'''Compile Co., Ltd.''' 『株式会社コンパイル』 was a Japanese computer software and game developer. They are best remembered for numerous fast-paced {{Shoot Em Up}}s featuring varied arsenals and [[CoresAndTurretsBoss multi-turreted bosses]], and for creating the ''PuyoPuyo'' series of competitive FallingBlocks games.

From 1988 to 2000 Compile published the magazine ''Disc Station'', whose issues came with disks of games and game demos for the {{MSX}}2, PC98 or MicrosoftWindows 95/98.

Compile was not primarily a video game publisher, at least before ''PuyoPuyo'' made it big. Many of its games were [[NoExportForYou never distributed outside of Japan]], and its official website was Japanese-only. Even within Japan, many of Compile's games were distributed by such companies as {{Sega}}, HudsonSoft, Naxat Soft, Pony Canyon, Tokyo Shoseki and {{Toho}}; sometimes they gave no credit to Compile.

Compile's ports of games created by other developers often came with extra content: ''RType'' for the SegaMasterSystem added an original SecretLevel; ''TaiyouNoShindenAstekaII'' and ''Dragon Slayer Jr.: Romancia'' for the NES significantly expanded on NihonFalcom's originals; and the original ''{{Xevious}}'' was attached to newly developed sequels for the {{MSX}}2 and PCEngine.

Not to be confused with Creator/CompileHeart, another Japanese game developer.

Around 2000 Compile faced dire financial troubles, and was forced to sell its cash cow ''PuyoPuyo'' to {{Sega}}. Compile was dissolved in early 2003. A new company called Aiky took over much of what had been Compile's, including founder Masamitsu "Moo" Niitani and the rights to many of Compile's games. Aiky has dedicated itself to {{Casual Video Game}}s, which had made up a significant portion of Compile's output. Eventually, the rights to all of Compile's former properties (except PuyoPuyo) and most of its former staff (including Masamitsu) would find its way to Compile Heart, a subsidiary developer of IdeaFactory.
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!!Games/series developed by Compile:
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[[folder: Shoot 'em ups ]]

* ''VideoGame/{{Aleste}}'' series
* ''Blaster Burn''
* ''VideoGame/BlazingLazers''
* ''E.I.''
* ''Final Justice''
* ''Guardic''
** ''VideoGame/TheGuardianLegend''
* ''Gulkave''
* ''VideoGame/GunNac''
* ''Jagur''
* ''Rude Breaker''
* ''Spriggan'' series
* ''Sylphia''
* ''VideoGame/{{Xevious}}: Fardraut Saga'' & ''Fardraut Densetsu''
* ''VideoGame/{{Zanac}}'' series

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[[folder: Other notable titles ]]

* The ''VideoGame/CrushPinball'' series
** ''VideoGame/AlienCrush''
** ''VideoGame/DevilsCrush''
** ''VideoGame/JakiCrush''
* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' (the SegaMasterSystem version, which was a port of the Activision game, and the SegaGenesis version, which was something quite different)
* ''Golvellius''
* ''Lunar Ball''
* ''Madou Monogatari'' series
* ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'' series
* ''Rune Master'' series
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