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Keshi Heads TV is home to our very own Takeshi's Castle episodes. We have two special series' created especially for fans; both of which are exclusive to Keshi Heads. So if you want to enjoy some never-before-seen footage, or relive some classic Castle moments, then Keshi Heads TV is just for you!

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   The Top Ten Games
    To celebrate our 10th anniversary we ran a series of polls to determine
    the definitive top ten Takeshi's Castle games. Here we reveal the results!

   Remixed A-Z of Takeshi's Castle
    Take some fresh Tani, mix with classic Craig and sprinkle with original music
    and graphics. Voila! It's our exclusive Remixed A to Z. Just as it should be!

   Remixed Takeshi's Castle Awards Show
    A look back at 100 of the most memorable Takeshi's Castle moments ever.
    Plus special bonus features, all-new Tani, classic Craig & your favourite clips.

   Ultimate Flashback
    Look back at some of the best splashes, crashes, bumps, bangs, falls, trips
    and slips of all time - all topped off with a generous helping of Craig-ness.

   Episode 106 - The Lost Episode
    Keshi Heads' exclusive edit of the International special that has never been
    aired on TV, anywhere in the world, since its first broadcast on TBS in 1988.

   The Games
    There are well over 100 Takeshi's Castle games, but how
    many have you seen? Here are all of them in three minutes.

   The Winners
    Never seen a winner on Takeshi's Castle? Let's rectify that!
    Here are all eight Show Down victories together in one video.

   Fighting Spirit: Bridge Ball
    A bumper collection of some of Bridge Ball's best
    winners, best losers, and best ball-blasting blows.

   Fighting Spirit: Knock Knock, Slip Way, Poles Apart
    Paper or wood, on or off, dry or wet, win or fail. Whatever
    the outcome, these contestants certainly had Fighting Spirit!

   Fighting Spirit: Gird Iron, Rice Bowl Down Hill, Dragon Lake
    A compilation of remarkable victories and spectacular
    failures from the pitch to the Lake, via the waterfall.

   Fighting Spirit: Gauntlet
    Super Mario they're not! These attempts may not have saved
    a princess, but they have all bagged a Fighting Spirit Award.

   Fighting Spirit: Wipe Out
    From the sick to the kooks and the downright gnarly... Or something.
    It's some of the best and the worst Wipe Out attempts ever. Bro.

   Fighting Spirit: Sumo Rings
    Slapping and scaring, hair-pulling and hugging. There
    are plenty of ways to fight a Sumo battle, as this lot show.

   Fighting Spirit: High Rollers
    The best (and best of the worst) attempts to cross the
    High Rollers - all of which won a Fighting Spirit Award!

   Fighting Spirit: Skipping Stones
    Full of shin-shredding, rib-bashing fails and miraculous
    crossings. An award-winning Skipping Stones collection.

   Fighting Spirit: Honeycomb Maze
    There's more than one way to beat the Guards... And more
    than one way to fail, as these award-winners demonstrate!

As Seen on TV

   Takeshi's Castle Live 2005
    Part of TBS' Spring 2005 All-Star Thanksgiving Festival; Takeshi's Castle
    was revived for one night only, starring the original cast. OA: 2nd April 2005

   A-Z of Takeshi's Castle
    The lost UK episode. This original A-Z special is no longer aired and is not
    available from TBS' programme catalogue. Final broadcast: 7th February 2009

   Mechaike does 'Skipping Stones'
    General Tani leads Nakai Masahiro into battle. He must cross the Stones
    and grab a lemon to flavour a fish dinner prize. OA: 5th & 26th January 2013

   Clive James in Takeshi's Castle
    See behind the scenes of Takeshi's Castle as Clive James
    is invited to take part in a Family Special episode (Ep 42).

   "Happy Clappy Chappy Craig Charles" Ad
    The tables are turned on Craig in this
    2003 Challenge advert for Takeshi's Castle.

   The Best TV You've Never Seen
    Wipeout's John Henson reviews Takeshi's Castle
    in this American look at international TV, from 1999.

   GameCentre CX
    Shinya Arino is challenged to complete the Family Trainer
    Takeshi's Castle game in one session. OA: 27th April 2004

   Paul O'Grady Show does Takeshi's Castle
    Paul sets guest presenter Vernon Kay a special
    Takeshi's Castle challenge. OA: 9th May 2007

   Haromoni@ does 'Uphill Garden'
    Morning Musume try to break the Barbekyuu Men's rings
    in order to win food for a barbeque. OA: 15th July 2007

   Keshi Heads Mug on the Paul O'Grady Show
    We sent Paul one of our old mugs, who gave it to his dog Buster.
    Well, he loved Japanese gameshows. Apparently! OA: 28th November 2005


   Interview with Hayato Tani
    In 2013, as part of the "Rebooted" series of Takeshi's Castle,
    Challenge recorded an exclusive interview with the General himself.

   Takeshi's Castle Rebooted Advert
    Promo for the Rebooted series featuring specially
    filmed footage of General Tani, from March 2013.

   Head to Head Advert
    Craig voices this promo for "Keshi's Head to Head"; a weekly text vote from
    August 2004 where viewers chose which of two Specials would be aired.

   Challenge Advert 2012
    Challenge's "Heroes" Takeshi's Castle
    advert, from October 2012.

   DVD Advert
    Watch the advert for the 2009
    /2010 Takeshi's Castle DVD sets.

   DVD Advert - Short Ver.
    A second advert for the 2009
    /2010 Takeshi's Castle DVD sets.

   Challenge Advert
    Challenge's "Japanese Invasion"
    Takeshi's Castle advert, from August 2007.

   Old-New Graphics Comparison [UK series]
    See the difference between Challenge's old (November 2002 - May 2009)
    and new (September 2009 - ) Takeshi's Castle graphics.

   Old-New Colour Comparison [UK series]
    A comparison between the improved look of Challenge's revamped
    episodes (2009 - ) and the old series (November 2002 - May 2009).

Klassic Music Videos

   Let's Go!
    In the words of Tani, "Let's Go!".
    Music: "LET'S GO Rakuten Eagles" - DEF. DIVA.

   Winter Blunderland
    Our snowy music video from Christmas 2005.
    Music: "Winter Wonderland" - Bing Crosby.

   Monsters Mashed
    Monsters get mashed by Takeshi's games.
    Music: "Monster Mash" - Bobby Pickett.

    The ladies' favourite struts his stuff.
    Music: "Butterfly" - Smile.dk.

   Wish it Could be Christmaseee Everyday
    It can be Christmas everyday with this video.
    Music: "I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday"- Wizzard.

   Kind of Magic Moments
    Takeshi's tricks are, kind of, magic. Ish.
    Music: "A Kind of Magic" - Queen.

   Rockeee Road to the Castle
    Higashi feels the contestants' pain!
    Music: "Eye of the Tiger" - Survivor.

   Kouples Having the Time of Their Lives
    Couples in love, in trouble, and in the water.
    Music: "The Time of my Life"- Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes.

   MXC Almost Live Compilation
    Highlights from the 2004 remake. Video by Tom.
    Music: "MXC Extended Theme"- Bumblefoot.

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Click on a game below to listen to its original background music. The player will pop-up in a new window.

Key - BGM is/from a:

Anime   Classical   Film   Game   Song   Sports   TV Show

    "Bomberman" from Hudson Game Music.

   Ball Cupping
    "Leona's Pursuit" from Dominion Tank Police.

   Berryz Go-Go
    "Honky-Tonk Piano" from Dominion Tank Police.

   Big Bird
    "Flying Alive" from Taito Game Music

   Bite the Bun
    "1941 Theme" Theme.

   Blueberry Hill
    "Sonson" from Capcon Game Music.

   Bridge Ball
    "Combat! March" by Leonard Rosenman.

   Bridge the Gap
    "Nuts and Milk" from Hudson Game Music.

   Buggy Me (Intro)
    "AJAX Cross Point" from Konami Game Music Vol. 4.

   Catch It
    "Vibrations" by James Last Band.

   Cheeze-berry Hill
    "Buta-san" from Jaleco Game Music.

   Corn Cob Trip
    "Rantou! Ransen! Ranma Panic!" from Ranma 1-2.

   Deep Float
    "The Longest Day" Theme.

   Dino Ride
    "O.K. Corral" by Franck Pourcel.

    "Symphonic March" from Ultraman Symphony.

    "Rat Patrol" Theme.

   Dragon Lake
    "Cancan" by Jacques Offenbach.

   Drop in the Ocean
    "Thunderbirds Are Go!" by FAB ft. MC Parker.

   End Bell
    "Delta Force" Theme.

    "Wolf of the Battlefield" from Capcom Game Music.

   Flag Down
    "Disco Star Wars" by Meco.

   Foot Loose
    'Track 8' from Ganbare! Kickers.

    "Hospital Chase" from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

    "Fantasy Zone" from Sega Game Music Vol. 2.

   Giant Maze
    "Star Wars" Theme.

   Go Nuts
    "Donguri Korokoro".

   Great Wall
    "633 Squadron" Theme.

   Grid Iron
    "Raw Power" by John Devereaux and David Reilly.

   High Rollers
    "Voyage to Dreamquest" from Godzilla Legend 2.

   Home Run
    "Animal's Theme" by Godaigo.

   Honeycomb Maze
    "Enter the Dragon" Theme.

    "Sunshine Drive" from B.B. (Burning Blood).

   Knock Knock
    "Kagemusha" from Troop Parade.

   Leap Frog
    "Moving On" from The Runaway Train.

   Line Up (Christmas)
    "March of the Elves" from Santa Claus: The Movie.

   Match Maker
    "Hoosiers" Theme.

   Mud Ball
    "Taiyoga Kureta Kisetsu" by Blue Triangle.

   Mud Slide
    "Combat March" baseball cheer song.

   Mushroom Trip
    "Raiders March" from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

    "Okunitorida na Moshi Okunidori" from Sengoku Busho Retsuden Bakufu Doji Hissatsuman.

   Nut Roll
    "Critter Skitter" from Critters.

   Oh Deer
    "Monja Mura no Soudou" from Mashin Hero Wataru.

   Oh Ma Ha Beach
    "Sanchin Okoru" from Prefectural Earth Defense Force.

   On the Rocks
    "Prologue~ Super Deadly Drive" from Maris the Chojo.

   On Yer Bike (Intro)
    "Grand Prix" Theme.

   On Yer Bike (Race)
    "Celebration" by T-SQUARE.

   Poles Apart
    "Power Spots Theme" by Bill Conti.

   Puck Over (Throw)
    Opening Theme from NEW Hissatsu Shigotonin.

   Pushy Parents
    "Marine's Hymn" from Full Metal Jacket.

    "Mysterians March" from Godzilla Legend 2.

   Rat Race
    "Adventures" from Music of Super Mario Bros. 3 CD.

   Ride the Wave
    "Star Soldier" from Hudson Game Music.

   Roller Derby
    "Hashire Koutaro" by Salty Sugar.

   Roll Out the Barrel
    "Dragon Quest Fight" from Dragon Quest 2.

   Roll the Dice
    "Athena" from SNK Game Music.

    "...Not Learnt By Experience" from Dominion Tank Police.

   Run Way
    "Moodido" by Toto.

   Sand Flee
    "William Tell Overture" by Gioachino Rossini.

    "Mt Tsukuba Fight Scene" from Far East of Eden: Ziria.

   Shoot 'N' Loot
    "Capcom World" from Final Fight G.S.M. Capcom 3.

   Show of Hands
    "Sky Kid" from Namco Video Game Graffiti.

   Single Roller
    "The Chosen One" from The Golden Child.

   Skipping Stones
    "Escape from Torture" from First Blood Part II.

   Skipping Stones (/Dragon Lake - Episode 1)
     Namco's "Libble Rabble".

   Sling Swing Fling
    "Odoru Ponpokorin" by B.B. Queens.

   Slipped Disks
    "Thunderbirds March" from Thunderbirds.

   Slip Way
    "Bridge over the River Kwai" Theme.

   Stock Pot Racing
    "Dare ga Konna Otoko to Iinazuke" from Ranma 1-2.

   Streets Ahead
    "Action Theme" from Norakuro-kun.

   Tug of War (Choosing BGM)
    "Dot Shooter" from Taito Game Music.

   Tug of War (Pulling BGM)
    "Japonica" by Katsuhisa Hattori.

   Turtle Hurtle
    "Mick Meets New York" from Crocodile Dundee.

   Wet Paint
    "Difficult Winding Road" from Bari Bari Densetsu.

   Whack the Stack
    "Battle of Britain" Theme.

   Wipe Out
    "Surfing USA, Instrumental" by Beach Boys.

   Wipe Out (Obstacle SP)
    "Aquatic" from Music of Super Mario Bros. 3 CD.

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In the late 80s, Bandai relased two Takeshi's Castle games for the Famicom (NES). These were part of the Family Trainer series in which the games were controlled by stepping on a floor mat.
The Takeshi Jou games were only ever relased in Japan, but you can now download both to play for yourself.

  Fuun Takeshi Jou 1 & 2 + NesterJ
   Zipped file contains "Totsugeki! Fuuun Takeshi Jou",
   "Fuuun! Takeshi Jou Two" and NesterJ Emulator.

How to play
1) Run NesterJ, go to File > Open ROM > Choose game
2) Go to Option > Select Device > Family Trainer (side B)
3)* Go to Option > Controllers > Change:
      "Select" to 'L'
      "Start" to 'K'
      "B" to '.'
      "A" to '/'
* You will only need to do this the first time you play.

Full Instructions
We have put together guides on how to play both games. Click a title below and the guide will pop-up in a new window.

  Totsugeki! Fuuun Takeshi Jou
  Fuuun! Takeshi Jou Two

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By sending off the tokens found in each of the 2009/2010 official Takeshi's Castle DVD sets you could claim a free gift box. Included in this box was a board game.
Below you can print off an exclusive Keshi Heads version of this game, which has been fully translated into English.

The board is split into four sections. Print each quarter onto a sheet of A4 card, or paper, cut around the edges and stick them together. The images all slightly overlap to make them easy to line-up.
  Top left-hand section
  Top right-hand section
  Bottom left-hand section
  Bottom right-hand section

Dice and Counters
Two dice are needed to play the game. A regular dice and the Event Dice. Print off the image below, glue it to some card, and cut all the pieces out.
  Dice and Counters

• All players begin on the "Start" space and take it in turns to roll the dice to determine the number of spaces they can move their counter forwards.
• If a player's counter ends up on a space with an instruction written on it, the player must follow the direction (eg. Advance 3, or Miss a Turn).
• When a player reaches a "STOP" sign, even if they do not land directly on it, they must stop here despite the number of moves they rolled. Upon their next turn the player has to attempt to clear the space they're stopped on by following the rules of the game.
- If they fail, the player must keep attempting to clear the space on each of their following turns until they are successful.
- Once the player successfully clears the "STOP" game they can roll the dice and move forward the determined number of spaces.
• The first person to reach the "Goal" is the winner.

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