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DoDonPachi Dai-Ou-Jou [Black Label]

IGS PGM2 cart. published 22 years ago by Cave Co., Ltd.

Listed in MAME

DoDonPachi Dai-Ou-Jou [Black Label] screenshot

DoDonPachi Dai-Ou-Jou [Black Label] © 2002 Cave Company, Limited.

An easier release of "Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou" released shortly after the original version.


IGS PGM2 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


DoDonPachi Dai-Ou-Jou Black Label was released in October 2002 in Japan.

It seems this release is due to a small number of complaints from high-level arcade players regarding the difficult level of "Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou". The major complaints were :
- "Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou" confiscates any spare lives you had at the end of the first loop making more difficult to reach the end of the second loop.
- You cannot continue if you lose your last life on stage 2-5.
- On this version you select 1 Loop Mode or 2 Loop Mode at the beginning, after selecting your ship. 2 Loop Mode is the normal arcade play with both loops (and as with "Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou", after clearing the 1-5 boss, you have the option to continue into the second loop, or call it a day). With 1 Loop Mode, after defeating the 1-5 boss, you reach the Hibachi fight, which you can also now credit-feed through. So this makes practicing Hibachi much more feasable than what would be needed in "Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou".


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


Microsoft XBOX 360 (feb.19, 2009; "Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou Extra [Black Label] [Model YGC-00002]")


Game's ROM.
Game's screenshots.
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