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Mr. Goemon

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Mr. Goemon
SeriesGanbare Goemon
  • JP: May 1986
Mode(s)Up to 2 players, alternating turns

Mr. Goemon (Mr.五右衛門, Misutā Goemon) is a platform game developed by Konami and released in arcades in 1986. The side-scrolling game is based on Ishikawa Goemon, an outlaw in 16th-century Japan.[1][2][3] It is the first game in the Ganbare Goemon series.


Enemies charge and grab the character, ending his life unless the player jostles the control stick to break free. Later enemies also have projectile weapons that the player must dodge.[4] They are defeated by throwing a found object at them or hitting them with an always-equipped pipe. Jumping on the enemies' heads will push them down a level or off the screen entirely. Levels feature either boss battles or a pile of gold bars at the end, worth various points depending on the level.[5]


Microsoft released Mr. Goemon for its Game Room service in June 2010. Hamster Corporation released it for download on the PlayStation 4 in Japan on December 25, 2014 and in North America on September 22, 2015, under the Arcade Archives label.


In Japan, Game Machine listed Mr. Goemon on their July 1, 1986 issue as being the seventeenth most-successful table arcade unit of the month.[6]


  1. ^ "Mr. Goemon video game". ArcadeHistory.com. Retrieved 2010-07-14.
  2. ^ Game FAQ's
  3. ^ Arcade Museum
  4. ^ Hard Core Gaming
  5. ^ Online Arcade Games
  6. ^ "Game Machine's Best Hit Games 25 - テーブル型TVゲーム機 (Table Videos)". Game Machine (in Japanese). No. 287. Amusement Press, Inc. 1 July 1986. p. 25.

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