Wednesday, February 1, 2012

New PCB: Dodonpachi - Cave 1997

Aaaaahhhh yea! Finally got a DDP pcb in the house! No more MAME, no more search to find one. For a game that I have spent a lot of time with, it's strange that it has taken me this long to get a pcb.

The only bad here is that I had to give up my Batsugun pcb in trade, but I'm good with that. It's agame I haven't played in over a year and if I get the itch, I can get a great port of it for the Saturn - with autofire in Normal, which drove me nuts that the pcb didn't have it.

I have yet to get a 1CC since getting the port as I am severely out of practice, but I am now shooting (that's a bad pun, sorry) for that second loop. I need that second loop.

This is one of the few games that I have steadily played since I got into the shmups scene about 5-6 years ago. It's a classic, one of the best of the old-school Cave titles - no bullet cancelling here!


Barry said...

I am looking to re-buy a Japanese DDP board (with white Atlus logo on the pcb). Had one, sold one because it seemed like a good decision since I have the newer Dodonpachi's too.
Miss it like hell! :(
But possibly found a JP board as we speak.

Is your board the Japanese or International version?

drboom said...

It's the JP version, Atlus in white on the board. I have been looking on and off for a few years and had a feeling more and more of these are ending up in hands that do not want to let go of them. Good luck finding yours - it's one of the best shmups of all time for sure!