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Intelligent Systems Co., Ltd.
Intelligent Systems Co., Ltd.'s company logo.
Founder(s)Toru Narihiro

Intelligent Systems Co., Ltd. is a Japanese video game developer closely affiliated with Nintendo and best known for developing the Fire Emblem, Paper Mario, WarioWare, and Famicom Wars series.


Intelligent Systems started out in the video game industry when programmer Toru Narihiro was hired by Nintendo to port Famicom Disk System software to the standard ROM-cartridge format that was being used outside Japan on the NES. Similarly to the origins of HAL Laboratory, the team soon became an auxiliary program unit for Nintendo that provided system tools and hired people to program, fix, or port Nintendo-developed software. Much of the team's original work consists of minor contributions to larger games developed by Nintendo R&D1 and Nintendo EAD.

Narihiro programmed his first video games, Famicom Wars and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, towards the end of the Famicom's life cycle, although the game design, graphic design, and music was provided by the Nintendo R&D1 team. Because of Narihiro's success, Intelligent Systems began to hire graphic designers, programmers, and musicians to extend the company from an auxiliary–tool developer to a game development group. The company continued to develop new entries in the Famicom Wars and Fire Emblem franchises.


Year Title Platform(s)
1983 Mario Bros. Nintendo Entertainment System
1984 Tennis
Wild Gunman
Duck Hunt
Hogan's Alley
Donkey Kong 3
Devil World
1985 Soccer
Wrecking Crew
1986 Tennis Family Computer Disk System
1988 Famicom Wars Family Computer
Kaette Kita Mario Bros. Family Computer Disk System
Wrecking Crew
1989 Alleyway Game Boy
1990 Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Family Computer
1991 SimCity Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Game Boy Wars Game Boy
1992 Super Scope 6 Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Fire Emblem Gaiden Family Computer
Mario Paint Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru Game Boy
Battle Clash Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1993 Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge
1994 Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem Super Famicom
Super Metroid Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1995 Galactic Pinball Virtual Boy
Panel de Pon Super Famicom
1996 Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Tetris Attack Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1998 Super Famicom Wars Super Famicom
1999 Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
2000 Trade & Battle: Card Hero Game Boy Color
Paper Mario Nintendo 64
Pokémon Puzzle Challenge Game Boy Color
2001 Advance Wars Game Boy Advance
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
2002 Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest GameCube
Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade Game Boy Advance
2003 Nintendo Puzzle Collection GameCube
Fire Emblem Game Boy Advance
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Games! GameCube
2004 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Game Boy Advance
WarioWare: Twisted!
WarioWare: Touched! Nintendo DS
2005 Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance GameCube
Advance Wars: Dual Strike Nintendo DS
2006 WarioWare: Smooth Moves Wii
2007 Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Super Paper Mario
Planet Puzzle League Nintendo DS
Face Training
Kousoku Card Battle: Card Hero
2008 Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii
WarioWare: Snapped! Nintendo DS
2009 WarioWare D.I.Y.
WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase Wii
Dragon Quest Wars Nintendo DS
Eco Shooter: Plant 530 Wii
Nintendo DSi Instrument Tuner Nintendo DSi
Nintendo DSi Metronome
Dictionary 6 in 1 with Camera Function
Link 'n' Launch
2010 Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem Nintendo DS
Face Training
2011 Pushmo Nintendo 3DS
2012 Fire Emblem Awakening
Paper Mario: Sticker Star
2013 Game & Wario Wii U
Daigasso! Band Brothers P Nintendo 3DS
2014 Pushmo World Wii U
2015 Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Nintendo 3DS
Fire Emblem Fates
2016 Paper Mario: Color Splash Wii U
2017 Fire Emblem Heroes iOS, Android
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Nintendo 3DS
2018 WarioWare Gold
2019 Fire Emblem: Three Houses Nintendo Switch