Mr. Goemon

The Arcade Video Game by Konami Industry Co., Ltd. See Timeline

Mr. Goemon screenshot


[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Mr. Goemon © 1986 Konami.


Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
Sound Chips : SN76496 (@ 1.536 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 240 x 224 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 32

Players : 2
Control : 4-way joystick
Buttons : 2


Released in May 1986.

Goemon is based on Ishikawa Goemon, an infamous outlaw in 16th century Japan. Some stories tell of Goemon becoming a criminal after stealing from his cruel master and killing his pursuers. Later he becomes a merchant in Kyoto and Osaka by day and a thief by night. Whilst some remember him as simply a thief, others celebrate him as being a Japanese Robin Hood, robbing from the rich to give to the poor.


Collecting a weapon : 100 points.
Killing a warrior : 200 points.
Killing a second warrior : 400 points.
Killing a third warrior : 800 points.
Warriors when powered up : 800 points each.
Killing a flying boss : 1,600 points.
Collecting a gold bar at the end of a level : 800-4,000 points.


• Attack the moon by Kiseru (Button 1). If your attack hits, the rabbit will fall down.

• Warriors can only fire at you when on a platform, so bouncing them up into the air is useful to prevent them firing.

• When you collect a golden hammer keep running right, and warriors will keep appearing and running into you for 800 points each.

• If you are faced with several warriors, bounce a few off the bottom of the screen to get them out of your way.

• Try not to use the last 'head weapon' you collect, as you can carry it forward to the next stage. It's very useful to start a stage already armed.

• When collecting the gold bars if you jump to try to get the furthest to the right, it is worth a higher score.


1. Mr. Goemon (1986)
2. Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Douchuu (1986, Nintendo Famicom)
3. Ganbare Goemon 2 (1989, Nintendo Famicom)
4. Ganbare Goemon Gaiden - Kieta Ougon Kiseru (1990, Nintendo Famicom)
5. Ganbare Goemon - Yukihime Kyuushutsu Emaki (1991, Nintendo Super Famicom)
6. Ganbare Goemon Gaiden - Tenka no Zaihou (1992, Nintendo Famicom)
7. Ganbare Goemon 2 - Kiteretsu Shogun Magginesu (1993, Nintendo Super Famicom)
8. Ganbare Goemon 3 - Shichijuurokubei no Karakuri Manji Katame (1994, Nintendo Super Famicom)
9. Ganbare Goemon Kirakira Douchuu - Boku ga Dancer ni Natta Wake (1995, Nintendo Super Famicom)
10. Ganbare Goemon - Uchukaizoku Akogingu (1996, Sony Playstation)
11. Ganbare Goemon - Neo Momoyama Bakufu no Odori (1997, Nintendo 64)
12. Ganbare Goemon - Derodero Douchu Obake Tenkomori (1998, Nintendo 64)
13. Ganbare Goemon - Kuru Nara Koi! Ayashi Geikka no Kuroi Kage (1998, Sony Playstation)
14. Ganbare Goemon - Oedo Daikaiten (2001, Sony Playstation)
15. Ganbare Goemon - Toukai Douchuu Daiedo Tenguri (2005, Nintendo DS)


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