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Who(sorta)dunit: ISCO
Post Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 10:05 am
Last edited by CRV on Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:22 am; edited 1 time in total
One developer I've been particularly interested in researching is ISCO. I figured they did nothing with the Sega 8-bit machines, but it turns out I missed one entry on their website.

Game Gear
Game Title / Publisher / Year

Side Pocket / Data East / 1994

ISCO had done a number of Data East ports for the Gen/MD, BTW. Judging by this site, you'd swear this wasn't released (there's not even a placeholder for it in the scans section). But I'm assuming it was. Good Deal Games has a copy for sale and eBay's had some auctions for it in the past.

Here's the rest of their works, in case you're interested...

DEVELOPER/PORT DEVELOPER
Arcade
Game Title / Manufacturer / Year

Pizza Story / ??? / ???
SD Gundam: Psycho Salamander no Kyoui / Banpresto/Bandai / 1991

Famicom/NES
Game Title / Publisher / Year

Devil Man / Namco / 1989
Paris-Dakar Rally Special / CBS/Sony / 1988
Seikima II: Akuma no Gyakushuu / CBS/Sony / 1986
Tokoro San no Mamoru mo Semeru mo / CBS/Sony / 1987
Transformers: Convoy no Nazo / Takara / 1986
Viva Las Vegas / CBS/Sony / 1988
aka Vegas Dreams (US, published by HAL)

PC-Engine/TurboGrafx-16
Game Title / Publisher / Year

Drop Rock Hora Hora / Data East / 1990
aka Drop Off (US, published by NEC)
Niko Niko Pun / KSS / 1991
Titan / Naxat Soft / 1991
Titan II / ??? / ???
Unreleased?

PC-Engine/TurboGrafx-CD (CD-ROM²)
Game Title / Publisher / Year

Shin Megami Tensei / Atlus / 1993

Mega Drive/Genesis
Game Title / Publisher / Year

Captain America & the Avengers / Data East / 1992
Crude Buster / Data East / 1992
aka Two Crude Dudes (US) (EU)
Master of Monsters / Toshiba EMI / 1991
Published by Renovation in the US
Midnight Resistance / Data East / 1991
Published by Sega in the US
Verytex / Asmik / 1991

Super Famicom/NES
Game Title / Publisher / Year

Classic Road / Victor / 1993
Classic Road II / Victor / 1995
Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei / Atlus / 1995
Numbers Paradise / Acclaim / 1996
Shijou Saikyou no Quiz Ou Kettei Sen Super / Yonezawa / 1992
Super Hockey '94 / Yonezawa / 1994

Saturn
Game Title / Publisher / Year

AI Igo / ASCII / 1997
My Best Friends: St. Andrew Jogakuin Hen / Atlus / 1996

PlayStation
Game Title / Publisher / Year

100 Manyen Quiz Hunter / FPS / 1998
Acid / Taki / 1999
Navit / Artdink / 1998
Virtual Gallop Kishudou / Sunsoft / 1996

Game Gear
Game Title / Publisher / Year

Side Pocket / Data East / 1994

MSX2
Game Title / Publisher / Year

American Soccer / Nidecom / 1987
Ninja Kun: Ashura no Shou / HAL / 1987
R-Type / Irem / 1988

Macintosh
Game Title / Publisher / Year

Puzzle Bobble 2 / ??? / ???

Windows
Software Title / Publisher / Year

Car Screensaver / FPS / ???
Eiga Kantoku Monogatari / KSS / 1997
Final Fantasy VIII Desktop Accessories / DigiCube / ???
Galaxium / APSCO / 1997
Hyper Crazy Climber / ??? / ???
Last Message (Man Compilation) / ??? / ???
Last Message (Woman Compilation) / ??? / ???
O-tousan Notameno Keiba / ??? / ???
O-tousan Notameno Keiba 2 / ??? / ???

SUPPORT DEVELOPER
PC-Engine/TurboGrafx-CD (CD-ROM²)
Game Title / Developer / Publisher / Year / Role

Jantei Monogatari 2 / ??? / Atlus / Graphics
Tenshi no Uta / Riot (Nihon Telenet) / Riot (Nihon Telenet) / 1991 / Graphics
Valis IV: The Fantasm Soldier / Laser Soft / Laser Soft / 1991 / Graphics

Saturn
Game Title / Developer / Publisher / Year / Role(s)
Deep Fear / Sega / Sega / 1998 / Movie, PAL Version
Game-Ware Vol. 3 / General Entertainment / General Entertainment / 1996 / Pipitto Boy no Daibouken 3
Game-Ware Vol. 4 / General Entertainment / General Entertainment / 1997 / Mado Fuki Shokunin Gondora Kun
Game-Ware Vol. 5 / General Entertainment / General Entertainment / 1997 / Pipitto Boy no Daibouken 4

PlayStation
Game Title / Developer / Publisher / Year / Role

Neo Planet / Map Japan / Map Japan / 1996 / Movie Production

Windows
Software Title / Developer / Publisher / Year / Role(s)

ASCII Golf for Windows / ??? / ??? / Graphics
Celestia / ??? / APSCO / ??? / 16-Bit Version, 32-Bit Version, English Version
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Post Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:08 am
http://cgi.ebay.com/Side-Pocket-Sega-Game-Gear-Game-NEW_W0QQitemZ8230593447

Here's an eBay listing for Game Gear Side Pocket out of Turkey, 10 copies available. Has this been dumped?
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Post Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:04 am
Judging by Youltar's new ROM mirror, Side Pocket has not been dumped. The auction ends later tonight. Anybody want to pick it up?
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Post Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 12:11 pm
I bought it now.
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 3:18 pm
Thank you for finding this, CRV! I was wondering if Irem did the R-type conversion for MSX themselves.
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 10:58 am
Bock wrote
I bought it now.


By any chance, have you received the game? ;)
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Post Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:54 am
Received the game today, it's now dumped properly.
Will release ASAP.
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Post Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:26 am
From what I can tell, ISCO didn't really develop anything. Instead, it subcontracted development work out to other teams.
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