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Tomy and Konami

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  • Benjamin Edge
    Hi, Since many of the arcade game titles ported to the Tomy Tutor were properties of Konami (including Frogger, Scramble, Jungler, Loco- Motion and
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 27, 2007
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      Hi,

      Since many of the arcade game titles ported to the Tomy Tutor were
      properties of Konami (including "Frogger," "Scramble," "Jungler," "Loco-
      Motion" and "Pooyan"), did Tomy have plans to release "Time
      Pilot," "Track & Field" and "Gyruss" (three other early well-regarded
      Konami licenses) for the Tutor before the first wave of the video game
      industry went kaput in early 1984?

      Only "Frogger," which was distributed in the U.S. by Sega for the
      arcades, was not released for the U.S. Tomy Tutor (all the other
      released Konami properties were).

      ~Ben
    • Cameron Kaiser
      ... Time Pilot was on the schedule, see http://www.floodgap.com/retrobits/tomy/carts.html It appears this became Triple Command, so perhaps Tomy lost the
      Message 2 of 3 , Nov 28, 2007
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        > Since many of the arcade game titles ported to the Tomy Tutor were
        > properties of Konami (including "Frogger," "Scramble," "Jungler," "Loco-
        > Motion" and "Pooyan"), did Tomy have plans to release "Time
        > Pilot," "Track & Field" and "Gyruss" (three other early well-regarded
        > Konami licenses) for the Tutor before the first wave of the video game
        > industry went kaput in early 1984?
        >
        > Only "Frogger," which was distributed in the U.S. by Sega for the
        > arcades, was not released for the U.S. Tomy Tutor (all the other
        > released Konami properties were).

        Time Pilot was on the schedule, see

        http://www.floodgap.com/retrobits/tomy/carts.html

        It appears this became Triple Command, so perhaps Tomy lost the license.

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      • Benjamin Edge
        Speaking of Triple Command (which, frankly, only saw a Japanese release), it was planned to be released in the USA as World War II: Triple Threat. Perhaps
        Message 3 of 3 , Dec 1, 2007
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          Speaking of "Triple Command" (which, frankly, only saw a Japanese
          release), it was planned to be released in the USA as "World War II:
          Triple Threat."

          Perhaps the game was not released in the USA because of its title and
          overall topical nature of its gameplay.

          ~Ben

          --- In tomytutor@yahoogroups.com, Cameron Kaiser <spectre@...> wrote:
          >
          > Time Pilot was on the schedule, see
          >
          > http://www.floodgap.com/retrobits/tomy/carts.html
          >
          > It appears this became Triple Command, so perhaps Tomy lost the
          license.
          >
          > --
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          http://www.cameronkaiser.com/ --
          > Cameron Kaiser * Floodgap Systems * www.floodgap.com * ckaiser@...
          > -- I don't mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy. -- Samuel Butler -----
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