DataEast,Technos,Takara,Media Vision, Media Culture, Acclaim, or Sunsoft....
Random companies I remembered as a kid.
DataEast was ok... Technos was amazing (Double Dragon, River City Ransom) and are one of my favorite NES devs. Takara was ok if I remember correctly (Samurai Shodown). Acclaim mostly sucked due to horrible licensed games and bad arcade ports, but they were a publisher, not a developer primarily. They published the NES ports of Double Dragon 1-3. Sunsoft made Batman, which is a great game. They also made some seriously awesome music with the NES sound chip. Sunsoft, Konami, and Capcom were the absolute best at NES music.
Strangely, I'm not familiar with the others you mentioned.
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Squaresoft. From the day of the merger SQ has been a halfassed company that cannot manage their projects with idiot announcements for games barely in concept art fase, selling a featureless game that seems like it never came out of the alpha fase with FF14 and games that are steps back within the rest of the series like FF13.
"I mentioned earlier that I liked it... the music and the parts where you fought Jason freaked me out when I was a kid. "
I didn't see that. Good to see a fellow fan. Lol, yeah I remember playing that game over a few summer nights really late when I was a kid. I hated where you'd walk in the cabin and see Jason's health bar in the corner. And just move room to room while holding your breath like it would scare you less when he jumped out. Or when you'd be walking outside and the screen stopped scrolling. I consider that the original survivor horror game, not just with the theme, but all the way down to game mechanics. You had that small number of counselors and that was it. Mark and Crissy FTW! But somehow I'd always manage to get them all killed just be left with the fat slow kid.
Loved that game. And it was probably the least "crazy" LJN games. The Nightmare on Elm Street game was terrible in comparison.