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Data East Corporation was founded on 20th April, 1976. The company was well known as a software publisher and an electronics manufacturer. It released a variety of arcade machines, including one of the first cartridge-based arcade game systems, the Deco Cassette System, which made its debut in 1980.¶

On the software side, they are most famous for addictive arcade games in mid-1980s and also commissioned PC ports of its most famous games, such as <moby game="Double Dragon">Double Dragon</moby> and <moby game="Platoon">Platoon</moby>. Most of these conversions were done by <moby company="Quicksilver">Quicksilver</moby>.¶

Other notable games are <moby game="Bad Dudes">Bad Dudes</moby>, <moby game="Karnov">Karnov</moby>, the <moby gamegroup="Metal Max">Metal Max</moby> series, the <moby gamegroup="Fighter&#39;s History">Fighter's History</moby> series and <moby game="Robocop">Robocop</moby>. Its last known new release was <moby game="Side Pocket">Side Pocket</moby> for the WonderSwan in November 1999.¶

On 25th June 2003 the company declared bankruptcy and this was publicly announced on 8th July 2003. <moby company="Paon Corporation, Ltd.">Paon Corporation, Ltd.</moby> bought the rights of some of their games, and gradually released them through the Wii's virtual console service.
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view changes 6 Mar 01, 2012 Overview Unicorn Lynx (181359) Approved minor edit
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