Kabuki

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Manufacturer

Data East USA, Inc. (United States)

November 1st, 1994

2 units

Kabuki on the IPSND.


Main details

4 player game

dot matrix

normal

manual+automatic

No

Yes

Yes

No


Popularity and ranking

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Playfield details

6
3
2
3
1
0
0
0
Yes
Yes
No

Noteworthy features

  • Blinder that cover the flipper pads.

Trivia

  • There are two stories about this machine:
  • Orin Day: "Kabuki was never intended to be a production game, and there was no original intention of building a second game. The sound package was basically four or five small sound effects plus a very long sample of some Kabuki music. It was a gift to the chairman of NAMCO who was very ill at the time. Seeing and playing a pinball game with a traditional Japanese theme really helped to lift his spirits..."
  • Herb Silvers: "According to Joe Kaminkow, they made Kabuki for the president of Namco as a gift for his office. Before Sega took over Data East, Namco was interested. This might have been a gesture to hope to make this a reality. As far as the second one, I have it. I donated money to Joe's favorite charity (No not himself) and got the blank playfield,translight and half the roms. I went ahead and made up a better version of the game. It is still in my shop were it gets played from time to time."

Backbox ornament(s)

It is unknown wether any backbox ornaments were available for this machine.

Video mode

It is unknown if this machine had a videomode.

Latest software version

Latest software version is unknown.

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