KiKi KaiKai

Arcade Video game published 37 years ago by Taito Corp.

Listed in MAME

KiKi KaiKai screenshot

奇々怪界 © 1986 Taito Corp.
(KiKi KaiKai)

Priestess Sayo-chan must repel ghosts in order to rescue Seven Lucky Gods!

The Seven Lucky Gods have been kidnapped by giant ghosts. Armed with talismans and a purification rod, Sayo-Chan must travel to the ghost village and defeat the enemies who are determined to stop her rescuing the Gods.

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Prom Stickers : A85

Main CPU : (2x) Zilog Z80 (@ 6 Mhz), Motorola M68705 (@ 2 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YM2203 (@ 3 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2


KiKi KaiKai was released in October 1986.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Strange Old Story of Mystery World'.

The main character is actually a Shinto priestess (as is Miko from "Tengai"). Her main weapons are 'o-fuda', which are talismans that she shoots. She also has a purification rod that she uses to swipe at enemies up close.

A pirate version if known as "Knight Boy".


* Secret characters : when 'Game Over' screen appears, hold UP key until the screen change. The bear (kuma) and the valley (tani) should appear on the title screen. It means that this game have been developed by Taito Kumagaya (kuma + tani) Laboratory. And if you start the game when these characters are displayed, on life is added to your play (3 by default, the game should start with 4 lives).

* Wave a flag at a lamp post with a red orb inside it and you will get a powerup.

* There are several types of letters or messages :
White - increase range
Red - increse firepower
Yellow - big letters

* You can also pick up 'eggs' along the way. These eggs are activated by hitting fire & flag at the same time.
Blue - freezes all monsters for a given period of time, also those off screen.
Yellow - kill everything on screen.

* The 'gremlins' don't kill you but they slow you down. You can lose them by running around a lamppost.


Author : Hisaya Yabusaki
Programmer : Kazutomo Ishida, Daisuke Sasaki
Character Designer : Nenko Nishimura, Kazuya Mikata
Sound Effector : Naoto Yagishita
Music Composer : Hisayoshi Ogura
Director : Mikio Hatano


Nintendo Famicom Disk System japan (aug.28, 1987) "Kiki KaiKai - Dotou Hen [Model TFD-KIK]"
japan NEC PC-Engine (mar.27, 1990) "KiKi KaiKai [Model TP02009]"
japan Sony PS2 (jul.28, 2005) "Taito Memories Joukan [Model SLPM-66057]"
Sony PlayStation 2 australia (mar.30, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
europe Microsoft XBOX (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"
europe Sony PS2 (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
usa Sony PS2 (may.16, 2007) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLUS-21349]"
japan Sony PS4 [PSN] (jul.15, 2016) "Arcade Archives - KiKi KaiKai [Model CUSA-03709]"
Sony PlayStation 4 [PSN] usa (sept.14, 2016) "Arcade Archives - KiKi KaiKai [Model CUSA-03721]"

Sony PSP [AS] (jan.3, 2006) "Taito Memories Pocket [Model UCAS-40040]"
japan Sony PSP (jan.5, 2006) "Taito Memories Pocket [Model ULJM-05076]"
Sony PSP korea (feb.10, 2006) "Taito Memories Pocket"
europe Sony PSP (oct.6, 2006) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULES-00473]"
australia Sony PSP (nov.9, 2006) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULES-00473]"
usa Sony PSP (may.17, 2007) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULUS-10208]"

europe PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"
usa PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (jul.10, 2007) "Taito Legends 2"
japan MSX (feb.10, 1987)


Game's ROM.