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[[Image:Tecmo - Logo - 1996-2010.svg|thumb|256x256px|Tecmo's last logo before closing.]]
 
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'''Tecmo''' was a Japanese video game developer and publisher. It's history dates back to the 1960s with a sanitation company from 1964 and a yacht company from 1967 slowly merging into an arcade game developer and distributor. The sanitation company became [[Tekhan]] and then became Tecmo, and merged with the yacht company in 1987 to better focus on home video game consoles. In 2009, Tecmo merged with Koei to form [[Koei Tecmo]], and, by 2010, the company was officially closed.
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'''Tecmo''' was a Japanese video game developer and publisher. Its history dates back to the 1960s with a sanitation company from 1964 slowly becoming an arcade game developer named [[Tekhan]] and then became Tecmo, and finally merging with a yacht company, of all things, in 1987 to better focus on home video game consoles. Throughout the company's life, Tecmo became famous for their [[Tecmo Sports (universe)|''Tecmo Sports'' series]], [[Ninja Gaiden (universe)|''Ninja Gaiden'' series]], [[Monster Rancher (universe)|''Monster Rancher'' series]], and [[Dead or Alive (universe)|''Dead or Alive'' series]]. In 2009, Tecmo merged with Koei to form [[Koei Tecmo]], and, by 2010, the company was officially closed.
  
I can't remember which game of Tecmo's I first learned about, but it was either ''[[Ninja Gaiden]]'', which my brother borrowed from a friend, ''[[Rygar]]'', which I first saw in the ''[[The Official Nintendo Player's Guide]]'', or ''[[Tecmo Bowl]]'', which my step-brother had. Definitely, the first game when the name Tecmo stuck in my head was ''Tecmo Bowl''. In fact, knowing Tecmo specifically due to its line of sports games, I think I was even surprised to learn that ''Ninja Gaiden'' was a Tecmo title.
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I can't remember which game of Tecmo's I first learned about, but it was either ''[[Ninja Gaiden]]'', which my brother borrowed from a friend, ''[[Rygar]]'', which I first saw in the ''[[The Official Nintendo Player's Guide]]'', or ''[[Tecmo Bowl]]'', which my step-brother had. Definitely, the first game when the name Tecmo stuck in my head was ''Tecmo Bowl'' and several people in my family were big fans of the game and its sequel. I pretty much only knew Tecmo because of their sports games, and I think I was even surprised when I learned that ''Ninja Gaiden'' was a Tecmo title.
  
One of the things I admire about Tecmo is that they, like [[Capcom]] reworked their arcade titles before porting them so that they would play better on home consoles.
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One of the things I admire about Tecmo is that they, like [[Capcom]], reworked their arcade titles before porting them so that they would play better on home consoles.
  
 
==Games==
 
==Games==
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===[[Nintendo Entertainment System|NES]]===
 
===[[Nintendo Entertainment System|NES]]===
 
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Kyatto Ninden Teyandee - NES - Japan.jpg|''[[Kyatto Ninden Teyandee]]''
 
Ninja Gaiden - NES - USA.jpg|''[[Ninja Gaiden]]''
 
Ninja Gaiden - NES - USA.jpg|''[[Ninja Gaiden]]''
 
Tecmo Bowl - NES - USA.jpg|''[[Tecmo Bowl]]''
 
Tecmo Bowl - NES - USA.jpg|''[[Tecmo Bowl]]''
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===Documentation===
 
===Documentation===
 
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Tecmo - 1988 Ad.jpg|Ad from 1988 before ''Tecmo Baseball'' and ''Ninja Gaiden'' had their names finalized.
 
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Tecmo - Logo - 1986-1996.jpg|This was the original logo Tecmo used from 1986 even before they merged with the yacht company. The text was either white on red or red on black.
 
Tecmo - Logo - 1986-1996.jpg|This was the original logo Tecmo used from 1986 even before they merged with the yacht company. The text was either white on red or red on black.
Tecmo - Logo - 1996-2010.svg|In 1996, Tecmo switched to this squashed version of their logo.
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Tecmo - Logo - 1996-2010.svg|In 1996, Tecmo switched to this logo. It uses a heavier weight on the text and squashes the logo.
 
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Latest revision as of 22:27, 1 December 2019

Tecmo's last logo before closing.

Tecmo was a Japanese video game developer and publisher. Its history dates back to the 1960s with a sanitation company from 1964 slowly becoming an arcade game developer named Tekhan and then became Tecmo, and finally merging with a yacht company, of all things, in 1987 to better focus on home video game consoles. Throughout the company's life, Tecmo became famous for their Tecmo Sports series, Ninja Gaiden series, Monster Rancher series, and Dead or Alive series. In 2009, Tecmo merged with Koei to form Koei Tecmo, and, by 2010, the company was officially closed.

I can't remember which game of Tecmo's I first learned about, but it was either Ninja Gaiden, which my brother borrowed from a friend, Rygar, which I first saw in the The Official Nintendo Player's Guide, or Tecmo Bowl, which my step-brother had. Definitely, the first game when the name Tecmo stuck in my head was Tecmo Bowl and several people in my family were big fans of the game and its sequel. I pretty much only knew Tecmo because of their sports games, and I think I was even surprised when I learned that Ninja Gaiden was a Tecmo title.

One of the things I admire about Tecmo is that they, like Capcom, reworked their arcade titles before porting them so that they would play better on home consoles.

Games

Here are the games Tecmo published that are important to me.

Game Boy

NES

Media

Documentation

Logos

Links

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