Lost In Translation/Don Doko Don

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Don Doko Don
No screen shot.
Manufacturer Taito Corporation Japan
Released 1989
Control
Method
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2610 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Video
Details
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 9 ROMs
2,686,976 bytes (2.56 MiB)
MAME ID dondokod · dondokdj · dondokdu

About The Game

Don Doko Don is a platform arcade video game where you play a bearded dwarf with a mallet as your only weapon. Very abstract colors, talking trees, cute graphics and sounds. The object is to defeat all the enemies and advance to the next round which reveals more and different enemies.

Trivia

Released in July 1989.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Don Doko Don - PCCB-00008) on 21/10/1989.

Updates

The US version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.

Tips and tricks

Teddy Bear Cheat

In the demo mode during the attract mode (not the tutorial), press 3 times the attack button and a cute picture of a bear will appear in the left bottom of the screen.

Series

  1. Don Doko Don (1989)
  2. Don Doko Don 2 (1992, Nintendo NES)

Staff

Producers
Seiji Kawakami
T. Matumoto
H. Sakoh
Software
Kazutomo Ishida
Masaya Kinoshita
Characters
Seiji Kawakami
Yukiwo Ishikawa
Yukio Abe (Y. Abechan)
Minori Ishino
Kazuhiro Numata
Kohzoh Igarashi
Tetsuya Shinoda
V.A.P.
Sound (Zuntata)
Masahiko Takagi
Yasuko Yamada
Hardware
K. Fugimoto
Who Manchu
Designers
Hiroyasu Nagai
V.A.P

Cabinet and Artwork

Ports

Consoles 
NEC PC-Engine (1990)
Nintendo Famicom (1990)
Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Taito Memories Vol. 1")
Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Taito Legends 2")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Taito Legends 2")
Computers 
PC [CD-ROM] (2006, "Taito Legends 2")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
DonDokoDon PCCB-00008[1] 1989-10-21 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.

References

The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.