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Before being known as Rare, the company went by the name of Ultimate Play the Game. The company would make games from 1983 to 1988. Once changing their name to Rare, they made games for the Nintendo Entertainment System, being allowed to make as many games as they want due to Nintendo being impressed by their quality of games.

Games as Ultimate Play the Game

Title Genre System Developer Publisher Year of Release
Jetpac Shooter ZX Spectrum,

BBC Micro,

Commodore VIC-20

Tim and Chris Stamper Ultimate Play

the Game

1983
Pssst Action ZX Spectrum Tim and Chris Stamper Ultimate Play

the Game

1983
Trans

Am

Action ZX Spectrum Tim and Chris Stamper Ultimate Play 

the Game

1983
Cookie Platform ZX Spectrum Tim and Chris Stamper Ultimate Play 

the Game

1983
Lunar

Jetman

Shooter ZX Spectrum,

BBC Micro

Tim and Chris Stamper Ultimate Play 

the Game

1983
Atic Atac Action-Adventure ZX Spectrum,

BBC Micro

Tim and Chris Stamper Ultimate Play 

the Game

1983
Sabre Wulf Action-Adventure ZX Spectrum,

BBC Micro,

Commodore 64,

Amstrad SPC

Ultimate Play 

the Game

Ultimate Play 

the Game

1984
Gunfright Action-Adventure ZX Spectrum,

Amstrad SPC,

MSX

Ultimate Play 

the Game

U.S. Gold 1985
Underworlde Platform ZX Spectrum,

Commodore 64

Ultimate Play 

the Game

Ultimate Play 

the Game

1984 (ZX Spectrum)

1985 (Commodore 64,

Knight Lore Platform ZX Spectrum,

BBC Micro,

Amstrad CPC,MSX,

Famicom Disk System

Ultimate Play 

the Game

Ultimate Play 

the Game

1984
Alien 8 Action-Adventure ZX Spectrum,

BBC Micro,

Amstrad CPC,MSX

Tim and Chris

Stamper

Ultimate Play 

the Game

1985
Nightshade Action ZX Spectrum,

BBC Micro,

Amstrad CPC,MSX,

Commodore 64

Tim and Chris Stamper Ultimate Play 

the Game

1985

1986 (MSX)

Pentagram Action MSX,ZX Spectrum It is currently Unknown whether or not this actually had anything to do with members of Rare. Ultimate Play 

the Game

1986

Games as Rareware

Title Genre System Developer Publisher Year
Vs. Slalom Sports Nintendo Vs.

System

Rare Nintendo 1986
Slalom Sports Nintendo

Entertainment

System

Rare Nintendo 1987
Wizards &

Warriors

Platform Nintendo

Entertainment

System

Rare NA/EU: Acclaim Entertainment

JP: Jaleco

1987
R.C. Pro-Am Racing Nintendo

Entertainment

System

Rare Nintendo,Rare (NES) 1988 (NES)
Jeopardy! Game Show Nintendo

Entertainment

System

Rare GameTek 1988
Wheel of

Fortune

Game Show Nintendo

Entertainment

System

Rare GameTek 1988
Anticipation Game Show Nintendo

Entertainment

System

Rare Nintendo NA: 1988

JP: 1989

Sesame Street:

123

Edutainment Nintendo

Entertainment

System

Rare Hi Tech Expressions 1989
WWF

WrestleMania

Fighting Nintendo

Entertainment

System

Rare Acclaim

Entertainment

1989
John Elway's Quarterback Sports Nintendo

Entertainment

System

Rare Tradewest 1989
Marble Madness Platform

Racing

Nintendo

Entertainment

System (port)

Rare Milton Bradley 1989
World Games Sports Nintendo

Entertainment

System (port)

Rare Milton Bradley 1989
Taboo: The

Sixth Sense

Non-Game Nintendo

Entertainment

System

Rare Tradewest 1989
California Games Sports Nintendo Entertainment System (port) Rare Milton Bradley 1989
Cobra Triangle Action Nintendo Entertainment System Rare Nintendo 1989
Jordan vs. Bird: One on One Sports Nintendo Entertainment System Rare Milton Bradley 1989
Sesame Street: ABC Edutainment Nintendo Entertainment System Rare Hi Tech Expressions 1989
Who Framed Roger Rabbit Adventure Nintendo Entertainment System Rare LJN 1989
Jeopardy! Junior Edition Game Show Nintendo Entertainment System Rare GameTek 1989
Wheel of Fortune: Junior Edition Game Show Nintendo Entertainment System Rare GameTek 1989
Ironsword: Wizards and Warriors II Platform Nintendo Entertainment System Rare Acclaim Entertainment 1989
Silent Service Simulation Nintendo Entertainment System (port) Rare Ultra Games

Konami

1989
Wizards and Warriors X: The Fortress of Fear Platform Game Boy Rare Acclaim Entertainment 1990
Wheel of Fortune: Family Edition Game Show Nintendo Entertainment System Rare GameTek 1990
Double Dare Game Show Nintendo Entertainment System (port) Rare GameTek 1990
Pinbot Pinball Nintendo Entertainment System Rare Nintendo 1990
Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's Super Off Road Racing Nintendo Entertainment System (port) Rare Tradewest 1990
Jeopardy! 25th Anniversary Edition Game Show Nintendo Entertainment System Rare GameTek 1990
Cabal Action Nintendo Entertainment System (port) Rare Milton Bradley 1990
Captain Skyhawk Shooter Nintendo Entertainment System Rare NA: Milton BradleyEU: Rare NA: 1990

EU: 1994

The Amazing Spider-Man Beat'em Up Game Boy Rare NA: Acclaim EntertainmentLJN

EU: Nintendo

1990
Snake Rattle 'n' Roll Action Nintendo Entertainment System

Mega Drive

Rare Nintendo (NES)

Sega

(Mega Drive)

(NES)

NA: 1990

EU: 1991

(Mega Drive)

EU: 1993

NARC Shooter Nintendo Entertainment System (port) Rare Acclaim Entertainment 1990
Time Lord Action Nintendo Entertainment System Rare Milton Bradley NA: 1990

EU: 1991

Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship Action Nintendo Entertainment System, PlayChoice-10 Zippo Games

Rare

Tradewest (NES)

NA: 1990

EU: 1991

(PlayChoice-10)

1990

A Nightmare on Elm Street Platform Nintendo Entertainment System Rare LJN 1990
Super Glove Ball Action Nintendo Entertainment System Rare Mattel 1990
Arch Rivals: A Basket Brawl! Sports Nintendo Entertainment System (port) Rare Acclaim Entertainment 1990
WWF Wrestlemania Challenge Fighting Nintendo Entertainment System Rare Acclaim Entertainment NA: 1990

EU: 1991

Digger T. Rock: Legend of the Lost City Platform Nintendo Entertainment System Rare Milton Bradley NA: 1990

EU: 1991

WWF Superstars Fighting Game Boy Rare LJN

Acclaim Entertainment

1991
Beetlejuice Platform Nintendo Entertainment System Rare LJN

Acclaim Entertainment

1991
Sneaky Snakes Action Game Boy Rare Tradewest 1991
Battletoads Beat'em Up Nintendo Entertainment System, Amiga, Mega Drive, Game Gear, Amiga CD32 Rare,

Arc System Works (MD/GG),

Mindscape (AMI/ACD32)

TradewestJP: Masaya (NES/GB)

JP/EU: Sega (MD/GG)

EU: Mindscape (AMI/ACD32)

NA: 1991

EU: 1993

(AMI/ACD32)

EU: 1994

High Speed Pinball Nintendo Entertainment System Rare Tradewest NA: 1991

AU/EU: 1994

Pirates! Adventure Nintendo Entertainment System (port) Rare Ultra Games 1991
Super R.C. Pro-Am Racing Game Boy Rare Nintendo NA: 1991

EU: 1992

Sesame Street: ABC/123 Edutainment Nintendo Entertainment System (compilation) Rare Hi Tech Expressions 1991
Battletoads Beat'em Up Game Boy Rare NA: TradewestEU: Nintendo

JP: KCS

NA: 1991

EU: 1992

JP: 1994

Beetlejuice Platform Game Boy Rare Acclaim Entertainment

LJN

1992
Wizards and Warriors III: Kuros: Visions of Power Platform Nintendo Entertainment System Zippo Games

Rare

Acclaim Entertainment NA: 1992

EU: 1993

Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat Racing Nintendo Entertainment System (port) Rare Tradewest 1992
R.C. Pro-Am II Racing Nintendo Entertainment System Rare Tradewest 1992
Championship Pro-Am Racing Mega Drive Rare Tradewest 1992
Battletoads & Double Dragon Beat'em Up Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Mega Drive, Game Boy Rare NA:TradewestEU: Nintendo (NES)

Sony Imagesoft (SNES, GB)

NA: 1993

EU: 1994

(NES)

EU: 1993

Battletoads in Battlemaniacs Beat'em Up Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Syrox Developments Rare NA/EU: TradewestAU: Nintendo

JP: NCS

Brazil: Tec Toy (SMS)

NA/AU/EP: 1993

JP: 1994

(SMS)

1996

Battletoads in Ragnarok's World Beat'em Up Game Boy Rare Tradewest 1993
X the Ball Sports Arcade Rare Capcom 1993
Battletoads Beat'em Up Arcade Rare Electronic Arts 1994
Donkey Kong Country Platform Super Nintendo Entertainment System Rare Nintendo 1994
Killer Instinct Fighting Arcade, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy Rare Midway

Rare

Nintendo

(Arcade)

1994

(SNES/GB)

1995

Monster Max Platform Game Boy Rare Titus Software 1994
Donkey Kong Land Platform Game Boy Rare Nintendo 1995
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Platform Super Nintendo Entertainment System Rare Nintendo 1995
Killer Instinct 2 Fighting Arcade Rare Rare, Midway 1996
Ken Griffey Jr.'s Winning Run Sports Super Nintendo Entertainment System Rare Nintendo 1996
Donkey Kong Land 2 Platform Game Boy Rare Nintendo 1996
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Platform Super Nintendo Entertainment System Rare Nintendo 1996
Killer Instinct Gold Fighting Nintendo 64 Rare Nintendo NA: 1996

EU/AU: 1997

Blast Corps Action Nintendo 64 Rare Nintendo 1997
GoldenEye 007 Shooter Nintendo 64 Rare Nintendo 1997
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