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PostPosted: June 5th, 2013, 12:42 pm 
Toru Hidaka is one of great early ENIX programmers and he wrote good programming books.
By chance,I have bought some books from him directly by email early this year.
From talking with him,He put his heart into physical training like a wrestler.

Anyway,He was involved in some PC-88 games.

HAUNTED CAVE*
Magic Garden*
El Dorado biography
The Earth Fighter Rayieza
Hokuto no ken
JESUS
GANDHARA*
Ultima Ⅰ(Pony canyon)
BURNING POINT
PRAJATOR
AD&D POOL OF RADIANCE
JESUSⅡ
*main programmer

If you want to get in touch with him,you can see the e-mail address by following his web site.
http://njprog.com/qabox.htm

He lives in Saitama Prefecture now,which is next to Tokyo.


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PostPosted: June 5th, 2013, 4:20 pm 
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That's cool, he was involved in original works, games that were unofficially ("fan") translated, and ports of western games, lots of opportunity for interesting questions. :)


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PostPosted: June 5th, 2013, 7:18 pm 
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Email sent. Thank you!

You know what would be cool? Is if I could also get Koichi Nakamura and Yuji Horii together, and then recreate that original photo with the surviving members.

A longshot, but still... I have a possible contact point for Koichi Nakamura. Yuji Horii I'm not sure about - apart from official channels.

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PostPosted: June 18th, 2013, 11:09 am 
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I had no idea about this until now, best of luck with everything!


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PostPosted: June 25th, 2013, 11:07 am 
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Congrats on reaching the target!


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PostPosted: June 25th, 2013, 8:31 pm 
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Thank you all! :D

I've already got quite a nice line-up of computer coverage. Will continue to push forward with this.

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PostPosted: June 29th, 2013, 3:03 am 
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I might be a little late, but best of luck, Sketcz! I hope you bring back a lot of really good information and really shed some light on development stories that would have otherwise go untold.


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PostPosted: July 28th, 2013, 8:47 pm 
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I've got an appointment with Toru Hidaka! :D

Most awesome. I am really looking forward to that one. He's still got a working PC-88 and promised to show me his stuff in action - "as it originally was".

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PostPosted: July 29th, 2013, 4:38 pm 
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Nice!


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PostPosted: July 30th, 2013, 6:16 pm 
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This is awesome.


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PostPosted: August 7th, 2013, 3:50 pm 
Awesome research, maybe I can request one? I would like to know about the crew that localized Prince of Persia in Japan.


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PostPosted: August 8th, 2013, 6:32 am 
--Prince of Persia--
PC-9801
Arsys/Broderbund

Original Game:
Jordan Mechner

Programming:
Seiichi Ikiuo(Arsys)

Product Manager:
Haruhisa Ishizuka

Art and Animations:
Takaharu Matsuo(Arsys)

Package and Manual Design:
Kokusai Tsushinsha *Inc.(国際通信社)

Cover Illustration:
Hirohide Shikishima

Music:
Toshiya Yamanaka

Manual:
Haruhisa Ishizuka

Special Thanks
Jordan Mechner
Brian Eheler
Hideyuki Kashiwabara
Art-Office Sharaku
Hitoshi Furuya
S.Akatani

x68000
Broderbund Japan(ブローダーバンドジャパン)
http://www.geocities.jp/bgrtype/gsl/oth ... riper.html

SNES(Super Family Computer)
Japan Computer System(日本コンピュータシステム)/Arsys
http://www.geocities.jp/bgrtype/gsl/sfc ... ercia.html

PC Engine
Riverhill Soft inc(リバーヒルソフト)/argent/Broderbund
http://www.geocities.jp/bgrtype/gsl/pce ... a/pop.html

--Prince of Persia The Sands of Time--
Play station2
2004.9.2 SCEI/UBI SOFT
http://www.geocities.jp/bgrtype/gsl/ps2 ... ersia.html

I wanted to play this game at that time.


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PostPosted: August 12th, 2013, 7:56 pm 
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Login #120 jan-1991 p210-213

Jordan Mechner
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Haruhisa Ishizuka
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left:Seiichi Ikiuo right:Takaharu Matsuo
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K.Hidaka(x68)
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PostPosted: August 14th, 2013, 8:25 am 
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Does anyone have or know where I can find a download of, and information on, Rambo for the PC-8801 and FM-7?

Not Super Rambo, just Rambo... Were the versions on these systems ports from elsewhere? Or were they bespoke? Googling in Japanese doesn't bring up too much. Not even screenshots...

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PostPosted: August 16th, 2013, 11:02 pm 
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Can't seem to find anything about it either. Have you got any more info (developer, year)?


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