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Namco Ltd.(JP) was a video game development and publishing company run by Masaya Nakamura. It merged with Bandai to form Bandai Namco Entertainment.

History

Namco's association with Nintendo goes back to 1979, when Nintendo made a variant of their arcade game Bomb Bee titled Bomb Bee N.[1] On August 1, 1984, Namco became the second third party publisher for the Family Computer in Japan.[2] Namco would also jointly develop the Triforce arcade system with Nintendo and Sega.

List of video games

NES

Game Boy

SNES

Nintendo 64

Game Boy Color

Game Boy Advance

Nintendo GameCube

Wii (Virtual Console)

Nintendo DS

Other games

  • Bomb Bee N (1979) - Arcade game (created by Nintendo under license from Namco)
  • Ridge Racer 64 (2000) - Nintendo 64 (created by Nintendo under license from Namco)
  • Mario Kart Arcade GP (2005) - Arcade game (created by Namco under license from Nintendo)

References

  1. Bomb Bee N flyer
  2. "Kyoto D.C. Snubs Namco's Lawsuit" - Game Machine (4/1/1989)
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