Technōs

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Technōs
Type Brand of Arc System Works
Founded December 1981 (Technōs Japan)
1987 (American Technōs)
(bankrupt in 1996)
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Key people Kunio Taki, founder
Takashi Hanya, founder
Takeo Hagiwara, founder
Industry Video games
Products Video games
Employees Not disclosed
Website http://www.arcsystemworks.jp/technos/

Technōs is a brand name owned by Arc System Works.

Technōs Japan

Technōs Japan Corporation was founded in Japan in December 1981 by three former employees of Data East, Kunio Taki, Takashi Hanya, and Takeo Hagiwara.

American Technōs

American Technōs Inc. was formed in 1987 in Cupertino, California, U.S.

Bankruptcy and closure

Technōs Japan declared bankruptcy and closed in 1996. American Technōs followed soon afterward.

In 2001, a holding company, Million Co., Ltd., was established to purchase the intellectual properties of Technōs.

On June 11, 2015, Arc System Works announced that they had acquired Technōs and all its intellectual properties from Million.

Technōs games owned by WEC Museum

Title Year System Notes
Battle Lane Vol. 5 1986 Arcade The arcade version is in Technōs Arcade 1 for Evercade.
The Combatribes 1990 Arcade The arcade version is on the Super Retro Cade and Technōs Arcade 1 for Evercade.
Double Dragon 1987 Arcade
Windows
The arcade version is on the Super Retro Cade and Nintendo Switch.
The WEC Museum owns Windows port of the arcade version.
Double Dragon 1988 NES The NES version is in Retro Brawler Bundle for PS4 and Technōs Collection 1 for Evercade.
Double Dragon 1996 PS1 The WEC Museum owns the PS1 port of the Neo Geo game for PS3 and PSP.
Double Dragon II: The Revenge 1989 Arcade
Windows
The arcade version is in Technōs Arcade 1 for Evercade.
The WEC Museum owns the Windows port of the arcade version.
Double Dragon II: The Revenge 1989 Famicom
NES
The Famicom version is on the Famicom Mini.
The NES version is on the NES Classic Edition, Retro Brawler Bundle for PS4, and Technōs Collection 1 for Evercade.
Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone 1990 Arcade
Windows
The arcade version is on the Super Retro Cade and Technōs Arcade 1 for Evercade.
The WEC Museum owns the Windows port of the arcade version.
Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones 1991 NES The NES version is in the Retro Brawler Bundle for PS4.
Downtown Nekketsu March: Super Awesome Field Day! 1990 Famicom The untranslated Famicom version is on the Famicom Mini.
The translated Famicom version is in the Retro Brawler Bundle for PS4.
Downtown Nekketsu Story / River City Ransom 1989 Famicom
NES
The untranslated Famicom version is on the Famicom Mini.
The NES and translated Famicom versions are in the Retro Brawler Bundle for PS4.
The NES version is in Technōs Collection 1 for Evercade.
Downtown Special: Kunio-kun's Historical Period Drama! 1991 Famicom The translated Famicom version is in the Retro Brawler Bundle for PS4.
Exciting Hour / Mania Challenge 1985 Arcade The arcade version is on the Super Retro Cade and Technōs Arcade 1 for Evercade.
Go-Go! Nekketsu Hockey Club Slip-and-Slide Madness 1992 Famicom The translated Famicom version is in the Retro Brawler Bundle for PS4.
Kunio-kun's Nekketsu Soccer League 1993 Famicom The translated Famicom version is in the Retro Brawler Bundle for PS4.
Minky Monkey 1982 Arcade The arcade version is in Technōs Arcade 1 for Evercade.
Mysterious Stones: Dr. John's Adventure 1984 Arcade The arcade version is in Technōs Arcade 1 for Evercade.
Nekketsu Fighting Legend 1992 Famicom The translated Famicom version is in the Retro Brawler Bundle for PS4.
Nekketsu High School Dodgeball Club / Super Dodge Ball 1987 Arcade
Famicom
NES
The North American arcade version is on the Super Retro Cade.
The NES and translated Famicom versions are in the Retro Brawler Bundle for PS4.
The NES version is in Technōs Collection 1 for Evercade.
Nekketsu High School Dodgeball Club: Soccer Story 1990 Famicom The translated Famicom version is in the Retro Brawler Bundle for PS4.
Nekketsu Renegade Kunio-kun / Renegade 1986 Arcade
Famicom
NES
The North American arcade version of is on the Super Retro Cade.
The North American and untranslated Japanese arcade versions are included in Arcade Archives for Nintendo Switch.
The NES and translated Famicom versions are in the Retro Brawler Bundle.
The NES version is in
Technōs Collection 1 for Evercade.
Nekketsu! Street Basketball All-Out Dunk Heroes 1993 Famicom The translated Famicom version is in the Retro Brawler Bundle for PS4.
Super Double Dragon 1992 SNES The SNES version is in Technōs Collection 1 for Evercade.
Super Spike V'Ball 1990 NES The NES version is in Technōs Collection 1 for Evercade.
Surprise! Nekketsu New Records! The Distant Gold Medal / Crash 'n' the Boys: Street Challenge 1992 Famicom
NES
The NES and translated Famicom versions are in the Retro Brawler Bundle for PS4.
The NES version is in Technōs Collection 1 for Evercade.