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DonPachi is a 1995 vertical manic shoot-'em-up originally in arcades and was the first game from the developer Cave. Settings are mainly woodland and enemies are military vehicles and robots, culminating in the final boss, a huge robotic bee. One of three weapon configurations is chosen at start and then levelled up through dropped power-ups. DonPachi was ported to the Sega Saturn and Sony Playstation in 1996.


DonPachi Arcade Snowy terrain
DonPachi Arcade Game has many boss fights
DonPachi Arcade Giant shield
DonPachi Arcade Futuristic machines

Alternate Titles

  • "首領蜂" -- Japanese spelling

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The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn May 02, 2009 B+ 83
Video Games SEGA Saturn May, 1996 58 out of 100 58


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