Konami

Konami is a leading video game developer and publisher.

Konami was founded in 1969 in Osaka, Japan by Kagemasa Kozuki. Over the years Konami has created some of the biggest and most memorable video games from the vampire hunting Castlevania series through the action/shooter Contra series to the pop culture craze of Dance Dance Revolution.

Many easter eggs are hidden in NES Konami games through the mechanism of the Konami Code. During the games start phase, the player presses, quickly, Up-Up-Down-Down-Left-Right-Left-Right-B-A.

Softography

(Incomplete - Maybe the game list should have it's own page?)

  • Arcade
    • 1978: Block Game
    • 1980: Scramble, Astro Invader, Missile X, The End
    • 1981: Frogger(released by Sega) The Hustler, Ultra Dome, Super Cobra, Jungler, Turban, Strategy X, Tactician, Locomotion, Space War, Turtles (released by Stern)
    • 1982: Pooyan, Time Pilot, Amidar, Tutankam, Com'On Mama, Rock'n Rope, Rescue (released by Stern)
    • 1983: Track and Field(called Hyper Olympic outside America), Gyruss, Sparky, Mega Zone, Badlands, Juno First(Arcade version only)
    • 1984: Time Pilot '84, Road Fighter, Super Basketball, Mikie, Pandora's Palace, Circus Charlie(released by Centuri), Hyper Sports(called Hyper Olympic '84 in Japan), Frogger 2: Threeedeep
    • 1985: Yie Ar Kung Fu, Rush'n Attack (Called Green Beret in Japan and Europe), Twinbee, Gradius, Shaolin's Road, Konami Ping Pong, Hyper Crash, Finalizer, Mat Mania(released by Memetron)
    • 1986: Contra(called Gryzor in Europe), Double Dribble, Konami GT, JailBreak, Mr. Kabuki, Iron Horse, Salamander, Top Gunner, Rock'n Rage, Mania Challenge (released by Memetron), WEC Lemans, Jailbreak, Goonies
    • 1987: Haunted Castle, Super Contra, Blades of Steel, Combat School, Batlantis, Flack Attack, B.A.W., Devil World, Fast Lane, City Bomber, Typhoon, Labyrinth Runner, Rack 'em Up, Boot Camp, Dark Adventure, MX 5000, Life Force(Japan only)
    • 1988: Checkered Flag, Devastators, The Main Event, The Final Round, Ajax, Thundercross, Kitten Kaboodle, Hot Chase, Gang Busters, Konami '88, Hyper Sports Special(Japan only), Gradius II (called Vulcan Venture in Europe), Top Gun(on Nintendo's PlayChoice hardware)
    • 1989: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Gradius III, M.I.A, Crime Fighters, S.P.Y, Cue Brick, Black Hole
    • 1990: Aliens, Lightning Fighters, Punk Shot, Over Drive, Surprise Attack, Parodius (Japan only)
    • 1991: TMNT 2: Turtles in Time, The Simpsons, Sunset Riders, Roller Games, Bells and Whistles, Golfing Greats, Thundercross II, Vendetta, Super Contra(on PlayChoice hardware), Twinbee 2(Japan only), Xexex(Japan only)
    • 1992: X-Men, Lethal Enforcers, G.I. Joe, Bucky O'Hare, Hexion, Potrio
    • 1993: Run'n Gun, Martial Champions, Cowboys of Moo Mesa, Metamorphic Force, Mystic Warrior, Violent Storm, Polynet Commander, Gaiapolis(Japan only), Dadandan(Japan only)
    • 1994: Brain Busters, Monster Mauler, Racing Force, Funky Monkey, Konami Open Golf Championship, Fantastic Journey, Lethal Enforcers 2: Gun Fighters
    • 1995: Midnight Run: Road Fighter 2, Crypt Killer, Speed King(Japan only)
    • 1996: Wave Shark, Winding Heat, GTI Club
    • 1998: Fisherman's Bait Kit, Hip Hop Manic, Total Vice, Teraburst, Racing Jam, Fighting Bujustu, Rushing Heroes Football
    • 2000: Dancing Stage, Fatal Judgement, Fighting Mania
    • 2001: Jurassic Park III, Silent Scope EXtreme, Dancing Stage EuroMIX, Driving Party, Police 24/7, Mocap Boxing, Kick & Kick
    • 2002: Mocap Golf, Poolpocket, Perfect Pool, Silent Scope Fortune Hunter
    • 2003: Dancing Stage EuroMIX 2, Warzaid, ProEvolution Soccer, Thrill Drive 2

  • Famicom / NES
    • 1985: Antarctic Adventure, Hyper Sports, Road Fighter, Yie Ar Kung Fu,
    • 1986: Ganbare Goemon(Japan only), Gradius, Twinbee
    • 1987: Castlevania, Double Dribble, The Goonies II, Rush'n Attack, Top Gun, Stinger (called Moero Twinbee in Japan), Track and Field,
    • 1988: Metal Gear, Top Gunner, Life Force, Track and Field II, Simon's Quest, Konami World, Blades of Steel, Skate or Die, Gyruss, Q-Bert
    • 1989: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Adventures of Bayou Billy, Top Gun II, Jack Nicklaus Golf, Defender of the Crown, King of the Beach(developed by Cinemaware), Silent Service (developed by Rare)
    • 1990: Super C, Castlevania 3, Mission: Impossible, Metal Gear II: Snake's Revenge, Rollergames, Ski or Die, TMNT 2: The Arcade Game
    • 1991: Laser Invasion , Tiny Toons Adventure, Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge, The Lone Ranger, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, Monster in My Pocket, Bucky O' Hare, Base Wars, Pirates, Nightshade, TMNT 3: The Manhattan Project
    • 1992: King's Quest 5, Contra Force, Tiny Toon Adventures Cartoon Workshop, Batman Returns
    • 1993: Tiny Toons 2, TMNT: Tournament Fighters, Zen: Intergalactic Ninja

  • Super NES
    • 1991: Gradius III, Legend of the Mystical Ninja, Super Castlevania IV,
    • 1992: Axelay, Contra 3: The Alien Wars, Prince of Persia, Tiny Toons: Buster Busts Loose, TMNT 4: Turtles In Time,
    • 1993: Batman Returns, Cybernator, Lethal Enforcers, NFL Football, Pop'n Twinbee, Sunset Riders, TMNT: Tournament Fighters
    • 1994: Adventures of Batman & Robin, Animaniacs, Biker Mice From Mars, International Superstar Soccer,
    • 1995: Castlevania: Dracula X, International Superstar Soccer Deluxe, Metal Warriors, NBA Give 'n Go, Parodius, Sparkster,

  • Sega Genesis
    • 1992: Tiny Toons: Buster's Hidden Treasure, Sunset Riders, TMNT: The Hyperstone Heist
    • 1993: Rocket Knight Adventures, Lethal Enforcers, TMNT: Tournament Fighters
    • 1994: Double Dribble, Contra Hard Corps, Castelvania: Bloodlines, Sparkster, Lethal Enforcers 2, Tiny Toons ACME All-Stars, Animaniacs

  • Sega CD
    • 1993: Lethal Enforcers
    • 1994: Lethal Enforcers II, Snatcher

  • Playstation
    • 1995: Tokimeki Memorial: Forever With You
    • 1996: Bottom of the Ninth, Contra: Legacy of War, The Final Round, Goal Storm, International Track & Field, NBA: In the Zone, NFL Full Contact, Parodius, Project Overkill, Road Rage, Suikoden,
    • 1997: Broken Helix, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Crypt Killer, Goal Storm '97, Gradius Gaiden, International Superstar Soccer Deluxe, International Super Star Soccer Pro, Lethal Enforcers I & II, Midnight Run, Nagano Winter Olympics '98, Poy Poy, Vandal Hearts,
    • 1998: Azure Dreams, Bishi Bashi Special, Bottom of The 9th '99, C: The Contra Adventure, G-Shock, International Superstar Soccer '98, Kensei: Sacred Fist, Metal Gear Solid, Nagano Winter Olympics '98, NBA In The Zone '98, Poitter's Point 2
    • 1999: Blades of Steel '99, Fisherman's Bait: A Bass Challenge, Guitar Freaks, Gungage, International Track & Field 2000, Konami Arcade Classics, Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions, NBA In the Zone '99, Silent Hill, Soul of the Samurai (called Ronin Blade in Europe), Suikoden II, Vandal Hearts II
    • 2000: ESPN Great Outdoor Games: Bass Fishing, ESPN MLS Game Night, The Grinch, ISS Pro Evolution, The Mummy, NHL Blades of Steel 2000, Woody Woodpecker Racing
    • 2001: Castlevania Chronicles, Dance Dance Revolution, Dance Dance Revolution Disney Mix, F1 World Grand Prix 2000, ISS Pro Evolution 2
    • 2002: Dance Dance Revolution Konamix, Dancing Stage Party Edition, Martial Beat, Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories
    • 2003: Pinobee

  • Playstation 2
    • 2000: 7 Blades, DrumMania, ESPN International Track & Field, ESPN X-Games Snowboarding, Gradius III & IV, Guitar Freaks 3rd Mix & DrumMania 2nd Mix, Silent Scope
    • 2001: Ephemeral Fantasia, ESPN MLS ExtraTime, ESPN NBA 2Night, ESPN NFL Primetime 2002, ESPN National Hockey Night, ESPN X-Games Skateboarding, Frogger: The Great Quest, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty , Para Para Paradise, Police 911, Pro Evolution Soccer, Ring of Red, Shadow of Destiny, Silent Hill 2, Silent Scope 2, Tokimeki Memorial 3, Zone of the Enders
    • 2002: Contra: Shattered Soldier, DDRMAX: Dance Dance Revolution, ESPN International Winter Sports, ESPN NBA 2Night 2002, ESPN Winter X-Games Snowboarding 2002, Evolution Skateboarding, Evolution Snowboarding, Konami's Moto-X, NBA Starting Five, Silent Scope 3, Suikoden III, Whiteout, WTA Tour Tennis
    • 2003: Dancing Stage Megamix, Fisherman's Challenge, Frogger Beyond, K-1 World Grand Prix, Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, Silent Hill 3, Tour de France: Centenary Edition, Winning Eleven 6, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Duelists of the Roses, Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner

  • Sega Saturn
    • 1996: Bottom of the 9th
    • 1998: Bottom of The 9th '99, Dracula X: Nocturne in Moonlight

  • Nintendo 64
    • 1997: Deadly Arts, International Super Star Soccer 64,
    • 1998: Castlevania 64, International Super Star Soccer '98, Mystical Ninja starring Goemon, NBA In The Zone '98, Nagano Winter Olympics '98,
    • 1999: Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness

  • 3DO
    • 1995: Policenauts

  • Gameboy
    • 1989: Castlevania Adventure, Motocross Madness
    • 1990: Operation C, Quarth, NFL Football, Skate or Die, Nemesis
    • 1991: Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge, Double Dribble, Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge, Toons Adventure, TMNT, Blades of Steel, Nemesis II (called Gradius: The Interstellar Assault in the US)
    • 1992: Top Gun: Guts and Glory, Track and Field, World Circuit Series, Ultra Golf
    • 1993: Zen: Intergalactic Ninja, Tiny Toons Adventures: Montana's Movie Madness, Kid Dracula, Raging Fighter, Batman the Animated Adventure, TMNT 3: Radical Rescue
    • 1994: Contra: Alien Wars Tiny Toons Sports
    • 1995: Animaniacs

  • MSX2
    • 1986: Akumajou Densetsu (called Vampire Killer in Europe), King Kong 2
    • 1987: Ganbare Goemon, Hi no Tori, Metal Gear, Treasure of Usas
    • 1988: F1 Spirit 3D Special, Gekitotsu Pennant Race, King's Valley 2, Konami no Uranai Sensation, SD Snatcher, Snatcher
    • 1989: Contra, Game Collection Special, Gekitotsu Pennant Race 2, Hai no Majutsushi, Space Manbow
    • 1990: Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Quarth

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