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Son Son (Japan)

Son Son (c) 07/1984 Capcom.


Main CPU : M6809 (@ 2 Mhz)

Sound CPU : M6809 (@ 2 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) AY8910 (@ 1.5 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 240 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette Colors : 32

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 1


This was Capcom's second game and their first released in the United States.

Son Son is Capcom's tribute to a Chinese legend called 'Xiyou Ji', meaning 'Journey to the West', considered to be one of the four classic pieces of Chinese literature (and a fairly good read). The main character in Xiyou Ji is Sun Wukong, or, when you pronounce the words as if they were Japanese kanji, Son Gokuu (hence the name Son Son).

This game features one of the first game soundtracks composed by Tamayo Kawamoto, who made also other Capcom 80's BGM. She now works at Taito : she's a member of Zuntata, the popular (well, in Japan) Taito band where she plays keyboards.


1. Son Son (1984)

2. Son Son II (1989, NEC PC-Engine)


Music by : Tamayo Kawamoto, Ayako Mori


* Consoles :

Nintendo Famicom

Sony PlayStation (1998, "Capcom Generation 3")

Sega Saturn (1998, "Capcom Generation 3")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Capcom Classics Collection")

Microsoft XBOX (2005, "Capcom Classics Collection")

Sony PSP (2006, "Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded")