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Make Software

Make Software was a Japanese video game developer that was founded in November 1989.  The company began developing games for the Famicom and Nintendo Entertainment System in the early 1990’s and formed a relationship with Capcom to co-develop some of their later Nintendo Entertainment System games.

The company developed a sound driver for the Famicom and Nintendo Entertainment System which was more efficient than the sound driver Capcom was using in their games.   In the early 1990’s Capcom and Nichibutsu stopped using their own sound engines in favour for Make Software’s sound driver.  Both companies changed to the new sound driver as it was earlier to program for and utilized less memory making it more ideal to use for software development.

Capcom partnered with the developer to replace Yoshihiro Sakaguchi’s sound driver that was previously used for their Famicom and Nintendo Entertainment System games prior to the 1990’s.  The developer provided the sound engine for Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers 2, DuckTales 2 and Capcom’s Gold Medal Challenge ’92 during the final years of the Nintendo Entertainment System’s lifecycle while Capcom was focusing on developing games for the Super Nintendo.

After the Nintendo Entertainment System was discontinued the development studio began forming relationships with other publishers to develop games for other platforms and even self published a handful of games themselves.   The company continued developing games for the Super Nintendo, PlayStation and Saturn until they decided to shift focus and begin creating photo booths.  They entered into the print seal machine market in 1997 during the “purikura boom” and officially stopped creating video games at the end of 2000.   They continued as a print seal manufacture for the next two decades until the demand for photo booths diminished where sales and revenue decreased to the point where they needed to declare bankruptcy on October 24, 2018.

TypeJoint-stock company
LocationOsaka, Japan
DeveloperMake Software
FoundedNovember 1989
DefunctOctober 24, 2018
CEOHiroshi Yamamoto

Known For:

  • Developed By Make Software
  • Published By Make Software
  • Make Software Staff

YearBoxTitlePlatformPublisherGenre
1990Kurogane Hiroshi no Yosou Daisuki!: Kachiuma DensetsuFamicomNichibutsuSports
1990Mahjong G-Men: Nichibutsu Mahjong IIIFamicomNichibutsuBoard Game
1990WCW: World Championship WrestlingNintendo Entertainment SystemPony Canyon (JP)
FCI (NA)
Sports
Wrestling
1991Fuzzical FighterFamicomSigmaAction
1991Power GatePC EnginePack-In-VideoAction
1991Super Metal CrusherPC EnginePack-In-VideoSimulation
1992Capcom's Gold Medal Challenge '92Nintendo Entertainment SystemCapcomSports
1992F1 CircusFamicomNichibutsuRacing
1992Hawk F-123PC Engine CDPack-In-VideoShooter
1992Mahjong TaisenFamicomNichibutsuBoard Game
1992Super Nichibutsu MahjongSuper FamicomHudsonBoard Game
1992Terra Cresta II: Mandler no GyakushuuPC EngineNichibutsuShoot 'em up
1992World Sports CompetitionPC EngineHudson (JP)
NEC Home Electronics (NA)
Sports
1993Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 BoxChip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 2Nintendo Entertainment SystemCapcomPlatformer
1993Darkwing DuckGame BoyCapcomPlatformer
1993DuckTales 2 BoxDuckTales 2Nintendo Entertainment SystemCapcomPlatformer
1993DuckTales 2Game BoyCapcomPlatformer
1993Milon's Secret CastleGame BoyHudsonAction
1994Gouketsuji IchizokuMega DriveAtlusAction
1994Super Adventure Island IISuper NintendoHudsonPlatform-Adventure
1994Super Momotarou Dentetsu IIISuper FamicomHudsonBoard Game
1995Mahjong DoukyuuseiArcadeMake SoftwareBoard Game
1995Mahjong Doukyuusei SpecialArcadeMake SoftwareBoard Game
1995Super Momotarou Dentetsu DXSuper FamicomHudsonBoard Game
1996Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Super S: Zenin Sanka!! Shuyaku SoudatsusenSuper FamicomAngelFighting
1996Gucho de Park: Theme Park MonogatariPlayStationElectronic Arts VicorBoard Game
1996Mahjong Doukyuusei SpecialSaturnMake SoftwareBoard Game
1996Momotarou Dentetsu HappySuper FamicomHudsonBoard Game
1997Dragon Knight 4PlayStationBanprestoRPG
1997Maboroshi no Black BassSaturnMake SoftwareSports
Fishing
1997Mahjong GakuensaiArcadeMake SoftwareBoard Game
1997Mahjong GakuensaiSaturnMake SoftwareBoard Game
1997Momotarou Densetsu 7PlayStationHudsonBoard Game
1997Monster ParadisePlayStationMake SoftwareBoard Game
1997Sold OutPlayStationShinko MusicSimulation
1998Mahjong Gakuensai 2ArcadeMake SoftwareBoard Game
1998Mahjong Gakuensai DX: Zenjitsu ni Matsuwaru FunsenkiSaturnMake SoftwareBoard Game
1998Momotarou DensetsuPlayStationHudsonRPG
1998Momotarou Dentetsu Jr.: Zenkoku Raamen Meguri no KanGame BoyHudsonBoard Game
1999Momotarou Dentetsu VPlayStationHudsonBoard Game
2000Bomberman LandPlayStationHudsonPuzzle

YearBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperGenre
1995Mahjong DoukyuuseiArcadeMake SoftwareBoard Game
1995Mahjong Doukyuusei SpecialArcadeMake SoftwareBoard Game
1996Mahjong Doukyuusei SpecialSaturnMake SoftwareBoard Game
1997Maboroshi no Black BassSaturnMake SoftwareSports
Fishing
1997Mahjong GakuensaiArcadeMake SoftwareBoard Game
1997Mahjong GakuensaiSaturnMake SoftwareBoard Game
1997Monster ParadisePlayStationMake SoftwareBoard Game
1998Mahjong Gakuensai 2ArcadeMake SoftwareBoard Game
1998Mahjong Gakuensai DX: Zenjitsu ni Matsuwaru FunsenkiSaturnMake SoftwareBoard Game

ProfileNameRoleTenure
Profile PlaceholderHiro YamamotoCEO1989-2000
Profile PlaceholderAkihiro AkamatsuProgrammer1989-2000
Sachiko OitaComposer1989-2000