HAL Laboratory

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HAL Laboratory
Type Private company
Founded February 21, 1980
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Key people Mitsuhiro Ikeda, founder
Industry Video games
Products Video games
Employees 153
Website http://www.hallab.co.jp/

HAL Laboratory is a video game company.


HAL Laboratory was founded on February 21, 1980 in Tokyo, Japan by Mitsuhiro Ikeda.

Video game consoles

While primarily a video game developer, they designed and distributed the PasocomMini series, mini retro video game consoles from 2017 to 2019.

The PasocomMini MZ-80C, designed to resemble and play games from the Sharp MZ-80C computer, was released on October 14, 2017.

The PasocomMini PC-8001, designed to resemble and play games from the NEC PC-8001 computer, was released on October 5, 2019.

Games by HAL Laboratory owned by WEC Museum

Title Platform Released Added to the Museum Notes
EarthBound New 3DS VC
SNES Classic
1994 New 3DS: February 19, 2018
SNES Classic: March 16, 2018
Co-developed with APE.
Golf GameCube 1984 GameCube (AC): January 20, 2003 Co-developed with Nintendo R&D2.
Kirby Super Star Super Famicom
Wii VC
Wii U VC
SF Mini
SNES Classic
1996 SF Mini: October 31, 2017
SNES Classic: March 16, 2018
Kirby's Adventure Famicom Mini
NES Classic
1993 NES Classic: June 22, 2017
FC Mini: August 10, 2017
Kirby's Dream Course SNES Classic 1994 SNES Classic: March 16, 2018 Co-developed with Nintendo EAD.
Mother 3 GBA 2006 GBA: January 10, 2020 Japanese-exclusive, co-developed with Brownie Brown.
VS. Golf Switch 1984 Switch (AA): October 3, 2020 Co-developed with Nintendo R&D2.

Video game consoles by HAL Laboratory

Title Release Added to museum Computer it resembles
PasocomMini MZ-80C 2017 November 2, 2022 Sharp MZ-80C
PasocomMini PC-8001 2019 Not yet NEC PC-8001