Bishi Bashi

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Bishi Bashi (ビシバシチャンプ, Bishi Bashi Chanpu) is a series of Konami video games for arcades, mobile phones, PlayStation and Windows. All games in the series comprise playing through a wide variety of competitive minigames against other players. The arcade games support 1 to 6 players[1] and the PlayStation game allows 1 to 8 players; the game will provide computer opponents if there are not enough players.

Arcade games[edit]

The arcade games released so far include:[2]

The arcade game controls are very simple; each player has a red, green and blue button, positioned left, centre and right respectively. Each minigame explains its controls before play commences. Some titles of the series, however, make use of a steering wheel (Handle Champ), two joysticks (Gachaga Champ) or a dance pad (Step Champ) for the controls instead of the 3 buttons.

The★BishiBashi uses the yellow button (start button) in most mini-games to finish the mini-game before time runs out or to score additional points.

PlayStation games[edit]

Some of the minigames from the arcade games have been ported to the Sony PlayStation and released under the name Bishi Bashi Special (ビシバシスペシャル).[4] Salaryman Champ has also been ported to the same console.

  • Bishi Bashi Special was released in 1998 in Japan[5][6]
    • Includes the minigames from Bishi Bashi Champ, Super Bishi Bashi Champ and Handle Champ.
  • Bishi Bashi Special 2 was released in 1999 in Japan[7]
    • Includes the minigames from Hyper Bishi Bashi Champ and Gachaga Champ.
  • A European edition titled Bishi Bashi Special was released in 2000 and compiles Bishi Bashi Special 1 and 2 on one disc, retitled Super Bishi Bashi and Hyper Bishi Bashi.
  • Bishi Bashi Special 3 was released in 2000 in Japan only[8]
    • Includes the minigames from Step Champ.

Unlike the arcade game, the ported minigames do not always use the red, green and blue buttons of the PlayStation joypad; "button bashing" minigames allow the player to use the analog sticks or the shoulder buttons as well as the regular buttons.

  • Salaryman Champ: Tatakau Salaryman was released in 2001 in Japan only (Developed and Released by Success)

Mobile Phone Games[edit]

  • Bishi Bashi Champ in 2001
  • Shout! Shaberin Champ Mobile in 2007[9]
  • Intuition! Bishi Bashi Champ Mobile in 2007
  • The Bishi Bashi! e-AMUSEMENT in 2009
  • Min'na de bishibashi in 2014