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Romset and name:
dondokod Don Doko Don (World)
Manufacturer:
Taito Corporation Japan
Year:
Genre:
Platform
Category:
Platform / Run Jump
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 concurrents)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
80 to 90 (Very Good)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
320x224@60 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Motorola MC68000, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
Speaker, YM2610 OPNB
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.37b5 (0.41) released on jul-27 2000
Last release:
Mame 0.218 released on feb-02 2020
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 31 years ago:

    Don Doko Don © 1989 Taito Corporation.

    Don Doko Don is 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
    Runs on the "Taito F2 System" hardware. It used a graphics extension on the board, the so called Taito F2 Expanded System.

    Board Number: M4300131A
    Prom Stickers: B95

    Screen Orientation: Horizontal

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-Way Joystick
    Buttons: 2
    → Attack with mallet, Jump

    TRIVIA
    Don Doko Don was released in July 1989.

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

    UPDATES
    The US version has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    • Items list:
    Power Drink (red): Increase your level by 1 one
    Maxim Drink: Increase your level to maximum
    Medicine (blue): Increase speed when holding an enemy
    Book of Death (black): Eliminate all on-screen enemies
    Book of Smash (brown): Smash all on-screen enemies
    Death Hammer (grey): Can defeat an enemy with a single strike
    Flying Hammer (blue): This hammer can be thrown
    Fruit: Bonus points
    Poison Apple: Decrease your level by one
    Key: Open the door to a bonus or hidden stage

    • 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.
    • Secret Room and Bonus Game:
    If you hit the bottom of the first level, you will get key to go to Secret Room.
    In Level 5, hit the bottom of the Right screen and you will get key to go to bonus game.

    • Stage Select: like other Taito games, Don Doko don has a stage select feature.
    1) During the boot, push the 'service button.'
    2) 'Service switch error' screen appears, push START three times and then, push the service switch button.

    • True Ending: If you get all the secret keys, you are able to answer secret stage in first stage. So, it means you will process from after 50 stages. And, finally you have to defect the final stage boss (100th stage), you can see the true ending!

    SERIES
    • Don Doko Don (1989)
    • Don Doko Don 2 (1992, Nintendo NES)

    STAFF
    Developed by the Taito team: Kumagaya Laboratory

    Producers: Seiji Kawakami, T. Matumoto, Hiroyuki Sakou (Hiroyuki Sakoh)
    Software: Kazutomo Ishida, Masaya Kinoshita
    Characters: Seiji Kawakami, Yukiwo Ishikawa (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

    Special Thanks: Masaki Ogata, Kumagaya Project

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    [JP] Nintendo Famicom (mar.9, 1990) "Don Doko Don [Model TFC-DD-5900]"
    [JP] NEC PC-Engine (may.31, 1990) "Don Doko Don [Model TP02010]"
    [JP] Sony PS2 (jul.28, 2005) "Taito Memories Joukan [Model SLPM-66057]"
    Sony PlayStation 2 [AU] (mar.30, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
    [EU] Microsoft XBOX (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"
    [EU] Sony PS2 (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
    [US] Sony PS2 (may.16, 2007) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLUS-21349]"

    • COMPUTERS:
    [EU] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"
    [US] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (jul.10, 2007) "Taito Legends 2"

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