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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2020 2:56 p.m. PST

"Tsukuda Hobby made their first real venture into wargaming in 1981 when the company acquired the license for Mobile Suit Gundam. At the time, the animated space opera was a huge hit in Japan. And no wonder! It's about huge freakin' robots fighting each other in space. How could you go wrong with a premise like that?!

The success of the first two Gundam-based wargames, Jabro (which dealt with ground combat) and Fortress (which focused on space battles) spurred the company to venture further into their existing licenses and make games that dealt with other topics. Star Wars: Death Star and Star Trek: The Invasion of the Klingon Empire were published in 1982. I'm not sure if any of these games were good or not but they were successful enough to spur Tsukuda to keep releasing similar gaming products throughout the 1980s…"



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Chuckaroobob22 Jul 2020 6:22 p.m. PST

Hard to believe I have never heard of these games before. Might have to look them up!

Garand22 Jul 2020 8:32 p.m. PST

I never knew Tsukuda did gaming materials.

I think one major reason the Trek game was never translated is because FASA had the license in the US at the time. That & the FASA game was a bit better realized than the Tsukuda game sounds like.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jul 2020 12:07 p.m. PST

Best of luck my friend! (smile)


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