Advance Communication Company

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Advance Communication Company
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Founded ca. 1988
Closed ca. 1993
Headquarters Japan
Other Names ACC

Advance Communication Company (アドバンス コミュニケーション Adobansu Komyunikeeshon, also known as just Advance Communication) was a Japanese game developer which was founded by Takahisa Takezaki. The company developed a good deal of games mostly on the Nintendo Entertainment System. They are known for developing games that had been received poorly by critics, including Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (NES) and Keith Courage in Alpha Zones (TG16) (action games). However, ACC has also developed several titles received favorably by critics such as the NES and SNES adaptations of the Ys and Sansara Naga series (RPG games). However, most of these games only ever saw release in Japan. The company also ported games to consoles, such as Last Armageddon, Ys, and Tiger Road. In addition, the company was also known for having developers contract them for sound (titles such as Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf (TG16) and Oishinbo (FC)). They would usually work with publishers Toho and Victor Musical Industries.

The company developed games for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and TurboGrafx-16. They also did sound for one Mega Drive title, and developed one game for the MSX2 and Game Boy. It is possible the company may have developed more titles on some of these consoles, but since their name doesn't appear in-game, and most of these games lack the polish of staff credits, it's hard to confirm. Sometimes, they are credited in the instruction manuals as their abbreviated name.

In addition, some of their games that have credits, give credit to composers who only received credit once or twice, so it's hard to know if said composers were contractors, or in-house.

Advance Communication developed their last known game in 1993 and closed their doors at an unknown date. Some ACC staff would leave to work at AIM.

Games

Music Development

NES

In Moeru! Oniisan, Sound Routine No. 4 is credited. This is most likely what the composers used. They either wrote the music in Music Macro Language or assembly. The code for the driver is based on the code used in Yoshiaki Inose's sound driver.

Audio Personnel

The following composers worked at Advance Communication Company:

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