DoDonPachi Dai-Ou-Jou

The Arcade Video Game by Cave Co., Ltd.

DoDonPachi Dai-Ou-Jou screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

DoDonPachi Dai-Ou-Jou © 2002 Cave.

This is a fight between the human race and the machines. To defeat the machines the humans sent 'Elemental Dolls' piloting ships to aid them in their fight.


IGS PGM hardware

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 20 Mhz), Zilog Z80 (@ 8.468 Mhz)
Sound Chips : ICS2115 (@ 8.468 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way Joystick
Buttons : 3
=> [A] Shoot, [B] Bomb, [C] Full Auto


Developed/Produced by Cave and Sales by AMI (Amusement Marketing International).

Released in April 2002.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Angry Chief Hornet : Peaceful Death'.

The game is known outside Japan as "DoDonPachi 3" (Literally :Angry Chief Hornet 3).

It is rumored that only 5 players have cleared both loops of the game, 12 months after it's arcade release.

Shortly after DoDonPachi Dai-Ou-Jou, Cave released a special fan-edition of the same game. It is called "DoDonPachi Dai-Ou-Jou [Black Label]".

Cave released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (DoDonPachi Dai-Ou-Jou / Ketsui - Kizuna Jigoku Tachi - Original Sound Track - CVST-0000) on 06/06/2003.


• Hits : When an enemy is killed, if the player kills another one in a short, specified time, the kill count will increase by one.

• Hyper item : When collected, it gives your ship an added burst of fire-power which can be used when shooting a beam, and will last as long as your ship does, but it doesn't absorb bullets, meaning you remain vulnerable. Technically, it does let you absorb bullets for a few seconds by holding down the bomb button. This can only be done once during a hyper and allows you to escape from a tight corner if there are too many projectiles coming your way.


1. DonPachi (1995)
2. DoDonPachi (1997)
3. Bee Storm - DoDonPachi II (2001)
4. DoDonPachi Dai-Ou-Jou (2002)
5. DoDonPachi Dai-Fukkatsu (2008)
6. DoDonPachi Saidaioujou (2012)
7. DoDonPachi Maximum (2012) [Apple App Store]


Producer: Kenichi Takano
Director: Tsuneki Ikeda
Programmer: Takashi Ichimura
Chief Designer: Akira Wakabayashi
Character Designer: Shohei Satoh
Mechanic Designer: Akira Wakabayashi, Kengo Arai, Hiroyuki Tanaka
Background Designer: Hiroyuki Tanaka, Shohei Satoh
Music Producer: Shohei Satoh
Music Composer: Manabu Namiki (Santaruru)
King of Debugger: Satoshi Kouyama
Super Adviser: Junya Inoue
Special Assist: Toshiaki Tomizawa, Yasushi Imai



Sony PlayStation 2 (apr.10, 2003; "DoDonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou [Model SLPS-25233]")

Game's ROM.
Game's screenshots.
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