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Sandlot (Japanese: 株式会社サンドロット, Hepburn: Kabushiki Gaisha Sandorotto) is a Japanese video game developer that is known for its very unusual and inventive control and gameplay mechanics. The company was founded in March 2001 and is composed of former employees from Human Entertainment.[2][3]

Sandlot Co., Ltd.
Native name
株式会社サンドロット
Kabushiki Gaisha Sandorotto
Public
IndustryVideo game industry
FoundedMarch 12, 2001[1]
HeadquartersSuginami, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Shiro Kuroda (CEO)
Products
Number of employees
25[1]
Websitesandlot.jp

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Games developedEdit

PlayStationEdit

1999

PlayStation 2Edit

2001

2002

2003

  • Simple 2000 series Vol. 31: The Chikyū Bōeigun (Earth Defense Force) Published by D3 Publisher, known in Europe as Monster Attack

2004

2005

  • Remote Control Dandy SF[b] Published by Konami only in Japan

Nintendo DSEdit

2006

  • Chōsōjū Mecha MG[c] is a mecha video game published by Nintendo only in Japan. Popular Japanese singer and voice actor Ichirou Mizuki sung its song heard in the game's Japanese television commercials and trailer.
The player uses the stylus to manipulate a Marionation Gear (MG) on the battlefield. MGs are giant mechas that have been developed from marionettes. The touch screen shows a control panel which varies depending on which MG the player is operating. Actions are performed using the touch screen. They include shooting, jumping, swinging a mecha's arm or close-range weapon, changing form, shooting projectiles, etc. There are more than 100 mechas, some of which are able to transform from a vehicle form to a robot form and vice versa, similar to piloted robots from many Japanese television shows.
The gameplay of Chōsōjū Mecha MG is split into a series of over 120 missions, which can range from defeating enemy robots to winning first place in a race. Outside of battle, MGs can be purchased from various shops, and equipped with status boosting items.
In the 2008 crossover fighting game, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, 3 Marionation Gears, which are the Warrior Mech Gauss, HM Mech Rosa, and Musketeer Daltania, appear as trophies and stickers. The Beetle-like MG, Ningyou Kouchuu Viigaru, appears only as a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. A remix titled "Marionation Gear" plays on a stage called Norfair, which is an area from the Metroid series, in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. "Marionation Gear" returns in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U on the same stage. Gauss also appears as a spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, with the song "Marionation Gear" returning as well, but this time it can only be played in stages not associated to any fighter.

Xbox 360Edit

2006

2013

WiiEdit

2010

PlayStation PortableEdit

2011

PlayStation VitaEdit

2012

2014

PlayStation 3Edit

2013

PlayStation 4Edit

2015

2017

Microsoft WindowsEdit

2016

2019

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Japanese: リモートコントロールダンディ Hepburn: Rimōto Kontorōru Dandi?
  2. ^ Japanese: リモートコントロールダンディSF Hepburn: Rimōto Kontorōru Dandi SF?
  3. ^ Japanese: 超操縦メカ MG?, roughly translated as "Super Control Robot MG"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "SANDLOT" (in Japanese). Sandlot. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  2. ^ Lafferty, Michael (2002-05-30). "R.A.D. pits giant robots in a clash for supremacy in a crowded urban setting". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-06-26. Retrieved 2008-07-01.
  3. ^ ferricide (December 5, 2006). "COLUMN: 'Roboto-chan!': An ode to Sandlot". GameSetWatch. Retrieved 2008-10-22.

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