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'''Capcom''' is a leading third-party game developer that got its start in 1979 as a publisher of electronic games. In 1984, Capcom (originally the name Capcom was a contracted form of its official name at the time, Japan '''Cap'''sule '''Com'''puters) released its first UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame, a scrolling shooter entitled ''Vulgus''. They would go on to make several more shooters like that, including the famed ''19XX'' series, before hitting it big with games like ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'' and ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII''.

Capcom also briefly entered the arcade {{Pinball}} industry in the mid-ninties, hiring Creator/MarkRitchie from Creator/WilliamsElectronics to be their Director of Engineering. Williams sued, claiming Ritchie violated his contract's non-competitive clause; the case was rendered moot when Capcom closed its pinball division in 1996.

Likes to [[VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever challenge other companies]] to FightingGame crossover showdowns.

{{Trope Namer}}s of CapcomSequelStagnation.
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! Games and franchises started by Capcom:
[[index]]
* ''[[VideoGame/NineteenFortyTwo 19XX]]'' series
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney''
** ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney''
** ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney''
** ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth''
** ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies''
** ''VisualNovel/DaiGyakutenSaibanNaruhodouRyuunosukeNoBouken''
** ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice''
* ''VideoGame/ArmoredWarriors''
** ''VideoGame/{{Cyberbots}}''
* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath''
* ''Avengers'' (also known as ''Avenger'' and ''Hissatsu Buraiken'')
* ''VideoGame/BattleCircuit''
* ''VideoGame/BeatDown: Fists of Vengeance'' (co-owned by Cavia)
* ''Black Black''
* ''Black Tiger''
* ''Block Block''
* ''Bounty Hunter Sara'' and its sequel ''Critical Bullet: 7th Target''
* ''Franchise/BreathOfFire''
** ''VideoGame/{{Breath of Fire|I}}'' (despite having Final Fantasy Publisher ''Creator/SquareSoft'' release/license the [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]] version outside of Japan)
** ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII''
** ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII''
** ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV''
** ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireDragonQuarter''
* Capcom Online Games[[/index]]
** ''Ixion Saga''
** ''Minna to'' (a series of [[CardBattleGame social card battle games]])[[index]]
* ''VideoGame/CaptainCommando''
* ''VideoGame/CannonSpike'' (developed by Creator/{{Psikyo}})
* VideoGame/CapcomFightingEvolution[[/index]]
* ''VideoGame/CarrierAirwing'' (SpiritualSuccessor of ''U.N. Squadron'')[[index]]
* ''VideoGame/ClockTower''[[note]]''Clock Tower'' has been a Capcom IP since 1999, after its former owner "Human Entertainment" folded the same year.[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/CodeNameViper''
* ''VideoGame/{{Commando}}''
** ''Mercs''[[note]]''Senjou no Ookami 2'' in Japan, direct sequel to ''Commando''.[[/note]]
** ''VideoGame/BionicCommando''
* ''Crimson Tears'' (co-owned by Spike)
* ''VideoGame/CrossBeats''
* ''VideoGame/DarkVoid''
* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}''
* ''VideoGame/DeadRising''
** ''VideoGame/DeadRising2''
** ''VideoGame/DeadRising3''
** ''VideoGame/DeadRising4''
** ''Film/DeadRisingWatchtower''
** ''Film/DeadRisingEndgame''
* ''VideoGame/DeepDown'' (working title)
* ''Franchise/DevilMayCry''
** ''VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry''
* ''VideoGame/DinoCrisis''
* ''VideoGame/DragonsDogma''
* ''Eco Fighters''
* ''El Dorado Gate''
* ''Exed Exes''
* ''VideoGame/FinalFight''
* ''Finder Love''
* ''Flock!''
* ''VideoGame/ForgottenWorlds''
* ''Fox Hunt''
* ''Full House Kiss'' (co-owned by Shiori Yuwa and Hakusensha)
* ''Fushigi Deka''
* ''Gaia Master''
* ''Gaist Crusher''
* ''VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins''
** ''VideoGame/GargoylesQuest''
** ''VideoGame/MaximoGhostsToGlory''
** ''VideoGame/MaximoVsArmyOfZin''
* ''VideoGame/GhostTrick''
* ''VideoGame/GigaWing''
* ''Glass Rose'' (co-owned by Cing)
* ''VideoGame/GodHand''
* ''VideoGame/GotchaForce''
* ''Granbo''
* ''Gun.Smoke''
* ''VideoGame/HauntingGround''
* ''Kabu Trader Shun''
* ''Kamen No Ninja Hanamaru''[[note]]Given graphical changes and released as Yo! Noid in the US[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'' (co-owned by [[Creator/{{Suda51}} Grasshopper Manufacture]])
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfDragons''
* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheRound''
* ''Last Duel''
* ''Last Ranker''
* ''VideoGame/LegendaryWings''
* ''VideoGame/LostPlanet''
** ''Videogame/EXTroopers''
* ''VideoGame/MagicSwordHeroicFantasy''[[/index]]
* {{TabletopGame/Mahjong}}
** ''Ide no Yosuke no Jissen Mahjong''
** ''Jyangokushi: Haoh no Saihai''[[index]]
* ''VideoGame/MarsMatrix''
* ''Franchise/MegaMan''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManX''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManZero''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManZX''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce''
** ''VideoGame/RockmanXover''
* ''Mega Twins''
* ''VideoGame/MetalWalker''
* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter''
* ''Narikiri Jockey Game - Yuushun Rhapsody''
* ''Nazo Waku Yakata''
* ''Ninja Arms''
* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}''
** ''VideoGame/{{Okamiden}}''
* ''One Piece Mansion''
* ''Franchise/{{Onimusha}}''
* ''Pirate Ship Higemaru''
* ''VideoGame/PN03''
* ''VideoGame/PowerQuest'' (published in North America by Sunsoft)
* ''VideoGame/PowerStone''
* ''Pro Yakyuu? Satsujin Jiken!''
* ''VideoGame/{{Progear}}''
* Quiz games
** ''Adventure Quiz''
** ''Quiz & Dragons: Capcom Quiz Game''
** ''Quiz Nanairo Dreams''
** ''Quiz San Goku Shi''
** ''Quiz Tonosama no Yabou''
* {{Racing game}}s
** ''Auto Modellista''
** ''F-1 Dream''
** ''LED Storm''[[index]]
* ''VideoGame/RedEarth''
* ''VideoGame/RememberMe''
* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0''
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1''
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2''
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis''
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5''
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6''
** ''VideoGame/UmbrellaCorps''
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard''
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations''
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations2''
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica''
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilGaiden''
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilGunSurvivor''
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilOperationRaccoonCity''
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilOutbreak''
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheMercenaries3D''
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheUmbrellaChronicles''
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheDarksideChronicles''
* ''VideoGame/RivalSchools''
* ''Samurai Sword''
* ''VideoGame/SaturdayNightSlamMasters''
* ''Section Z''
* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara''
* ''Series/SevenStarFightingGodGuyferd'' (co-owned by {{Toho}})
* ''VideoGame/ShadowOfRome''
* ''Side Arms: Hyper Dyne''[[/index]]
* ''[=SonSon=]''
* ''The Speed Rumbler''
* {{Sports game}}s
** ''Capcom Baseball - Suketto Gaijin Oo-Abare''
** ''Capcom Bowling''
** ''Capcom Golf''
** ''Capcom's MVP Football''
** ''Capcom's Soccer Shootout''
** ''Capcom Sports Club''
** ''Net de Tennis''
** ''Pro Cast Sports Fishing Game''
** ''We Love Golf!''
* ''Spyborgs''[[index]]
* ''VideoGame/StarGladiator''
* ''Startling Adventures: Kuusou Daibouken X 3''
* ''VideoGame/SteelBattalion''[[/index]]
* ''Steel Fang'' (co-owned by Creator/{{Sega}} and Nextech)[[index]]
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter''
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighter''
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII''
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha''
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterEX'' (co-owned by Akira)
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII''
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV''
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighter2010''
* ''VideoGame/{{Strider}}'' (co-owned by Moto Kikaku)
* ''VideoGame/SuperGemFighter''
* ''VideoGame/TechRomancer''
* ''VideoGame/ThreeWonders''
* ''Tiger Road''
* ''Trick'N Snowboarder''
* ''Trojan''
* ''Under the Skin''
* ''Varth: Operation Thunderstorm''
* ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe''
* ''Vulgus''
* ''Wantame Music Channel: Doko Demo Style''
* ''Without Warning''
* ''VideoGame/ZackAndWikiQuestForBarbarosTreasure''
[[/index]]

! [[LicensedGame Licensed games]] developed by Capcom:
[[index]]
* ''[[VideoGame/AlienVsPredatorCapcom Alien vs. Predator]]''
* ''The Anime Super Remix'' games
** ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe''
** ''Kyojin no Hoshi''
* ''Manga/{{Area 88}}'' (''U.N. Squadron'')
* ''Ashita Tenki ni Nare!''
* ''Bombastic'' (released outside Japan for [=PS2=]; sublicensed to Sony Computer Entertainment; serves as the sequel to ''Devil Dice'' for UsefulNotes/PlayStation)
* ''[[ComicBook/XenozoicTales Cadillacs and Dinosaurs]]''[[/index]]
* ''Capcom's [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames Gold Medal Challenge]] '92''
* ''VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever''[[index]]
** ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom''
*** ''VideoGame/XMenVsStreetFighter''
*** ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroesVsStreetFighter''
*** ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfSuperHeroes''
*** ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2''
*** ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''
*** ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite''
** ''VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom''
*** ''VideoGame/CapcomVsSNKMillenniumFight2000''
*** ''VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium''[[/index]]
** ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom''
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken'' (with Creator/{{Namco}})
** ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVsAceAttorney'' (co-developed with Creator/{{Level5}})
* ''VideoGame/ChaosLegion'' (based off an obscure novel by Tow Ubukata)
* ''Dai Koushien'' and ''Dokaben''[[/index]]
* Creator/{{Disney}}[[index]]
** ''VideoGame/AdventuresInTheMagicKingdom''
** ''[[VideoGame/AladdinCapcom Aladdin]]'' (the [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]]/GameBoyAdvance game)
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}''
** ''VideoGame/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''
** ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''
** ''Disney Golf''
** ''Disney's Hide and Sneak''
** ''VideoGame/DisneysMagicalQuest''
** ''VideoGame/DuckTales''
** ''VideoGame/GoofTroop''
** ''VideoGame/TheLittleMermaid''[[/index]]
** ''Magical Tetris Challenge'' (doubles as a ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' licensed game)
** ''Mickey's Dangerous Chase''[[index]]
** ''VideoGame/TheNightmareBeforeChristmasOogiesRevenge''
** ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''
** ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' (the GameBoy game)
* ''VideoGame/DungeonsAndDragonsChroniclesOfMystara''
* ''VideoGame/EyeOfTheBeholder'' the SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem port
* ''VideoGame/FateUnlimitedCodes''
* ''Gakkou no Kowai Uwasa: Hanako-san ga Kita!!''
* ''GIJoe'' (the second [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] game, which they picked up from developer KID after Taxan got out of video game publishing)
* ''Anime/GregoryHorrorShow''
* ''Group S Challenge''
* ''VideoGame/GundamVsSeries''
* ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw''
* ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal: Geomatrix''
* [[/index]]''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''
** ''[=JoJo=]'s Venture''[[index]]
** ''VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureHeritageForTheFuture''
** ''Le Bizzarre Avventure di [=GioGio=]: Vento Aureo''
* ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames The Legend Of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Ages]]'' (collaboration with Creator/{{Nintendo}})
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap''
* ''VideoGame/LittleNemoTheDreamMaster''
* ''Marusa no Onna'' (AKA ''A Taxing Woman'')
* [[/index]]MarvelUniverse[[index]]
** ''VideoGame/XMenChildrenOfTheAtom''
** ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes''
** ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroesWarOfTheGems''
** ''VideoGame/{{The Punisher|Capcom}}''
** ''VideoGame/XMenMutantApocalypse''
* ''[=MotoGP=] '07'', '''08'', ''09/10'', and ''10/11''
* ''Franchise/{{Neopets}} Puzzle Adventure''
* ''Pocket Rockets''
* ''Pride GP Grand Prix 2003''
* ''TabletopGame/{{Rocketmen}}: Axis of Evil'' and ''It Came From Uranus''
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' (for the NintendoDS)
* ''Sheep''
* ''Slipstream''
* ''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}: In the Demon's Hand''
* ''VideoGame/SweetHome''
* ''Tenchi o Kurau'' (a series of games based on a manga by Hiroshi Motomiya)
** ''Dynasty Wars''
** ''Warriors of Fate''
** ''Destiny of an Emperor''
** ''Tenchi o Kurau II'' (Japan-only sequel to the above)
* ''Warauinu no Bouken GB: Silly Go Lucky!''
* ''Film/{{Willow}}'' (both the arcade game and the NES game, which are very different from each other)
[[/index]]
* ''Yo! Noid'' (actually a DolledUpInstallment of ''Kamen No Ninja Hanamaru'')

! Capcom games that were [[WhatCouldHaveBeen cancelled]]:
* ''Capcom Fighting All Stars: Code Holder''
* ''Dead Phoenix''
* ''Final Fight: Seven Sons''
* ''Galum Pa!''
* ''Ghosts N Goblins'' series
** ''Ghosts N Goblins Online Zero'' (A 2003 MMORPG meant for PC and XBox)
** ''Ghosts N Goblins Match Fight''
** ''Maximo 3''
* ''The Magical Ninjya Jiraiya Kenzan!''
* ''Major Damage''
* ''Mega Man'' series
** ''Mega Man Anniversary Collection'' (Game Boy Advance)
** ''Mega Man Legends 3''
** ''Mega Man Universe''
** ''Rockman Online''
** ''Maverick Hunter'' (2010 FPS)[[note]]The codename for an unnamed DarkerAndEdgier {{FPS}} reboot of ''Mega Man X'' worked on by Armature Studio shortly during 2010.[[/note]]
* ''Red Dead Revolver'' [[note]]Originally developed by Capcom, this game borrowed elements from ''Gun.Smoke'', another western Capcom game, but it was cancelled in 2002. It would later be purchased by [[Creator/TakeTwoInteractive Rockstar Games]], who completed the game and released it in 2004. Interestingly enough, Capcom became the publisher of ''VideoGame/RedDeadRevolver'' for its Japanese release.[[/note]]
* ''Resident Evil'' (Game Boy Color)
* ''Sammy vs. Capcom'' (it was supposedly going to feature characters from ''Guilty Gear'' and ''Darkstalkers'')
* ''Strider'' (unnamed 2009 remake/reboot developed by GRIN)
* ''{{TabletopGame/Talisman}}'' (a game licensed by Games Workshop[[note]]Games Workshop held the Talisman license before the game's cancellation. The license is now owned by Fantasy Flight Games.[[/note]])
* ''Titan Warriors'' (a sequel to ''Vulgus''. It was originally named ''Neo Vulgus'')
* ''War of the Grail''
* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' (a game licensed by White Wolf Publishing)

! Pinball Games developed by Capcom:
[[index]]
* ''Airborne''
* ''Pinball/BigBangBar'' (unreleased)
* ''Pinball/{{Breakshot}}''
* ''Pinball/FlipperFootball''
* ''Pinball/{{Kingpin}}'' (unreleased)
* ''Pinball/PinballMagic''
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! Outside games and franchises published by Capcom in a set region:
!! Japan:
[[index]]
* ''Donald in Maui Mallard''[[note]]known in North America as ''Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow''[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/{{God of War|Series}}'' series
** ''VideoGame/GodOfWar''
** ''VideoGame/GodOfWarII''
** ''VideoGame/GodOfWarIII''
** ''VideoGame/GodOfWarChainsOfOlympus''
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII''
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity''
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas''
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories''
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories''
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' (except ''The Ballad of Gay Tony'' and ''Episodes from Liberty City'' expansion packs, released by Rockstar Games' Japanese branch in a complete edition)
* ''VideoGame/PsiOpsTheMindgateConspiracy''
* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRevolver''
* ''VideoGame/{{The Getaway}}''
[[/index]]
!! USA:
[[index]]
* ''VideoGame/CherryTreeHighComedyClub''
* ''VideoGame/MickeyMousecapade''
[[/index]]
!! Worldwide:
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* ''Gunbird 2''[[note]]Dreamcast port only, which also has [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Morrigan Aensland]] as secret character[[/note]]
[[/index]]

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!! Tropes associated with Capcom:
* CapcomSequelStagnation: TropeMaker and TropeNamer. Commonly seen in the ''StreetFighter'' franchise.
* DemotedToExtra: A number of their former flagship series have seen very few releases in recent years, the most apparent of these being the ''Mega Man'' and ''VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins'' franchises. They've gone from console games, to handheld games, to downloadable titles, to, in the case of ''Mega Man'', freeware and mobile titles.
* IconicItem: The [[http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Yashichi Yashichi]], a shuriken or pinwheel-like object that has seen itself in many of the company's games. Originally an enemy, it could also be an EasterEgg that may benefit the player in other games.
** Capcom has used several other items as well during their Arcade days in this form, including the Holstein (a small white cow), a bamboo sprout (from ''SonSon'') and Mobi-chan (the 1P character's chibi/1UP form from ''Side Arms'').
* IconicLogo: With the font even being based on that used for ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'''s questions.
* {{Mascot}}:
** Originally, it was the titular '''[[VideoGame/CaptainCommando Cap]]'''[[VideoGame/CaptainCommando tain]] '''[[VideoGame/CaptainCommando Com]]'''[[VideoGame/CaptainCommando mando]].
** Then, it was VideoGame/{{Mega Man|Classic}}.
** Now it's [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ryu]].
* SharedUniverse:
** Many of Capcom's in-house titles are implied through cameos and crossovers to be in one centered around ''VideoGame/StreetFighter''.
*** ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' is outright confirmed to be this through a number of playable character and stage appearances across the ''Street Fighter'' series. In fact the first ''Final Fight'' was supposed to be called ''Street Fighter '89'', which would leave no question what universe it was in, but had its title changed due to the dev team catching on late to how differently it played than previous ''SF'' games.
*** ''VideoGame/CaptainCommando'' is set in a future version of the same city as ''Final Fight'', cofirming its place in the 'verse by proxy.[[note]]Although the online profile for one of Ibuki's friends in the ''Street Fighter V'' site indicates it actually exists as a fictional beat'em up in-universe.[[/note]]
*** ''VideoGame/SaturdayNightSlamMasters'' has enough ''Final Fight'' and ''Street Fighter'' cameos it can't be written off as a simple marketing nod.
*** ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' and ''Street Fighter''[='=]s fighting schoolgirl characters are established as associates through various cameos.
*** ''Franchise/MegaMan'' would have to be in the future in order to work, but the SignatureMove of ''Street Fighter'' is hidden as an EasterEgg that can be used by the PlayerCharacter in a lot of the games.[[note]]''Street Fighter V'' story mode "A Shadow Falls", however, has Sean playing an undisclosed ''Mega Man'' game on his handheld.[[/note]]
*** Two.P (one of the {{Mook}}s from ''VideoGame/FinalFight'') was designed after the 2P Unknown Soldier from ''VideoGame/ForgottenWorlds'', but his ''Street Fighter V'' website profile heavily implies they are the same character, who somehow ended up at the side of some road, shirtless[[note]]The Unknown Soldiers' initial state before picking an armor powerup[[/note]] and with no memories of his past.
** In an unrelated universe, ''VideoGame/AceAttorney'' and ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'' take place in the same universe.
** ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' and ''VideoGame/DinoCrisis'' takes place in the same world.
** Several games are tied together by the Red Arremer Clan from ''VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins'', including its SpinOff ''VideoGame/GargoylesQuest'', the platform Arcade game ''Black Tiger'' (which in itself is connected through one boss character to ''VideoGame/TheKingOfDragons'') and the NES/MSX Zelda-style ''Higemaru Makaijima'', this one including a whole island of enemies from the first game, Arthur in a [[TheCameo cameo appearance]] to warn Momotaru and a Red Arremer as the BigBad!
* ShortRunners: The Pinball division.
* ThankingTheViewer: The majority of their games has them thanking the player for playing the game after the credits are done.
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