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Founded 1970
Closed 1995
Headquarters Midtown Manhattan, New York City, USA
Other Names LJN Toys, Ltd.
Flying Edge
Arena Entertainment

LJN was an American video game company and toy company. They are known for their several poor-quality video games. The company was founded by Jack Friedman, whose previous boss was named Norman J. Lewis. His initials backwards are the result of the company name.

The biggest misconception about LJN is that they developed the video games they published. In reality, LJN only published the games, and outsourced their development to companies such as Atlus, Bits Studios, Rare, Software Creations, Westone, and some other game developers.

When LJN published games on Sega consoles, they would use the company name Flying Edge. In some cases, they would use the name Arena Entertainment (i.e. T2: The Arcade Game, Alien 3). LJN was later bought and dissolved by Acclaim, and their last game was a Dreamcast game titled Spirit of Speed.

Prior to Acclaim's acquisition in 1990, LJN prohibited the use of putting game credits or the high score entry screen.


Audio Personnel

(Note: Since LJN was not a game developer and outsourced games, the composers will be listed with their companies listed.)



Beam Software

Bits Studios

Eastridge Technology

Gray Matter


Realtime Associates

Sculptured Software

Software Creations

Western Technologies


Iguana Entertainment

Rocket Science Productions