Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable contributors!

atari kombinera

Taito Corporation

Overview

Taito was originally established in 1953 by Russian-Jewish businessman Michael Kogan in Tokyo as Taito Trading Company. The company started importing, leasing, and later developing amusement machines in the 1960s. The company's current name of Taito Corporation was adopted in 1972. Taito was among the first makers of electronic games, selling their own Pong clone in 1973.

The company became a major player in 1978 after the enormous success of Space Invaders, and continues to be involved in a wide variety of arcade and home game development to this day. Two North American divisions were later started, Taito America in Elk Grove Village, IL in 1973, and later Taito Software in North Vancouver, BC in 1988. The Vancouver studio was shut down by 1991 and North American operations moved back to Wheeling, IL where Taito America had relocated back in 1985. In July, 1996 Taito also closed its American branch as the company focused its efforts on the domestic Japanese market, licensing its titles to other publishers such as Acclaim for international markets.

In August 2005, it was announced that Square Enix had made a bid to take majority ownership of Taito. The deal was approved and completed by the end of September, making Taito a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix.

Games

G-Darius HD(2022)
Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey(2021)
Darius: Cozmic Revelation(2021)
Dariusburst: Another Chronicle EX+(2021)
Darius: Extra Version(2021)
Space Invaders Forever(2020)
Touhou Spell Bubble: Special Music Pack Vol. 2(2020)
Touhou Spell Bubble: #Gensokyo Holoism Pack(2020)
Densha de Go!(2020)
Touhou Spell Bubble: Side Story Pack - Cirno Edition(2020)
Touhou Spell Bubble: ShinRa-Bansho Music Pack(2020)
Levels VS: Addictive Puzzle Game(2020)
Touhou Spell Bubble: Scarlet Devil Land Song Pack(2020)
Touhou Spell Bubble: Special Song Pack Vol. 1(2020)
Space Invaders: Invincible Collection (Special Edition)(2020)
Space Invaders: Invincible Collection(2020)
Touhou Spell Bubble(2020)
Bubble Bobble 4 Friends(2019)
Groove Coaster: Wai Wai Party!!!!(2019)
Samurai Shodown(2019)
Zeke's Peak(2019)
Darius: Cozmic Collection (Consumer Edition)(2019)
Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors, The(2019)
Groove Coaster: Oblivion(2019)
Groove Coaster: Fermion(2019)
Groove Coaster: Don't Die(2019)
Groove Coaster: Glory Day(2019)
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle(2019)
Groove Coaster: (K)Night of (K)Nights Butaotome ver.(2019)
Groove Coaster: (K)Night of (K)Nights feat. ytr -TOS Remix(2019)
Groove Coaster: Itazura Sensation(2019)
Groove Coaster: Secret God Matara -HYPER TECHNO MIX-(2019)
Groove Coaster: Touhou Gaimaden(2019)
Groove Coaster: GROOVE IT LUCKY (GC Mix)(2019)
Groove Coaster: Captain Murasa [Tracy vs. Astronomical Mix](2019)
Groove Coaster: Touhou Souchimai(2019)
Groove Coaster: Satisfiction (Massive New Krew Remix)(2019)
Groove Coaster: Groove Prayer -tpz Despair Remix-(2019)
Groove Coaster: Good Night, Bad Luck.(2019)
Groove Coaster: QLWA(2019)
Groove Coaster: Spider Dance(2019)
Groove Coaster: Asgore(2019)
Groove Coaster: Bonetrousle(2019)
Groove Coaster: Your Best Nightmare(2019)
Groove Coaster: Invader GIRL!(2019)
Groove Coaster: HB-axeleration(2019)
Groove Coaster: Pixel Star(2019)
Groove Coaster: Sweet Love(2019)
Groove Coaster: Got more raves? -xiRemix-(2019)
Groove Coaster: ouroboros -twin stroke of the end-(2019)

Currently viewing the 50 most recent games. Click here to view the complete list.


Trivia

Founded by a Russian, Taito was the first Japanese maker of vodka.

Related Web Sites