Game Freak

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GAME FREAK inc. (ゲームフリーク) is the Japanese video game developer behind the Pokémon series of RPGs, as well as several other games.

The company was founded on April 26, 1989 by Satoshi Tajiri (田尻 智 Tajiri Satoshi, born August 28, 1965). In honor of the founder, the lead character in the Pokémon TV series was named Satoshi (in Japan).

Their most popular RPG series, Pokémon, is published by Nintendo in both Japan and North America. Pokémon is formally known as Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター Poketto Monsutaa) in Japan, and the abbreviation "ポケモン"(Pokemon) is derived from the Japanese spelling.

Contents

Developed Games

Nintendo Game Boy

  • Mario & Yoshi (ヨッシーのたまご Yoshi no Tamago) (1991, Nintendo)
  • Nontan to Issho! Kuru-Kuru Puzzle (ノンタンといっしょ!くるくるパズル) (1994, Victor Interactive)
  • Pokémon Red/Green/Blue (ポケットモンスター~赤/緑/青, Pocket Monsters Akai/Midori/Aoi) (1996, Nintendo)
  • Pokémon Yellow (ポケットモンスター~ピカチュウ, Pocket Monsters Pikachu) (1998, Nintendo)

Nintendo Game Boy Color

  • Pokémon Gold/Silver (ポケットモンスター~金/銀, Pocket Monsters Kin/Gin) (1999, Nintendo)
  • Pokémon Crystal (ポケットモンスター~クリスタル, Pocket Monsters Crystal) (2000, Nintendo)

Nintendo Game Boy Advance

  • Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire (ポケットモンスタールビー/サファイア, Pocket Monsters Ruby/Sapphire) (2002, Nintendo)
  • Pokémon FireRed/LeafGreen (ポケットモンスターファイアレッド/リーフグリーン, Pocket Monsters FireRed/LeafGreen) (2004, Nintendo)
  • Pokémon Emerald (Pocket Monsters Emerald) (2004, Nintendo)

Nintendo Family Computer/Nintendo Entertainment System

NEC PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16

  • Bazaar de gosaaru no Game de gosaaru (バザールでござーるのゲームでござーる) (1996, NEC)

Sega Megadrive / Sega Genesis

Sony PlayStation

  • Click Medic (クリックメディック) (1999, Sony)

Nintendo Super Famicom / Super NES

  • BUSHI Seiryūden: Futari no Yūsha (BUSHI青龍伝~二人の勇者~) (1997, Sony)
  • Mario & Wario (マリオとワリオ Mario to Wario) (1993, Nintendo)
  • Smart Ball (ジェリーボーイ Jerry Boy) (1991, Sony)


Game Freak is currently developing "Screw Breaker" an all new game for Game Boy Advance, along with "Pokemon XD" for the Nintendo GameCube, and the "Diamond" and "Pearl" versions of Pokemon for the Nintendo DS.

External links

ja:ゲームフリーク

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