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Anime figures respond to events in this puzzle game as you clear balls from the screen. Creating a chain reaction dumps extra balls on your opponent's play area.

Taisen Tokkaedama 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 Tokkaedama 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 Puzzledama

Taisen Tokkae-dama
Taisen Tokkae-dama


Name Taisen Tokkaedama
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1996
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10019
Class Wide Release
Genre Puzzle
Conversion Class Konami GX - JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 2 - Select Piece|More Rows
Sound Amplified Either (Mono or Stereo)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

Cute anime figures (a cute couple, a rock 'n' roll band, a mad scientist, a muscleman who thinks he is a baby, et. al.) respond to on-screen action as you try to fill your opponent's screen with balls. Rows of balls are constantly scrolling up, and you must clear them by lining up three or more of the same color. Some balls are trapped, and can only be released by being next to other balls which are matched together. The idea is to cause chain reactions, where by causing one match, additional balls are placed into a position where they match. When you do so, balls will fill up your opponent's screen in a way that is unique to each character. But beware! Your attack can easily be turned against you in a viscious counter-attack.

Game Play

This game is similar to its prequels, but with one major change. Instead of controlling balls as they fall, there is a floating cursor that can pick up any ball on the screen and move it to a different location. In this respect, it is easier than its predecessors, but the speed at which new rows appear from the bottom makes it more difficult. Should you want additional rows of balls to appear at the bottom of the screen, the second button will make more rows appear.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

If you use the second button to select the difficulty level, you will have three additional characters to chose from (with more devastating attack styles).



With a daughterboard swap, this game will convert into any other Konami GX game.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Taisen Tokkaedama Census

There are 14,954 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,548 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Rare - There are 2 known instances of this machine owned by Taisen Tokkaedama collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

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If the game fails to work, try removing the daughtercard and see if the Konami GX motherboard will operate by itself.

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