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HAL Laboratory
HAL Laboratory's company logo.
Founded February 21, 1980
Located Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

HAL Laboratory, Inc. (株式会社ハル研究所 Kabushikigaisha Haru Kenkyūjo) is a Japanese video game developer that was founded on February 21, 1980. Its name comes from the HAL 9000 computer in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The company is most famous for its character Kirby, the protagonist of the eponymous game series, as well as the Super Smash Bros. series. It is a second-party development studio of Nintendo.

HAL Laboratory started off making games for the MSX system during the early '80s, some of their games since the 1986 Famicom Disk System game Gall Force (based on the anime series of the same name) have been released also on Nintendo systems.

In many of its games during the early to mid-'90s it used the name HALKEN (derived from their literal Japanese name "HAL KENkyūjo") as well as HAL Laboratory. Some of its early titles were also released as HAL America, a North American subsidiary of the company.

The current president of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, was a former president of HAL. Other important figures include Masahiro Sakurai, who created the Kirby character and the Super Smash Bros. franchise and now leads his own company Sora Ltd..


List of games

Apple II

  • Taxman


  • Balance
  • Butamaru Pants
  • Cue Star
  • Dragon Attack
  • Dunk Shot
  • Eggerland Mystery
  • Eggerland 2
  • Fruit Search
  • Gall Force
  • Heavy Boxing
  • Hole in One
  • Hole in One Professional
  • Inside the Karamaru
  • Inspecteur Z
  • Mr. Chin
  • Pachipro Densetsu
  • Picture Puzzle
  • Roller Ball
  • Space Maze Attack
  • Space Trouble
  • Step Up
  • Super Billiards
  • Super Snake
  • Swimming Tango
  • Tetsuman
  • The Roving Planet Styllus


  • Hole in One Special
  • Zukkoke Yajikita Onmitsudoutyuu
  • Mr. Ninja - Ashura's Chapter



  • Alcahest
  • Arcana
  • Earthbound
  • Hal's Hole in One
  • Hyperzone
  • Kirby no Kirakira Kizzu
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Kirby's Dream Course
  • Kirby's Dream Land 3
  • NCAA Basketball aka Super Dunk Shot (in Japan) World League Basketball (in Europe). (may have been developed or translated by Sculptured Software. It is unclear which role each company had. The company has the Japanese version of the game listed in its website, however their role is unclear.
  • SimCity 2000
  • Vegas Stakes
  • Metal Slader Glory: Director's cut

Nintendo 64


Game Boy

Game Boy Color

  • Pinball: Revenge of the Gator

Game Boy Advance

  • Battland
  • Kirby & the Amazing Mirror
  • Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
  • Luna Blaze
  • Mother 3

Nintendo DS



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  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

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