Long-time Creator/{{Nintendo}} affiliate company that originally started as PC developer for UsefulNotes/VIC20 and UsefulNotes/{{MSX}}, but from UsefulNotes/{{Famicom}} and onwards went completely Nintendo-exclusive. Starting as a coding and porting factory at first (with [[Creator/SatoruIwata one certain programmer]] taking over HAL and eventually Nintendo itself), as time went on HAL began it create its own [=IPs=], which all ultimately ended up under the Nintendo banner.

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!!HAL Laboratory did:
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* ''VideoGame/AdventuresOfLolo''
* ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' series, including
** ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}''
* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''
* ''[[{{VideoGame/Picross}} Picross 3D]]''
** and its sequel on the 3DS
* ''VideoGame/RevengeOfTheGator''
* ''VideoGame/{{RollerBall}}''
* ''VideoGame/SimCity ports on SNES and N64''
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''
* ''VideoGame/BoxBoy'' on the 3DS
** ''[=BoxBoxBoy!=]''
** ''Bye-Bye [=BoxBoy!=]''
* ''Vegas Dream''
** ''Vegas Stakes''
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