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The logo to Banpresto, a Japanese video game and toy maker.
Founded April 1977
Defunct March 31, 2008
First Super Mario game Mario World[1]
Latest Super Mario game Dokidoki Mario Chance![2]
Current president Shuichiro Nishiya

Banpresto Co., Ltd. was a Japanese video game developer, toy manufacturer, and amusement park operator. Founded in 1977 as Hoei International Co., Ltd, it was renamed to Coreland Technology in 1982 and became a contractor company for other developers, such as Sega. Bandai majority-acquired the company in 1989 and renamed it Banpresto, becoming Bandai's arcade division and focusing heavily on character licenses such as Gundam and Sailor Moon. Banpresto is best known for creating the Super Robot Wars series of tactical RPGs. In 2006, Banpresto became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings, and in 2008 it was folded into Bandai Namco Entertainment (then Namco Bandai Games). Banpresto's toy and merchandiser game divisions was spun-off into a separate company of the same name, which produced model figures and toys for mechanical prize-winning machines. In 2019, it was folded into Bandai Spirits, with Banpresto now being used as a brand for Bandai's arcade game prizes.

Banpresto created a variety of arcade games based on the Super Mario franchise, some including Terebi Denwa: Super Mario World (1992), Būbū Mario (1993), Mario Undōkai (1993), and Super Mario Attack (1996), some of which were redemption games targeted towards children. The company has also produced a wide variety of Super Mario toys, apparel, household goods and plushes, most of which were produced for Japanese UFO catchers and other merchandiser machines. Some of these toys were released outside Japan by other companies, such as PopCo Entertainment.

Super Mario games[edit]

Title Year released Console
Mario World 1991 Arcade
Terebi Denwa: Super Mario World 1992 Arcade
Super Mario World Popcorn[3] 1992 Arcade
Pika Pika Mario[4][5] 1992 Arcade
Janken Fukubiki: Super Mario World[6][7] 1992 Arcade
Guru Guru Mario[8] 199? Arcade
Koopa Taiji[9][10] 1993 Arcade
Būbū Mario 1993 Arcade
Mario Undōkai 1993 Arcade
Super Mario Kart: Doki Doki Race[11] 1994 Arcade
Super Mario Attack 1996 Arcade
Dokidoki Mario Chance! 2003 Arcade

Super Mario plushies[edit]

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Super Mario World sets[edit]



1993 Super Mario World Christmas set[edit]

1993 Super Mario Kart set[edit]

1993 Super Mario All-Stars set[edit]

1994 Taffeta Super Mario World set[edit]

1995 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island set[edit]

1996 Taffeta hammer set[edit]

1996 Super Mario 64 set[edit]

1999 Mario Party set[edit]

Super Mario keychains[edit]

1995 Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars set[edit]

Super Mario figurines[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 株式会社バンプレスト
Kabushiki-gaisha Banpuresuto
Banpresto Co.


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