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COMPILE was a Japanese video game company founded in 1983. They were responsible for some of the most colorful and popular action and puzzle games ever made, including their signature franchise, Puyo Puyo. Although they specialized in shoot 'em up and puzzle games, Compile created games in many genres across many platforms. Compile filed for bankruptcy and disbanded in 2002. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The software company Compile is probably best known for the creation of countless Puyo Puyo games. ... Puyo Puyo is a 1991 computer puzzle game by Compile. ... A shoot-em-up (shmup for short in some areas, and also known as arcade shooter, twitch shooter, or sometimes simply just shooter, with shoot em ups being the most popular subgenre of shooter), is a video game where the player has limited control of their character or machine and...

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Puyo Puyo

Puyo Puyo, first released for the MSX computer in 1991, is a falling block puzzle game similar to Tetris. The object of the game is to line up a row of "Puyos" of the same color as they fall from the top of the screen. This simple, yet addictive, concept was expanded on in a series of sequels over the course of two decades. Puyo Puyo is a 1991 computer puzzle game by Compile. ... MSX is the name of a standard for home computers in the 1980s (see also The Home Computer Era in the History of computing hardware). ... Tetris is a puzzle game invented by Alexey Pajitnov (last name sometimes transliterated Pazhitnov) in 1985, while he was working for the Academy of Sciences in Moscow, Russia. ...


Puyo Puyo reached North America in the form of Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine for the Sega Genesis and Kirby's Avalanche for the Super Nintendo. Puyo Puyo is a 1991 computer puzzle game by Compile. ... There are two versions of Dr. Robotniks Mean Bean Machine: Dr. Robotniks Mean Bean Machine (Genesis) Dr. Robotniks Mean Bean Machine (Game Gear) ... The Mega Drive/Genesis was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world as the Mega Drive. ... Kirbys Avalanche (Kirbys Ghost Trap in the PAL version) was an SNES game developed by HAL Laboratory and released by Nintendo in 1995. ... The European SNES design is identical to the Super Famicom. ...


After Compile disbanded, the Puyo franchise was passed to Sega's Sonic Team, who created Puyo Pop Fever. Sonic Team logo Sonic Team is a computer and video game second-party developer established in 1988 as SEGA AM8. ... Puyo Pop Fever, known in Japan as Puyo Puyo Fever (ぷよぷよフィーバー), is a puzzle game released mainly on the Dreamcast, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, and PlayStation Portable and was developed by Sonic Team. ...


Shoot 'em Ups

Although Puyo Puyo was Compile's most successful franchise, they also built an impressive body of work in the shoot 'em up genre. After 1993, Compile focused on other genres, and many went on to Raizing to produce games such as Soukyugurentai and Mahou Daisakusen. Some of their most famous games include: A shoot-em-up (shmup for short in some areas, and also known as arcade shooter, twitch shooter, or sometimes simply just shooter, with shoot em ups being the most popular subgenre of shooter), is a video game where the player has limited control of their character or machine and... 8ing/Raizing (also called Eighting/Raizing, Raizing, Eighting or 8ing) is a Japanese video game company mainly known for its shoot-em-ups, but they have also ventured in the fighting genre with the Bloody Roar (AKA Beastorizer) series and the Naruto: Gekitou Ninja Taisen series (based off the anime...


Zanac

First released on the MSX computer in 1986, Zanac combined fast action with an innovative A.I system, which changes based on your style of play. Zanac recieved a true sequel, Zanac EX and an NES port. In 2001, Compile released an updated version for the Playstation titled Zanac X Zanac. MSX is the name of a standard for home computers in the 1980s (see also The Home Computer Era in the History of computing hardware). ... Zanac is an arcade-style video game, a vertical scrolling shooter. ... Nes is: A municipality in the county of Akershus in Norway, see Nes, Akershus. ... The PlayStation (Japanese: プレイステーション) is a video game console of the 32-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid 1990s. ...


Aleste

In many ways, Aleste, released in 1988, was a follow-up to Zanac. It was first released on the MSX and was ported to the Sega Master System. A sequel, Aleste 2, was released for the MSX2. Super Aleste came out in 1993 for the Super Famicom and was retitled Space Megaforce in North America. Aleste ( Japanese: アレスタ) is the first game in the Aleste Series. ... MSX is the name of a standard for home computers in the 1980s (see also The Home Computer Era in the History of computing hardware). ... The Sega Master System (SMS for short), is an 8-bit cartridge-based gaming console that was manufactured by Sega. ... This article should be merged with Super Nintendo Entertainment System The Super Famicom design differed from that of the American SNES, though the controllers are almost the same. ...


Blazing Lazers

Blazing Lazers for the Turbografx-16 console was released in 1989 and soon became a showpiece for NEC's console. Its fast action and large arsenal of weapons made it a hit and it's still remembered as one of the defining shooters of the era. The NEC TurboDuo For information on the Japanese version of this console, see PC Engine The TurboGrafx 16 is a video game console released by NEC in 1989, for the North American market. ...


M.U.S.H.A.

Considered by many to be Compile's finest shooter, M.U.S.H.A is a very fast shooter, which pushed the Sega Genesis to its limits in 1990. The game takes place in a unique Japanese futuristic setting. M.U.S.H.A is remembered as one of the best shooters on Sega's 16-bit console. The Mega Drive/Genesis was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world as the Mega Drive. ...


Other Games

Although they focused on shoot 'em ups and Puyo Puyo games, Compile was quite prolific in other areas as well. Started in 1989, the Madau Monogatari games are simple Role Playing games featuring characters that would appear in Puyo Puyo games, such as Arle. Golvellius, which was released on the MSX as well as the Master System, is a Zelda-like action/RPG. The Rune Master is a board game style RPG. They also developed a series of influential pinball games, such as Alien Crush and Devil's Crush. Puyo Puyo is a 1991 computer puzzle game by Compile. ... MSX is the name of a standard for home computers in the 1980s (see also The Home Computer Era in the History of computing hardware). ... Sega Master System The Sega Master System (SMS for short) (Japanese: マスターシステム), was an 8-bit cartridge-based gaming console manufactured by Sega. ... Pinball is a type of coin-operated arcade game where a player attempts to score points by manipulating one or more metal balls on a playfield inside a glass case. ...


External Links

  • Hardcore Gaming 101: Compile Shooters

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