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|T-series code: T-18,(and T-19?)|
|Merged into: Twenty-one Company|
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Tecnosoft Co., Ltd. (テクノソフト), known as Technosoft, Techno Soft, Tecno Soft, Tecno-Soft, and Techno-Soft depending on where the company name is seen, was a Japanese video game development company, founded in the 1980s. It is best known for its Thunder Force series of games.
Tecnosoft was bought out by pachinko maker Twenty-one Company in 2001 and merged into their R&D division. Technosoft still own the rights to Thunder Force, but have not developed a video game since after the merger (the 2008 game Thunder Force VI was licensed by Technosoft, but was developed and published by Sega). However, at Tokyo Game Show 2016, it was announced that Sega had acquired the rights to Technosoft's games, including Thunder Force.
A lot of Tecnosoft games have distinctive design that makes them easy to recognize: Mechanical enemies often have an organic shape, default shots often have 2 projectiles instead of one, and their games mainly use high contrast coloring for sprites.
- Thunder Force AC (1990)
- Thunder Force II (1989) (as Technosoft)
- Herzog Zwei (1989) (as Technosoft)
- Thunder Force III (1990)
- Elemental Master (1990) (as Technosoft)
- Dragon's Fury (1991) (as Technosoft)
- Thunder Force IV (1992)
- StarBlade (1994)
- Nekketsu Oyako (1995) (as Technosoft)
- Kyuutenkai (1995) (as Technosoft)
- Hyper Reverthion (1996) (as Technosoft)
- Steeldom (1996)
- Thunder Force: Gold Pack 1 (1996) (as Technosoft)
- Hyper Duel (1996) (as Technosoft)
- Thunder Force: Gold Pack 2 (1996) (as Technosoft)
- Blast Wind (1997)
- Thunder Force V (1997) (as Technosoft)
- Kumitate Battle Kuttu Ketto (1998) (as Technosoft)
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