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Don Doko Don (World)


Don Doko Don (c) 07/1989 Taito.


A platform game where you play a bearded dwarf with a mallet as your only weapon. Very abstract colors, talking trees, cute graphics and sounds. The object is to defeat all the enemies and advance to the next round which reveals more and different enemies.


- TECHNICAL -


Taito F2 Expanded hardware

Board Number : M4300131A

Prom Stickers : B95


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 4096


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


- TRIVIA -


Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Don Doko Don - PCCB-00008) on 21/10/1989.


- UPDATES -


The US version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.


- TIPS AND TRICKS -


* Teddy Bear cheat : in the demo mode during the attract mode (not the tutorial), press 3 times the attack button and a cute picture of a bear will appear in the left bottom of the screen.


- SERIES -


1. Don Doko Don (1989)

2. Don Doko Don 2 (1992, Nintendo NES)


- STAFF -


Producers : Seiji Kawakami, T. Matumoto, H. Sakoh

Software : Kazutomo Ishida, Masaya Kinoshita

Characters : Seiji Kawakami, Yukiwo Ishikawa, Yukio Abe (Y. Abechan), Minori Ishino, Kazuhiro Numata, Kohzoh Igarashi, Tetsuya Shinoda, V.A.P.

Sound (Zuntata) : Masahiko Takagi, Yasuko Yamada

Hardware : K. Fugimoto, Who Manchu

Designers : Hiroyasu Nagai, V.A.P.


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

NEC PC-Engine (1990)

Nintendo Famicom (1990)

Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Taito Memories Vol. 1")

Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Taito Legends 2")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Taito Legends 2")


* Computers :

PC [CD-ROM] (2006, "Taito Legends 2")