Jupiter Corporation (motto “Let's Play! Let's Smile!”) is a video game and hardware company, probably best known in terms of Nintendo for its "Picross" (nonogram) puzzle games. The company has also sometimes cooperated with Creatures, Inc., in addition to being attributed to a few Pokémon games and the Game Boy Camera. Its main branch in Kyoto but it has a secondary branch in Tokyo.
Jupiter is also known for its work on Nintendo accessories and their Magic Craft origami series, which also included the Pokémon series and Kirby series (Pokémon Craft and Kirby Craft) and other third-party intellectual properties. Pokémon Craft was also advertised via the defunct Satellaview satellite-modem service for Super Famicom.
Games published by Nintendo
- Tamori no Picross (Satellaview)
- Satella de Picross (Satellaview)
- Mario's Super Picross
- Picross NP Vol. 1
- Picross NP Vol. 2
- Picross NP Vol. 3
- Picross NP Vol. 4
- Picross NP Vol. 5
- Picross NP Vol. 6
- Picross NP Vol. 7
- Picross NP Vol. 8
- Mini 4WD: Let's & Go!! Power WGP2
Game Boy Color
Game Boy Advance
- Little Charo Travels in English!
- Personal Trainer: Math
- Picross DS
- Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals
- Club Nintendo Picross
- Club Nintendo Picross Plus
- My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
- Pokémon Pinball mini
- Pokémon Puzzle Collection
- Pokémon Puzzle Collection Vol. 2
- Pokémon Race mini
- Togepi's Great Adventure
- Pokémon Breeder mini
- Their first game was a May 1994 quiz game called Kooky's Quiz Carnival (Japanese: クーキーのクイズカーニバル), also known as Cookie's Quiz Carnival or simply as Quiz Carnival, exclusively for Mac and published by Shinsei. In September 1995, it received a sequel published by the same company known as Quiz Carnival 2 -Meguriai Version- (Chance Meeting Version) (クイズカーニバル２～めぐりあい編～), making it another one of Jupiter's unique series before Picross. One of the quiz genres in Kooky's Quiz Carnival is video game and manga trivia, of which some of the questions are about Nintendo games like the Fire Emblem series.
- Another early game by Jupiter before they started making nonogram puzzles is Yuubin Chokin Game Jipangu Travelers (郵便貯金ゲーム ジパング・トラベラーズ) published by Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications Savings Bureau on April 1997. It is a sugoroku game and was only released in about 300 households for an experimental fiber optic on-demand service for subscribers at Kansai Science City.