Bits Laboratory

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Bits Laboratory
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Founded December 24, 1985
Headquarters Japan
Other Names Workss
This page is for the Japanese game developer. For the British game developer, see Bits Studios.

Bits Laboratory (ビッツ・ラボラトリー Bittsu Raboratorii) was a Japanese game developer formerly known as Workss (ワークス). They are probably best known for Ghostbusters (NES), which has been highly criticized for its poor gameplay. They also developed the NES version of King's Knight, which was also poorly received by critics.

The company continued to improve the quality of their games over time, but most of them only saw release in Japan. They also worked with Square Enix on a few titles, including Hanjuku Hero.


Music Development


The first driver was programmed by Yoshiaki Tsuruoka and was used in their four earliest games; Ghostbusters, Kiki Kaikai: Doutou Hen, King's Knight, and Magma Project Hacker. It is unknown how the music was written, but it was probably written in 6502 assembly, like most other sound drivers on the NES at the time.

Later, Hiroshi Nakamura provided his sound engine to the company, and T's Music usually composed the music for their titles.

Audio Personnel