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Don Doko Don (c) 1989 Taito.

A platform 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.


Taito F2 Expanded hardware

Board Number : M4300131A

Prom Stickers : B95

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Developed by a Taito team, the Kumagaya Laboratory.

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.


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


* 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.

* Secret Room and Bonus Game :

If you hit the bottom of the first level, you will get key to go to Secret Room.

In Level 5, hit the bottom of the Right screen and you will get key to go to bonus game.

* Stage Select: like other taito games, Don Doko don has a stage select feature.

1) Durning the boot, push the 'service button.'

2) 'Service switch error' screen appears, push START three times and then, push the service switch button.


1. Don Doko Don (1989)

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


Producers : Seiji Kawakami, T. Matumoto, H. Sakoh

Software : Kazutomo Ishida, Masaya Kinoshita

Characters : Seiji Kawakami, Yukiwo Ishikawa (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


* Consoles :

NEC PC-Engine (1990)

Nintendo Famicom (1990)

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (July 26, 2005; "Taito Memories Joukan [Model SLPM-66057]")

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")


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.53 [?]

0.37b5 [David Graves, Nicola Salmoria]

0.37b4 [?]


- 0.143u3: Changed 'Unknown' to 'Unused' dipswitches.

- 0.130u4: Renamed (dondokdj) to (dondokodj) and (dondokdu) to (dondokodu).

- 0.53: Added Don Doko Don (World) and clone (US). Renamed (dondokod) to (dondokdj).

- 0.37b5: David Graves and Nicola Salmoria added Don Doko Don (Japan) (Taito 1989).

- 19th July 2000: David Graves sent in a huge Taito F2 driver update with working drivers for Gun Frontier, Ah Eikou no Koshien, Thunder Fox, The Ninja Kids, Solitary Fighter, Dino Rex, Quiz Chikyu Bouei Gun, Quiz Torimonochou, Quiz HQ, Yuuyu no Quiz de GO!GO!, Mahjong Quest, Quiz Quest, Don Doko Don, PuLiRuLa, Dead Connection and Football Champ. Nicola Salmoria fixed rotation and zooming in the Taito F2 driver, making Don Doko Don look a lot better.

- 0.37b4: Added Don Doko Don (Testdriver).


- Basic Play Techniques:

- Crush the enemy characters with the hammer.

- Pick up the crushed enemies and throw them.

- Clear the field by defeating all the enemies before proceeding to next stage.

- Two Player Mode Available:

- The two players can fight together against the enemy.

- You can even take away booty of your partner.

- The second player can join the game halfway.

- Advanced Play Techniques:

- You can pick up multiple of crushed enemies.

- You can defeat the enemy at a single swoop with higher level of strength.


Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

* Raine

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Romset: 2624 kb / 9 files / 884.2 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="dondokod" sourcefile="taito_f2.c">
              <description>Don Doko Don (World)</description>
              <manufacturer>Taito Corporation Japan</manufacturer>
              <rom name="b95-12.bin" size="131072" crc="d0fce87a" sha1="7b346d3b7cbaf0b5447d66a71e815202d796f140" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b95-11-1.bin" size="131072" crc="dad40cd3" sha1="6c07ed3dd609a8743f5851caa4d205bce8db595e" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="b95-10.bin" size="131072" crc="a46e1f0b" sha1="4adfa7a788d31860e557c4059f77440fe12ac110" region="maincpu" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="b95-14.bin" size="131072" crc="6e4e1351" sha1="207db5f08904d36c1d27cf326eb9260771a836c2" region="maincpu" offset="40001"/>
              <rom name="b95-02.bin" size="524288" crc="67b4e979" sha1="e709cc24e001bccde1178f7e645fc7aec442540c" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b95-01.bin" size="524288" crc="51c176ce" sha1="2866e8bd57b301a0d4690f194be95784c53f9fcb" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b95-03.bin" size="524288" crc="543aa0d1" sha1="38282ae36a94cc3a354d343cf7d5262e0e309d1f" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b95-08.bin" size="65536" crc="b5aa49e1" sha1="83b0a3434e0d0b9aa581c1acdd0c70308362b923" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b95-04.bin" size="524288" crc="ac4c1716" sha1="06a9def7fa3bd739438f4a1d7b55f70eb904bf54" region="ymsnd" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="12000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2610" clock="8000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="320" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWA" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSWA" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSWA" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSWA" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="8" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSWA" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="48" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSWA" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="192" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSWB" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Medium" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSWB" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="10k and 100k" value="12" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="10k and 150k" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="10k and 250k" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="10k and 350k" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSWB" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="48" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="16"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="4096"/>

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