Mitchell Corporation (株式会社ミッチェル) is a Japanese video game developer based in the Suginami ward of Tokyo. Roy Ozaki serves as president, and Koichi Niida serves as vice-president. The company was originally established on February 1, 1960 as an import/export business by the father of Roy Ozaki. Ozaki and Niida took over the company and began acting as exclusive overseas agents for such video game companies as Visco, Video System, Seta, Metro, Home Data, and other small video game manufacturers in the 1980s.
Mitchell Corporation develops titles for home consoles, handhelds and mobile phones. Mitchell also distributes printed circuit boards for the arcade/coin-op market. The company also develops video games for other publishers.
Mitchell Corporation is best known as the game developer of Puzz Loop. Copyright and trademark registration of Puzz Loop was established in December 1999, the same year it was released to the international coin-op arcade market. Prior to this, it developed the PANG! series of games, known in America as Buster Bros. and distributed there by Capcom.
Puzz Loop was first released in North America, as well as Europe, under the title "Ballistic" for the original PlayStation console and Game Boy Color handheld. Infogrames published the PlayStation and Game Boy Color versions in North America in late 1999, while THQ published these same versions for European territories. Capcom published both versions for the Japanese market under the original Puzz Loop title in 2000.
Nintendo of America released Puzz Loop for the Nintendo DS under the title Magnetica on June 5, 2006. A four-player version, titled "Magnetica Twist" was released two years later on the WiiWare service.
Games[edit | edit source]
Arcade[edit | edit source]
- Chatan Yarakuu Shanku - The Karate Tournament
- Buster Bros/PANG!
- Super PANG!
- PANG! 3
- Mighty! PANG
- Funky Jet
- Poker Ladies
- Charlie Ninja
- Puzz Loop
- Puzz Loop 2 (Japan only)
- Lady Killer (1993)
Game Boy Advance[edit | edit source]
Game Boy Color[edit | edit source]
- Ballistic (Published by Infogrames/Released November 1999 in North America)
NeoGeo Pocket Color[edit | edit source]
Nintendo DS (Published By Nintendo)[edit | edit source]
- Polarium [AKA Chokkan Hitofude in Japan]
- Sujin Taisen: Number Battles
- PANG: Magical Michael
Nuon[edit | edit source]
PlayStation[edit | edit source]
- * Ballistic (Published by Infogrames/Released November 1999 in North America)
- Buster Bros. Collection
Super NES[edit | edit source]
Wiiware[edit | edit source]
- Magnetica Twist (Released June 30, 2008)
Game Websites[edit | edit source]
- Ballistic/Puzz Loop for Game Boy Color (Official Infogrames website from The Internet Archive)
- Ballistic/Puzz Loop for Playstation (Official Infogrames website from The Internet Archive)
- Ballistic/Puzz Loop for Playstation (Official PlayStation North America website)
- Magnetica/Puzz Loop for the Nintendo DS (Official Nintendo of America game website)
- Magnetica Twist for Nintendo WiiWare (Official Nintendo of America game website)
- Polarium for the Nintendo DS (Official Nintendo of America game website)
- Polarium Advance for the Game Boy Advance (Official Atlus USA game website)
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- Mitchell Corporation official website (in Japanese & English)
- Interview with Mitchell's Roy Ozaki
- Puzz Loop history from Mitchell Corporation (in Japanese & English)
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