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Hacker International

Moby ID: 9403

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Hacker International was Japanese publisher and developer of unlicensed console games and copy tools. Established in 1986 by Satoru Hagiwara, it was originally a spinoff operation from a magazine called Hacker which ran from 1980 to 1989.

The company produced more than two dozen Famicom and Famicom Disk System games, most of them adult-oriented, and several of them published elsewhere by publishers such as Panesian, Color Dreams, and American Video Entertainment, often with the adult content removed.

The company entered the PC Engine market in 1991, producing over a dozen adult games under the Games Express brand over the next few years.

Hacker was reincorporated in 1995 as Map Japan, and for the first time became a licensed publisher, producing PlayStation software. Map Japan also continued to produce adult games for the PC market under the Air Plants brand. However, the company all but ceased operation by 2000 due to changing market conditions and Hagiwara's own waning interest in games, and Map Japan released its last titles in January 2001.

Credited on 10 Games from 1987 to 1994

Hi-Leg Fantasy (1994 on TurboGrafx CD)
CD Mahjong Bishōjo Chūshinha (1993 on TurboGrafx CD)
Bubble Bath Babes (1991 on NES)
Hot Slots (1991 on NES)
Miss. Peach World: L.A Cop (1991 on NES)
Mahjang Companion (1990 on NES)
Peek-A-Boo Poker (1990 on NES)
Bishōjo Control (1989 on NES, MSX)
Fairy Pinball: Yousei-tachi no Pinball (1987 on NES)
BodyConQuest I: Abakareshi Musume Tachi (1987 on NES)


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