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[[Image:Konami - Logo.svg|thumb|256x256px|Konami's logo.]]
 
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'''''Konami Holdings Corporation''''', better known simply as '''''Konami''''', is a Japanese entertainment company which produces video games, trading cards, anime, movies, and, oddly, fitness clubs. Konami was founded in 1969 as an arcade video game developer and publisher, but slowly expanded into various other products lines. They have corporate branches across the world.
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'''Konami Holdings Corporation''', better known simply as '''Konami''', is a Japanese entertainment company which produces video games, trading cards, anime, movies, and, oddly, fitness clubs. Konami was founded in 1969 as an arcade video game developer and publisher, but slowly expanded into various other products lines. They have corporate branches across the world.
  
I first became aware of Konami games from [[Frogger]] around 1985, but I didn't become familiar with them as a video game developer until the late 1980s through their [[NES]] games, particularly [[Contra]] and [[Life Force]]. I certainly bought and played a lot of Konami (and [[Ultra]]) games, and while they created a lot of great games, I rarely found them to be as good as the games put out by [[Nintendo]] or [[Capcom]].
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I first experienced Konami games through [[Frogger]] around 1985, but I didn't become familiar with them as a video game developer until the late 1980s through their [[NES]] games, particularly [[Contra]] and [[Life Force]]. I certainly bought and played a lot of Konami (and [[Ultra (company)|Ultra]]) games, and while they created a lot of great games, they always fell short of the games put out by [[Nintendo]] and [[Capcom]].
  
 
==Games==
 
==Games==
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===[[Arcade]]===
 
===[[Arcade]]===
 
* [[Dance Dance Revolution: Extreme]]
 
* [[Dance Dance Revolution: Extreme]]
* [[Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]
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* [[Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (arcade game)|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]
  
 
===[[Game Boy Advance]]===
 
===[[Game Boy Advance]]===
* [[Castlevania: Circle of the Moon]]
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<gallery>
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Castlevania - Aria of Sorrow - GBA - USA.jpg|[[Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow]]
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Castlevania - Circle of the Moon - GBA - USA.jpg|[[Castlevania: Circle of the Moon]]
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</gallery>
  
 
===[[PlayStation]]===
 
===[[PlayStation]]===
* [[Castlevania: Symphony of the Night]]
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<gallery>
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Castlevania - Symphony of the Night - PS1 - USA.jpg|[[Castlevania: Symphony of the Night]]
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</gallery>
  
 
===[[NES]]===
 
===[[NES]]===
* [[Contra]]
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<gallery>
* [[The Goonies]]
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Contra - NES - USA.jpg|[[Contra (NES)|Contra]]
* [[The Goonies II]]
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Goonies - FC - Japan.jpg|[[The Goonies (Konami)|The Goonies]]
* [[Life Force]]
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Goonies II, The - NES - USA.jpg|[[The Goonies II]]
* [[Super C]]
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Life Force - NES - USA.jpg|[[Life Force]]
* [[Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]
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Super C - NES - USA.jpg|[[Super C]]
* [[Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game]]
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - NES - USA.jpg|[[Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (video game)|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - NES - USA.jpg|[[Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game]]
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</gallery>
  
 
==Staff==
 
==Staff==
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* [[Naoki Maeda]] - Composer.
 
* [[Naoki Maeda]] - Composer.
 
* [[Setsu Muraki]] - Artist.
 
* [[Setsu Muraki]] - Artist.
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==Gallery==
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Konami - Ad - 1988-06.jpg|[[NES]] advertisement - June, 1988.
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</gallery>
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
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[[Category: Companies]]
 
[[Category: Companies]]
 
[[Category: Game Companies]]
 
[[Category: Game Companies]]
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[[Category: Video Game Companies]]

Revision as of 17:59, 27 December 2018

Konami's logo.

Konami Holdings Corporation, better known simply as Konami, is a Japanese entertainment company which produces video games, trading cards, anime, movies, and, oddly, fitness clubs. Konami was founded in 1969 as an arcade video game developer and publisher, but slowly expanded into various other products lines. They have corporate branches across the world.

I first experienced Konami games through Frogger around 1985, but I didn't become familiar with them as a video game developer until the late 1980s through their NES games, particularly Contra and Life Force. I certainly bought and played a lot of Konami (and Ultra) games, and while they created a lot of great games, they always fell short of the games put out by Nintendo and Capcom.

Games

Here are some of the games Konami created that are important to me.

Arcade

Game Boy Advance

PlayStation

NES

Staff

These are people who worked at Konami whose work I appreciate.

Gallery

Links