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By Oscar Martinez

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07-03-2016, 11:27

Hello I am new to this forum, knows the page but had never participated in forums ... The point is I'm trying to find the designer game Magical Kid Wiz 1985 by Seibu Kaihatsu produced and distributed by Sony ... if not I recall, however much I searched I can not find him ... Any idea? Question Question
Thank you for keeping alive a legend

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By AxelStone

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07-03-2016, 12:02

During 80's the Japanesse developers usually used alias, not his real name, to avoid drain workers between companies. It's most probably that Seibu Kaihatsu is an alias, not a real name, so if this alias is unused since mid-end 80's it will be hard to locate the person behind it.

By hap

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07-03-2016, 12:09

Allow me to burst your MSX bubble: Seibu Kaihatsu is not a guy, it was a company that made a wide range of games, mostly on arcade. Remember stuff like Raiden and its popular sequels. Wiz is originally an arcade game too.

By Oscar Martinez

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07-03-2016, 12:18

True is a company, the translator has played a dirty trick, but it is good information

By foobarry81

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07-03-2016, 13:05

Here's the Wikipedia page on the company: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seibu_Kaihatsu
They went bankrupt, but a good number of their staff now works at MOSS and continues to work on Raiden games.

And as hap said: Wiz was indeed an arcade game first, then got ported to the MSX. Not sure if there were other platforms too.

Videos of the arcade version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwc4sQ3Bf-o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv6O3XDymfo

By Oscar Martinez

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07-03-2016, 13:12

Thank you, Big smile I'll try by way of Taito or msx fan ...