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Son Son
Son Son marquee.
No screen shot.
Manufacturer Capcom
Released 1984
8-way Joystick
1 Button(s)
Main CPU (3x) M6809 (@ 2.000 MHz)
M6809 (@ 2.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
(2x) AY-3-8910A (@ 1.500 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
240 x 240 pixels
60.00 Hz
32 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 17 ROMs
123,712 bytes (120.81 KiB)
MAME ID sonson · sonsonj

About The Game

Son Son is an arcade video platform game.

Play as Son Son or Ton Ton and travel through a variety of different stages while fighting enemies in order to rescue their friends.


Released in July 1984.

This was Capcom's second game and their first released in the United States.

Son Son is Capcom's tribute to a Chinese legend called 'Xiyou Ji', meaning 'Journey to the West', considered to be one of the four classic pieces of Chinese literature (and a fairly good read). The main character in Xiyou Ji is Sun Wukong, or, when you pronounce the words as if they were Japanese kanji, Son Gokuu (hence the name Son Son).

This game features one of the first game soundtracks composed by Tamayo Kawamoto, who made also other Capcom 80's BGM. She now works at Taito : she's a member of Zuntata, the popular (well, in Japan) Taito band where she plays keyboards.


  1. Son Son (1984)
  2. Son Son II (1989, NEC PC-Engine)


Music By
Tamayo Kawamoto
Ayako Mori

Cabinet and Artwork


Nintendo Famicom
Sony PlayStation (1998, "Capcom Generation 3")
Sega Saturn (1998, "Capcom Generation 3")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Capcom Classics Collection")
Microsoft XBOX (2005, "Capcom Classics Collection")
Sony PSP (2006, "Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded")

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.