Masato Masuda

aka: 増田 雅人
Moby ID: 365513

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Masato Masuda (増田 雅人, January 1, 1966 - March 29, 2014) was a game designer and programmer, considered a pioneer of pro wrestling video games. He joined TRY (later Human) in 1984 as a part-time employee, designing and programming several early influential wrestling games, including Pro Wrestling (1986) and Fire Pro Wrestling (1989). He stayed with Human until 1994, including one year as a programming teacher at Human Creative School.

After spending a year in the US, he returned to Japan and taught programming at Human Creative School for another three years. After Human's bankruptcy in 1999, he established his own studio ShunDa. He passed away in March 2014 at the age of 48.

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Ultimate Muscle: The Kinnikuman Legacy - The Path of the Superhero (2002, Game Boy Advance) Project Director
Tomato Adventure (2002, Game Boy Advance) Event Program (イベントプログラム)
Shooter: Space Shot (2000, PlayStation) Special Thanks
Blazing Tornado (1994, Arcade) Directed by
Super Final Match Tennis (1994, SNES) Program Advisor (プログラム アドバイザー)
Taekwon-Do (1994, SNES) Program Adviser
Formation Soccer on J League (1994, TurboGrafx-16) Special Thanks
F1 Pole Position 2 (1993, SNES) Program Director
Magicoal (1993, TurboGrafx CD) Technical Support (技術サポート)
Android Assault: The Revenge of Bari-Arm (1993, SEGA CD) Special Thanks
Fire Pro Wrestling 3: Legend Bout (1992, TurboGrafx-16) Original Game Design (オリジナル ゲーム デザイン)
Far the Earth no Jakōtei: Neo Metal Fantasy (1992, TurboGrafx CD) Special Thanks (スペシャルサンクス)
Thunder Pro Wrestling Retsuden (1992, Genesis) Original Game Design
Fire Pro Wrestling 2nd Bout (1991, TurboGrafx-16) Original Game Design
Vasteel (1990, TurboGrafx CD) Game Design
Super Soccer (1990, TurboGrafx-16) Advisor
F1 Triple Battle (1989, TurboGrafx-16) Game Design
Fire Pro Wrestling Combination Tag (1989, TurboGrafx-16) Game Design
Michael Andretti's World GP (1988, NES) Staff

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