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'''Hudson Soft Company, Limited''' 『株式会社ハドソン』 was a Japanese electronics company founded in 1973 under the name Honeybee Soft. It began developing and publishing computer games in 1978, but the company only became a big name in video games in 1983, the year it released the first ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}'' game.

From 1985 to 1992, Hudson Soft ran the "Hudson All-Japan Caravan Festival" tournaments in Japan. These contests were the origin of the 2-minute and 5-minute modes found in many of the ''VideoGame/StarSoldier'' games.

Has the distinction of being Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s very first third-party developer, signing on to make games for the Famicom in 1984.

In 1987, Hudson collaborated with NEC to produce the PCEngine console (also known as the [=TurboGrafx-16=]).

Creator/{{Konami}} acquired a majority interest in Hudson in 2001 and made it a fully-owned subsidiary a decade later. It has since been announced the company was [[http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-01-17-konami-to-dissolve-hudson-soft being shut down]] [[http://www.msx.org/news/msx-related/en/game-over-hudson-soft and merged with Konami on March 1, 2012.]]

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!!Hudson Soft has produced/developed the following games/game series:
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* ''VideoGame/AdventureIsland'' (NES, TurboGrafx16)
* ''VideoGame/AdventuresOfDinoRiki''
* ''VideoGame/AquaForest''
* ''VideoGame/BalloonFight''
* ''VideoGame/BattleGrandPrix''
* ''{{Beyblade}}: Metal Fusion''
** ''BeybladeMetalFusion: Cyber Pegasus''
** ''Beyblade: Metal Fusion - Battle Fortress''
** ''Beyblade: Metal Masters - Nightmare Rex''
** ''Metal Fight Beyblade: Bakugami Susanoh Shuurai!''
* ''Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball''
* ''VideoGame/BinaryLand''
* ''VideoGame/BlazingLazers'' {with {{Creator/Compile}}}
* ''VideoGame/BloodyRoar'' {in cooperation with [[Creator/EightingRaizing 8ing/Raizing]]}
* ''VideoGame/BoardWarriors''
* ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}'' (ZXSpectrum (aka ''Eric and the Floaters''), Famicom Disk System)
* ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman 64}}''
** ''Bomberman Blast''
** ''Bomberman Blitz''
** ''Bomberman Collection''
** ''VideoGame/BombermanJetters: Game Collection''
** ''Super Bomberman'' (Mobile)
** ''Touch! VideoGame/BombermanLand: Star Bomber no Miracle * World''
* ''VideoGame/{{Bonk}}'' {with RED Entertainment}
** ''Bonk 3: Bonk's Big Adventure''
** ''Bonk's Adventure''
** ''Bonk's Revenge''
* ''[[{{VideoGame/Pang}} Bubble Buster]]'' (aka ''Cannon Ball''; ZXSpectrum)
* ''VideoGame/BusterBros''
* ''VideoGame/CBBlackjack''
** ''Charlene's Beachside Blackjack''
*** ''Charlene's Beachside Blackjack'' (Android)
** ''Charlene's Beachside Solitaire''
* ''Chew-Man-Fu''
* ''VideoGame/ChinaWarrior''
* ''VideoGame/ChoAniki''
* ''VideoGame/{{Cratermaze}}''
* ''VideoGame/CrayonPhysicsDeluxe''
* The ''VideoGame/CrushPinball'' series
** ''VideoGame/AlienCrush''
*** ''Alien Crush Returns''
** ''Devil's Crush''
* ''Cue Sports: Pool Revolution''
* ''VideoGame/DecaSportsExtreme''
* ''Dig & Spike Volleyball''
* ''VideoGame/DoubleDungeons''
* ''VideoGame/DreamMixTVWorldFighters'' (Creator/{{Konami}}[=/=]Hudson[=/=]Takara MascotFighter)
* ''VideoGame/DrillerTanks'' (ZXSpectrum)
* ''VideoGame/DungeonExplorer''
** ''Dungeon Explorer: Jashin no Ryouiki''
** ''Dungeon Explorer: Meiyaku no Tobira''
* ''VideoGame/DynaBlaster''
* ''VideoGame/TheDynasticHero''
* ''VideoGame/ElementalMonster'' (PlayStation 3)
** ''Elemental Monster TD Portable''
* ''VideoGame/FarEastOfEden'' (a.k.a. ''TengaiMakyou'')
* ''VideoGame/{{Faxanadu}}'' {with Creator/NihonFalcom}
* ''FelixTheCat''
* ''VideoGame/FinalSoldier''
* ''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}: Ancient Shadow'' (GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox)
* ''VideoGame/FuzionFrenzy 2''
* ''[[VideoGame/NintendoWars Game Boy Wars]]'' (''Turbo'', ''2'' & ''3'' only)
* ''VideoGame/GateOfThunder''
* ''VideoGame/{{Golf}}''
* ''{{VideoGame/Hagane}}''
* ''VideoGame/HatarakuHito''
* ''VideoGame/{{Hilanipla}}''
* ''InspectorGadget''
* ''VideoGame/ItasanDrills''
* ''J.J. & Jeff''
* ''VideoGame/JackieChansActionKungFu''
* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfThePhantomCastle''
* ''L-Dis''
* ''VideoGame/LodeRunner''
** ''Battle Lode Runner''
* ''VideoGame/LordsOfThunder'' (Sega CD, Turbo CD)
* ''VideoGame/LostInShadow''
* ''VideoGame/MajinEiyuudenWataruGaiden''
* ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' (published by Creator/{{Nintendo}}; developed every game in the series prior to ''Mario Party 9'', which was done by Nintendo subsidiary [=NdCube=])
* ''VideoGame/MendelPalace''
* ''Mezase!! Tsuri Master''
* ''VideoGame/MiamiLaw''
* ''VideoGame/MickeyMousecapade'' (published by Creator/{{Capcom}} in the U.S.)
* ''VideoGame/MilitaryMadness'' (a.k.a. ''Nectaris'')
* ''VideoGame/MilonsSecretCastle''
** ''VideoGame/DoReMiFantasy''
* ''VideoGame/MotoRoader''
* ''VideoGame/MyAquarium''
* ''VideoGame/MyStarryNight''
* ''VideoGame/NeoSameGame''
* ''VideoGame/NetJankyo HD''
* ''VideoGame/{{Neutopia}}''
** ''Neutopia II''
* ''VideoGame/NutsAndMilk''
* ''Oops! Prank Party''
* ''VideoGame/{{Pengo}}''
* ''VideoGame/PitCrewPanic!''
* ''VideoGame/PokemonTradingCardGame''
* ''Pop Them, Drop Them VideoGame/SameGame''
* ''VideoGame/PowerGolf''
* ''VideoGame/PrincessTomatoInTheSaladKingdom''
* ''VideoGame/{{Rengoku}}''
* ''VideoGame/RoboWarrior''
* ''R-Type I''
* ''VideoGame/{{Shockman}}''
* ''VideoGame/SimEarth: The Living Planet''
* ''VideoGame/SoldierBlade''
* ''VideoGame/SonicShuffle''
* ''VideoGame/TheSpaceAdventure''
* ''The Sporting News: Baseball''
* ''VideoGame/SportsIsland 3D'' (TBA)
* ''VideoGame/SportsIsland DS''
* ''StarForce''
* ''VideoGame/StarSoldier''
** ''Star Soldier R''
** ''Star Soldier: Vanishing Earth''
** ''Super Star Soldier''
* ''VideoGame/StarshipHector''
* ''VideoGame/StopTheExpress'' (ZXSpectrum, Commodore 64)
* ''VideoGame/SundayVSMagazineShuuketsuChoujouDaikessen''
* ''Super Air Zonk''
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosSpecial'' (Sharp X1, NEC PC88)
* ''VideoGame/SuperTurrican''
* ''VideoGame/SurvivalKidsWii''
* ''SWATKats: The Radical Squadron''
* ''Takahashi Meijin no Bouken Jima IV''
* ''Team Innocent: The Point of No Return''
* ''Tengai Makyou Ziria: Harukanaru Jipang''
* ''{{Tennis}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}''
** ''Tetris Party''
** ''Tetris Party Live''
* ''VideoGame/TypingOfTheDate''
* ''VideoGame/VegetableCrash''
* ''VideoGame/VictoryRun''
* ''VideoGame/WaterWarfare''
* ''VideoGame/WonderBoy III: Monster Lair''
* ''World Class Baseball''
* ''World Sports Competition''
* ''VideoGame/{{Xexyz}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Yakyuken}}''
* ''Yo! Joe''
* ''YuuYuuHakusho''
* ''VideoGame/ZettaiOnkanOtodaMaster''
* ''Z-Racer''
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Hudson Soft was also responsible for porting several Nintendo games to the PC88 and other Japanese home computer systems, such as ''VideoGame/BalloonFight'', ''Franchise/DonkeyKong 3'', ''{{Excitebike}}'', ''Golf'', ''VideoGame/IceClimber'', ''VideoGame/MarioBros'' and ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros''. Hudson Soft also produced ports of ''VideoGame/LodeRunner'' for NES and ''Star Force'' for {{MSX}} and Famicom (but not the later NES version).

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