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One of the most famous names in UsefulNotes/{{Arcade Game}}s, Taito was founded in 1953 as Taito Trading Company. One of its first products Taito sold was vodka, perhaps not surprising since founder, Michael Kogan, was a Russian Jew. But Taito branched into all sorts of businesses, including amusement equipment, and in 1973 Taito became one of the first Japanese companies to enter the video game industry. Taito's ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'', released in 1978, became an international phenomenon, leading to the establishment of the subsidiary Taito America in 1979. Taito's leading position in the video game industry enabled it to produce and distribute many games created by smaller developers such as Creator/{{Allumer}}, Hot-B, Kaneko, Creator/{{Natsume}}, Technos Japan and Creator/{{Toaplan}}. Taito closed its North American subsidiaries in 1995, due in part to the decline of arcades in the U.S. Several key members of the VideoGame/PsychicForce and VideoGame/RaySeries games would go on to form ''Creator/CyberConnect2''.

Taito's in-house band, Zuntata, has composed distinctive soundtracks for many of their games, particularly the ''VideoGame/{{Darius}}'' series and the ''VideoGame/RaySeries''.

Taito Corporation was acquired by Creator/SquareEnix in 2005. Since then, games have been distributed under the label "Taito - A Square Enix Company". Some members of Taito's arcade division later branched off from the company and started their own with Creator/{{Grev}}, producing shoot 'em up titles such as ''VideoGame/BorderDown'', ''VideoGame/SenkoNoRonde'', ''VideoGame/StraniaTheStellaMachina'', and ''VideoGame/MamorukunCurse''.

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!!Games and series developed and/or published by Taito:
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* ''VideoGame/{{Arkanoid}}''
** ''Tournament Arkanoid'' (an UpdatedRerelease of the original game)
** ''Arkanoid: Revenge of Doh''
* ''VideoGame/BattleGear''
* ''VideoGame/BubbleBobble''
** ''VideoGame/RainbowIslands''
** VideoGame/ParasolStars
** VideoGame/BubbleSymphony
** VideoGame/BubbleMemories
* ''VideoGame/{{Bujingai}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Cadash}}''
* ''VideoGame/ChackNPop'' (a [[SpiritualSuccessor spiritual predecessor]] to the Bubble Bobble series.)
* ''VideoGame/ChaseHQ''
** ''S.C.I.: Special Criminal Investigation''
** ''Super Chase: Criminal Termination''
** ''Chase H.Q. 2''
* ''VideoGame/CookingMama'' (Japanese publisher; originally developed by Office Company)
* ''VideoGame/{{Darius}}''
* ''VideoGame/DenshaDeGo''
* ''Don Doko Don''
* ''VideoGame/{{Double Dragon|1}}'' (arcade publisher; developed by Technos)
* ''VideoGame/ElevatorAction''
** ''Elevator Action Returns'' (released in the U.S. as "Elevator Action 2")
* ''VideoGame/{{Exit}}'' (developed by Moss)
* ''VideoGame/TheFairylandStory''
* ''VideoGame/FightersImpact'' (developed by Polygon Magic)
* ''VideoGame/TheFirstFunkyFighter'' (developed by Nakanihon Wreath/East Technology)
* ''VideoGame/{{Gekirindan}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gladiator}}''
* ''VideoGame/GlobalChampion'' (known as ''Kaiser Knuckle'' [[MarketBasedTitle in Japan]])
* ''VideoGame/GraffitiKingdom''
* ''VideoGame/GrooveCoaster''
* ''VideoGame/{{Growl}}''
* ''Gunbird Special Edition'' (compilation of Psikyo's 2 titles of this series for [=PlayStation=] 2)
* ''VideoGame/GunFrontier''
* ''VideoGame/HauntedMuseum''
* ''VideoGame/JungleHunt''
** A later, lawyer-friendly version of ''[[Film/{{Tarzan}} Jungle King]]''.
* ''VideoGame/KikiKaiKai''
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfKage''
* ''VideoGame/LittleSamson'' (developed by Takeru)
* ''VideoGame/LostMagic''
* ''VideoGame/{{Lufia}}'' (most installments developed by Neverland)
* ''VideoGame/MagicPengel''
* ''VideoGame/MetalBlack''
* ''VideoGame/TheNewZealandStory''
* ''VideoGame/NightStriker''
* ''VideoGame/TheNinjaKids''
* ''VideoGame/TheNinjaWarriors''
** ''VideoGame/TheNinjaWarriorsAgain'' (developed by Natsume)
* ''VideoGame/OperationWolf''
** ''Operation Thunderbolt''
** ''Operation Wolf 3''
** ''Operation Tiger''
* ''VideoGame/PanicRestaurant'' (developed by EIM)
* ''VideoGame/PowerBlade'' (developed by Natsume; [[DollUpInstallment dolled up]] version of ''Power Blazer'')
* ''VideoGame/PsychicForce''
* ''Psikyo Shooting Collection'' (Psikyo's shoot 'em up compilations for [=PlayStation=] 2)
** ''Vol.1: VideoGame/Strikers1945 I & II''
** ''Vol.2: VideoGame/SengokuAce & Sengoku Blade''
** ''Vol.3: Sol Divide & Dragon Blaze''
* ''VideoGame/PuLiRuLa''
* ''VideoGame/{{Qix}}''
** ''Super Qix''
** ''VideoGame/{{Volfied}}''
* ''Rastan Saga'' (released as simply "Rastan" in North America)
** ''Rastan Saga II'' (released as "Nastar" in Europe, and "Nastar Warrior" in North America)
** ''Warrior Blade: Rastan Saga Episode III''
* ''VideoGame/RaySeries''
** ''[=RayForce=]''
** ''[=RayStorm=]''
** ''[=RayCrisis=]'' (later ported to the [=PlayStation=] with the subtitle "Series Termination" in North America.)
* ''VideoGame/{{Renegade}}'' (developed by Technos; a DolledUpInstallment version of ''NekketsuKouhaKunioKun''.)
* ''VideoGame/SonicBlastMan''
* ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders''
** ''Space Invaders Part II (an UpdatedRerelease of the original game[[note]]It was released in the U.S. as "Deluxe Space Invaders", although the title screen still calls it "Space Invaders Part II"[[/note]])
** ''Return of the Invaders''
** ''Majestic Twelve: The Space Invaders Part IV'' (released in the U.S. as ''Super Space Invaders '91'')
** ''Space Invaders DX''[[note]]Not to be confused with the previously mentioned "Deluxe Space Invaders".[[/note]] (features several different variations of the original game)
** ''Akkan-vaders'' (released in the U.S. as ''Space Invaders '95: Attack of the Lunar Loonies'')
* ''VideoGame/TubeIt'' ("Cachat" in Japan)
* ''VideoGame/TakeshisChallenge''
* ''[[VideoGame/TroubleWitches Trouble Witches AC]]'' (developed by Studio [=SiestA=])
* ''VideoGame/TigerHeli'' (developed by Toaplan)
* ''VideoGame/TimeGal'' (later converted and reprogrammed for the UsefulNotes/SegaCD by Telenet [AKA: Wolf Team]; only this version was released in North America)
** ''VideoGame/NinjaHayate'' (also has a later Sega CD version also ported by Wolf Team; released in North America as "Revenge of the Ninja")
** ''Cosmos Circuit'' (similar in both concept and appearance to [[Creator/WilliamsElectronics Williams']] ''Star Rider'')
** ''Laser Grand Prix''
* ''VideoGame/TwinCobra'' (developed by Toaplan)
* ''VideoGame/ViolenceFight''
** ''Solitary Fighter'' (a MissionPackSequel of the first game, with some additional stages, hostile audiences and the bosses from the previous game being playable)
* ''VideoGame/{{Wardner}}'' (developed by Toaplan; also known as "Pyros")
* ''VideoGame/{{Zookeeper}}'' (not to be confused with the later puzzle game)
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