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HAL Laboratory, Inc.


HAL Laboratory is a video game developer based in Tokyo, Japan. It was founded on February 21st, 1980. The company's name is derived from the HAL 9000 computer from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. As of July 1, 2019 they had 169 employees. They are best known for their work on Mother, Kirby, and Super Smash Bros. games.


Kirby and the Forgotten Land(2022)
Part Time UFO(2020)
Kirby Fighters 2(2020)
Super Kirby Clash(2019)
BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!(2019)
Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun!(2018)
Kirby Star Allies(2018)
Part Time UFO(2017)
Kirby Battle Royale(2017)
Kirby's Blowout Blast(2017)
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe(2017)
Bye-Bye BoxBoy!(2017)
Kirby: Planet Robobot(2016)
Picross 3D: Round 2(2015)
Super Mario Maker(2015)
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse(2015)
Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe(2014)
Kirby Fighters Deluxe(2014)
Kirby: Triple Deluxe(2014)
Kirby's Return to Dream Land(2011)
Kirby: Mass Attack(2011)
Nintendo 3DS (included games)(2011)
Kirby's Epic Yarn(2010)
Face Pilot: Fly With Your Nintendo DSi Camera!(2010)
Picross 3D(2009)
Kirby Super Star Ultra(2008)
Wii Sports(2006)
Kirby: Squeak Squad(2006)
Mother 3 (Deluxe Box)(2006)
Mother 3(2006)
Pokémon Ranger(2006)
Kirby: Canvas Curse(2005)
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror(2004)
Kirby Air Ride(2003)
Mother 1+2(2003)
Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland(2002)
Super Smash Bros.: Melee(2001)
Metal Slader Glory: Director's Cut(2000)
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards(2000)
SimCity 64(2000)
Mingle Magnet(1999)
Pokémon Stadium(1999)
Pokémon Snap(1999)
Super Smash Bros.(1999)
Pokémon Snap Station(1999)
Pocket Monsters Stadium(1998)
Kirby's Dream Land 3(1997)
Kirby's Star Stacker(1997)

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The Japanese name of HAL is HAL Kenkyūjo, which often appears in its short form Halken in credits.

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