Smilesoft (Japanese: スマイルソフト, Sumairusofuto) is a Japanese company that published RPGs and formed in 2000. They changed their name to Rocket Company in 2003, switching focus on what types of games they produced. All games that they released were Japan-exclusive.
The company's name is explained as having been derived from an acronym of Steady, Moral, Inventive, Lucky, Effort.
Keitai Denjuu Telefang (GBC)
Keitai Denjuu Telefang, often shortened to Telefang 1, was the first game that Smilesoft published, and was released on November 3, 2000. It is a monster turn-based RPG, with monsters called Denjuu. The two versions of it are Power and Speed version. Limited-edition versions of the game included a Game Boy peripheral called the Power Antenna, which was purely cosmetic and had no gameplay function.
It is also the most notable and popular of all the games Smilesoft has published, due to Chinese bootleggers releasing a bootlegged English version of it which had many glitches. It was released under the name of Pokémon Diamond and Jade, which led many to think it was a Pokémon ripoff, leaving bad impressions of the game.
Network Adventure Bugsite (GBC)
Network Adventure Bugsite was Smilesoft's second game, released a year after Telefang on November 2, 2001. Like Telefang, it was released in two versions, Alpha and Beta. Limited-edition versions of the game included a Game Boy peripheral called the Bug Sensor.
Keitai Denjuu Telefang 2 (GBA)
Keitai Denjuu Telefang 2, often shortened to Telefang 2, was a sequel to the first Telefang game. It was released April 26, 2002. Like the original, it had two versions, Power and Speed. This had many changes from the original, such as new Denjuu (as well as some Denjuu not returning), a major overhaul to graphics, an improved battle system with new move types, and a new protagonist. Limited-editions of the game included an updated version of the Power Antenna for Game Boy Advance.
GachaSta! Dino Device (GBA)
GachaSta! Dino Device was the last RPG published under the Smilesoft name. It was released July 26, 2002 in two versions, Red and Blue. A sequel was released by Rocket Company on December 5, 2003, but it appears to have been only loosely based on the original.
Digital Ehon (PS1)
On September 12, 2002, Smilesoft released a series of digital books for PlayStation.
- Digital Ehon Vol. 1
- Imadoki no Momotarou (PS1)
- Digital Ehon Vol. 2
- Imadoki no Kaguya Hime (PS1)
- Digital Ehon Vol. 3
- Imadoki no Sarukani (PS1)
- Digital Ehon Vol. 4
- Imadoki no Hanasaka Jiisan (PS1)
- Digital Ehon Vol. 5
- Imadoki no Urashi Matarou (PS1)