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Banpresto Co., Ltd.(JP)(CN) was a Japanese toy company, and a former game developer and publisher, headquartered in the Shinagawa Seaside West Building in Shinagawa, Tokyo. The current iteration of the company was formed on April 1, 2008 It was partially owned by Bandai and eventually turned into a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings. with the focus on the toy consumer business. The company was dissolved in February 2019 and combined to Bandai Spirits, with the company getting all the rights and duties of Banpresto.

History

Banpresto's predecessors were Hoei Sangyo Co., Ltd.(JP) (April 1977-April 1982) and Coreland Technology Co., Ltd.(JP) (April 1982-February 1989). When Bandai acquired a stake in Coreland in 1989, it was renamed Banpresto. Banpresto became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings on February 23, 2006.

The last video game Banpresto published was Crayon Shin-Chan: Arashi wo Yobu Cinema Land; Banpresto would be fully integrated into Bandai Namco Games shortly after.[1] Banpresto's game development subsidiary, Banpresoft, would merge with BEC to form B.B. Studio in 2011. Banpresto itself would eventually merge into Bandai Spirits eight years later.

Games

  • SD Lupin Sansei: Kinko Yaburi Daisakusen (Game Boy, 1990)
  • SD Battle Oozumou: Heisei Hero Basho (Family Computer, 1990)
  • Super Robot Wars (Game Boy, 1991)
  • 2nd Super Robot Wars (Family Computer, 1991)
  • 3rd Super Robot Wars (Super Famicom, 1993)
  • Super Puyo Puyo (Super Famicom, 1993)
  • Puyo Puyo (Game Boy, 1994)
  • Super Robot Wars EX (Super Famicom, 1994)
  • 4th Super Robot Wars (Super Famicom, 1995)
  • Gakkō de atta Kowai Hanashi (Super Famicom, 1995)
  • Super Nazo Puyo: Rulue no Roux (Super Famicom, 1995)
  • Kai: Tsukikomori (Super Famicom, 1996)
  • Dragon Knight 4 (Super Famicom, 1996)
  • Dokyusei 2 (Super Famicom, 1997)
  • Super Robot Spirits (Nintendo 64, 1998)
  • Lode Runner 3D (Nintendo 64, 1998)
  • Super Robot Taisen Link Battler (Game Boy Color, 1999)
  • Kakutou Ryouri Densetsu Bistro Recipe: Food Battle Version (Game Boy Color, 1999)
  • Super Robot Wars 64 (Nintendo 64, 1999)
  • The Great Battle Pocket (Game Boy Color, 1999)
  • Kakutou Ryouri Densetsu Bistro Recipe (Game Boy Color, 1999)
  • Detective Conan: Karakuri Jiin Satsujin Jiken (Game Boy Color, 2000)
  • Detective Conan: Kigantou Hihou Densetsu (Game Boy Color, 2000)
  • Senkai Ibunroku Juntei Taisen (Game Boy Color, 2000)
  • Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo: 10-nenme no Shoutaijou (Game Boy Color, 2000)
  • One Piece: Yume no Luffy Kaizokudan Tanjou (Game Boy Color, 2001)
  • Detective Conan: Norowareta Kouro (Game Boy Color, 2001)
  • Super Robot Taisen A (Game Boy Advance, 2001)
  • Super Robot Taisen R (Game Boy Advance, 2002)
  • Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation (Game Boy Advance, 2002)
  • One Piece: Maboroshi no Grand Line Boukenki! (Game Boy Color, 2002)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors (Game Boy Color, 2002)
  • One Piece: Nanatsu Shima no Daihihou (Game Boy Advance, 2002)
  • Ultimate Muscle: The Kinnikuman Legacy - The Path of the Superhero (Game Boy Advance, 2002)
  • Marie, Elie & Anis no Atelier: Soyokaze kara no Dengon (Game Boy Advance, 2003)
  • One Piece: Mezase! King of Berry (Game Boy Advance, 2003)
  • Summon Night: Swordcraft Story (Game Boy Advance, 2003)
  • Charinko Hero (Nintendo GameCube, 2003)
  • Dragon Drive: World D Break (Game Boy Advance, 2003)
  • Detective Conan: Nerawareta Tantei (Game Boy Advance, 2003)
  • Legend of Dynamic Goushouden: Houkai no Rondo (Game Boy Advance, 2003)
  • Zatch Bell! Electric Arena (Game Boy Advance, 2003)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors (Game Boy Advance, 2004)
  • Crayon Shin-Chan: Arashi o Yobu Cinema-Land no Daibouken! (Game Boy Advance, 2004)
  • Zatch Bell! Makai no Bookmark (Game Boy Advance, 2004)
  • Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II (Game Boy Advance, 2004)
  • Summon Night: Swordcraft Story 2 (Game Boy Advance, 2004)
  • Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure (Game Boy Advance, 2004)
  • Famicom Mini: Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen (Game Boy Advance, 2004)
  • Zatch Bell! Electric Arena 2 (Game Boy Advance, 2004)
  • Super Robot Taisen GC (Nintendo GameCube, 2004)
  • Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2 (Game Boy Advance, 2005)
  • Detective Conan: Akatsuki no Monument (Game Boy Advance, 2005)
  • Zatch Bell! The Card Battle for GBA (Game Boy Advance, 2005)
  • Super Robot Taisen J (Game Boy Advance, 2005)
  • Zatch Bell! Yuujou no Dengeki Dream Tag Tournament (Game Boy Advance, 2005)
  • Summon Night Craft Sword Monogatari: Hajimari no Ishi (Game Boy Advance, 2005)
  • Ueki no Housoku: Shinki Sakuretsu! Nouryokumono Battle (Game Boy Advance, 2006)
  • Crayon Shin-Chan: Densetsu o Yobu Omake no To Shukkugaan! (Game Boy Advance, 2006)
  • Crayon Shin-Chan: Saikyou Kazoku Kasukabe King Wii (Wii, 2006)
  • Custom Beat Battle: Draglade (Nintendo DS, 2007)
  • Summon Night Twin Age: Seireitachi no Kyoumei (Nintendo DS, 2007)
  • Super Robot Taisen W (Nintendo DS, 2007)
  • Crayon Shin-Chan: Arashi wo Yobu Cinema Land (Nintendo DS, 2008)

References

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