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Brazil International Corporation
八齊實業有限公司​
BIC logo
BIC logo.
Origin Taipei, Taiwan
Years 1986-Present(?)[1]
Consoles Famicom, NES
Aliases BIC, COBIC
Published games by Codemasters, Western Technologies, Gamtec Corp.
Related companies Realtec, NTD (Brazil), Tiger Electronics[2]
Brazil International Corporation (八齊實業有限公司), also sometimes referred to as Brazil Industrial Corporation and often just as BIC is an electronic company that acted both as a supplier of components and a publisher in the early 90s. They notably released most of the Codemasters titles as Famicom cartridges. They also worked closely with Camerica.

Background Edit

BIC seems to have started releasing the Codemasters games as Famicom cartridges around the same time as Camerica. To this day, it's unclear if BIC really had licensed those titles at all. According to the Oliver Twins, who worked for Codemasters around this period, Codemasters had never delivered an authorization to retail the games on 60-pin Famicom cartridges[3]. Since the European releases of the Codemasters games were not manufactured by BIC, there's a possibility that Camerica and BIC signed a deal without Codemasters knowing.

Games Edit

Explicit BIC credits Edit

These titles were all released at least once with a cover that features the BIC logo.

  • Bee 52
  • Big Nose Freaks Out
  • Big Nose The Caveman
  • Dizzy The Adventurer
  • Firehawk
  • Linus Spacehead's Cosmic Crusade
  • M.I.G. 29 Soviet Fighter
  • Micro Machines
  • Stunt Kids (Only through Tiger Electronics?)
  • The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy
  • The Ultimate Stuntman
  • Videomation (Western Technologies)

BIC cases Edit

These games do not feature the BIC logo on the cover but were retailed with BIC cartridges shells.

Trivia Edit

  • The manager of BIC and Realtec claim to have developed the original NES Game Genie with a team of engineers in Taiwan[4]. This contradicts Codemasters' statements of having created the original Game Genie.

References Edit

  1. Company registration
  2. They don't seem related to the US company of the same name, but use the same logo.
  3. Interview with the Oliver Twins, 2016
  4. Interview with Dragon Chen, manager of BIC
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