 am
More Credits

Tempo Jr.
I suspect this is a SIMS game. We even get full names!

Producer Motoshige Hokoyama, Mike Larsen
Director Hideki Katagiri
Planner Masakazu Sato
Programmer Hirohiko Yoneda
Chief Designer Hiroki Maeda
Designers Hiroko Kato, Masakazu Sato
Sound Programmer Keisuke Nishino
Special Thanks to Ryoichi Hasegawa, Yoko Yamamoto
Special Thanks to Nobou Matsushima, Bill Person
Special Thanks to T S Music Co, Red Company

Fantasy Zone Gear (Sanritsu) (GG)
I found these on a cached page on Google:

- MAIN PLANNER -
MASAKAZU SATO
 
- PLANNER -
MAY
YAMA
 
- PROGRAMMER -
DIRTY
TEIOU
 
- MAIN GRAPHIC -
YAMA
 
- GRAPHIC -
MASAKAZU SATO
NAO
NOBUO MATUSHIMA
 
- SOUND -
YOKO(NASU)WADA
 
- SPECIAL THANKS TO -
SEGA
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2005 10:03 am
Too bad this isn't as organized as my Aspect thread.

- Anyway, we have two new Sega "8-Bit" SIMS games. Not much detective work as they actually mention SIMS in the credits. Anyway, here's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (GG) and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (GG)...

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (GG)

Programming Masaaki Akine
Design Hiroyuki Kikkawa, Tetsuya Takei, Pukupuku, Hiroko Kato, Enjyoh
Sound P Suke
Special Thanks Masakazu Sato, Hajime Ishikawa, Michihiro Shibayama
Ex Producer Kisaborou Higasi
Director Koji Ishitani
Developed by SIMS Co., Ltd.
Presented by Sega, Banpresto

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (GG)

Programming Masaaki Akine
Design Hiroyuki Kikkawa, Tetsuya Takei, K. Arai, Nobuo Matsushima
Sound Satoshi Yamamoto
Executive Producer Kisaborou Higashi
Producer John Pedigo
Director Koji Ishitani, Takanobu Terada
Marketing Manager Lisa Wilson
Lead Test Atom Ellis
Asst. Lead Noah MacKenzie, Anthony Borba
Testers Hiroko Kato, Hideo Yamaguchi
Special Thanks Haim Saban, J. David Koch
Developed by SIMS Co., Ltd.
Presented by Sega, Banpresto

Notice "K. Arai" in the previous credits. I believe this could be Kou Arai, who could have also gone under the names "Arai," "Kou," and "Kouchan." BTW, Kou Arai went on to work on Xenosaga.

- In recent days, I determined that Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, OutRun, and Dynamite Duke for the Gen/MD were done by Sanritsu/SIMS.

- Anybody want to take a guess at when in 1991 G-LOC for the SMS came out? It's important I know in order to determine whether it was done under Sanritsu or SIMS.
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Last edited by CRV on Wed Aug 17, 2005 12:09 am; edited 3 times in total
- Beating Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (G/MD), I found that "K. Arai" is "Kengo Arai", not "Kou Arai".

- GREAT FIND! I took a swing by the Internet Archive to see if there were any old SIMS websites archived. I found one from 1998 (and one from later with an updated Saturn list) that has lists and pictures of their old Sega stuff, except the SMS (but they do have the GG). Unfortunately, there's more pictured than listed, and I can't make out everything in the pictures:

Game Gear:


Genesis/Mega Drive:


Saturn:


Here's what I've figured out from the lists and pictures thus far:

Game Gear:
Tom & Jerry: The Movie
Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible
Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
Ristar
Tempo, Jr.
Scratch Golf
Disney's Aladdin
Fantasy Zone Gear
Vampire: Master of Darkness
George Foreman's KO Boxing
Crayon Shin Chan: Taiketsu! Tankam Panic!!
Sonic Labyrinth
Psychic World
Godzilla
OutRun
J League...'94 (?)
Sailor Moon S
From TV animation: Slam Dunk: Shouri-e no Starting 5
Putt & Putter
Wimbledon

Genesis/Mega Drive:
Virtua Fighter 2
Wimbledon
OutRun
OutRun 2019
Dynamite Duke
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
Fatman
Crayon Shin Chan
Ninja Burai Densetsu
Pengo
Wrestle War
TV Anime Slam Dunk: Kyougou Makkou Taiketsu!

Sega/Mega CD:
Shin Megami Tensei
Capcom no Quiz: Tonosama no Yabou
Vay
Popful Mail (English Version?)

Saturn:
In the Hunt
Virtua Volleyball
Ninku
Victory Goal '96
Gulliver Boy
Samurai Spirits III
Virtual On
Garou Densetsu (Fatal Fury) 3
Ultraman Hikari no Kyojin Densetsu
Taiheiyou No Arashi 2: Shippuu no Moudou
PD Ultraman Link
Momotarou Douchuki
Stellar Assault SS
Sakura Taisen ??
Virus
Hang-On GP

Again, I can't make out everything in the pictures.

- Looking at Gen/MD Wimbledon, I'm thinking the SMS/GG games were done by SIMS, too.

Wimbledon (Gen/MD) Credits:

Planner Kou
Assistant Planner Tomonoir
Programmer Kou
Assistant Programmer Tomonoir
Visual Graphic Designers Yoshi, Arumakan, Izayoi
Sound/Music Composer Crush-X
Special thanks to Great Hill, Aussie Sun, Yen, K-Suke, Anego, Emi, Hiromi, Komineko

In light of these credits, I've determined Gain Ground, Ninja Gaiden, and Bonanza Brothers are Sanritsu/SIMS games.

- Looking at the circa 1997-98 company profile, Noboru Machida was heading up the company, in addition to his duties at Sega. Actually, it seems all the major people at SIMS were also working at Sega. Sega, at the time, owned 100% of the company. I guess Machida-san bought back most, or all, of the company last year (see earlier post on Machida).

- Again, I ask for your help in identifying when the following games came out in 1991: Bonanza Brothers, Psychic World, G-LOC Air Battle. Remember that SIMS was established in 1991. Before that, it was part of Sanritsu. I need to properly credit these.
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 3:59 pm
Don't forget the Crayon Shin Chan game for MegaDrive, which is plugged to the console in that pic (the one with the yellow cover).
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 12:13 am
Here's brightened and enlarged versions of the Mega Drive and game gear pics. The games highlighted (without an X through it) still need to be identified.





Because of the transparency, you might want to open them in another program or on a dark background of some kind.
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Game Gear EUR
(left to right)
Fantasy Zone
Tom & Jerry - The Movie
Wimbledon? (unsure, unchecked)
?
Putt & Putter
Vampire
Alien Syndrome? (unsure, unchecked)
George's Foreman KO Boxing



Game Gear JP
(top row, left to right)
Tails' Sky Patrol
Fred Couples Golf
Tempo-JR
?
?

(middle top row)
?
Mac Donald - Donald Magical World
Out Run
In the wake of Vampire
?
?

(middle bottom row)
Wimbledon?
Last Bible S
Crayon Shin Shan
G-3220 Honoo no Toukyuuji Dodge Danpei
G-3365 Ristar the Shooting Star

(middle bottom row, right)
Three games with pink side on middle right, they're US version..
US Fred Couples Golf? (unsure, unchecked)
US Ristar?
US ? (can't see)


(bottom left)
From Animation - Slam Dunk
Aladdin
Tom & Jerry - The Movie

(bottom right)
Sailor Moon S
? Last Bible? (unverified)
Some US GG Power Rangers

(right standing)
G-3417 J League GG Pro Striker '94 (notice the bigger box, it has a link cable in the box)
Some US Genesis Power Rangers

The 3 laying cartridge are J League GG Pro Strike '94, ?, ? (Sailor Moon S perhaps?)
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Thanks a lot, Bock. I think I've got most of the Game Gear games figured out now.

Game Gear (EU) (left to right)

Fantasy Zone Gear
Tom & Jerry: The Movie
Wimbledon
Psychic World
Putt & Putter
Vampire: Master of Darkness
Alien Syndrome
George Foreman's KO Boxing

Game Gear (JP) (top row, left to right)

Tails' Sky Patrol
Fred Couples Golf
Tempo Jr.
Fantasy Zone Gear
Kick & Rush

(middle top row)

Scratch Golf
Mac Donald: Ronald in the Magical World
Out Run
In the Wake of Vampire
Aladdin?
?

(middle bottom row)

Wimbledon
Last Bible S
Crayon Shin Chan
Honoo no Tokyuuji Dodge Danpei
Ristar the Shooting Star

(US) (middle bottom row, right)
Scratch Golf
Ristar
?

(JP) (bottom left)

Slam Dunk
Aladdin
Tom & Jerry: The Movie

(bottom right)

Sailor Moon S
Last Bible
Power Rangers: The Movie (US)

(right standing)
J League GG Pro Striker '94
Power Rangers: The Movie (Genesis)

(laying)
J League, ?, Sailor Moon S

Here's the credits to Fred Couples Golf (GG):

::::Fred:Couples]:::::::::::Golf:::::::::::::::Staff:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::Programmer::::
::::::::::::::::::S<KAWA:::::::::::::::YAMAX::::::::::::::::::::::Designers::::::::::::::::::
:::::KINKIN:::::::::::::::TOMMY::::::::::::::ENJYOH::Designers::::::::::::::::::::::::::
KAN:::::::Jerry:Markota:::::Wallace:Poulter::Music:Composer:::::::::::::::::::::::::
:::::::::::::NASU;B::::::::::::::::::::::Lead:Test:::::::::::::::::Tim:Spengler:::::::::::::::
LEHTO:::::::MATSU;TOKUJOH::Assistant:Lead:Test:::::::::::::::::::::::::
Mark:Subotnick::::::::::::::::::::::Testing:::::::::::::::::::Terry:Thomas::::::::
Aaron:Hommes::::::::Steve:Fallas::Testing:::::::::::::::::Ben:Syzmokiwak:::::::
Blair:Bullock:::::::::::Kif:Davis::Testing::::::::::::::::Aron:Loichinger:::::::::
Daniel:Wong:::::::::David:Dodge::Testing::::::::::::::::::Kevin:Johnson::::::::
Conan:Tigard::::::::::Michael:Wu::Testing:::::::::::::::::::Randy:Kreidt:::::::
Devan:Hammack:::::::::Jay:Mijares::Testing::::::::::::::::::Mike:Callahan:::::::::::
Dan:Cohen::::::::::::::::::::::Marketing::::::::::::::::::Doug:Robert:::::
Craig:Ostrander::::::::::::::::::::::Manual::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
Mark:Sherrod::::::::::::::::::::::Sega:Sports::::::::::::::Mike:Meisceid:::::::::
Chris:Smith:::::::::Scott:Rohde::Sega:Sports::::::::::::::Chris:Cutliff:::::::
Rosie:Freeman::::::::::::::::::::::Special:Thanks:To:::::::::Joe:Meisceid:::::::::
Mike:Latham:::::Steve:Patterson::Special:Thanks:To::::Deanna:Balistreri::::::
Willie;Mancero::::::::Henry:Giesen::Special:Thanks:To::::::::::
James:Spahn::::::::::::Murakami:::::::::::::MOOMISO::Special:Thanks:To:::::::::
:::::::::YEN:::::::::::::::::WAT::::::::Dermot:Lyons::Special:Thanks:To:::::::
Mark:Lindstrom:::::::::Mike:Weiner::::::Darin:Johnston::Special:Thanks:To::::::
::Shin:Hamanaka::::::Lynn:Roach:Jr<:::::::Jill:Kendrick::Special:Thanks:To:::::
::::::::::::::::::::::::::Ann:Nimmer::::::::::::::::::::::Planner::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
::::::::::::TOMMY:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
:::::::::::::::Director::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::HIDE::::::::::::::::::::::
Producer::::::::::::::::Wallace:Poulter:::::::Gerry:DeYoung::::::::::::::::::::::
Executive:Producer::::::::::::::::::::::::::Wayne:Townsend:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
:::::::::::Presented:by::::::::::SEGA:Enterprises:::::::::::::::::::::

There's a lot of credits. Most of them are probably from Sega of America. You can pick out the SIMS ones yourself.

In light of these credits, I have determined Aerial Assault, Alien Storm, and Forgotten Worlds are Sanritsu/SIMS games.

And one more comment...Shouldn't it be spelled "McDonald's", not "Mac Donald" (in reference to "Mac Donald: Ronald in the Magical World")?
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COMPANY OVERVIEW

Sanritsu:
Game label/division for Japanese electrical firm Sanritsu-Denki Co., Ltd.

SIMS:
SIMS was established on June 12, 1991 as a joint venture of Sanritsu-Denki and Sega. About 50 employees came over from Sanritsu. Sega eventually bought out Sanritsu's share and made the company a subsidiary. That came to an end, however, when SIMS President Noboru Machida took over all the stock from the veteran game maker on June 25, 2004. SIMS stands for "Soft development Innovation Multi Success"

LIST OF WORKS

ARCADE (18)
Game Title / Developer(s) / Manufacturer(s) / Year


- Appoooh! / Sanritsu / Sega / 1984
- Bank Panic / Sanritsu / Sega / 1983
- Biohazard: Code Veronica: Gun Survivor 2 / SIMS / Capcom, Namco / 2001
- Combat Hawk / Sanritsu / Sega / 1987
- Dr. Micro / Sanritsu / Sanritsu / 1983
- Dream Shopper / Sanritsu / Sanritsu / 1982
- Dump Matsumoto / Sanritsu / Sega / 1986
aka Body Slam
- Janputer / Sanritsu / Taito / 1981
- Kikiipatsu Mayumi-chan / Sanritsu / Victory / 1988
- Mahjong Kyou Jidai / Sanritsu / Sanritsu / 1986
- Maximum Speed / SIMS / Sammy / 2003
- Mermaid / Sanritsu / Rock-Ola / 1982
aka Yachtsman (clone from Esco)
- Quiz Ah! Megami Sama: Tatakau Tsubasa Totomo Ni / SIMS / Sega / 2000
- Rougien / Sanritsu / Sanritsu / 1982
- Sega Marine Fishing / SIMS / Sega / 1999
- Space War (Space Invaders clone) / Sanritsu / Sanritsu / 1978
- Sports Shooting USA / SIMS / Sammy / 2003
- Van-Van Car / Sanritsu / Sanritsu / 1983

MARK III/MASTER SYSTEM (30)
Game Title / Developer / Publisher / Year


- Aerial Assault / Sanritsu / Sega / 1990
- Air Rescue / SIMS / Sega / 1992
- Alien Storm / Sanritsu / Sega / 1991*
- Assault City / Sanritsu / Sega / 1990
- Bomber Raid / Sanritsu / Sega / 1988
- Bonanza Bros. / Sanritsu / Sega / 1991*
- Buggy Run / SIMS / Sega / 1993
- Disney's Aladdin / SIMS / Sega / 1994
- Dynamite Duke / Sanritsu / Sega / 1991*
- E-SWAT / Sanritsu / Sega / 1990
- Forgotten Worlds / Sanritsu / Sega / 1990
- G-LOC Air Battle / Sanritsu / Sega / 1991*
- Gain Ground / Sanritsu / Sega / 1990
- George Foreman's KO Boxing / SIMS / Flying Edge (Acclaim) / 1992
- Golfamania / Sanritsu / Sega / 1990
- James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing / Sanritsu / Sega / 1990
aka Heavyweight Champ
- Line of Fire / Sanritsu / Sega / 1991*
- Masters of Combat / SIMS / Sega / 1993
- Master of Darkness / SIMS / Sega / 1992
aka Vampire
- Ninja Gaiden / SIMS / Sega / 1992
- Psychic World / Sanritsu / Sega / 1991
- Putt & Putter / SIMS / Sega / 1992
aka Minigolf
- Shadow Dancer / Sanritsu / Sega / 1991*
- Slap Shot / Sanritsu / Sega / 1990
- Tecmo World Cup '93 / SIMS / Sega / 1993
- Tennis Ace / Sanritsu / Sega / 1989
- Tom & Jerry: The Movie / SIMS / Sega / 1992
- Wanted / Sanritsu / Sega / 1989
- Wimbledon / SIMS / Sega / 1992
- Wimbledon II / SIMS / Sega / 1993

FAMICOM/NES (3)
Game Title / Developer / Publisher / Year


- Alien Syndrome / Sanritsu / Sunsoft / 1988
- Chuugoku Senseijutsu / Sanritsu / Jaleco / 1988
- Peepar Time / Sanritsu / Sanritsu / Sanritsu / 1990

GAME GEAR (31)
Game Title / Developer / Publisher / Year


- Alien Syndrome / SIMS / SIMS / 1992
- Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S / SIMS / Bandai / 1995
An old version of the SIMS website shows it prominently in a picture of
Game Gear games, but I do not recognize any of the staff except Hikoshi
Hashimoto (thought he was freelance, but I don't know if he had a stint at
Sanritsu/SIMS - also worked on Line of Fire (SMS) and MMPR: The Movie
(GEN))
- Buster Fight / SIMS / Sega / 1994
- Crayon Shin Chan: Taiketsu! Tankam Panic!! / SIMS / Bandai / 1995
- Disney's Aladdin / SIMS / Sega / 1994
- Fantasy Zone Gear / Sanritsu / Sanritsu / 1991
aka Fantasy Zone
- Fred Couples Golf / SIMS / Sega / 1994
- From TV animation: Slam Dunk: Shouri-e no Starting 5 / SIMS / Bandai / 1995
- George Foreman's KO Boxing / SIMS / Flying Edge (Acclaim) / 1992
- Godzilla: Kaijuu Daishingeki / SIMS / Sega / 1995
- Heavyweight Champ / SIMS / SIMS / 1991
- Honoo no Tokyuuji: Dodge Danpei / SIMS / Sega / 1992
- In the Wake of Vampire/ SIMS / SIMS / 1992
aka Vampire: Master of Darkness
- J-League Soccer: Dream Eleven / SIMS / Sega / 1995
- J-League GG Pro Striker '94 / SIMS / Sega / 1994
- Kick & Rush / SIMS / SIMS / 1993
aka Tengen World Cup Soccer
- McDonald: Donald no Magical World / SIMS / Sega / 1994
- Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible / SIMS / Sega / 1994
- Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special / SIMS / Sega / 1994
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers / SIMS / Sega / 1994
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie / SIMS / Sega / 1995
- Out Run / SIMS / Sega / 1991*
- Putt & Putter / SIMS / Sega / 1991*
- Psychic World / Sanritsu / Sega / 1991
- Ristar the Shooting Star / SIMS / Sega / 1995
aka Ristar
- Scratch Golf / SIMS / VIC Tokai / 1994
- Sonic Labyrinth / SIMS / Sega / 1995
- Tails' Sky Patrol / SIMS, JSH / Sega / 1995
- Tempo Jr. / SIMS / Sega / 1995
- Tom & Jerry: The Movie / SIMS / Sega / 1993
- Wimbledon / SIMS / Sega / 1992

MEGA DRIVE/GENESIS (16)
Game Title / Developer(s) / Publisher / Year


- Crayon Shin-Chan: Arashi no Yobu Enji / SIMS / Ma-Ba / 1994
- Dynamite Duke / Sanritsu / Sega / 1990
- Gain Ground / Sanritsu / Sega / 1991
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers / SIMS / Sega / 1994
An old version of SIMS website mentions it, but I do not recognize anybody
in the credits
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie / SIMS / Sega / 1995
- Ninja Burai Densetsu / SIMS / Sega / 1991*
- Out Run / SIMS / Sega / 1991*
- Out Run 2019 / SIMS / Sega / 1993
- Pepen ga Pengo / SIMS / Sega / 1995
- Shura no Mon / SIMS / Sega / 1992
- Tecmo World Cup '92 / SIMS / Tecmo / 1992
aka Tecmo World Cup
- Tetris / Sanritsu / Sega / 1989
Never officially released
- TV Anime Slam Dunk: Kyougou Makkou Taiketsu! / SIMS / Bandai / 1995
- Virtua Fighter 2 / Sega, SIMS, Success, Nextech / Sega / 1992
- Wimbledon / SIMS / Sega / 1993
- Wrestle War / Sanritsu / Sega / 1991*

Sanritsu published Activision's Fatman in Japan in 1990.

MEGA/SEGA CD (4)
Game Title / Developer / Publisher / Year


- Capcom no Quiz: Tonosama no Yabou / SIMS / SIMS / 1992
- Popful Mail / Sega, SIMS / SIMS / 1994
- Shin Megami Tensei / SIMS / SIMS / 1994
- Vay: Ryuusei no Yoroi / SIMS / SIMS / 1993
aka Vay

SATURN (20)
Game Title / Developer(s) / Publisher / Year


- Blue Seed: Kushinada Hirokuden / SIMS / Sega / 1995
- Garou Densetsu 3: Haruka-naru Tatakai / SIMS / SNK / 1996
- Heartbeat Scramble / Japan Media Programming, SIMS / Imagineer / 1996
- Honkaku Shougi Shinan Wakamatsu Shougi Jyuku / SIMS / SIMS / 1998
- Kaitei Daisensou / SIMS / Imagineer / 1995
aka In the Hunt
- Kuusou Kagaku Sekai Gulliver Boy / SIMS / Hudson / 1996
- Message Navi / SIMS / SIMS / 1997
- Message Navi Vol. 2 / SIMS / SIMS / 1998
- Momotarou Douchuki / Hudson, SIMS / Hudson / 1997
- Ninku: Tsuyokina Yatsura no Daigekitotsu! / SIMS / Sega / 1996
- PD Ultraman Link / SIMS / Bandai / 1996
- Sakura Taisen: Teigeki Graph / SIMS / Sega / 1998
- Samurai Spirits: Zankurou Musouken / SIMS / SNK / 1996
- Shinseiki Evangelion / SIMS / Sega / 1996
- Stellar Assault SS / SIMS / Sega / 1998
- Taiheiyou No Arashi 2: Shippuu no Moudou / SIMS / Imagineer / 1997
- Ultraman Hikari no Kyojin Densetsu / SIMS / Bandai / 1996
- Victory Goal '96 / Sega, SIMS / Sega / 1996
- Virtua Volleyball / SIMS / Imagineer / 1995
- Virus / Sega, Hudson, SIMS, Avex / Hudson / 1997

SIMS' Noboru Machida was General Manager on Hang On GP '95 (developed by Genki).
SIMS' Hiroko Katoh was a Designer on Dennou Senki: Virtual On (port developed by CRI).

PLAYSTATION (1)
Game Title / Developer / Publisher / Year


- Maboroshi Tukiyo: Tsukiyo no Kitan / SIMS / Naxat Soft / 2000

DREAMCAST (5)
Game Title / Developer / Publisher / Year


- Charge'n Blast / CRI, SIMS / SIMS / 2000
- Get Bass / SIMS / Sega / 1999
aka Sega Bass Fishing
- Harusame Youbi / SIMS / NEC Interchannel / 2000
- Quiz Ah! Megami Sama: Tatakau Tsubasa Totomo Ni / SIMS / Sega / 2000
- Sega Marine Fishing / SIMS / Sega / 2000

WONDERSWAN/WONDERSWAN COLOR (7)
Game Title / Developer / Publisher / Year


- Card Captor Sakura: Sakura to Fushigi na Clow Card / SIMS / Bandai / 1999
- Digimon Adventure 02: D1 Tamers / SIMS / Bandai / 2000
- Digimon Adventure 02: Tag Tamers / SIMS / Bandai / 2000
- Digimon Adventure: Anode Tamer / SIMS / Bandai / 1999
- Digimon Adventure: Cathode Tamer / SIMS / Bandai / 2000
- Digital Monsters Ver. WonderSwan / SIMS / Bandai / 1999
- Mobile Suit Gundam MSVS / SIMS / Bandai / 1999

GAME BOY ADVANCE (1)
Game Title / Developer / Publisher / Year


- Elemix! / SIMS / SIMS / 2003

PLAYSTATION 2 (11)
Game Title / Developer / Publisher / Year


- After Burner II Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 10 / SIMS / 3D-Ages / 2004
- Big Bass: Bass Tsuri Kanzen Kouryaku SuperLite 2000 / SIMS / Success / 2003
- Columns Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 7 / SIMS / 3D-Ages / 2003
- Fantasy Zone Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 3 / SIMS / 3D-Ages / 2003
- Golden Axe Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 5 / SIMS / 3D-Ages / 2003
- Hokuto no Ken Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 11 / SIMS / 3D-Ages / 2004
- Mark Davis Pro Bass Challenge / SIMS / Natsume / 2003
- Monkey Turn V / SIMS / Bandai / 2005
- OutRun Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 13 / SIMS / 3D-Ages / 2004
- Steamboy / SIMS / Bandai / 2005
- Top Angler: Real Bass Fishing / SIMS / Xicat / 2002

GAMECUBE (1)
Game Title / Developer / Publisher / Year


- Top Angler: Real Bass Fishing / SIMS / Xicat / 2004

PLAYSTATION PORTABLE (1)
Game Title / Developer / Publisher / Year


- Ape Escape: On the Loose / SIMS / Sony / 2005
- Various mini-games, applications

WINDOWS (4)
Game Title / Developer / Publisher / Year


- Guilty Gear X / SIMS / CyberFront / 2001
- Idol Janshi Suchie-Pai 3 / SIMS / CyberFront / 2002
- Idol Mahjong Final Romance 4 / SIMS / Harvest / 2003
- Sega Marine Fishing / SIMS / Empire / 2001

POSSIBLE GAMES

Arcade (1)

- Alien Syndrome

Master System (4)

- Alien Syndrome
At least two presumable Sanritsu staffers are mentioned in the credits, Kin
(adviser) and Chicken Jun (one of three programmers)
- Cloud Master
- Double Hawk
- Mahjong Sengoku Jidai
Appears to be based on an adult arcade mahjong game from Sanritsu
called Mahjong Kyou Jidai. Shares some graphics with Alien Syndrome
(namely the Sega logo on the title screen).

Game Gear (4)

- Aerial Assault
- Kaitou Saint Tail
- Kishin Douji Zenki
- Yaiba Adventures

Updated October 21, 2005

* Determining the developer of many titles released in 1991 is slightly more difficult since SIMS was formed in June of that year. The best that can be done is look at the release date and figure out how long the game would have taken to develop. What is on the list currently may not be correct.

Information for this list was gathered from a number of sources: code, in-game credits, e-mails to various people, posting on various boards, Google searches, looking at graphics/listening to in-game music and using intuition, the current SIMS website, previous versions of the SIMS website at the Internet Archive, and the Developer Table website.

This list is not 100% guaranteed accurate. The extent of SIMS' involvement in some titles could be called into question. List is subject to change at any time without notice. The latest version can be found posted at the SMSPower.org Forums.
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And one more comment...Shouldn't it be spelled "McDonald's", not "Mac Donald" (in reference to "Mac Donald: Ronald in the Magical World")?

You are right. This game is still one in line for proper naming.

The official Japanese name seems to be "Donald no Magical World" (no reference to Mc Donald's). But Sega's Segahard listing (note: which are sometimes incorrect, I suspect they got various info from the web in addition to their own data) says "McDonald - Donald no Magical World".

Now the confusing part is that although AFAIK the game was not released outside of Japan, it has an english title screen: "Ronald in the Magical World". I'm never sure how to handle those cases (at least in MEKA) with a known english title screen but no release.
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Bock, do you happen to have any of the unreleased (on SMS Power) Game Gear ROMs (I think it's just the dodgeball game and two soccer games)? Would it be possible for you to just search them for credits (open it up in Notepad, search for "pro")? If you can't, that's fine. No big deal. I just thought I would ask.
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As far as I know, the only unreleased in the list is Kick & Rush? I also have a Japanese build of Fred Couples Golf. I'll send you everything by e-mail.
(Honoo no Tokyuuji Dodge Danpei is already out.)
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Credits for Kick & Rush:

plan:::::::::::ENJYOH
program::::::::WAT:::
design:::::::::::ENJYOH::::::::::MORIMAN
sound::::::::::::NISHINO:::::::::CRUSH[X:::::::::NASUBI::::::::::FUMI:::
thanks:::::::::::S<KAWA::::::::::T<ASAN
thanks:::::::::::UJA[B:::::::::::AKINE::
thanks:::::::::::SHOJI:::::::::::LEHTO:::::::::::LAYZO::
thanks:::::::::HOEHOE::::::::BAHAM
PRESENTED:BY:SIMSCONGRATULATIONS
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Bock wrote
As far as I know, the only unreleased in the list is Kick & Rush? I also have a Japanese build of Fred Couples Golf. I'll send you everything by e-mail.
(Honoo no Tokyuuji Dodge Danpei is already out.)


Thanks a lot for your help.

I didn't realize "Honoo" was released. I couldn't find it. Another game I couldn't find was "J-League GG Pro Striker '94". Was that released?
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Game list updated August 29, 2005
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I found this great Japanese site with tons of lists of developers and the games they made. A veritable cornucopia of information!

http://review-site.net/developer/

They list Sanritsu and SIMS games, including some, but not all, of the games I figured out and even some I didn't. It's not a complete listing.

Sanritsu:

Gokuaku Doumei Dump Matsumoto/Body Slam (Arcade) for Sega
Appoooh! (Arcade) for Sega
Bank Panic (Arcade) for Sega
コンバットホーク(Arcade) for Sega (Anybody figure this out?)
Janputer (Arcade) for Taito
Mahjong Kyou Jidai (Arcade)
Dynamite Duke (MD) for Sega
Fatman (MD) (They were just the publisher, BTW)
Peppar Time (FC)
Fantasy Zone Gear (GG)
Dynamite Duke (SMS) for Sega

SIMS:

6 Sega Ages 2500 games for the PS2
Shura no Mon (MD) for Sega
Honoo no Toukyuuji: Dodge Danpei (GG) for Sega
Blue Seed: Kushinada Hirokuden (SS) for Sega
Shinseiki Evangelion (SS) for Sega
Ninkuu: Tsuyokina Yatsura no Daigekitotsu! (SS) for Sega
Quiz Ah! Megami Sama: Tatakau Tsubasa Totomo Ni (DC/AC) for Sega
Sakura Taisen ??? (SS) for Sega
Kuusou Kagaku Sekai Gulliver Boy (SS) for Sega
Crayon Shin-Chan: Arashi no Yobu Enji (MD) for Ma-ba
Crayon Shin Chan: Taiketsu! Quantum Panic!! (GG) for Bandai
TV Anime Slam Dunk: Kyougou Makkou Taiketsu! (MD) for Bandai
From TV animation: Slam Dunk: Shouri-e no Starting 5 (GG) for Bandai
Sailor Moon S (GG) for Bandai
Mobile Suit GUNDAM MSVS (WS) for Bandai
Ultraman Hikari no Kyojin Densetsu (SS) for Bandai
PD Ultraman Link (SS) for Bandai
Godzilla (GG) for Sega
Monkey Turn V (PS2) for Bandai
Steamboy (PS2) for Bandai
Saru Get You P!/Ape Escape (PSP) for Sony
Gain Ground (MD) for Sega
Wimbledon (MD) for Sega
Out Run (MD) for Sega
Alien Storm (MD) for Sega
レッスルウォー(MD) for Sega
Shadow Dancer (MD) for Sega
G-LOC (MD) for Sega
Bonanza Bros. (MD) for Sega
Pengo (MD) for Sega
Alien Syndrome (GG) for Sega
Psychic World (GG) for Sega
Putt & Putter (GG) for Sega
Tom and Jerry: The Movie (GG) for Sega
Aladdin (GG) for Sega
Ristar the Shooting Star (GG) for Sega
Get Bass/Sega Bass Fishing (DC) for Sega
Sega Marine Fishing (DC) for Sega
Hang-On GP '95 (SS) jointly developed with Sega and Genki
5 WonderSwan games for Bandai
Momotarou Douchuuki (SS) for Hudson
Virus (SS) for Hudson
J-League Pro Striker '94 (GG) for Sega
Virtual Volleyball (SS) for Imagineer
Taiheiyou No Arashi 2: Shippuu no Moudou (SS) for Imagineer
In the Hunt (SS) for Imagineer
Garou Densetsu 3 (SS) for SNK
Samurai Spirits: Zankurou Musouken (SS) for SNK
Heartbeat Scramble (SS) with Japan Media Programming for Imagineer
2 WIN/PC games
Biohazard: Code: Veronica: Gun Survivor 2 (Arcade) for Capcom
SuperLite 2000: Big Bass: Bass Tsuri Kanzen Kouryaku (PS) for Success
2 WIN/PC games
Top Angler: Real Bass Fishing (PS2)
Maboroshi Tukiyo (DC) (PS)
Charge'n Blast (DC) jointly developed with CRI
Elemix! (GBA)
Capcom no Quiz: Tonosama no Yabou (MCD)
Vay (MCD)
Out Run 2019 (MD)
In the Wake of Vampire (GG)
Kick & Rush (GG)
Heavyweight Champ (GG)
Stellar Assault SS (SS)
Honkaku Shougi Shinan Wakamatsu Shougi Jyuku (SS)
Message Navi (SS/WIN)
Message Navi Vol. 2 (SS/WIN)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (GEN) for Sega/Bandai
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (GEN) for Sega/Bandai
Virtua Fighter 2 (GEN) jointly developed with Sega
Gain Ground (SMS) for Sega
Psychic World (SMS) for Sega
Mark Davis Pro Bass Challenge (PS2) for Natsume

Now for some history:

Sanritsu - SIMS was formed in June 1991 as a joint venture between Sega and Sanritsu Denki. The last game released under the Sanritsu label was Fantasy Zone Gear.

SIMS - SIMS stands for "Soft development Innovation Multi Success". They did 30 or more Game Gear games, nearly 20% of the library. Sega eventually bought out the whole company, making it a subsidiary. That came to an end in 2004.

EDIT: It turns out G-LOC for the G/MD was by Probe. They were probably referring to the SMS version. That could be the case for Alien Storm, Bonanza Bros., and Shadow Dancer. So tentatively, they are off the list.
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Game list updated 9/1/2005
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:06 pm
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コンバットホーク(Arcade) for Sega (Anybody figure this out?)

Combat Hawk
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レッスルウォー(MD) for Sega

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:23 pm
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CRV wrote
コンバットホーク(Arcade) for Sega (Anybody figure this out?)

Combat Hawk
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レッスルウォー(MD) for Sega

Wrestle War


Thank you. Anybody know anything about Combat Hawk? It's not emulated by MAME and there's no pictures online.
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Post Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 3:20 pm
The only info I was able to find was that it's one of those games you play with a gun, and that it's a "most wanted" dump...


EDIT: Hey, I've just found out that it was a sequel to Bank Panic. Now this is getting interesting.
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:50 pm
I fired off an e-mail to SIMS about their Sega games and got a rather quick reply.

Taro Nakagawa (Pitekan) wrote
Hello,
Thank you for your mail.
SIMS developed a lot of game software. However,
they are all the titles of Sega. Therefore, it is not possible to tell it.
(I don't understand well because there is no old developer at all in reality. )
I am sorry.Thank you.


I guess since they're Sega's games, they can't disclose them, even in an e-mail. And that "old developer" line must mean that the staff working at SIMS at the time no longer works there. Oh well, I tried...
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Game list updated 9/13/05
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Game list updated September 17, 2005
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Game list updated September 19, 2005
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:55 pm
Game list updated on September 20, 2005

If Body Slam/Dump Matsumoto (Arcade) was really done by Sanritsu, I have a strong suspicion that Alien Syndrome (Arcade) was also done by Sanritsu. Not only does there seem to be a strong resemblance in graphics and sound, but the service menu works the same. It might explain why they did the NES/FC and GG versions.
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:08 pm
I thought Sanritsu-Denki, the video game company, and this Sanritsu-Denki were the same. But now that's in doubt. When sites refer to Sanritsu-Denki the game company, they use these characters - サンリツ電気. But at the "other" Sanritsu-Denki site, they spell their name with these characters - 三立電機株式会社.
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:26 pm
I have also seen references to arcade games by 三立技研 (Sanritsu giken), which is also a company in engineering/manufacturing business.
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Post Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:30 pm
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I have also seen references to arcade games by 三立技研 (Sanritsu giken), which is also a company in engineering/manufacturing business.


Though there apparently is a "Sanritsu Giken," everything I've come across refers to Sanritsu Denki or, according to online translations, Sanritsu Electric (Babelfish says giken means "engineering and research"). And BTW, Sanritsu's game boxes also use "サンリツ電気".

In other news, I posted about arcade Alien Syndrome over at the System16.com Boards. Turns out it was done by Sanritsu, along with Sunsoft...

Game list updated September 23, 2005.
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