DX Bakenou Z (GB)

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DX Bakenou Z
DX Bakenou Z - GB.jpg
Platform: Game Boy
Year: 1992
Developer: Graphic Research

DX Bakenou Z is one of many horseracing simulation games. It was developed by Graphic Research and published by Asmik Ace Entertainment. Like the other games in the series, it came in a box bigger than most typical Japanese Game Boy games at the time.


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The title screen.

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The main menu.

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Viewing the sound test.


The game has a very short soundtrack; only 5 songs, and all less than a minute in length before looping. However, what's there is good enough. Hiroto Kanno and Yasuyuki Hamada collaborated to make the game's soundtrack, in which they wrote a sound driver in Z80 assembly and wrote the music in a custom form of Music Macro Language. The game uses the second version of the driver which Fumito Tamayama programmed.

Surprisingly, the game not only has a sound test, but the sound test contains official names for all the music and sound effects.


# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Input Data! Hiroto Kanno, Yasuyuki Hamada 0:40
02 Theme of "Baoh" Hiroto Kanno, Yasuyuki Hamada 1:08
03 System March Hiroto Kanno, Yasuyuki Hamada 0:49
04 Ohsaka River Hiroto Kanno, Yasuyuki Hamada 1:01
05 Omen's of Win Hiroto Kanno, Yasuyuki Hamada 0:41




The game's credits are hidden via a complex cheat code. Fumito Tamayama has identified the aliases of Raika no Papa and Hyakumangoku as belonging to Hiroto Kanno and Yasuyuki Hamada, respectively. There is also a cheat in the sound test to display the kanji of Hyakumangoku (百万石). The name means A Million Stones.

Game Rip




Audio Devices

The game uses the DMG-CPU B of the Game Boy. It uses the second version of Graphic Research's sound driver.


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DX Bakenou Z - GB.jpg
Title: DX馬券王Z (DX Betting Ticket King Z)
Platform: GB
Released: 1992-04-17
Publisher: Asmik