|Type||Subsidiary of Nintendo|
|Founded||February 21, 1980|
|Headquarters||Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan|
HAL Laboratory, Inc. is a subsidiary of Nintendo that is well-known for creating and developing the Kirby and Super Smash Bros. series of video games. They are also known to help develop the EarthBound series, Mother 2 onward. The company's name comes from the HAL 9000 computer from the movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey.
HAL Laboratory started off making games for the MSX system and the Commodore VIC-20. During the early 1980s, some of their games since the 1986 Family Computer Disk System game Gall Force: Eternal Story (based on the anime film 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.
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|Hole in One||MSX|
|Hole in One Professional||MSX|
|Inside the Karamaru||MSX|
|Space Maze Attack||MSX|
|The Roving Planet Styllus||MSX|
|Hole in One Special||MSX2|
|Zukkoke Yajikita Onmitsudoutyuu||MSX2|
|Mr. Ninja - Ashura's Chapter||MSX2|
|Eggerland: Souzouhe no Tabidachi||FDS|
|[[Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally||FDS|
|Gall Force: Eternal Story||FDS|
|Metal Slader Glory||FDS|