Williams Entertainment

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Williams Entertainment
Founded: 1994-04-27
Defunct: 1996-09-27
T-series code: T-97
Merged into: Midway Games (1996)
1800 So. Business 45, Corsicana, Texas, 75110, United States

Williams Entertainment, Inc. is the successor of Tradewest which was formed after WMS Industries acquired it in 1994.

It worked in parallel with Williams Electronics Games and Midway Games for a period, but should not be confused with other "Williams"-branded ventures. WMS Industries had been previously been known as Williams Electronics and created a variety of video games in the early 1980s (notably games such as Defender and Joust).

WMS Industries bought Time Warner Interactive (which also owned Atari Games) in 1996 and merged it into Williams Entertainment. Williams Entertainment was merged into Midway Games shortly afterwards.

Williams Entertainment acted mainly as a publisher for Midway's arcade titles (which until this point were being brought over to Sega systems by Arena and then Acclaim). After the merger it would be renamed Midway Home Entertainment and keep up with North American publishing duties, though would move away from the development of games.

Williams Arcade's Greatest Hits (also known as Midway Presents Arcade's Greatest Hits) managed to be published by both Williams Entertainment and Midway.


Mega Drive

  • (1994)
  • (1995)
  • (1996)
  • (1996)
  • (unreleased)

Game Gear

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  • (1996)
  • (unreleased)