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Tose Co., Ltd. (株式会社トーセ Kabushiki-gaisha Tōse?) (TYO: 4728) is a video game development company based in Kyoto, Japan. It is most known for developing Nintendo's Game & Watch Gallery series, as well as other Nintendo products. Tose has developed over 1,000 games since the company's inception in 1979, but is almost never credited in the games themselves (an exception to this is Game & Watch Gallery 4 and the The Legendary Starfy series, as Tose shares the copyright with Nintendo).[1] "We're always behind the scenes," said Masa Agarida, Vice President of Tose's U.S. division. "Our policy is not to have a vision. Instead, we follow our customers' visions. Most of the time we refuse to put our name on the games, not even staff names." Tose has gained a reputation for being a secretive "Ninja" developer.[2]

List of known games developed by Tose


Games ported by Tose

Tose has ported a few games, including Square Soft and Enix games for the Nintendo Entertainment System and Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

See also


  1. Sheffield, Brandon (2006-05-18). Tose: Game Development Ninjas. Gamasutra. Retrieved on 2009-05-22.
  2. Cifaldi, Frank (2006-04-20). The Connection is Made: Developer Highlights from Game Connection 2006 (Part Two). Gamasutra. Retrieved on 2009-05-22.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 Kennedy, Sam (2007-01-24). Tose: Gaming's Dirty Little Secret. Retrieved on 2009-05-22.
  4. Hill, Doug (October 14, 1999). Tose to develop for Playstation 2. Retrieved on 2009-08-16.
  5. "Nintendo Power Holiday 2008". Nintendo Power 236: p. 82. 2008. 
  6. Crystal Defenders - Game Detail Page. (2009-03-11). Retrieved on 2009-05-22.

External links

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