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Irem (アイレム, Airemu) is a Japanese video game console developer and publisher, and formerly a developer and manufacturer of arcade games as well. The company has its headquarters in Hakusan, Ishikawa Prefecture.
 
 
Irem (アイレム, Airemu?) is a Japanese video game console developer and publisher, and formerly a developer and manufacturer of arcade games as well. The company has its headquarters in Hakusan, Ishikawa Prefecture.
 
  
 
The company is probably best known for Moon Patrol, the famous scrolling shooter R-Type and the earliest beat 'em up, Kung-Fu Master. They have been a popular developer in Japan with games like Photoboy for the TurboGrafx-16 and In the Hunt for the arcades, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, and PC. Irem is also known for making their arcade games extremely difficult, and most of them feature a dip switch that allows you to play a "no death mode" as a result, in order to allow gamers to be able to complete their tough games.
 
The company is probably best known for Moon Patrol, the famous scrolling shooter R-Type and the earliest beat 'em up, Kung-Fu Master. They have been a popular developer in Japan with games like Photoboy for the TurboGrafx-16 and In the Hunt for the arcades, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, and PC. Irem is also known for making their arcade games extremely difficult, and most of them feature a dip switch that allows you to play a "no death mode" as a result, in order to allow gamers to be able to complete their tough games.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
 
Irem was founded in 1974 under the name IPM, an abbreviation for International Playing Machine. Its purpose was to manufacture, sell, and rent arcade hardware cabinets. IPM released its first video arcade games in 1978, starting with their first arcade game, IPM Invader. In 1979, IPM changed its name to Irem Corporation. Originally an abbreviation for "International Rental Electronics Machines", the meaning of Irem's acronym was changed to "Innovations in Recreational Electronic Media" in the first half of the 1980s.
 
Irem was founded in 1974 under the name IPM, an abbreviation for International Playing Machine. Its purpose was to manufacture, sell, and rent arcade hardware cabinets. IPM released its first video arcade games in 1978, starting with their first arcade game, IPM Invader. In 1979, IPM changed its name to Irem Corporation. Originally an abbreviation for "International Rental Electronics Machines", the meaning of Irem's acronym was changed to "Innovations in Recreational Electronic Media" in the first half of the 1980s.
  
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Irem Software Engineering is headquartered in Hakusan. It is a wholly owned subsdiary of Eizo Nanao Corporation.
 
Irem Software Engineering is headquartered in Hakusan. It is a wholly owned subsdiary of Eizo Nanao Corporation.
 
 
 
  
 
==PCSX2 compatibility==
 
==PCSX2 compatibility==
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**Mahjong / Block Mahjong
 
**Mahjong / Block Mahjong
 
**Nyankoro
 
**Nyankoro
*1979  
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*1979
 
**Piccolo
 
**Piccolo
 
**Power Block
 
**Power Block
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**Sky Chuter M-15?
 
**Sky Chuter M-15?
 
**UniWar S (Ginga Teikoku No Gyakushu, or "The Galaxy Empire Strikes Back"); Galaxian Hardware
 
**UniWar S (Ginga Teikoku No Gyakushu, or "The Galaxy Empire Strikes Back"); Galaxian Hardware
*1981  
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*1981
Demoneye-X M-27 (4 PCB's)/+ M-42-S
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**Demoneye-X M-27 (4 PCB's)/+ M-42-S
Red Alert (with GDI) M-27
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**Red Alert (with GDI) M-27
Oli-Boo-Chu (with GDI) / Punching Kid M-47
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**Oli-Boo-Chu (with GDI) / Punching Kid M-47
*1982  
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*1982
Moon Patrol (licensed to Williams) M-52
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**Moon Patrol (licensed to Williams) M-52
*1983  
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*1983
10-Yard Fight M-52
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**10-Yard Fight M-52
Traverse USA / Zippy Race / MotoRace USA (licensed to Williams) M-52
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**Traverse USA / Zippy Race / MotoRace USA (licensed to Williams) M-52
Tropical Angel M-52
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**Tropical Angel M-52
*1984  
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*1984
 
**The Battle Road M-62
 
**The Battle Road M-62
 
**Kung-Fu Master (licensed to Data East)(Spartan X in Japan) M-62
 
**Kung-Fu Master (licensed to Data East)(Spartan X in Japan) M-62
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**Lode Runner II: The Bungeling Strikes Back (licensed from Brøderbund) M-62
 
**Lode Runner II: The Bungeling Strikes Back (licensed from Brøderbund) M-62
 
**Wily Tower M-63
 
**Wily Tower M-63
*1985  
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*1985
 
**Atomic Boy (licensed to Memetron) (variant of Wily Tower) M-63
 
**Atomic Boy (licensed to Memetron) (variant of Wily Tower) M-63
 
**Horizon M-62
 
**Horizon M-62
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**Lot Lot M-62
 
**Lot Lot M-62
 
**Spelunker (licensed from Brøderbund) M-62
 
**Spelunker (licensed from Brøderbund) M-62
*1986  
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*1986
 
**Kid Niki: Radical Ninja / Kaiketsu Yanchamaru M-62
 
**Kid Niki: Radical Ninja / Kaiketsu Yanchamaru M-62
 
**Lode Runner IV - Teikoku Kara no Dasshutsu) M-62
 
**Lode Runner IV - Teikoku Kara no Dasshutsu) M-62
 
**Spelunker II (licensed from Brøderbund) M-62
 
**Spelunker II (licensed from Brøderbund) M-62
 
**Youjyuden M-62
 
**Youjyuden M-62
*1987  
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*1987
 
**Battle Chopper / Mr. HELI no Dai-Bouken M-72
 
**Battle Chopper / Mr. HELI no Dai-Bouken M-72
 
**R-Type (licensed to Nintendo of America) M-72
 
**R-Type (licensed to Nintendo of America) M-72
*1988  
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*1988
 
**Image Fight M-72
 
**Image Fight M-72
 
**Meikyuujima (developed by Nanao)
 
**Meikyuujima (developed by Nanao)
 
**Ninja Spirit/Saigo no Nindou M-72
 
**Ninja Spirit/Saigo no Nindou M-72
 
**Vigilante (licensed to Data East) M-75
 
**Vigilante (licensed to Data East) M-75
*1989  
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*1989
 
**Dragon Breed M-81
 
**Dragon Breed M-81
 
**Legend of Hero Tonma M-72
 
**Legend of Hero Tonma M-72
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**Mahou Keibitai Gun Hoki
 
**Mahou Keibitai Gun Hoki
 
**X-Multiply M-72
 
**X-Multiply M-72
*1990  
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*1990
 
**Air Duel M-72?
 
**Air Duel M-72?
 
**Hammerin' Harry / Daiku no Gensan M-82/72 different versions
 
**Hammerin' Harry / Daiku no Gensan M-82/72 different versions
 
**Major Title M-84
 
**Major Title M-84
 
**Pound for Pound (Irem US) M-85
 
**Pound for Pound (Irem US) M-85
*1991  
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*1991
 
**Blade Master M-92?
 
**Blade Master M-92?
 
**Cosmic Cop / Gallop - Armed Police Unit M-84/73?
 
**Cosmic Cop / Gallop - Armed Police Unit M-84/73?
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**Ken-Go M-72?
 
**Ken-Go M-72?
 
**Lethal Thunder / Thunder Blaster M-92
 
**Lethal Thunder / Thunder Blaster M-92
*1992  
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*1992
 
**Bomber Man World / New Dyna Blaster - Global Quest / New Atomic Punk - Global Quest
 
**Bomber Man World / New Dyna Blaster - Global Quest / New Atomic Punk - Global Quest
 
**Hook M-99 A
 
**Hook M-99 A
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**R-Type Leo M-92
 
**R-Type Leo M-92
 
**Undercover Cops M-92
 
**Undercover Cops M-92
*1993  
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*1993
 
**Fire Barrel M-107
 
**Fire Barrel M-107
 
**In The Hunt / Kaitei Daisensou M-92 E
 
**In The Hunt / Kaitei Daisensou M-92 E
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**Perfect Soldiers / Superior Soldiers (US) M-92 G
 
**Perfect Soldiers / Superior Soldiers (US) M-92 G
 
**Gussun Oyoyo M-97
 
**Gussun Oyoyo M-97
*1994  
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*1994
 
**Dream Soccer '94 (licensed to Data East) M92 G(Irem),M-107 Data East
 
**Dream Soccer '94 (licensed to Data East) M92 G(Irem),M-107 Data East
 
**Gunforce 2 / Geostorm M-92 G
 
**Gunforce 2 / Geostorm M-92 G
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===MSX / MSX2 (1982-1987)===
 
===MSX / MSX2 (1982-1987)===
*1982  
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*1982
 
**Moon Patrol (1982/1984) (Produced by Dempa) DP-3912011 (GenMSX entry)
 
**Moon Patrol (1982/1984) (Produced by Dempa) DP-3912011 (GenMSX entry)
 
(Released in Brazil as Patrulha Lunar (product-id J07) by Sharp-Epcom)
 
(Released in Brazil as Patrulha Lunar (product-id J07) by Sharp-Epcom)
*1985  
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*1985
 
**Kung-Fu Acho (聖拳アチョー) also known as Seiken Acho, produced by Irem and ASCII. (GenMSX entry)
 
**Kung-Fu Acho (聖拳アチョー) also known as Seiken Acho, produced by Irem and ASCII. (GenMSX entry)
*1986  
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*1986
 
**Spelunker (licensed from Brøderbund) IM-01 (GenMSX entry)
 
**Spelunker (licensed from Brøderbund) IM-01 (GenMSX entry)
 
**10 Yard Fight IM-02 (GenMSX entry)
 
**10 Yard Fight IM-02 (GenMSX entry)
 
**Panther (GenMSX entry)
 
**Panther (GenMSX entry)
1987  
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*1987
 
**Super Lode Runner (licensed from Brøderbund) IM-03 (MSX & MSX2) (GenMSX entry)
 
**Super Lode Runner (licensed from Brøderbund) IM-03 (MSX & MSX2) (GenMSX entry)
 
**R-Type (1987,1988) IM-04 (MSX & MSX2) (GenMSX entry)
 
**R-Type (1987,1988) IM-04 (MSX & MSX2) (GenMSX entry)
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===Famicon/NES (1986-1993)===
 
===Famicon/NES (1986-1993)===
1986  
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*1986
 
**Deadly Towers
 
**Deadly Towers
 
**Sqoon
 
**Sqoon
1987  
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*1987
 
**Spelunker II: Yuushahe no Chousen
 
**Spelunker II: Yuushahe no Chousen
1989  
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*1989
 
**Holy Diver
 
**Holy Diver
1990  
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*1990
 
**Kickle Cubicle
 
**Kickle Cubicle
1991  
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*1991
 
**Hammerin' Harry/Daiku No Gen-San
 
**Hammerin' Harry/Daiku No Gen-San
 
**Metal Storm
 
**Metal Storm
1993  
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*1993
 
**Ai Sensei no Oshiete: Watashi no Hoshi
 
**Ai Sensei no Oshiete: Watashi no Hoshi
 
**Daiku no Gen-san 2: Akage no Dan no Gyakushuu
 
**Daiku no Gen-san 2: Akage no Dan no Gyakushuu
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===Game Boy (1991-1994)===
 
===Game Boy (1991-1994)===
*1991  
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*1991
 
**Racing Damashii
 
**Racing Damashii
 
**Ganso!! Yancha Maru
 
**Ganso!! Yancha Maru
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**R-Type
 
**R-Type
 
**Taiyou no Yuusha Firebird
 
**Taiyou no Yuusha Firebird
*1992  
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*1992
 
**Hammerin' Harry: Ghost Breeding Company/Daiku no Gen-san
 
**Hammerin' Harry: Ghost Breeding Company/Daiku no Gen-san
 
**Kizuchida Quiz Da Gen-San Da!
 
**Kizuchida Quiz Da Gen-San Da!
 
**Nu~Bo~
 
**Nu~Bo~
 
**R-Type II
 
**R-Type II
*1993  
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*1993
 
**Saigo No Ninmichi
 
**Saigo No Ninmichi
 
**Shuyaku Sentai Irem Fighter
 
**Shuyaku Sentai Irem Fighter
 
**Undercover Cops
 
**Undercover Cops
*1994  
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*1994
 
**Daiku No Gen-San: Robot Teikoku No Yabou (1994)
 
**Daiku No Gen-San: Robot Teikoku No Yabou (1994)
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===Game Boy Color (2000)===
 
===Game Boy Color (2000)===
*2000  
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*2000
 
**Daiku no Gensan - Kachikachi no Tonkachi ga Kachi
 
**Daiku no Gensan - Kachikachi no Tonkachi ga Kachi
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===Super NES (1991-(1993/1995))===
 
===Super NES (1991-(1993/1995))===
*1991  
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*1991
 
**Super R-Type
 
**Super R-Type
*1992  
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*1992
 
**Irem Skins Game, The (known as Major Title in Japan and Europe)
 
**Irem Skins Game, The (known as Major Title in Japan and Europe)
 
**DinoCity
 
**DinoCity
*1993  
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*1993
 
**R-Type III: The Third Lightning (Super NES version published by Jaleco in 1994.)
 
**R-Type III: The Third Lightning (Super NES version published by Jaleco in 1994.)
 
**Street Combat (it is NCS' first Super Famicom Ranma 1/2 fighting game, with the license removed)
 
**Street Combat (it is NCS' first Super Famicom Ranma 1/2 fighting game, with the license removed)
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**Ganbare! Daiku no Gen-san
 
**Ganbare! Daiku no Gen-san
 
**Undercover Cops (Super NES version unreleased. Super Famicom version published by Varie in 1995.)
 
**Undercover Cops (Super NES version unreleased. Super Famicom version published by Varie in 1995.)
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===Sega Saturn (1995)===
 
===Sega Saturn (1995)===
*1995  
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*1995
 
**In the Hunt
 
**In the Hunt
 +
 
===PlayStation (1995-1999)===
 
===PlayStation (1995-1999)===
*1995  
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*1995
 
**In the Hunt
 
**In the Hunt
*1998  
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*1996
 +
**Irem Arcade Classics
 +
*1998
 
**R-Types
 
**R-Types
*1999  
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*1999
 
**R-Type Delta
 
**R-Type Delta
 +
 
===PlayStation 2 (2001-2007)===
 
===PlayStation 2 (2001-2007)===
*2001  
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*2001
 
**[[Gekibo 2]] / Polaroid Pete
 
**[[Gekibo 2]] / Polaroid Pete
*2002  
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*2002
 
**[[U underwater unit]] (Also known as "Sub Rebellion")
 
**[[U underwater unit]] (Also known as "Sub Rebellion")
 
**[[Disaster Report]]
 
**[[Disaster Report]]
*2003  
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*2003
 
**[[R-Type Final]]
 
**[[R-Type Final]]
*2004  
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*2004
**[[Sakurasaka Shouboutai]]
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**[[Sakurazaka Shouboutai]]
*2005  
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*2005
*[[Steambot Chronicles]]
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**[[Steambot Chronicles]]
**[[Blocks Club with Bumpy Trot]] (Known in North America as "Blokus Portable: Steambot Championship")
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**[[Blokus Club with Bumpy Trot]]
*2006  
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*2006
**[[Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 2: Itetsuita Kioku Tachi]]
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**[[Raw Danger]]
*2007
 
**[[Raw Danger]] (American title for Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 2: Itetsuita Kioku Tachi)
 
===PlayStation 3 (2009-?)===
 
*2009
 
**Minna de Spelunker; downloadable from the PSN Store.
 
**Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 4: Summer Memories; Scheduled to be released Winter 2010, but was delayed to the summer of 2011. Apparently definitely canceled in Japan due to the recent tsunami and earthquake, but there is no word on the NTSC-U version.
 
  
===PlayStation Portable (2009-?)===
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===PlayStation 3 (2009)===
*2009
+
*2009
 +
**Minna de Spelunker (PSN)
 +
 
 +
===PlayStation Portable (2007-2011)===
 +
*2007
 +
**R-Type Tactics
 +
*2008
 
**Hammerin' Hero
 
**Hammerin' Hero
 +
**Steambot Chronicles: Battle Tournament
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*2009
 
**Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 3: Kowareyuku Machi no Kanojo no Uta'
 
**Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 3: Kowareyuku Machi no Kanojo no Uta'
 +
*2011
 +
**Doki Doki Suikoden
 +
 
===Xbox 360 (2008-?)===
 
===Xbox 360 (2008-?)===
*2008  
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*2008
 
**R-Type Dimensions
 
**R-Type Dimensions
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
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<small>This article has been partly taken from [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irem Wikipedia]</small>
 
[[Category:Developers]]
 
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Latest revision as of 14:50, 12 February 2018

Irem (アイレム, Airemu) is a Japanese video game console developer and publisher, and formerly a developer and manufacturer of arcade games as well. The company has its headquarters in Hakusan, Ishikawa Prefecture.

The company is probably best known for Moon Patrol, the famous scrolling shooter R-Type and the earliest beat 'em up, Kung-Fu Master. They have been a popular developer in Japan with games like Photoboy for the TurboGrafx-16 and In the Hunt for the arcades, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, and PC. Irem is also known for making their arcade games extremely difficult, and most of them feature a dip switch that allows you to play a "no death mode" as a result, in order to allow gamers to be able to complete their tough games.

History

Irem was founded in 1974 under the name IPM, an abbreviation for International Playing Machine. Its purpose was to manufacture, sell, and rent arcade hardware cabinets. IPM released its first video arcade games in 1978, starting with their first arcade game, IPM Invader. In 1979, IPM changed its name to Irem Corporation. Originally an abbreviation for "International Rental Electronics Machines", the meaning of Irem's acronym was changed to "Innovations in Recreational Electronic Media" in the first half of the 1980s.

As Irem entered the 1990s, their logo included a dragonfly because in Japan, dragonflies symbolize "martial success," due to similarity in the sound of the word "dragonfly" and "victory" in Japanese. However, shortly after that, the corporation began to decline. Sales were so poor that in 1994, Irem completely ceased development of video games. The company's original wholesale division, which was in charge of manufacturing and renting/selling arcade cabinets, spun off from Irem to form its own company called Apies (アピエス, Abiesu?); leaving Irem with only the video game division. Then a group of employees, tired of the company's inactivity, left Irem to form their own company under the name Nazca Corporation, which became best known for developing SNK's Metal Slug franchise.

On April 15, 1997, Nanao (now Eizo Nanao) founded Irem Software Engineering Inc. Shortly after in July 1997, Irem Software Engineering took over the development department of Irem Corporation and absorbed it. The publishing department of Irem Corporation, on the other hand, became under the direct control of Nanao who then sold it to none other than Apies in 1998.

Irem now develops and publishes games in Japan exclusively for the PlayStation 2, the PlayStation 3 and the PSP. Overall, the video game development department is the only remnant of the former Irem Corporation which is still associated with the brand. Irem is currently working on Bumpy Trot 2, a sequel to the first Bumpy Trot (or as it's known in the west; Steambot Chronicles).

Irem Software Engineering is headquartered in Hakusan. It is a wholly owned subsdiary of Eizo Nanao Corporation.

PCSX2 compatibility

Currently, earlier PS2 games developed by Irem are easy and quick to emulate. However, newer games by the company utilize a new graphics engine which is hard to run smoothly on PCSX2.

For example, the first game in their "Desperated Cities" series, Disaster Report, runs very smoothly on the PCSX2 save slowdowns which even occur on a real PS2. Raw Danger, the second game in the series, uses an "annoying" graphics engine which currently causes major graphical glitches (mostly postprocessing) and which uses an excessive amount of VRAM.

Games

The list of Irem games developed inhouse (both old and present company).

Arcade (1978-1994)

  • 1978
    • Mahjong / Block Mahjong
    • Nyankoro
  • 1979
    • Piccolo
    • Power Block
    • Andromeda (Andromeda 55?) M-10 Hardware
    • Commander
    • IPM Invader M-10
    • Mahjong DX
    • New Block X / New Block Z
    • Space Beam (1979?) M-15
    • Space Command
    • Head On (1979?) M-15
  • 1980
    • Panther
    • Sky Chuter M-15?
    • UniWar S (Ginga Teikoku No Gyakushu, or "The Galaxy Empire Strikes Back"); Galaxian Hardware
  • 1981
    • Demoneye-X M-27 (4 PCB's)/+ M-42-S
    • Red Alert (with GDI) M-27
    • Oli-Boo-Chu (with GDI) / Punching Kid M-47
  • 1982
    • Moon Patrol (licensed to Williams) M-52
  • 1983
    • 10-Yard Fight M-52
    • Traverse USA / Zippy Race / MotoRace USA (licensed to Williams) M-52
    • Tropical Angel M-52
  • 1984
    • The Battle Road M-62
    • Kung-Fu Master (licensed to Data East)(Spartan X in Japan) M-62
    • Lode Runner (licensed from Brøderbund) M-62
    • Lode Runner II: The Bungeling Strikes Back (licensed from Brøderbund) M-62
    • Wily Tower M-63
  • 1985
    • Atomic Boy (licensed to Memetron) (variant of Wily Tower) M-63
    • Horizon M-62
    • Kung Fu (PlayChoice-10) (licensed to Nintendo) Playchoice
    • Lode Runner III: The Golden Labyrinth (licensed from Brøderbund) M-62
    • Lot Lot M-62
    • Spelunker (licensed from Brøderbund) M-62
  • 1986
    • Kid Niki: Radical Ninja / Kaiketsu Yanchamaru M-62
    • Lode Runner IV - Teikoku Kara no Dasshutsu) M-62
    • Spelunker II (licensed from Brøderbund) M-62
    • Youjyuden M-62
  • 1987
    • Battle Chopper / Mr. HELI no Dai-Bouken M-72
    • R-Type (licensed to Nintendo of America) M-72
  • 1988
    • Image Fight M-72
    • Meikyuujima (developed by Nanao)
    • Ninja Spirit/Saigo no Nindou M-72
    • Vigilante (licensed to Data East) M-75
  • 1989
    • Dragon Breed M-81
    • Legend of Hero Tonma M-72
    • R-Type II M-82/ 84 (jap)
    • Mahou Keibitai Gun Hoki
    • X-Multiply M-72
  • 1990
    • Air Duel M-72?
    • Hammerin' Harry / Daiku no Gensan M-82/72 different versions
    • Major Title M-84
    • Pound for Pound (Irem US) M-85
  • 1991
    • Blade Master M-92?
    • Cosmic Cop / Gallop - Armed Police Unit M-84/73?
    • Dynablaster / Bomber Man / Atomic Punk (licensed from Hudson Soft)
    • Gunforce - Battle Fire Engulfed Terror Island M-92 A
    • Hasamu M-90
    • Ken-Go M-72?
    • Lethal Thunder / Thunder Blaster M-92
  • 1992
    • Bomber Man World / New Dyna Blaster - Global Quest / New Atomic Punk - Global Quest
    • Hook M-99 A
    • Major Title 2 - Tournament Leader / The Irem Skins Game M-92 F
    • Mystic Riders / Gun Hohki M-92
    • Quiz F-1 1,2finish M-97
    • R-Type Leo M-92
    • Undercover Cops M-92
  • 1993
    • Fire Barrel M-107
    • In The Hunt / Kaitei Daisensou M-92 E
    • Ninja Baseball Bat Man (野球格闘リーグマン, Yakyū Kakutō Rīgu Man?) M-92
    • Risky Challenge M-97
    • Perfect Soldiers / Superior Soldiers (US) M-92 G
    • Gussun Oyoyo M-97
  • 1994
    • Dream Soccer '94 (licensed to Data East) M92 G(Irem),M-107 Data East
    • Gunforce 2 / Geostorm M-92 G

MSX / MSX2 (1982-1987)

  • 1982
    • Moon Patrol (1982/1984) (Produced by Dempa) DP-3912011 (GenMSX entry)

(Released in Brazil as Patrulha Lunar (product-id J07) by Sharp-Epcom)

  • 1985
    • Kung-Fu Acho (聖拳アチョー) also known as Seiken Acho, produced by Irem and ASCII. (GenMSX entry)
  • 1986
    • Spelunker (licensed from Brøderbund) IM-01 (GenMSX entry)
    • 10 Yard Fight IM-02 (GenMSX entry)
    • Panther (GenMSX entry)
  • 1987
    • Super Lode Runner (licensed from Brøderbund) IM-03 (MSX & MSX2) (GenMSX entry)
    • R-Type (1987,1988) IM-04 (MSX & MSX2) (GenMSX entry)

Famicon/NES (1986-1993)

  • 1986
    • Deadly Towers
    • Sqoon
  • 1987
    • Spelunker II: Yuushahe no Chousen
  • 1989
    • Holy Diver
  • 1990
    • Kickle Cubicle
  • 1991
    • Hammerin' Harry/Daiku No Gen-San
    • Metal Storm
  • 1993
    • Ai Sensei no Oshiete: Watashi no Hoshi
    • Daiku no Gen-san 2: Akage no Dan no Gyakushuu

Game Boy (1991-1994)

  • 1991
    • Racing Damashii
    • Ganso!! Yancha Maru
    • Kung Fu Master
    • Racing Kon
    • R-Type
    • Taiyou no Yuusha Firebird
  • 1992
    • Hammerin' Harry: Ghost Breeding Company/Daiku no Gen-san
    • Kizuchida Quiz Da Gen-San Da!
    • Nu~Bo~
    • R-Type II
  • 1993
    • Saigo No Ninmichi
    • Shuyaku Sentai Irem Fighter
    • Undercover Cops
  • 1994
    • Daiku No Gen-San: Robot Teikoku No Yabou (1994)

Game Boy Color (2000)

  • 2000
    • Daiku no Gensan - Kachikachi no Tonkachi ga Kachi

Super NES (1991-(1993/1995))

  • 1991
    • Super R-Type
  • 1992
    • Irem Skins Game, The (known as Major Title in Japan and Europe)
    • DinoCity
  • 1993
    • R-Type III: The Third Lightning (Super NES version published by Jaleco in 1994.)
    • Street Combat (it is NCS' first Super Famicom Ranma 1/2 fighting game, with the license removed)
    • Rocky Rodent (Nitro Punks Mightheads in Japan)
    • Ganbare! Daiku no Gen-san
    • Undercover Cops (Super NES version unreleased. Super Famicom version published by Varie in 1995.)

Sega Saturn (1995)

  • 1995
    • In the Hunt

PlayStation (1995-1999)

  • 1995
    • In the Hunt
  • 1996
    • Irem Arcade Classics
  • 1998
    • R-Types
  • 1999
    • R-Type Delta

PlayStation 2 (2001-2007)

PlayStation 3 (2009)

  • 2009
    • Minna de Spelunker (PSN)

PlayStation Portable (2007-2011)

  • 2007
    • R-Type Tactics
  • 2008
    • Hammerin' Hero
    • Steambot Chronicles: Battle Tournament
  • 2009
    • Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 3: Kowareyuku Machi no Kanojo no Uta'
  • 2011
    • Doki Doki Suikoden

Xbox 360 (2008-?)

  • 2008
    • R-Type Dimensions

This article has been partly taken from Wikipedia