IP licensing business
IP licensing business
At TATSUJIN, we handle the licensing-related business for TOAPLAN’s games. We are always happy to hear from companies that are interested in working with these intellectual properties.
The retro game scene is currently enjoying a surge of popularity around the world, and TOAPLAN's library of games features some of the most well-known retro titles around. Here are some of the brand's classic games that are still talked about today.
Shooting Note: The game info pages are located on an external website and will be opened in a new tab.(Japanese only)
Japanese title: TIGER-HELI
Go back to where it all started for TOAPLAN! This legendary title was a pioneer of bomber-based vertically scrolling shooters, and its gameplay system served as a blueprint for the genre.
Japanese title: SLAP FIGHT
TOAPLAN's second vertically scrolling sci-fi shooter! This game requires the use of in-depth strategy, both with its gauge-based power-up system that includes a variety of different weapons, and hidden items that are scattered throughout the stages.
FLYING SHARK/SKY SHARK
Japanese title: 飛翔鮫
This game features a highly detailed setting and striking visuals. The simple yet calculating gameplay provides players with endless thrills. A timeless vertically scrolling shooter, this masterpiece has received widespread acclaim from fans of the genre.
Japanese title: 究極TIGER
This monumental game perfected this style of vertically scrolling shooters and served as a template for future game developers. This seminal title established TOAPLAN as a leader in the shooting game genre.
Japanese title: TATSUJIN
This representative title of the vertically scrolling shooter genre helped solidify TOAPLAN's distinct visual style. The impact of the flashy weapons and the simple gameplay combined with a high degree of difficulty to captivate fans everywhere, thereby laying the foundation for modern shooters.
Japanese title: HELLFIRE
TOAPLAN's first side-scrolling shooter! With gameplay rich in strategy and wildly creative graphics, this game also added a rock-heavy soundtrack to help showcase a new side of TOAPLAN.
Japanese title: 大旋風
This vertically scrolling shooter features a realistic military setting and utilizes a novel "Helper" system that allows players to call in multiple allied planes to aid them in battle.
Japanese title: ZERO WING
This popular side-scrolling shooter features a unique weapon system called the Prisoner Beam that captures enemies to use as shields or launch them at other foes. The English dialogue in the opening scene of the Mega Drive version in Europe has become the source of one of the world's most famous memes.
Japanese title: 鮫!鮫!鮫!
This popular vertically scrolling shooter packs quite a visual punch with the Super Fire, a powerful weapon whose blast resembles the wings of a fiery bird. The game's intense battles and sound effects provide white-knuckle action to those players brave enough to play it.
Japanese title: OUT ZONE
1990 Shoot 'em up
This vertically scrolling run and gun game features highly detailed graphics and a gripping soundtrack. Various traps take advantage of the land-based setting and the game's creative direction helps deliver serious heart-pounding action.
Japanese title: VIMANA
Vertically scrolling shooters are often known for their hardcore fans, but this title is suitable for both beginners and veterans alike due to its simple controls and moderate difficulty.
Japanese title: 達人王
The sequel to TOAPLAN's vertically scrolling shooter masterpiece, TATSUJIN. The exquisitely tuned game balance, which is fun even at the game's hardest difficulty levels, continues to captivate high-level players from around the world. This game challenges players to go beyond the level of expert and become a King!
Japanese title: FIXEIGHT
1992 Shoot 'em up
This vertically scrolling run and gun game allows players to choose from eight different warriors and equip a variety of weapons. You can even play with up to three players simultaneously!
Japanese title: Dogyuun
This large-scale shooting spectacle features massive characters with bold, detailed graphics, as well as a rocking soundtrack! The ability to perform flashy combo attacks with another player was unprecedented at the time.
Japanese title: V•V (V Five)
This vertically scrolling shooter features plenty of strategic gameplay elements as well as a gauge-based power-up system—the key to success is to use the proper weapons for each particular stage and encounter. The futuristic setting also provides players with plenty of high-tech thrills.
Japanese title: BATSUGUN
The final entry in TOAPLAN's vertically scrolling shooter lineup! Although this game features an easier difficulty level that gamers of all skill levels can enjoy, it still helped to cement TOAPLAN's position as a leader in the bullet hell genre.
Action / Other Note: The game info pages are located on an external website and will be opened in a new tab.(Japanese only)
Japanese title: GETSTAR
This side-scrolling action game features cyborg warriors fighting on various planets throughout the galaxy. Although relatively unknown, its crisp and satisfying controls helped influence future fighting games.
TOAPLAN's first and last strip mahjong game! The three sisters that serve as the main characters in this rare title feature a strong following, and have earned the game many devoted fans.
Japanese title: ワードナの森
This side-scrolling action game brought the fantastical world of RPGs to arcades. The combination of comical and appealing characters with lively sound design that perfectly matched the controls earned the game many fans from across the globe.
Japanese title: ダッシュ野郎
This motorcycle racing game earned many fans with its rhythmical soundtrack and comical style, as well as the simple controls and easy-to-understand gameplay. The porting of the game to home consoles was another reason for its popularity.
Japanese title: ホラーストーリー
In addition to its vibrant, comical characters and sounds, this horror-themed side-scrolling action game features simple controls and heartwarming fun that belie its somewhat sinister title.
Japanese title: SNOW BROS.
This action game features a fixed perspective as well as cute characters and easily understood rules. The exhilaration that players feel as they hone their technique and then wipe out all of the enemies on screen at once is a gameplay system that TOAPLAN, known for its shooters, is famous for.
Japanese title: 洗脳ゲーム Teki･Paki
The sheer rush of using a bomb to clear away all of the falling puzzle pieces is classic TOAPLAN! The industrial techno beat was also impossible to forget. The game was highly addictive, making it clear why the Japanese title referred to it as a "brainwashing" game!
Japanese title: GHOX
This puzzle game features two player co-op, and the B button can be used to launch a bomb! These features helped the title stand out from other block-breaking puzzle titles. Utilizing a branching stage system, players are able to enjoy multiple different progressions and outcomes over the course of the game. The graphics feature a rather mysterious look, and the music is also a highlight.
Pipi & Bibi's
Japanese title: WHOOPEE!!
This comical action game delivers nonstop excitement. Every time players clear a stage, a picture of a scantily clad woman is gradually revealed, encouraging them to see each stage through to the end.
Japanese title: KNUCKLE BASH
Although it varied from their usual output, this title was classic TOAPLAN. The side-scrolling beat 'em up features intense, up-close-and-personal brawling action. The characters' rich backstories and detailed graphics serve as a potent one-two punch to gamers everywhere!
This game features a biosensor accessory developed by TOAPLAN as well as an original algorithm that helps detect when a player is lying! It’s the ultimate lie detector! Can you see through the lies to the truth?!
Dynamic Trial 7 (DT7)
1993 (Cancelled) Racing
This battle racing game featured a unique networking function and allowed up to four players to join the action! "Come on, show me what you've got!"
SNOW BROS. 2
Japanese title: SNOW BROS. 2
The Snow Bros. are back and they're cuter and funnier than ever! This game features four characters: Nick and Roy, who use trapping attacks; and Richard and Bobby, who can inhale their enemies.
1994 (Cancelled) Action
This title served as TOAPLAN's final project and was ultimately never released to the public.