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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.
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!
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.
There are well over 100 Takeshi's Castle games, but how
many have you seen? Here are all of them in three minutes.
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).
The Best TV You've Never Seen
Wipeout's John Henson reviews Takeshi's Castle
in this American look at international TV, from 1999.
"Happy Clappy Chappy Craig Charles" Ad
The tables are turned on Craig in this
2003 Challenge advert for Takeshi's Castle.
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.
Challenge Advert 2012
Challenge's "Heroes" Takeshi's Castle
advert, from October 2012.
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.
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).
Challenge's "Japanese Invasion"
Takeshi's Castle advert, from August 2007.
Klassic Music Videos
In the words of Tani, "Let's Go!".
Music: "LET'S GO Rakuten Eagles" - DEF. DIVA.
Our snowy music video from Christmas 2005.
Music: "Winter Wonderland" - Bing Crosby.
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:
♦ TV Show
"Bomberman" from Hudson Game Music.
"Leona's Pursuit" from Dominion Tank Police.
"Honky-Tonk Piano" from Dominion Tank Police.
"Flying Alive" from Taito Game Music.
Bite the Bun
"1941 Theme" Theme.
"Sonson" from Capcon Game Music.
"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.
"Vibrations" by James Last Band.
"Buta-san" from Jaleco Game Music.
Corn Cob Trip
"Rantou! Ransen! Ranma Panic!" from Ranma 1-2.
"The Longest Day" Theme.
"O.K. Corral" by Franck Pourcel.
"Symphonic March" from Ultraman Symphony.
"Rat Patrol" Theme.
"Cancan" by Jacques Offenbach.
Drop in the Ocean
"Thunderbirds Are Go!" by FAB ft. MC Parker.
"Delta Force" Theme.
"Wolf of the Battlefield" from Capcom Game Music.
"Disco Star Wars" by Meco.
'Track 8' from Ganbare! Kickers.
"Hospital Chase" from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
"Fantasy Zone" from Sega Game Music Vol. 2.
"Star Wars" Theme.
"633 Squadron" Theme.
"Raw Power" by John Devereaux and David Reilly.
"Voyage to Dreamquest" from Godzilla Legend 2.
"Animal's Theme" by Godaigo.
"Enter the Dragon" Theme.
"Kagemusha" from Troop Parade.
"Moving On" from The Runaway Train.
Line Up (Christmas)
"March of the Elves" from Santa Claus: The Movie.
"Taiyoga Kureta Kisetsu" by Blue Triangle.
"Combat March" baseball cheer song.
"Raiders March" from Raiders of the Lost Ark.
"Critter Skitter" from Critters.
"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.
"Power Spots Theme" by Bill Conti.
Puck Over (Throw)
Opening Theme from NEW Hissatsu Shigotonin.
"Marine's Hymn" from Full Metal Jacket.
"Mysterians March" from Godzilla Legend 2.
"Adventures" from Music of Super Mario Bros. 3 CD.
Ride the Wave
"Star Soldier" from Hudson Game Music.
"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.
"Moodido" by Toto.
"William Tell Overture" by Gioachino Rossini.
Shoot 'N' Loot
"Capcom World" from Final Fight G.S.M. Capcom 3.
Show of Hands
"Sky Kid" from Namco Video Game Graffiti.
"The Chosen One" from The Golden Child.
"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.
"Thunderbirds March" from Thunderbirds.
"Bridge over the River Kwai" Theme.
Stock Pot Racing
"Dare ga Konna Otoko to Iinazuke" from Ranma 1-2.
"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.
"Mick Meets New York" from Crocodile Dundee.
"Difficult Winding Road" from Bari Bari Densetsu.
Whack the Stack
"Battle of Britain" Theme.
"Surfing USA, Instrumental" by Beach Boys.
Wipe Out (Obstacle SP)
"Aquatic" from Music of Super Mario Bros. 3 CD.
Josechung's BGM Challenge
Thanks to josechung for his help with our background music section. However, now the BGM Detective needs your help!
Do you know the title of the music from any of these games?
If you do, please contact jose at: KeshiBGM@yahoo.com
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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.
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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