Data East

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Data East
Type Brand name of G-Mode
Founded April 20, 1976
Closed of bankruptcy on June 25, 2003
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Key people Tetsuo Fukuda, founder
Industry Video games
Products Video games
Employees Not disclosed
Website https://gmodecorp.com/dataeast/

Data East is a brand name owned by G-Mode.

Foundation

Data East Corporation (DECO) was founded in Japan by Tetsuo Fukuda on April 20, 1976.

Closure

Data East closed after bankruptcy on June 25, 2003.

G-Mode acquired the Data East trademark and most of its intellectual property in February 2004. Most of the other assets owned by Data East were transferred to Tactron Corporation, the asset management company owned by the Fukuda Company.

Paon Corporation acquired some Data East intellectual property including Chelnov, the Glory of Hercules series, Karnov's Revenge, the Kuuga series, and Windjammers. Additionally, the rights to the Jake Hunter series belong to Arc System Works, and the rights to the Metal Max series belong to Kadokuwa.

In September 2010, D4 Enterprise acquired the rights to Data East's Robocop games.

Data East games owned by WEC Museum

Title Year System Notes
Act-Fancer: Cybernetick Hyper Weapon 1989 Arcade The Arcade version is on the Super Retro Cade.
The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Astro Fantasia 1981 Arcade The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja 1988 Arcade
NES
The arcade and NES versions are on the Super Retro Cade.
The arcade version is on the Switch via Johnny Turbo's Arcade.
The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Boogie Wings 1992 Arcade The arcade version is on the Super Retro Cade.
BreakThru 1986 Arcade The arcade version is on the Switch via Johnny Turbo's Arcade.
The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Buggy Popper 1982 Arcade
ColecoVision
NES
The NES version is on the Super Retro Cade.
The Arcade and ColecoVision versions (Burnin' Rubber) are on the Legends Flashback.
BurgerTime 1982 Arcade
NES
The NES version is on the Super Retro Cade.
The arcade version is on the Switch via Arcade Archives.
The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Champions World Class Soccer 1993 SNES The SNES version is on the Legends Flashback.
Cluster Buster 1983 Arcade The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Congo's Caper 1993 SNES The SNES version is on the Super Retro Cade.
Dark Lord 1991 NES The NES version is on the Super Retro Cade.
Darwin 4078 1986 Arcade The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Disco #1 1982 Arcade The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Edward Randy, The Cliff Hanger 1990 Arcade The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Express Raider 1986 Arcade The arcade version is on the Switch via Johnny Turbo's Arcade.
The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Fighting Ice Hockey 1984 Arcade The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Fighter's History 1994 SNES The SNES version is on the Super Retro Cade.
The arcade version is on the Switch via Johnny Turbo's Arcade.
Fighter's History: Mizoguchi's Moment of Crisis!! 1994 Super Famicom The Super Famicom version is on the Super Retro Cade.
Gate of Doom 1990 Arcade The arcade version is on the Switch via Johnny Turbo's Arcade.
Heavy Barrel 1987 Arcade The arcade version is on the Super Retro Cade.
The arcade version is on the Switch via Johnny Turbo's Arcade.
The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja 1991 Arcade SNES The arcade and SNES versions are on the Super Retro Cade.
The arcade version is on the Switch via Johnny Turbo's Arcade.
The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics 1994 SNES The SNES version is on the Super Retro Cade.
Joe & Mac Returns 1994 Arcade The arcade version is on the Super Retro Cade.
The arcade version is on the Switch via Johnny Turbo's Arcade.
The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Karnov's Revenge 1994 Arcade The arcade version is on the Super Retro Cade.
Karate Champ 1984 Arcade The arcade version is on the WEC Museum's Switch via Arcade Archives.
Kid Niki: Radical Ninja 1988 Arcade
NES
Data East's English localization of Irem's arcade and NES versions are on the Super Retro Cade.
Lock 'n' Chase 1981 Arcade The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Magical Drop 1995 Arcade
SNES
The arcade and SNES versions are on the Super Retro Cade.
Magical Drop II 1996 SNES The SNES version is on the Super Retro Cade.
Meikyuu Hunter G 1987 Arcade The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Midnight Resistance 1989 Arcade The arcade version is on the Super Retro Cade.
Mutant Fighter 1990 Arcade The arcade version is on the Super Retro Cade.
Night Slashers 1993 Arcade The arcade version is on the Switch via Johnny Turbo's Arcade.
Nitro Ball 1992 Arcade The arcade version is on the Switch via Johnny Turbo's Arcade.
Pro Tennis 1982 Arcade The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Pro Bowling 1983 Arcade The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Rootin' Tootin' 1983 Arcade The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Scrum Try 1984 Arcade The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Shoot Out 1985 Arcade The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Side Pocket 1987 Arcade
NES
The NES version is on the Super Retro Cade.
The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Sly Spy: Secret Agent 1989 Arcade The arcade version is on the Super Retro Cade.
The arcade version is on the Switch via Johnny Turbo's Arcade.
Super Birdie Rush 1992 SNES The SNES version is on the Super Retro Cade.
Super BurgerTime 1990 Arcade The arcade version is on the Super Retro Cade.
The arcade version is on the Switch via Johnny Turbo's Arcade.
Super Pool III 1983 Arcade The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Super Real Darwin 1987 Arcade The arcade version is on the Switch via Johnny Turbo's Arcade.
The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Super Side Pocket 1993 SNES The SNES version is on the Super Retro Cade.
Terranean 1981 Arcade The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Tournament Pro Golf 1981 Arcade The Arcade version is on the Legends Flashback.
Two Crude Dudes 1992 Arcade The arcade version (Crude Buster) is on the Super Retro Cade.
The arcade version is on the Switch via Johnny Turbo's Arcade.
Vigilante 1988 Arcade The Data East English localization of Irem's arcade version is on the Super Retro Cade.
Wizard Fire 1992 Arcade The arcade version is on the Super Retro Cade.
The arcade version is on the Switch via Johnny Turbo's Arcade.