Thoroughbred Breeder (series)

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Thoroughbred Breeder

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Cover art of Thoroughbred Breeder: Sekai Seiha-hen, the last game of the series
Genres Alternative sports (horse racing)
Developer(s) Hect
Publisher(s) Hect

Thoroughbred Breeder(サラブレッドブリーダー) is a series of Japan-exclusive horse racing video games developed and published by Hect.

Horse racing Equestrian sport

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Video game electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor

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Hect (ヘクト) or Hector was a Japanese video game developer and publisher. It was developing a game, Virtual Battle Ball for the Virtual Boy, eventually canceled.

This series of games allows players to simulate the life of a thoroughbred horse breeder and allows players to become very wealthy; if certain conditions are met in the game.[ citation needed ] Betting in addition to watching are the two modes usually permitted with games in this series.[ citation needed ]

Thoroughbred Horse breed developed for racing

The Thoroughbred is a horse breed best known for its use in horse racing. Although the word thoroughbred is sometimes used to refer to any breed of purebred horse, it technically refers only to the Thoroughbred breed. Thoroughbreds are considered "hot-blooded" horses that are known for their agility, speed, and spirit.

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A part of playing these games also involving feeding the animals, giving them water, buying them at low prices, and selling them when they reach peak prices at the market.[ citation needed ]

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Water chemical compound

Water is a transparent, tasteless, odorless, and nearly colorless chemical substance, which is the main constituent of Earth's streams, lakes, and oceans, and the fluids of most living organisms. It is vital for all known forms of life, even though it provides no calories or organic nutrients. Its chemical formula is H2O, meaning that each of its molecules contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms, connected by covalent bonds. Water is the name of the liquid state of H2O at standard ambient temperature and pressure. It forms precipitation in the form of rain and aerosols in the form of fog. Clouds are formed from suspended droplets of water and ice, its solid state. When finely divided, crystalline ice may precipitate in the form of snow. The gaseous state of water is steam or water vapor. Water moves continually through the water cycle of evaporation, transpiration (evapotranspiration), condensation, precipitation, and runoff, usually reaching the sea.

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Intro message from the first game of the series. Thoroughbred Breeder.jpg
Intro message from the first game of the series.

The following is a list of games released in the series. Three games were released for the Super Famicom while two others were released for the first-generation PlayStation. The music of the games were composed by Tsukasa Tawada.

Super Nintendo Entertainment System home video game console developed by Nintendo and first released in 1990 in Japan

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PlayStation gaming brand that consists of home video game consoles, a media center, an online service, handhelds and phones, as well as multiple magazines, created and owned by Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Video game music is the soundtrack that accompanies video games. Early video game music was once limited to simple melodies of early sound synthesizer technology. These limitations inspired the style of music known as chiptunes, which combines simple melodic styles with more complex patterns or traditional music styles, and became the most popular sound of the first video games.

Japanese TitleEnglish TitleSystemYear
サラブレッドブリーダー Thoroughbred Breeder Super Famicom 1993
サラブレッドブリーダーII Thoroughbred Breeder II Super Famicom 1994
サラブレッドブリーダーII プラス Thoroughbred Breeder II Plus PlayStation 1995
サラブレッドブリーダーIII Thoroughbred Breeder III Super Famicom 1996
サラブレッドブリーダー 世界制覇編 Thoroughbred Breeder: Sekai Seiha-hen PlayStation 1998

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