DonPachi (Arcade)

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            Series : DonPachi
         Developer : Cave
             Genre : Scrolling shoot 'em up
      Release Info : MiSTer implementation
          Hardware : Motorola 68000

not completed.


Scores - MAME:
 2879100 .........  on 2009-06-30

Scores - MAME 1 credit:
 1721000 .........  on 2016-07-07


  • In service mode, you can enable a button to be full-auto.

Log entries

  • From Schmid Blog: DonPachi is one of my favourite games right now.
  • 2007-11-10
  • 2014-07-09: Found an old MAME save state on my old Dell Inspiron 510m laptop.
  • 2009-06-30
  • Got the score 2879100 in MAME.
  • 2009-08-01
  • Around this time, I was practicing DonPachi with save states and modified game speed in MAME. MAME didn't allow save states for this game because of 'pending anonymous timers'. I ended up downloading the MAME source and compiled my own version where this check was disabled. The DonPachi save states seemed to work fine regardless. Playing in slow motion was rewarding to figure out safe zones and enemy behaviour, and I even practiced in faster speed, to try to learn some general movement patterns.

  • 2014-10-23
  • I played a pretty good game of DonPachi at our new MAME cabinet at work, reached stage 3 on one credit.
  • 2015-01-06
  • Hmm... Was this the game that unironically coined the phrase 'prosecuted to the full extent of the jam'? Amazing, I never realized. I guess that the letters of 'jam' read upside down, look like 'law'.
  • 2016-07-07
  • Got the score 1721000 in MAME 1 credit. This was the last shooter I streamed tonight, and when compared to the older games, this just controls like a dream. 10 years of shooters really improved upon the genre conventions.
  • 2022-06-26
  • This is now on MiSTer, although the sound is not working properly yet.

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