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The Taito Corporation (タイトー株式会社, taitou kabushikigaisha) TYO: 9646 is a Japanese developer of video game software and arcade hardware. The word Taito (pronounced "TIE-toe") translates to "far east". Taito also imports and distributes American coin-op video games in Japan, as well as their own games all around the world. As of 2005, Taito Corporation is part of Square Enix. Image File history File links Taito_Corporation_(current_logo). ... The Tokyo Stock Exchange ), or TSE, is one of the largest stock exchange markets in the world by monetary volume located in Tokyo, Japan, second only to the New York Stock Exchange. ... This article is about computer and video games. ... Far East is an inexact term often used for East Asia and Southeast Asia combined, sometimes including also the easternmost territories of Russia, i. ... This article is about computer and video games. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... SQUARE ENIX (Japanese: スクウェア・エニックス) is a Japanese producer of popular video games and manga. ...


History

The company was founded in 1953 by Russian Jew Michael Kogan as Taito Trading Company (株式会社太東貿易, kabushikigaisha taitō bōeki). Taito started out importing and distributing vending machines. Later, they began leasing jukeboxes and they eventually started to manufacture their own. 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... Michael Kogan (1917 – 1984) was a Russian Jewish businessman. ... Soda pop and snack machines A vending machine is a machine that dispenses merchandise when a customer deposits money sufficient to purchase the desired item (as opposed to a shop, where personnel is required for every purchase). ... A lease or tenancy is an interest in personal property or real property given by a lessor to another person (usually called the lessee or tenant) for a fixed period of time, and the lessee obtains exclusive possession of the property in return for paying the lessor a fixed or... A jukebox is a partially automated music-playing device, usually a coin-operated machine, that can play specially selected songs from self-contained media. ... Manufacturing is the transformation of raw materials into finished goods for sale, or intermediate processes involving the production or finishing of semi-manufactures. ...

Taito's logo until 1988

Although Taito was already making coin-op electro-mechanical and pinball games during the 1960s, it wasn't until 1973 that Taito introduced its first video arcade game. It was also in 1973 that they changed their corporate name from "Taito Trading Company" to "Taito Corporation". In 1978 Toshihiro Nishikado, a designer at Taito, created Space Invaders which became the company's most popular title ever and one of the most memorable games in arcade history. This game was published in the US by Midway. Space Invaders was inspired by an earlier 1972 electro-mechanical game by Taito called Space Monsters. Image File history File links Taito_Corporation_(old_logo). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Toshihiro Nishikado designed the video game Space Invaders. ... Space Invaders is an arcade video game designed by Toshihiro Nishikado in 1978. ... Midway Games (NYSE: MWY) is an American video game publisher known for such game series as Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam and Spy Hunter. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


Due to the huge success of Space Invaders, Taito opened in 1979 an American division called Taito America Corporation in order to release games in North America. Taito America was based in Elk Grove Village, Illinois and was handling the arcade sector of the company in North America. While the majority of the games Taito America published were games developed by its Japanese parent company, they did also publish games that they licensed from third-party companies, as well as games that were developed in the U.S. for Taito. This page refers to the year 1979. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Elk Grove Village is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Third party has these meanings: In contract law, is any person other than the two principals (the first party and the second party) who is involved in, or affected by, a contract. ...


Besides Taito America, Taito had another division in North America called Taito Software Inc that was in charge of the non-arcade sector of the company. Based in North Vancouver, British Columbia and established in 1988, Taito Software released Taito games exclusively for home computers and consoles. Prior to Taito Software, the consumer side was also handled by Taito America. Like Taito America, Taito Software's catalog was mainly games developed by the Japanese parent company and occasionally games licensed from other companies. 1995 marked the last year that North America saw the Taito label on new games as Taito America and Taito Software closed down their offices at the same time. Games developed by Taito are still available in North America to this day but they now bear the name of other publishers. Generally North Vancouver is the suburb of Vancouver on the North Side of the Burrard Inlet except the area that is in West Vancouver. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages none stated in law; English is de facto Flower Pacific dogwood Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Taito's current logo
Taito's current logo

Taito has had a big influence on the course of videogame history, developing some very innovative games. Space Invaders is probably the most notable, but games such as Qix, Bubble Bobble, Jungle Hunt, Elevator Action, and Puzzle Bobble also introduced unique and innovative gameplay ideas. Taito logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Taito logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Space Invaders is an arcade video game designed by Toshihiro Nishikado in 1978. ... Qix (pronounced kiks) is an arcade game, released by Taito America Corporation in 1981. ... Bubble Bobble is an arcade game by Taito, first released in 1986. ... Jungle Hunt is a two-player side-scrolling arcade game produced by Taito in 1982. ... Elevator Action is a 1983 arcade game by Taito. ... Bust-a-Move redirects here. ...


In 1992, Taito announced a CD-ROM-based console system named WOWOW [1], that would have allowed people to play near-exact ports of Taito's arcades (similarly to the Neo Geo), as well as download games from a satellite transmission (as the Satellaview would do later). It was named after the Japanese television station WOWOW and would have utilized its stations to download games. The WOWOW was never released. 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The CD-ROM (an abbreviation for Compact Disc Read-Only Memory (ROM)) is a non-volatile optical data storage medium using the same physical format as audio compact discs, readable by a computer with a CD-ROM drive. ... A video game console is a dedicated electronic machine designed to play video games. ... WOWOW was the first private satellite broadcasting and pay TV station in Japan. ... Neo-Geo is the name of a cartridge-based arcade and home video game system released in 1990 by Japanese game company SNK. The system offered huge, colorful 2D graphics, and high-quality sound. ... Satellaview base unit by itself Satellaview base unit docked with a Super Famicom with the recordable BS-X cartridge in the top slot Closeup of the flash-cart and its holster. ... WOWOW was the first private satellite broadcasting and pay TV station in Japan. ... WOWOW was the first private satellite broadcasting and pay TV station in Japan. ...


On 22 August 2005, it was announced that gaming giant Square Enix would purchase 247,900 Taito shares worth 45.16 billion yen (409.10 million USD), to make Taito Corporation a subsidiary of Square Enix. [2] The purpose of the takeover by Square Enix is to both increase Taito's profit margin exponentially as well as begin their company's expansion into new forms of gaming (most notably, the arcade scene), and various other entertainment venues. The takeover bid from Square Enix was accepted by previous majority stockholder Kyocera, making Taito an official Square Enix subsidiary. On 22 September 2005, Square Enix announced successfully acquiring 93.7% of all shares of Taito, effectively owning the entire company. [3] By 28 September 2005, Taito became a subsidiary wholly owned by Square Enix. [4] August 22 is the 234th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (235th in leap years), with 131 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... SQUARE ENIX (Japanese: スクウェア・エニックス) is a Japanese producer of popular video games and manga. ... Kyocera Corporation (京セラ, Kyō-Sera, also known as Kyoto Ceramics) TYO: 6971, (NYSE: KYO) is a Japanese company based in Kyoto, Japan. ... September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 28 is the 271st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (272nd in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On 25 October 2005, Sega released Taito Legends, a set of 29 Taito arcade games for Microsoft's Xbox, Sony's PlayStation 2 and PC. The PSP version contains 16 games. October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 67 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Taito Legends is a compilation of 29 arcade games released for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC in October 2005. ... It has been suggested that Criticism of Microsoft be merged into this article or section. ... The Microsoft Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console first released on November 15, 2001 in North America, then released on February 22, 2002 in Japan, and on March 14, 2002 in Europe. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources. ... PS2 redirects here. ... The PlayStation Portable (most commonly abbreviated PSP) is a handheld game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment. ...


Titles (selection)

  • Astro Race (1973)
  • Davis Cup (1973)
  • Elepong (1973)
  • Pro Hockey (1973)
  • Attack UFO (1974)
  • Basketball (1974)
  • Speed Race (1974)
  • Western Gun (1975) - First Japanese game to ever be exported to the U.S. (Released in the U.S by Midway under the name Gun Fight)
  • Attack (1976)
  • Crashing Race (1976)
  • Speed Race Twin (1976)
  • Barricade II (1977)
  • Cisco 400 (1977)
  • Cross Fire (1977)
  • Fisco 400 (1977)
  • Flying Fortress II (1977)
  • Gunman (1977)
  • Missile-X (1977)
  • Sub Hunter (1977)
  • Super High-Way (1977)
  • T.T Block (1977)
  • Acrobat (1978)
  • Road Champion (1978)
  • Space Chaser (1978)
  • Space Invaders (1978) - Taito's first big hit and their biggest-selling game ever
  • Super Block (1978)
  • Super Speed Race V (1978)
  • Top Bowler (1978)
  • Trampoline (1978) - Originally developed by Exidy under the name Trapeze.
  • Wall Block (1978)
  • Ball Park (1979) - Originally developed by Midway in 1976 under the name Tornado Baseball.
  • Ball Park II (1979) - Originally developed by Midway in 1978 under the name Double Play.
  • Field Goal (1979)
  • Galaxy Rescue (1979)
  • Galaxy Wars (1979)
  • Lunar Rescue (1979) - Space Invaders spin-off
  • Space Invaders Part II (1979)
  • Straight Flush (1979)
  • Zun Zun Block (1979)
  • Balloon Bomber (1980)
  • Crazy Balloon (1980)
  • Indian Battle (1980)
  • Lupin III (1980)
  • Moon Lander (1980)
  • Polaris (1980)
  • Phoenix (1980) - originally created by Amstar and distributed by Centuri. Licensed to Taito for Japanese distribution.
  • Safari Rally (1980) - Developed by SNK for Taito
  • Sea Hunter (1980)
  • Space Chaser (1980)
  • Space Cyclone (1980)
  • Space Laser (1980)
  • Space Race GP-5 (1980)
  • Steel Worker (1980)
  • Stratovox (1980)
  • Super Speed Race GP V (1980)

Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Midway Games (NYSE: MWY) is an American video game publisher known for such game series as Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam and Spy Hunter. ... Gun Fight was an arcade game released by Midway in 1975. ... In military science, an attack is the aggressive attempt to conquer enemy territory, installations, personnel, or equipment or to deny the enemy the use of territory, installations, personnel, or equipment, for example by destroying the equipment. ... Gunman is a first-person shooter (FPS) computer game based on the Half-Life game engine, released in 2000. ... Space Invaders is an arcade video game designed by Toshihiro Nishikado in 1978. ... A trampoline is a gymnastic and recreational device consisting of a piece of taut, strong fabric stretched over a steel frame using many coiled springs to provide a rebounding force which propels the jumper high into the air. ... Exidy was one of the largest creators of arcade video games during the early period of video games, from 1975-1983. ... Ball Park is the name of a brand of hot dogs made by Sara Lee. ... Space Invaders was a very popular arcade video game designed by Toshihiro Nishikado. ... A straight flush is a poker hand such as Q♠ J♠ 10♠ 9♠ 8♠, which contains five cards in sequence, all of the same suit. ... Balloon Bomber is a shoot em up arcade game released by Taito in 1980. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Polaris is a 1980 arcade game by Taito. ... Phoenix is a popular shoot em up arcade game created and manufactured by Amstar Electronics (which was located in Phoenix, Arizona) in 1980, and licensed to Centuri for US distribution, and to Taito for Japanese distribution. ... Centuri, based in Hialeah, Florida, was one of the top six suppliers of coin operated video game machinery in the United States. ... The Safari Rally is held in Kenya and is considered by many to be the worlds toughest rally. ... SNK (now SNK Playmore) is a Japanese video game hardware and software company. ... Two aircraft share the designation Su-17. ... The Grand Champion, starring Jacob Fisher, George Strait, Emma Roberts and Nataile Maines, is about a young boy who wants his calf Hokey to grow up to be the Grand Champion. ... Mahjong (Traditional Chinese: 麻將; Simplified Chinese: 麻将; pinyin: Májiàng; Cantonese: Màhjeung; or Chinese: ; pinyin: Máquè; Cantonese: Màhjeuk; other common English spellings include mahjongg, majiang, and hyphenated forms such as mah-jong or mah-jongg) is a game for four players that originated in China. ... Qix (pronounced kiks) is an arcade game, released by Taito America Corporation in 1981. ... Space Dungeon was a revolutionary two-handed space-shooter game released by Atari in 1983 for the Atari 5200 game system. ... sport involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot. ... Birdie King is a golf arcade game released in 1982 by Taito. ... Front Line is a military combat-themed arcade game released in 1982 by Taito Corporation. ... Jungle Hunt is a two-player side-scrolling arcade game produced by Taito in 1982. ... This article is about the 1982 arcade game. ... Birdie King 2 is a golf arcade game released in 1983 by Taito. ... Chackn Pop is an arcade game released by Taito in 1983, considered to be an ancestor of Bubble Bobble due to the appearance of many similar enemies and Bubble Bobbles duplication of a Chackn Pop level. ... Elevator Action is a 1983 arcade game by Taito. ... 10-Yard Fight is a 1983 American football arcade game, developed by Irem and published by Nintendo. ... Iram of the Pillars (sometimes Irem of the Pillars) is a lost city located on the Arabian Peninsula. ... Birdie King 3 is a golf arcade game released in 1984 by Taito, featuring 36 different holes. ... The Fairyland Story is a classical arcade platform video game released by Taito in 1985 in its arcade form. ... Arkanoid is an arcade game developed by Taito in 1986. ... Bubble Bobble is an arcade game by Taito, first released in 1986. ... Darius (pronounced Da-RYE-us) is a series of horizontally scrolling shoot em up computer game produced by Taito and first released in video arcades in 1986, with many subsequent titles in the series. ... Pocky and Rocky (known as KiKi KaiKai in Japan) was an action/shootem up game released for the Super Nintendo in 1992. ... Renegade is a video game released in American and European arcades in 1986 by Taito. ... Nekketsu Kōha: Kunio-Kun (Japanese: 熱血硬派くにおくん) is the video game franchise started by Technos Japan Corporation, the defunct company that made the Double Dragon franchise. ... Technos Japan Corporation is a defunct Japanese video game publisher that had an American publishing subsidiary called American Technos Inc. ... Chase H.Q. is an arcade racing game, released in 1988 by Taito. ... Kaneko Seisakusho (also called Kaneko Co. ... Operation Wolf is a one-player shooter arcade game by Taito made in 1987. ... Rainbow Islands is a 1987 arcade game from Taito. ... Rastan Saga is an arcade game released by Taito Corporation in 1987. ... Bonze Adventure is a 1988 platform arcade game by Taito. ... Continental Circus was published originally in 1987 as an arcade game, it was then republished in 1989 along with a home version of the game; this was available on platforms including Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64, and ZX Spectrum. ... Darius (pronounced Da-RYE-us) is a series of horizontally scrolling shoot em up computer game produced by Taito and first released in video arcades in 1986, with many subsequent titles in the series. ... Horizontal shooter by Taito, released in 1989. ... The New Zealand Story is a 1988 arcade game by Taito. ... Operation Thunderbolt is a one- or two-player shooter arcade game by Taito made in 1988. ... Cadash is a hybrid RPG/platform arcade game, released by Taito in 1989. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Don Doko Don is a 1-2 player platform arcade game by Taito made in 1989. ... Puzznic is a puzzle arcade game. ... Rambo III movie poster Released on May 25, 1988, the film Rambo III sees Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) going to Afghanistan to rescue Colonel Trautman, who was captured while trying to supply weapons, because of the particular atrocities of the local occupying Russian army. ... Parasol Stars is a video game by Taito released in 1991. ... Panic Restaurant was a video game for the NES. It was a platform game that starred a chef named Cookie who had to navigate through his own restaurant, which had been cursed by a rival chef named Ohdove. ... RayForce is a vertical space shooter style game by Taito released for the Taito F3 arcade hardware in 1994 and later ported to the Sega Saturn in 1995. ... Bubble Bobble 2 redirects here. ... Darius Gaiden, part of Taito Corporations Darius series, was initially an arcade game (1994), then a Sega Saturn title (1996), then ported to Microsoft Windows and PlayStation platforms (1999). ... Bust-a-Move redirects here. ... Puzzle Bobble 2 is the first sequel to Puzzle Bobble, and is known as Bust-A-Move 2 in Europe and North America. ... Bubble Memories is a video game by Taito released to arcades in 1995. ... Puzzle Bobble 3 is the second sequel to Puzzle Bobble. ... Psychic Force is a Playstation game created by Taito and released by Acclaim in 1996. ... Side by Side can refer to: Side By Side (band) Side by Side (song) Side by Side (The Price is Right pricing game) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Battle Gear 3 ) is a November 2002 arcade online racing game released by Taito and based on real Japanese locations such as Hakone and touge races onboard tuned sportscars licensed by famous Japanese makers including Honda, Toyota and Mazda. ... Lets Go by Train (Densha de Go!, 電車でGo!) is a popular Japanese train simulation game series produced by Taito. ... G-Darius is a horizontally-scrolling shoot em up arcade game, released by Taito in 1997. ... Psychic Force 2012 is the sequel to Taito Corporations 1997 arcade game Psychic Force. ... Puzzle Bobble 4 is the third sequel to Puzzle Bobble and the final appearance of the series on the Sony PlayStation generation of consoles. ... Battle Gear 3 (バトル・ギア3) is a November 2002 arcade online racing game released by Taito and based on real Japanese locations such as Hakone and touge races onboard tuned sportscars licensed by famous Japanese makers including Honda, Toyota and Mazda. ... Monkey Puncher is a game for the GameBoy Colour, developed by Taito Corporation, and released in December 2000. ... Ape Escape 2 (Saru! Get You! 2 in Japan), is a platform game for the PlayStation 2 that is part of the Ape Escape series. ... Battle Gear 3 (バトル・ギア3) is a November 2002 arcade online racing game released by Taito and based on real Japanese locations such as Hakone and touge races onboard tuned sportscars licensed by famous Japanese makers including Honda, Toyota and Mazda. ... Battle Gear 3 ) is a November 2002 arcade online racing game released by Taito and based on real Japanese locations such as Hakone and touge races onboard tuned sportscars licensed by famous Japanese makers including Honda, Toyota and Mazda. ... LostMagic is a simulation RPG for the Nintendo DS system. ... Cooking Mama is a Japanese game developed by Taito for the Nintendo DS. The player receives orders from customers and then has to prepare a meal for them. ... Over G Fighters is an Xbox360 game developed by Taito and realeased by Ubi Soft on June 27 2006. ...

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