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Two anime-style characters battle it out in a vertically-split screen. Pairs of colored balls fall on each players' side which disappear when three same-colored balls are matched. By filling the other player's screen with junk balls, one player emerges victorious.

Taisen Puzzledama was produced by Konami in 1996.

Konami released 434 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Taisen Puzzledama was produced include: Dance Dance Revolution MegaMix, Susume! Taisen Puzzle Dama, Road Rage, Chicken Dash, Ultra Hockey, Hyper Athlete, Run and Gun 2, Salamander 2, Sexy Parodius, and Taisen Tokkaedama


Name Taisen Puzzledama
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1996
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10016
Class Wide Release
Genre Skill
Conversion Class JAMMA
External Device CDR
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Rotate Left|Rotate Right
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

Anime-style characters battle it out to see who is the Crazy Cross ball-matching champion. All of the characters are extremely wacky, and flail about in hilarious ways as they dump junk balls on their opponents and as they receive junk balls. Characters include a strange looking Duck, a General, several pretty girls and various others. It is possible that the characters were taken from a Japanese comic or cartoon. The game is very colorful and frantic, and is extremely fun both to play and to watch. It is very Japanese in nature, and was apparently only released in Japan for this reason.

Game Play

The object of the game is to clear colored balls in various "combos," in order to dump the most junk balls onto your opponent. This is very similar to other puzzle games, such as the popular Puyo Puyo series and Capcom's Puzzle Fighter. The more balls that are matched at once, the more junk balls will be dumped onto your opponent.

Taisen Puzzledama KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

Four extra characters can be chosen by entering in various joystick and button combinations while the "?" square is highlighted on the character select screen.

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This game has several sequels, and was released in different forms on home consoles including the Playstation, in Japan. Playstation versions include Tokimeki Memorial Taisen Puzzledama (including characters from Konami's popular Tokimeki Memorial dating simulation), and Twinbee Taisen Puzzledama (featuring characters from Konami's popular Twinbee series of shoot-em-ups).

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Taisen Puzzledama Census

There are 14,838 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,922 machines (6,919 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 12 known instances of this machine owned by Taisen Puzzledama collectors who are active members. Of these, 12 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Taisen Puzzledama. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Taisen Puzzledama circuit board set.

This game ranks a 4 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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


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