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Namco

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Namco is a Japanese video game developer. They are best known for creating the Pac-Man, Soulcalibur, Dig Dug, Tekken, Time Crisis, Klonoa, Katamari and Tales franchises, among others. In addition, they were hired by Nintendo to develop the Donkey Konga rhythm series, Star Fox Assault and Mario Kart Arcade GP. In the past though, Namco were fed up of Nintendo's policies so they decided to develop for rival platforms such as the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and the TurboGrafx-16; however due to lower sales, they had to plead back to Nintendo to get a contract for the SNES. In the arcades, Namco was a very recognised company along with Capcom, Konami and Sega, the latter being a semi-rival due to that they copy each others ideas (Ridge Racer = Daytona USA, Time Crisis = Virtua Cop, Tekken = Virtua Fighter 2). Like most game developers, they outsource their games usually to NowProduction who did some of their arcade ports and the Mario Baseball series as well as using Tose. Due to the success of their video games, it is only natural that several of them have made their way into YouTube Poop.

Since merging with Bandai, they are now called NamcoBandai Games and displayed their logo until recently where they have the old Namco logo at the front of a game cover.

Games made by Namco

Not every game made by Namco will be listed here due to that they made a large amount of game with some being Japanese only so for the sake of the article, only their more known games will be here:

  • Shoot Away II (a clay pigeon simulator, Time Crisis II emulates this game)
  • Quick and Crash (a shooting gallery depending on timing, Time Crisis II emulates this game)
  • Galaxian
  • Pac-Man (their most famous game and their mascot)
  • Pole Position (Oh, no you ain't. You're gonna play...POLE POSITION!) [Distributed by Atari in US markets in the '80s.]
  • Galaga series (Galaga, Galplus, Galaga 88)
  • Rolling Thunder series
  • Final Lap series (Final Lap, Final Lap (Famicom), Final Lap 2, Final Lap Twin, Final Lap 3, Final Lap R, Final Lap 2000, Final Lap Special)
  • Suzuka 8 Hours
  • Klonoa
  • The Outfoxies
  • Ridge Racer series (Ridge Racer, Ridge Racer 2, Ridge Racer Revolution (half port of Ridge Racer 2), Rage Racer, Ridge Racer Type 4, Ridge Racer V, Ridge Racer 6, Ridge Racer 7, Ridge Racer [PSP], Ridge Racer 2 [PSP], Ridge Racer 3DS) Ridge Racer 64 and Ridge Racer DS were made by Nintendo Software Technology in America.
  • Time Crisis series (Time Crisis, Time Crisis II, Time Crisis 3, Time Crisis: Project Titan, Time Crisis 4)
  • Xenosaga (spiritual successor to Squaresoft's Xenogears, and spiritual predecessor to Monolith Soft's Xenoblade Chronicles)

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Trivia

  • Adding to their many collaborations with Nintendo, Link appeared in the GameCube version of Soulcalibur II as a bonus character. The PS2 version got Heihachi Mishima of the Tekken series, and the Xbox version got Spawn. Darth Vader, Yoda, and Starkiller (from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed) showed up in the home versions of Soulcalibur IV, with Kratos from God of War in the PSP edition. Soulcalibur V has Ezio Auditore from Assassin's Creed.
  • They made a Japan-exclusive crossover RPG/strategy game with Capcom, called Namco X Capcom. And now they're crossing over with Capcom again; a series of Tekken/Street Fighter crossovers has been announced. Capcom released their version and it sucked, and Namco's version has gone full-on Last Guardian, so needless to say didn't turn out so hot.
    • Project X Zone was okay though. And there's a sequel coming out!
  • Namco's joined up with Nintendo to help out with the release of the next Super Smash Bros. game for the 3DS and Wii-U. Well, TIME TO GUESS WHICH NAMCO CHARACTER WILL BE IN SUPER SMASH BROS!! To the surprise of absolutely no one except hardcore fans of Kyle Dunamis, it was Pac-Man.
  • These guys love Yuri Lowell a little too much. Good god you thought Marvel were bad with Wolverine!