D4 Enterprise

D4 Enterprise (D4エンタープライズ) is a Japanese video game publisher currently specializing in content delivery services like Project EGG[1][2] over the Internet. Some of the titles that have been re-released include many of Compile's titles, like the Madō Monogatari games. The company has also provided Neo Geo and MSX titles to the Virtual Console for the Wii.

D4 Enterprise
Native name
D4エンタープライズ
IndustryVideo games
FoundedMarch 3, 2004
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Key people
Naoto Suzuki (CEO)
Ken Sugawara (Director)
Ryouzou Yamashita (Director)
WebsiteD4 Enterprise

Games

Project EGG

Title Release date Original system Original developer Original publisher Original release date
Hustle! Chumy December 11, 2012[3] SG-1000 Compile Sega 1984
Gradius March 3, 2014[4] PC Engine Konami Konami November 15, 1991
Salamander March 3, 2014[5] PC Engine Konami Konami December 3, 1991
Detana!! Twinbee March 3, 2014[6] PC Engine Konami Konami February 28, 1992
Parodius: The Octopus Saves the Earth April 11, 2014[7] MSX Konami Konami April 28, 1988
Dream Continent Adventure April 11, 2014[8] MSX Konami Konami October 28, 1986
TwinBee August 19, 2014[9] MSX Konami Konami May 25, 1986
Akumajō Dracula August 22, 2014[10] MSX2 Konami Konami October 30, 1986
Yie Ar Kung-Fu October 28, 2014[11] MSX Konami Konami January 1985
Yie Ar Kung-Fu II November 25, 2014[12] MSX Konami Konami December 1985
Antarctic Adventure November 25, 2014[13] MSX Konami Konami December 1983
Sky Jaguar December 23, 2014[14] MSX Konami Konami 1984
Konami's Soccer December 23, 2014[15] MSX Konami Konami 1985
Magical Tree January 27, 2015[16] MSX Konami Konami 1984
Gradius 2[17] January 27, 2015 MSX Konami Konami August 22, 1987
Hyper Sports 2 February 17, 2015[18] MSX Konami Konami 1984
The Maze of Galious March 23, 2015[19] MSX Konami Konami April 18, 1987
Gofer's Ambition Episode II April 21, 2015[20] MSX Konami Konami January 27, 1989
Usas June 23, 2015[21] MSX2 Konami Konami 1987
Space Manbow July 28, 2015[22] MSX2 Konami Konami December 21, 1989
Zanac September 1, 2015[23] Family Computer Compile Pony Canyon November 28, 1986
Knightmare III: Shalom January 26, 2016[24] MSX Konami Konami December 1987

See also

References

  1. ^ "プロジェクトEGG – レトロゲーム配信サイト". D4 Enterprise. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  2. ^ "ProjectEGG / Amusement-Center.com". D4 Enterprise. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  3. ^ "ハッスルチューミー". D4 Enterprise. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  4. ^ "グラディウス". D4 Enterprise. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  5. ^ "沙羅曼蛇". D4 Enterprise. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  6. ^ "出たな!! ツインビー". D4 Enterprise. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  7. ^ "パロディウス". D4 Enterprise. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  8. ^ "夢大陸アドベンチャー". D4 Enterprise. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  9. ^ "ツインビー". D4 Enterprise. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  10. ^ "悪魔城ドラキュラ". D4 Enterprise. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  11. ^ "イー・アル・カンフー". D4 Enterprise. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  12. ^ "イーガー皇帝の逆襲 イー・アル・カンフーII". D4 Enterprise. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  13. ^ "けっきょく南極大冒険". D4 Enterprise. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  14. ^ "スカイジャガー". D4 Enterprise. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  15. ^ "コナミのサッカー". D4 Enterprise. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  16. ^ "マジカル ツリー". D4 Enterprise. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  17. ^ "グラディウス2". D4 Enterprise. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  18. ^ "ハイパースポーツ2". D4 Enterprise. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  19. ^ "魔城伝説II ガリウスの迷宮". D4 Enterprise. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  20. ^ "ゴーファーの野望・EPISODE II". D4 Enterprise. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  21. ^ "ウシャス". D4 Enterprise. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  22. ^ "スペースマンボウ". D4 Enterprise. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  23. ^ "ザナック". D4 Enterprise. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  24. ^ "シャロム 魔城伝説III 完結編". D4 Enterprise. Retrieved 2018-10-22.

External links

1chipMSX

The One chip MSX, or 1chipMSX as the D4 Enterprise distributional name for the ESE MSX System 3, is a re-implementation of an MSX-2 home computer that uses a single FPGA to implement all the electronics (except the RAM) of an MSX-2, including the MSX-MUSIC and SCC+ audio extensions.

The system is housed in a transparent blue plastic box, and can be used with a standard monitor (or TV) and a PC keyboard.

Original MSX cartridges can be inserted, as well as SD and MMC memory cards as an external storage medium. Even though it lacks a 3.5" disk drive, disks are supported through emulation on a memory card, including support for booting MSX-DOS. Due to its VHDL programmable hardware, it's possible to give the device new hardware extensions by simply running a reconfiguration program under MSX-DOS. The "one chip-MSX" is equipped with two USB connectors, that can be used after adding some supporting VHDL code.

Blue's Journey

Blue's Journey is a side scrolling platform game originally released by Alpha Denshi in Summer 1991 on SNK's Neo Geo MVS arcade system and their AES home system. It was later ported to the Neo Geo CD in 1994. It was more recently released on the Wii's Virtual Console in Europe on November 9, 2007, followed by North America on November 12, 2007.

Cho Aniki (video game)

Cho Aniki (超兄貴, Chō Aniki, lit. "Super Big Brother") is the first game in the Cho Aniki series. It was originally released in 1992 on the Super CD-ROM². Years later, the game was released on the for Project EGG for Windows Store and Wii's Virtual Console in Japan, North America, and Europe. This makes it the first time any game of this series has seen release outside Japan.

Compile (company)

Compile Co., Ltd. (株式会社コンパイル, Kabushikigaisha Konpairu) was a Japanese video game developer, most notable for having developed the Puyo Puyo series, a franchise derived from the Madō Monogatari series. On 6 November, 2003, the company suffered from bankruptcy. As a result, key staff moved to Compile Heart, the company's spiritual successor, whereas shoot-'em-up staff moved to MileStone Inc. The Compile trademark is currently being used as a brand label by Compile Heart to promote merchandise and games based on Compile properties. As of 2010, Compile Heart entered into a licensing deal with D4 Enterprise to create new video games based on franchises from Compile properties. This does not affect the rights to the Puyo Puyo series which D4 does not own and remains the property of Sega.In April 2016, Niitani started a new successor company to Compile, COMPILE〇. The company launched the game Nyoki Nyoki: Tabidachi Hen for Nintendo 3DS on the Nintendo eShop with a follow-up scheduled for Nintendo Switch.

Compile Heart

Compile Heart (株式会社コンパイルハート, Kabushiki gaisha Konpairu Hāto) is a Japanese video game developer founded on June 2, 2006 as a subsidiary of Idea Factory. The company was formerly managed by Compile's former executive Masamitsu "Moo" Niitani, most well known as the creator of the Madou Monogatari and Puyo Puyo series, before his retirement in December 2012. Compile Heart is primarily known for its Hyperdimension Neptunia and Record of Agarest War brands.

As of 2010, the company managed to acquire a licensing deal with D4 Enterprise (the copyright holder of most property rights under Compile) to create new video games based on franchises from the defunct developer. This does not affect the rights to the Puyo Puyo series which D4 does not own and remains the property of Sega.

Data East

Data East Corporation (株式会社データイースト, Kabushikigaisha Dēta Īsuto kōporēshon), also abbreviated as DECO, was a Japanese video game and electronic engineering company. The company was in operation from 1976 to 2003, and released 150 video game titles. Its main headquarters were located in Suginami, Tokyo. The American subsidiary, Data East USA, was headquartered in San Jose, California.

MSX

MSX is a standardized home computer architecture, announced by Microsoft on June 16, 1983. It was conceived and marketed by Kazuhiko Nishi, then vice-president at Microsoft Japan and director at ASCII Corporation. Nishi conceived the project as an attempt to create unified standards among various home computing system manufacturers of the period.MSX systems were popular in Japan and several other countries. It is difficult to determine how many MSX computers were sold worldwide, but eventually 5 million MSX-based units were sold in Japan alone. Despite Microsoft's involvement, few MSX-based machines were released in the United States.Before the great success of Nintendo's Family Computer, MSX was the platform for which major Japanese game studios such as Konami and Hudson Soft produced video games. The Metal Gear series, for example, was first written for MSX hardware.

Madō Monogatari

Madō Monogatari is a series of first-person dungeon crawler RPGs by Compile. The first game was released in 1990 for MSX2. Sega published the Game Gear remakes based on 1-2-3. The characters of this series would later be used in the puzzle game Puyo Puyo.

Nihon Bussan

Nihon Bussan Co., Ltd. (日本物産株式会社 Nihon Bussan Kabushikigaisha) was a Japanese video game manufacturer. The company had its headquarters in Kita-ku, Osaka. In the past they had also manufactured and sold yachts.The main video game brand of the company was Nichibutsu (ニチブツ), with adult video games coming under the Sphinx (スフィンクス) brand. The company uses a horned owl for its official logo.The company slogan was Frontier Spirit of Amusement or Frontier Spirit in the Amusement.In March 2014, Nihon Bussan sold its videogame library to Hamster Corporation due to the decision of original founder Sueharu Torii to retire.

Pulstar (video game)

Pulstar is a shoot 'em up developed by Aicom Co. Ltd and published by SNK for the Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD and arcade; it is the predecessor of Blazing Star. It was the first Neo Geo game to incorporate pre-rendered graphics.In 2017 the game was re-released under the Arcade Archives, developed by Hamster Corporation for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Puzzled (video game)

Puzzled is a falling-block puzzle video game developed and published by SNK that was released for Neo Geo arcades in 1990, on the Neo Geo home console in 1991, and the Neo Geo CD in 1994. The game was ported to mobile phones in 2005, then was re-published by D4 Enterprise on the Wii Virtual Console in June 2011, and it is also one of the twenty games that came pre-loaded on the Neo Geo X console released in 2012. It was also ported in August 2017 on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as part of Hamster Corporation's ACA Neo Geo series.

Ryu Umemoto

Ryu Umemoto (梅本 竜, Umemoto Ryū, February 18, 1974 – August 16, 2011) was a Japanese video game music composer, born in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. He is known for composing soundtracks to various visual novel and shoot 'em up video games since the 1990s, for several companies including FamilySoft, C's Ware, ELF Corporation, D4 Enterprise, and CAVE. He is considered to be one of the greatest FM-synth chiptune composers, and has often been compared to Yuzo Koshiro.

Zanac

Zanac (ザナック) is an arcade-style shoot 'em up video game designed by Compile and published in Japan by Pony Canyon and in North America by FCI.

It was released for the MSX computer, the Family Computer Disk System, the Nintendo Entertainment System, and for the Virtual Console. It was reworked for the MSX2 computer as Zanac EX and for the PlayStation as Zanac X Zanac. Players fly a lone starfighter, dubbed the AFX-6502 Zanac, through twelve levels; their goal is to destroy the System—a part-organic, part-mechanical entity bent on destroying Mankind.

Zanac was developed by main core developers of Compile, including Masamitsu "Moo" Niitani, Koji "Janus" Teramoto, and Takayuki "Jemini" Hirono. All of these developers went on to make other popular similarly-based games such as The Guardian Legend, Blazing Lazers, and the Puyo Puyo series. The game is known for its intense and fast-paced gameplay, level of difficulty, and music which seems to match the pace of the game. It has been praised for its unique adaptive artificial intelligence, in which the game automatically adjusts the difficulty level according to the player's skill level, rate of fire and the ship's current defensive status/capability.

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