Namcot

From West Elmira Computers Museum
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Namcot
TypeBrand of Bandai Namco Holdings
Founded1984 (merged into Namco in 1995)
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Key peopleMasaya Nakamura, founder
Industryvideo games
ProductsVideo games
Employeesnot disclosed
WebsiteN/A

Namcot is a brand owned by Bandai Namco Holdings.

Foundation

Namcot was founded in 1984 as the console games division of Namco.

It developed and published games for the Family Computer, Game Boy, Game Gear, Mega Drive, MSX, PC Engine, and Super Famicom.

Merger into Namco

Namcot was merged into Namco in 1995.

Brand revival

Bandai Namco Entertainment, the company formed in 2005 after Bandai and Namco merged, revived the Namcot label in 2020 for the Namcot Collection.

Namcot games owned by WEC Museum

Title Year System Added to museum Notes
Pac-Man 1987 NES November 3, 2020 The WEC owns the licensed version published by Tengen, complete with a box and manual.

Emulated Namcot games owned by WEC Museum

Title Year System Added to museum Notes
The Adventure of Valkyrie 1986 Famicom Switch: September 26, 2022 The Famicom version is in Namcot Collection for Switch.
Battle City 1985 Famicom Windows: November 2, 2020
Switch: April 14, 2021
The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 2 for Switch and Windows.
Burning Force 1990 Genesis Evercade: May 1, 2021 The Genesis version is in Namco Museum Collection 2 for Evercade.
Dig Dug 1985 Famicom Flashback Blast!: April 20, 2020
Windows: November 2, 2020
Switch: April 14, 2021
Evercade: May 1, 2021
The Famicom version is in the Bandai Namco Flashback Blast!, Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 for Switch and Windows, and in Namco Museum Collection 1 for Evercade.
Dig Dug II 1985 Famicom Windows: November 2, 2020
Switch: April 14, 2021
Evercade: May 1, 2021
The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 for Switch and Windows, and in Namco Museum Collection 2 for Evercade.
Dragon Buster 1987 Famicom Windows: November 2, 2020
Switch: April 14, 2021
The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 for Switch and Windows.
Dragon Buster II 1989 Famicom Windows: November 2, 2020
Switch: April 14, 2021
The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 2 for Switch and Windows.
Dragon Spirit 1989 PC Engine PCE Mini: May 1, 2020 The PC Engine version is in PC Engine Mini.
Dragon Spirit: The New Legend 1987 Famicom Windows: November 2, 2020
Switch: April 14, 2021
Evercade: May 1, 2021
The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 for Switch and Windows, and in Namco Museum Collection 2 for Evercade.
Family Circuit 1988 Famicom Switch: September 26, 2022 The Famicom version is in Namcot Collection for Switch.
Family Jockey 1987 Famicom Switch: September 26, 2022 The Famicom version is in Namcot Collection for Switch.
Galaga 1985 Famicom NES Classic: June 22, 2017
Famicom Mini: August 10, 2017
Flashback Blast!: April 20, 2020
Windows: November 2, 2020
Switch: April 14, 2021
Evercade: May 1, 2021
The Famicom version is in the NES Classic Edition, the Famicom Mini, the Bandai Namco Flashback Blast!, Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 for Switch and Windows, and in Namco Museum Collection 2 for Evercade.
Galaga '88 1988 PC Engine PCE Mini: May 1, 2020 The PC Engine version is in PC Engine Mini.
Galaxian 1984 Famicom Flashback Blast!: April 20, 2020
Windows: November 2, 2020
Switch: April 14, 2021
Evercade: May 1, 2021
The Famicom version is in the Bandai Namco Flashback Blast!, Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 for Switch and Windows, and in Namco Museum Collection 1 for Evercade.
The Genpei Tale of the Demon Slayer 1992 PC Engine PCE Mini: May 1, 2020 The PC Engine version is in PC Engine Mini.
Legacy of the Wizard 1987 Famicom Windows: November 2, 2020
Switch: April 14, 2021
Published by Namcot, developed by Nihon Falcom.
The NES version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 2 for Switch and Windows.
The Legend of Valkyrie 1990 PC Engine PCE Mini: May 1, 2020 The PC Engine version is in PC Engine Mini.
Mappy 1984 Famicom Flashback Blast!: April 20, 2020
Windows: November 2, 2020
Switch: April 14, 2021
Evercade: May 1, 2021
The Famicom version is in the Bandai Namco Flashback Blast!, Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 for Switch and Windows, and in Namco Museum Collection 1 for Evercade.
Mappy-Land 1987 Famicom Windows: November 2, 2020
Switch: April 14, 2021
The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 2 for Switch and Windows.
Mappy Kids 1989 Famicom Evercade: May 1, 2021 The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Collection 1 for Evercade.
Mendel Palace 1989 NES Windows: November 2, 2020
Switch: April 14, 2021
Published by Namcot. Developed by Game Freak. The NES version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 2 for Switch and Windows.
Metro-Cross 1986 Famicom Switch: September 26, 2022 The Famicom version is in Namcot Collection for Switch.
Ms. Pac-Man 1988 Famicom Pocket Player: October 20, 2021 The NES version is in the Ms. Pac-Man Pocket Player.
Pac-Land 1985 Famicom Windows: November 2, 2020
Switch: April 14, 2021
The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 2 for Switch and Windows.
Pac-Man 1984 Famicom NES Classic: June 22, 2017
Famicom Mini: August 10, 2017
Flashback Blast!: April 20, 2020
Windows: November 2, 2020
Switch: April 14, 2021
Evercade: May 1, 2021
The Famicom version is in the NES Classic Edition, Famicom Mini, the Bandai Namco Flashback Blast!, Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 for Switch and Windows, and in Namco Museum Collection 2 for Evercade.
Pac-Mania 1987 Famicom Flashback Blast: April 20, 2020 The Famicom version is on the Bandai Namco Flashback Blast!.
Phantom Travel Journal 1988 Famicom Switch: September 26, 2022 The Famicom version is in Namcot Collection for Switch.
Phelios 1990 Mega Drive Evercade: May 1, 2021 The Mega Drive version is in Namco Museum Collection 2 for Evercade.
Quad Challenge 1990 Genesis Evercade: May 1, 2021 The Genesis version is in Namco Museum Collection 1 for Evercade.
Rolling Thunder 1989 Famicom Windows: November 2, 2020
Switch: April 14, 2021
The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 2 for Switch and Windows.
Sky Kid 1987 Famicom Flashback Blast: April 20, 2020
Windows: November 2, 2020
Switch: April 14, 2021
The Famicom version is in the Bandai Namco Flashback Blast!, and in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 for Switch and Windows.
Splatterhouse 1990 PC Engine PCE Mini: May 1, 2020 The PC Engine version is in PC Engine Mini.
Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Grafitti 1989 Famicom Windows: November 2, 2020
Switch: April 14, 2021
The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 2 for Switch and Windows.
Star Luster 1985 Famicom Evercade: May 1, 2021
Switch: September 26, 2022
The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Collection 2 for Evercade and Namcot Collection for Switch.
Super Xevious 1986 Famicom Windows: November 2, 2020
Switch: April 14, 2021
The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 2 for Switch and Windows.
The Tower of Babel 1986 Famicom Switch: September 26, 2022 The Famicom version is in Namcot Collection for Switch.
The Tower of Druaga 1986 Famicom Windows: November 2, 2020
Switch: April 14, 2021
Evercade: May 1, 2021
The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 for Switch and Windows, and in Namco Museum Collection 2 for Evercade.
Wagan Land 1989 Famicom Switch: October 30, 2020 The Famicom version is in Namcot Collection for Switch.
Warpman 1985 Famicom Evercade: May 1, 2021
Switch: September 26, 2022
The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Collection 2 for Evercade and Namcot Collection for Switch.
Wrestleball 1991 Mega Drive MD Mini: June 7, 2021 The Mega Drive version is in Mega Drive Mini.
Xevious 1984 Famicom Flashback Blast!: April 20, 2020
Windows: November 2, 2020
Switch: April 14, 2021
Evercade: May 1, 2021
The Famicom version is in Bandai Namco Flashback Blast!, Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 for Switch and Windows, and in Namco Museum Collection 2 for Evercade.