Kabuki is another custom build Data East game, of which only 1 or 2 where made. The game design is based on Data East's "Tommy" from 1994.

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."

Game details

Data East USA, Inc.
November 1994
Solid state
Custom build, 2 produced
Dot Matrix


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