Released in November 1993 in Japan.
The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Ultimate Task Force Dadandarn'.
This game is known outside of Japan as "Monster Maulers".
The Kyuukyoku Sentai Dadandarn main theme song can be heard in the first fight of the game (see Updates section for more info). The white text at the bottom of the screen at the beginning of the first fight tells the name of the song and singer. The name of the song is "Tatakae! Dadandarn" ("Fight! Dadandarn") - Sung by Shimon Masato.
Kyuukyoku Sentai Dadandarn reflects a Japanese tradition of TV series featuring teams of brightly-suited martial artists called Super Sentai, 'sentai' meaning 'task force' or 'squad'. The titles usually follow the formula : two kanji + 'sentai' + silly 'Engrish', which Dadandarn follows to the letter. The best known of these series in the West is 'Kyouryuu Sentai Zyuuranger', which was made into the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.
This game can be seen being played in the second episode of the Japanese TV show "Ninja Sentai KakuRanger", which is part of the Super Sentai series explained above.
The bosses Brainy, Red Dragon and Moai Head are originally enemies and bosses from the "Gradius
" series, also by Konami.
King Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Kyukyoku Sentai Dadandarn - KICA-7627) on 01/01/1994.