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Gaming Game (known in Japan as Futaba Games since 2001) is a company who created video games, in 2001, Their Japanese counterpart was bought by Futaba Channel (a.k.a. 2chan) for 1 million yen (9,009.09 US dollars), however, It is still called Gaming Game in the west as Americans didn't recognize Futaba Channel at the time.

History

When Atari released the Atari 2600, John King had an idea to create a gaming company, The result was Gaming Game, At the time, they make games for the Atari 2600 and Arcades.

When Donkey Kong was released, The company was bought over to Europe, founded by Alex Colour (in which their name had a British English Accent).

When Nintendo released the Famicom, Gaming Game Was bought over to Japan, their Japanese name was ゲーミングゲーム (Gēmingu Gēmu), The Japanese counterpart was founded by Yoshitake Yumezumi.

in 1990, An Australian subsidiary for Gaming Game was founded to publish games themselves instead of being published by different companies (including Nintendo and MATTEL).

on 2001, Futaba Channel was founded and bought Gaming Game Japan for 1 million yen (explained above), so Gaming Game Japan got closed in favor of a new company called Futaba Games, There are plans to bring the company to The West, but Americans and Europeans didn't know about Futaba Channel until a Wikipedia article was made, So Plans are canceled and the Gaming Game brand has been maintained for over 40 years.

on 2003, The first OS-Tan game was made by Futaba Games, it was called MEたんの冒険 (ME-Tan No Boken, literally ME-Tan's Adventure), It was released for the Super Famicom on August 12th, 1 month before the Super Famicom got discontinued, The game is 48 megabits (6 Megabytes), uses the SA-1 chip, and costs 2500 yen, The SNES has already been discontinued in the West years before the game came out, which prevented The SNES version from getting localized until the Wii virtual console.

To prevent Gaming Game from getting sued, OS-Tan games must be published by Microsoft in the West, So to get the game localized, they made a GBA version called MEたんの冒険+ (ME-Tan No Boken Purasu, literally ME-Tan's Adventure+), It added new changes within the GBA's capabilities, However, Microsoft Was too busy working on Codename Longhorn (which became Windows Vista), So Gaming Game has to localize the game first, and then bring it to Microsoft for approval, The title was changed to ME-Tan's World to avoid confusion with Kirby's Adventure.

The ME-Tan RPG concept was originally pitched to Miyamoto, but Miyamoto was too busy working on Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Then it Was pitched to Itoi, But Itoi is also busy, this time working on MOTHER 3, so the game had to be made by 1 developer, the game was released under the name of MEたんRPG (ME-Tan RPG), It is 192 megabits (24 megabytes), and has been released on the GBA in September 30th, 2003, The game has been localized as ME-Tan's Roleplay to avoid confusion with Super Mario RPG.

Consoles

Name Release date Discontinued Launch title(s) Last game(s) Information Note(s)
Gaming Fun 1990 2005 Cave Maze ME-Tan and 2k-Tan's Vacation A console made to compete against the dying Game & Watch, It features a more advanced LCD screen as well as high-quality audio. This console was long-lived
Gaming Fun+ 1995 1997 Cave Maze 2 Gaming Game's 20th Anniversary Collection The same console as above, but much more advanced, The console became a commercial failure and was discontinued 2 years later. LCD technology made it too expensive for most consumers.
Gameplayer 2000 2000 2010 Cave Maze 3 Fishing Simulator: 20th Anniversary Edition The console made to compete against the Dreamcast. It uses traditional technology instead of LCD.
Gameplayer 3000 2007 2018 Cave Maze 4 Gaming Game's 40th Anniversary Collection Same as above, but with new capabilities. Several unsold models of the Gameplayer 2000 were reused for the Gameplayer 2500 model.
Gameplayer

4000

2016 present Cave Maze 5 Same as above, but in HD. 4K can be put on the system via hacking.

Add-ons

Name Release date Platform(s) Information Note(s)
The Fisher April 1990 NES It is an NES controller in the form of a fishing stick, If you move down the fishing stick, It will (repeatedly) trigger the A button. This doesn't work on most flat-screen TVs
Super 8-bit-com (Japan)

Super 8-bit-Nintendo (International)

March 10th, 1991 (Japan)

September 2nd, 1991 (America)

June 1992 (Europe)

SNES Allows you to play NES games on a SNES, This add-on was made as some games (such as Home Alone, which has a SNES release worldwide) are still made for the NES. Earlier Bootleg Games get an Anti-Piracy Screen, since the rise of ROM Hacks, Bootleg Games no longer get the error screen.
Mega DVD (Japan & Europe)

Sega DVD (USA)

August 20th, 1995 (Worldwide) Sega CD Allows you to play DVDs in a Sega CD, The DVD audio gets converted to a CD-ROM, And the image gets converted to 256x80, squished in (just like the intro sequence in Sonic 3D Blast). Recent DVDs get an error message as they are in HD.
Super Nintendo Expansion Pack (International)

Super Famicom Enhancement Pak (Japan)

March 1996

(USA)

January 1997

(Europe)

February 1998

(Japan)

SNES A SNES add-on that enhances the power of the SNES, The number of colors on CGRAM has been increased from 256 colors all the way to 4,096 colors, HDMA can now be applied to every pixel rather than just the scanlines (on a television), The total amount of colors had been increased from 32,768 colors all the way to 16,581,375 colors, and it can render more than 128 sprites on screen (32 sprites per scanline), It could also handle more than 64KB of audio data. The add-on had a late release in Japan, for that reason, The add-on was never released in Australia.
Famicom Anaglyph 3D (Japan Only) 1997 (Japan)

2017 (Worldwide, NES Classic)

Famicom It allows you to render Famicom games in anaglyph 3D (so you can use 3D glasses if you wish), It was released late in the Famicom's lifespan, that it was never released in the West due To the NES being discontinued 2 years ago. Anaglyph 3D was finally released in the west for the Gaming Game NES Classic Expansion Pak.
Previous-Gen Station 4 2016 PS4 Since the PS4 has no backward compatibility, This add-on was made to play games for the PS1, PS2, and PS3 on a PS4.

PSP and PS Vita compatibility were added in 2020.

PS Vita and PSP games give you an error, This was fixed in a 2020 update where PSP and PS Vita games are compatible.

Games

NOTE: The consoles in italics are versions of the game released only in Japan, and companies marked both bold and italic are defunct.

Name Release date Platform(s) Information Note(s) Rating(s)
Looney Tunes 1977 (USA)

1981

(Europe)

1983

(Japan)

Atari 2600

Arcade

One of the only two games from the company to have a Looney Tunes license thanks to Warner Brothers, This is the first game to be ever released by Gaming Game. There is a glitch where Bugs Bunny's skin starts to flicker, It can be triggered via a bomb. (GG Flashback)

ESRB: E

PEGI: 3

CERO: A

Dr. Kildare 1978 (America)

1981 (Europe)

1983 (Japan)

Atari 2600 This is the second game to be released by Gaming Game. This is the only game to be licensed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (GG Flashback)

ESRB: E10+

PEGI: 7

CERO: A

Looney Tunes II 1980 (Gurnee, IL/Santa Clara, CA)

1981 (USA/Europe)

1983 (Japan)

Atari 2600

Atari 5200

ColecoVision

Intellivision

Arcade

A sequel to the original game. Same as the first game, but with different backgrounds and the bomb glitch fixed (GG Flashback)

ESRB: E

PEGI: 3

CERO: A

Garfield 1981 (US & Europe)

1983 (Japan)

Atari 2600

Arcade

The only game from the company to have a Garfield license thanks to Jim Davis There is a aprite of a lasagna found in the game's files but it is unused. (GG Flashback)

ESRB: E

PEGI: 3

CERO: A

Arcade Collection (Japan)

Classic Games (International)

1983 (Japan)

1985 (USA)

1986 (Europe)

1987 (Australia)

NES A collection of classic arcade games with no characters, possibly to avoid copyright issues. Pac-Man was originally meant to be on this collection, but when Gaming Game got a copyright strike from Namco, The game was removed from the collection (GG Flashback)

ESRB: E10+

PEGI: 12

CERO: B

Stickventures 1988

(USA)

1989

(Japan)

1990

(Europe)

1991

(Australia)

NES A black and white game starring a stick figure with a face. The artwork is made using a piece of paper. (GG Flashback)

ESRB: E

PEGI: 3

CERO: A

Fishing Simulator March 1990 (NES)

May 1996 (SNES)

April 2001 (N64)

October 2006 (GCN)

September 2012 (Wii)

December 2016 (Wii U)

April 2017 (Switch)

NES

SNES

N64

GCN

Wii

Wii U

Switch

A game where you can fish and that's It. Not really any notes. ESRB: E

PEGI: 3

CERO: A

Pocket Stickventures 1991

(Europe)

1992

(USA)

1993

(Japan)

1994

(Australia)

Game Boy A sequel to Stickventures. A brightness option was added, though it changed the color palettes from dark to light. (GG Flashback)

ESRB: E

PEGI: 3

CERO: A

La Chambre

Du Caniche

(France)

A Dog's Room (International)

The Adventures of Yorkie (Europe)

November 1992 (France)

January 1993 (Europe)

June 1993 (USA)

November 1993 (Japan)

SNES Originally released in France by another company, this game focuses on a Poodle dog, who is stuck in a room so he/she must obtain important things to beat the game. This is the first game by Gaming Game to be first released in France (by a different company), The Pan-European version swaps the Poodle with a Yorkshire Terrier as Gaming Game's UK headquarters are located in Yorkshire. (GG Flashback)

ESRB: E

PEGI: 3

CERO: A

(PE Classiques)

PEGI: 3

The Little Prince November 1993

(France)

December 1993

(Europe)

February 1994

(USA)

January 1995

(Japan)

SNES With a license from Éditions Gallimard and released in France by the same company behind A Dog's Room, This game is based on a novella that originated from France, Mode 7 is used for rotating planets. This game uses the same sound engine as A Dog's Room as both games were developed by the same company. (GG Flashback)

ESRB: E

PEGI: 3

CERO: A

(PE Classiques)

PEGI: 3

Super Famicom Stickventures

(Japan)

Super Stickventures

(International)

1994

(Japan)

1995

(USA)

1996

(Europe)

January 1997

(Australia)

SNES 2 color FMVs are added in the game, though the colors changed in a 4BPP (16 colors) color palette to create the illusion of movement (and to fit on a cartridge). The brightness option from the second Entry is back (even though TVs can already change the brightness). ESRB: K-A

(GG Flashback)

ESRB: E

PEGI: 3

CERO: A

La Chambre du Caniche DX (France)

A Dog's Room Deluxe (International)

The Adventures of Yorkie Remastered

(Europe)

1996

(USA)

1997

(Europe)

1998

(Japan/France)

Super Nintendo Expansion Pack An enhanced version of their 1992/1993 SNES game made to show the enhanced capabilities of the add-on. This is the only game from Gaming Game to be not rereleased under the GG Flashback brand as it was nearly identical to the original. ESRB: K-A
Stickventures 64 December 1997

(Australia)

1998

(Japan)

1999

(USA)

2000

(Europe)

Nintendo 64 The gameplay is now in 3D. The brightness option has been removed. ESRB: E

(GG Flashback)

PEGI: 3

CERO: A

Pocket Stickventures DX 1998

(USA/Europe)

1999

(Australia)

2000

(Japan)

Game Boy Color

(Super) Game Boy

Same as Pocket Stickventures. but with enhancements that could be enabled by playing it on a Game Boy Color, or putting it on a Super Game Boy. There is no color, in fact, the enhancements could only be applied to music as well as the amount of graphics. ESRB: E

(GG Flashback)

PEGI: 3

CERO: A

Pocket Stickventures 2 1998

(Japan)

1999

(Europe)

2000

(USA)

January 2001

(Australia)

Game Boy Color The gameplay still didn't Have color, which made some Stickventures fans disappointed. There's a ROM hack of the game where the gameplay is now in Color. ESRB: E

(GG Flashback)

PEGI: 3

CERO: A

Gamepholio December 20th, 1993 (Chile)

October 2001 (Japan)

Super Famicom A portfolio of games. This game is a localized version of a Chilean game made by CHV called Juegofolio. (GG Flashback)

ESRB: T

PEGI: 12

CERO: B

Stickventures Advance 2002

(USA)

October 2003

(Europe)

January 2004

(Japan)

February 2004

(Australia)

Game Boy Advance The color mode was added. An option called Stereo/Mono was added. ESRB: E

PEGI: 3

CERO: A

ME-Tan No Boken (Japan Only) August 12th, 2003 (Japan)

August 6th, 2008

(International, Wii Virtual Console)

Super Famicom The first OS-Tan game, released late in the Super Famicom's lifespan, It never saw a release in the West until the Wii Virtual Console on August 6th, 2008 to celebrate the 5th anniversary of OS-Tans. The game Was originally meant for the Famicom with Kirby as a placeholder but due to Limitations, it was moved into the Super Famicom with an original character. CERO: A

(Virtual Console)

PEGI: 3

ESRB: E

ME-Tan No Kyōiku (Japan Only) August 24th, 2003

(Japan)

Famicom

(Disk System)

Game Boy Color

Sega Pico

The only OS-Tan game to come out on the Famicom This is the only game where ME-Tan wears a bowtie, rather than the exclamation icon seen in the active desktop recovery screen. CERO: A

Box Art: Grade K to 5th.

Me-Tan No Boken+ (Japan)

ME-Tan's World (International)

August 30th, 2003 (Japan)

September 12th, 2003 (USA)

September 30th, 2003

(Europe)

Game Boy Advance The same game as ME-Tan No Boken, but with a few differences It is the first OS-Tan game to be released in the west, and the first game by Gaming Game to be published by Microsoft outside of Japan. ESRB: E

PEGI: 3

CERO: A

ME-tan no minigēmu-shū.

(Japan Only)

September 4th, 2003

(Japan)

Super Famicom A collection of minigames starring ME-Tan. A GBA version was planned but was scrapped due to the poor sales of the game. CERO: A
Futaba Racers (Japan)

Microsoft Racers (International, Microsoft)

Fish Racers

(International, Gaming Game)

September 6th, 2003 (Japan)

September 16th, 2003 (USA)

September 24th, 2003

(Europe)

Super Famicom

Game Boy Advance

A racing Game starring Futaba's characters (including ME-Tan), In the West, The game has been split into two, The first being the Microsoft Version starring ME-Tan and Assistants from Microsoft Office (including Clippy), with the second being the gaming game version starring fishes from Fishing Simulator. This is the first game in Europe to feature OS-Tans. ESRB: E

PEGI: 3

CERO: A

ME-Tan RPG (Japan)

ME-Tan's Roleplay (International)

September 30th, 2003

(Japan)

October 12th, 2003

(USA)

October 30th, 2003

(Europe)

Game Boy Advance An RPG starring ME-Tan, WE-Tan, LE-Tan, and WEA-TAN (known in Spanish as WIA-Tan To avoid confusion with the Chilean swear word), It has sold more copies than MOTHER 1+2 and EarthBound. This is the last game to have the original E for Everyone symbol from 2000-2003. ESRB: E

PEGI: 3

CERO: A

ME-Tan No Boken Tsu (Japan)

ME-Tan's World 2: RAUGH Strikes Back! (International)

October 30th, 2003

(Japan)

November 12th, 2003

(USA)

November 30th, 2003

(Europe)

Game Boy Advance After the success of ME-Tan's World, The game got a sequel, The graphics look more upscaled and the filesize is 12 megabytes (96 megabits), Shadows are added with a flickering effect to create the Illusion of semi-transparency. Futaba sued ZUN for ZUN's PC Game, Touhou Hisoutensoku, Stating that the art style looked way similar. ESRB: E

PEGI: 3

CERO: A

ME-Tan's Nightmare November 30th, 2003 (Japan)

December 25th, 2003

(USA)

January 1st, 2004

(Europe)

Game Boy Advance The First OS-Tan game to have a PEGI 7 rating (due to fear). This is the first OS-Tan game in Europe to have rating descriptions on the back of the box. ESRB: E

PEGI: 7

CERO: A

ME-Tan wa jū o utsu koto ga suki (Japan)

ME-Tan's Violent Adventure

(International)

March 3rd, 2004

(Japan)

June 5th, 2004

(USA)

July 3rd, 2004

(Europe)

Gamecube The first OS-Tan game to feature guns and the first one to have a mature rating (due To blood, gore, violence, and swearing). This is the only M-rated game post-2003 to just have "Mature" and not "Mature 17+". ESRB: M

PEGI: 18

CERO: C

ME-Tan No Boken Suri

(Japan)

ME-Tan's World 3: RAUGH is Back Again!

(International)

July 3rd, 2004

(Japan)

July 6th, 2004

(USA)

July 9th, 2004

(Europe)

Game Boy Advance The first OS-Tan game to feature 2K-Tan (even though she only appears as a second player), It uses pre-rendered sprites (just like Donkey Kong Country). Later re-releases advertise it for both the GBA and the DS. ESRB: E

PEGI: 3

CERO: A

OS-Tan's 1st Anniversary Collection August 6th, 2004 (Japan)

September 16th, 2004 (USA)

October 6th, 2004

(Europe)

Gamecube A collection of OS-Tan games. ME-Tan's violent game was only available in the American version. ESRB: E-M

PEGI: 7

CERO: A

ME-Tan RPG Tsu

(Japan)

ME-Tan's Other Roleplay

(International)

August 12th, 2004

(Japan)

September 12th, 2004

(USA)

September 30th, 2004

(Europe)

August 6th, 2008

(Korea)

Game Boy Advance (International)

Nintendo DS

(Korea)

The first OS-Tan game to be released in Korea, The chapter order goes from birth to the day the game was finished. The DS version has a checkerboard pattern on the top screen that isn't being used. ESRB: E

PEGI: 3

CERO: A

Trouble Windows: The Video Game

(Japan)

Troubled Windows: The Video Game

(International)

September 30th, 2004

(Japan)

October 6th, 2004

(El Kadsre)

October 12th, 2004

(USA & Canada)

October 16th, 2004

(Australia)

October 24th, 2004 (Europe)

October 30th, 2004

(New Zealand)

November 6th, 2004

(China, iQue)

November 8th, 2004 (Latin America, excluding Brazil)

November 12th, 2004

(Brazil)

November 12th, 2008

(Korea)

Dreamcast

Game Boy Advance

XBOX

PS1

PS2

Nintendo DS

PC

Arcade

Mac

Linux

Gamecube

XBOX 360

Wii

PS3

Nintendo DSi (Special Edition)

Nintendo 3DS

Wii U

PS4

XBOX ONE

New Nintendo 3DS (Special Edition)

Nintendo Switch

iOS

Android

The only game to be co-developed by GIGA IGL, The Dreamcast version was Japan-exclusive as the Dreamcast went out of production outside of Japan 3 years before the game was released. The Japanese version of the game mislabels the title as "Trouble Windows: The Video Game", Omitting the D, Life was also mislabeled as Live. ESRB: E

CERO: A

PEGI: 3

USK: 0

RARS: 0+

EKFGR: E

ClassInd: L

OFCL: G

PEGI (Portugal): 4

GRAC: ALL

IARC: 3+

Stickventures DS March 2005

(USA & Europe)

April 2005

(Japan & Australia)

January 2008

(Korea)

Nintendo DS The first Stickventures game to use touchscreen controls. An option called Touching/Match

was added.

ESRB: E

PEGI: 3

CERO: A

GRAC: ALL

Brandy & Mr. Whiskers August 2005 (USA/Europe)

September 2005

(Australia)

2006 (Japan)

Game Boy Advance

Gamecube

Nintendo DS

A game based on the Disney cartoon of the same name. This is the only game from Gaming Game to be licensed by Disney and published by THQ.

A GBC version was planned but the GBC got out of production and was never released to the public.

ESRB: E

PEGI: 3

CERO: A

ACB: G

Made in OS-Tan (Japan)

OS-Tan Ware

(International)

Canceled PlayStation 1 This game is based on WarioWare, The game is scheduled to be released on March 21st, 2006 as the last PS1 game. This game was canceled because of the similarities to WarioWare (causing legal issues) and the PS1 going out of production. CERO: Rating Scheduled

ESRB: RP

ME-Tan no Boken Fō: Kawai-sa wa ai (Japan)

ME-Tan's Cute Adventure (International)

December 2008

(Japan)

Canceled

(USA)

September 2009 (Europe)

October 2009 (Australia)

Nintendo DSi (Japan)

Nintendo DS (International)

This game is one of the first OS-Tan game to be released in Japan, Europe, and Australia, but not America (though there were plans for an American released but was canceled as it was "much cuter than Kirby, Hebereke, and Gimmick!"). The game was originally on the DSi in Japan, while the International version is for the original DS to make it more successful, and to lower the price, this resulted in many of the DSi-exclusive features being removed in the localization. CERO: A

ESRB: RP

PEGI: 3

ACB: G

OS-BAM! January 2010

(USA)

Nintendo DSi Published by Microsoft and released only on the DSi Shop, This is one of the most controversial video games of all time, and because Nintendo didn't allow an AO rating, This game was quickly removed from the DSi Shop a month after its release, Due to a limited amount of audience, the game only has 700 downloads. The pornographic images are taken from the OS-Tan Collections Adult Gallery. ESRB: AO
Stickventures 3D 2011

(Worldwide)

2012

(eShop)

Nintendo 3DS The first Stickventures game to use stereoscopic 3D. It can be played with 3D and without 3D. ESRB: E

PEGI: 3

CERO: A

GRAC: ALL

USK: 0

New Stickventures 2017

(Worldwide)

Nintendo Switch The first Stickventures game to have online multiplayer. It also has an offline multiplayer mode. ESRB: E

PEGI: 3

CERO: A

GRAC: ALL

USK: 0

RARS: 0+

Honest Trailers: The Video Game 2019 (Worldwide) Nintendo Switch

XBOX ONE

PS4

PC

It features the voice of Jon Bailey as Epic Voice Guy, reprising his role from the Honest Trailers show. It was described as being "a SimCity of movie and TV clips". The only game to have a license from FANDOM ESRB: M

CERO: D

PEGI: 16

CSM: 16+

Trivia

  • The games have regional differences, for instance, The scream for the final Boss in ME-Tan's World has been changed in the European version to maintain its PEGI 3 rating.
  • The first GG flashback games are just their Atari 2600 games ported onto the NES.
  • Most of their games in Japan had been imported into Hong Kong, though with no changes.
  • Most of their classic games stopped having GG Flashback versions due to the license being expired, for example, Looney Tunes's last GG Flashback version was on the SNES, before Sunsoft picked up the license.
  • This is one of the third-party companies to use the black box design in some of their NES games.
  • Their games contain anti-piracy measures, for example, ME-tan no minigēmu-shū checks for the ROM size, SRAM size, Region, Cartridge type, and checksum, if the check is successful, the game will boot up, but if the check fails, the game hangs for a second until an error appears stating that is a serious crime to copy video game according to copyright law, and that they need to buy the game, however, this cannot be done on modern emulators but appears on bootleg cartridges (e.g. a reproduction cartridge) as well as faulty emulators and bad ROM dumps.
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