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A History of Korean Gaming

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씨에코 SIECO

Founded:

unknown

Status:

defunct (last known activity 1994)

Key People:

김여한 Kim Yeohan:
President

Website:

none


게임라인 Game Line

Founded:

1988

Status:

unknown (last activity 1997)

Key People:

unknown

Website:

none


SIECO published MSX and Mega Drive games from at least 1991. Two years later, the company started to put out a number of Master System games, mostly developed by Open, like Samgukji 3, Dallyeora Piguwang and the Jang Pung series. SIECO also produced a Famicom clone console in 1993, the Super Wonderboy, which had an integrated alarm clock to remind kids to take breaks, a result of the epilepsy hysteria of 19931.

The resulting decrease of console sales might also have been the reason for the company's gradual retreat from the games business, as two of its three branches were turned into mobile telecommunications stores in February 19942. Later that year, SIECO's properties were picked up by a company called Gameline, who also converted the games to the Mega Drive and released several multi game carts.


Games

Gangcheol Robocop - MSX, Master System (1992?)

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Robocop is the only Sieco game that is neither a known import nor has been referenced in connection with Open. Its origin remains unresolved, although the font for the status information is the same that's used in the Super Bioman games put out by Hello Soft and Segyero Electronics, so the games might share a common developer. The known dumped version, however, seems to be either broken or not properly emulated.

Quick Info:

Developer:

unknown

Publisher:

SIECO

Genre:

Action

Theme:

Cyberpunk


Robocop (Master System)

Robocop (Master System)

Robocop (Master System)


장풍 II (Jang Pung II) - Master System, Game Gear, Mega Drive (December 20, 1993)

Developed by Open and Published by SIECO, this game is covered on the Open profile.

Jang Pung 2 (Game Gear)


장풍 3 (Jang Pung 3) - Master System, Mega Drive (October 1994)

Developed by Open and Published by SIECO, this game is covered on the Open profile.

Jang Pung 3 (Master System)


三国志 III: 천하쟁패 (Samgukji III: Cheonha Jaengpae) - Master System, Mega Drive (1994)

Developed by Open and Published by Game Line, this game is covered on the Open profile.

Samgukji III (Master System)


References
1. SimFile News 8/24/1993
2. ET News 2/16/1994


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