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You're Sir Arthur, a knight who must run and jump through six horziontal- or vertical-scrolling levels to rescue his sweetheart, the Princess of Hus. Throw lances, axes etc. to kill zombies, bats, demons and other assorted foes. You must defeat the end-of-level boss before you can move on to the next stage.

Makaimura was produced by Capcom in 1985.

Capcom released 228 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Capcom was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Capcom during the time period Makaimura was produced include: 1942, HiGeMaru - Pirate Ship, Son Son, Vulgus, Pirate Ship HigeMaru, Commando, 1942 (PlayChoice), Gun Smoke, Exed Exes, and Ghosts 'n Goblins



Name Makaimura
Developer Capcom (Japan)
Year 1985
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8608
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class Capcom Classic
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Fire|Jump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

The game has you controlling a knight who throws his current weapon, an axe, lance, cross, dagger, or firebrand, to kill enemies such as zombies, bats, demons and ghosts. Two hits from an enemy attack will kill him. The first destroys his armour and then he runs around in underpants. There are six levels with a halfway restart point on each. A map shows your progress throughout the levels at start of each life.

Game Play

A map represents the kingdom with various themed levels:

  1. Graveyard and Forest
  2. Town
  3. Caves
  4. Bridge
  5. Castle (lower level)
  6. Castle (upper level)

At the end of each stage an end-of-level monster must be destroyed (Orges, Dragons, etc.). Bonuses and new weapons are picked up by killing a monster that is carrying a pot. Only one weapon is availble at a time. Armour can be replaced by jumping up at certain hidden spots on some levels. This action causes a pot to appear. On level one, the spot is just after the halfway flying demon, just before the gravestone. Shooting a gravestone fifteen times sumons a demon who casts a spell that turns you into a frog for a limited time.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

In the cave on level three, go to the upper level and move your character to the right of the rock, just to the left of the second ladder. Move left and right, shooting rapidly. A Zombie will keep appearing and you can score 100,000 points before time runs out, but you will also get two extra lives in the process.



This game is better known as Ghosts 'n Goblins outside Japan.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Makaimura Census

There are 14,949 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,546 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,354 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 14 known instances of this machine owned by Makaimura collectors who are active members. Of these, 14 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra Makaimura circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Makaimura circuit board set.

This game ranks a 5 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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