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|T-series code: T-28|
|Merged into: Starfish-SD (1993)|
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HOT-B (ホット・ビィ) was a Japanese developer and publisher who served as publisher, contract developer, and subcontractor (Genki got their start doing programming work for HOT-B).
They went bankrupt in 1993 and were bought out by Starfish-SD, who were formed from former employees; the HOT-B name was kept as the name of the company's American division for about a decade after that (a website lists the 2005 PS2 game Graffiti Kingdom as the most recent title).
- Cloud Master (1989)
- Insector X (1990)
- Crack Down (1991)
- Ka-Ge-Ki (1991)
- Blue Almanac (1991)
- The Steel Empire (1992)
- Devilish: The Next Possession (1992)
- King Salmon (1992)
- Swap (unreleased; listed on Hitoshi Sakimoto's works list)
- Super Black Bass (unreleased)
HOT-B's American division (who published on Nintendo platforms) also distributed Thunder Force III in North America for Tecnosoft; this is the only Genesis game distributed in that region with their name on it (the others, except The Steel Empire, were published as Sage's Creation; whether or not they were the same company is unknown).
- Detonator Orgun (1992)
- Devilish (1991)
NEC Retro has more information related to HOT-B.