colour emulation good
palette 8192
display type raster
orientation horizontal
resolution 288x224
frequency 60.606060Hz
sound emulation good
channels stereo
players 2
nplayers 2P alt
controls joy
buttons 3
coin slots 2
cpu M6809 @ 1.536MHz
cpu M6809 @ 1.536MHz
cpu M6809 @ 1.536MHz
cpu HD63701 @ 6.144MHz
audio Speaker
audio Speaker
audio YM2151 @ 3.57958MHz
audio Namco CUS30 @ 0.012MHz
audio DAC
version added .036b04
last change(s) .059
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cabinet art
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additional information
info 0.36b4 [Ernesto Corvi, Tatsuyuki Satoh]

0.35b11 [Ernesto Corvi, JROK]

  • 0.133u1: Renamed (yokaidko) to (youkaidko).
  • 0.98u4: Changed description to 'Shadowland'.
  • 0.89: Added dipswitches 'Alternate sound effects' and 5x 'Unknown'.
  • 0.59: Added new 128kb gfx4 roms.
  • 0.36RC1: Added clone Yokai Douchuuki (Japan old version). Changed description of clone 'Yokai Douchuuki (Japan)' to '(Japan new version)'.
  • 30th October 1999: Tatsuyuki Satoh fixed Shadow Land.
  • 0.36b7: Added 2x DAC sound.
  • 9th October 1999: Tatsuyuki Satoh fixed Shadow Land.
  • 0.36b4: Ernesto Corvi and Tatsuyuki Satoh added Shadow Land (Namco 1987) and clone Yokai Douchuuki (Japan).
  • 0.35b11: Ernesto Corvi and JROK added Shadowland (Testdriver).

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Romset: 2820 kb / 28 files / 802.4 zip
history Youkai Douchuuki (c) 1987 Namco.

You control Tarousuke, a boy who must travel through a scary world fighting demons and other monsters.


Namco System 1 hardware

Game ID : YD

Main CPU : (3x) M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz), HD63701 (@ 1.536 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.57958 Mhz), Namco advanced 8-channel stereo WSG, stereo DAC

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


Released in April 1987.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Supernatural Creature Traveler's Journal'.

This game is known outside Japan as "Shadow Land".

Tarosuke appears as a playable character in the Japan-only RPG titled Namco x Capcom. In the game he teams up with Taira no Kagekiyo from "Genpei Toma Den".

Alfa Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Namco Game Music Vol.2 - 28XA-171) on 25/08/1987.


* There are 5 different endings depending on what you do during the play :

1) you go to Hell

2) you go to slave world

3) you go to beast world

4) you return to human world

5) you go to heaven

The endings are listed in crescent order of difficulty.

  • Musics composed by : Hiroyuki Kawada
  • - PORTS -
  • * Consoles :
  • NEC PC-Engine (1987)
  • Nintendo Famicom (1987)
  • - SOURCES -
  • Game's rom.
  • Edit this entry at Arcade-History.com: http://www.arcade-history.com/?n=youkai-douchuuki&page=detail&id=3230&o=2
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