Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ōgon Kiseru

Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ōgon Kiseru, while Goemon is praying to his ancestors, he notices that his pipe is gone. Aided by Ebisumaru, Goemon goes to find it. This game introduced many characters that appeared later in the series, such as Yae.

Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ōgon Kiseru
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Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Series Mystical Ninja
Platform(s) Virtual Console, NES
Release date(s) Famicom
JP January 5, 1990
Virtual Console
JP May 1, 2012
Genre(s) Role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods Wii Remote, GameCube Controller, Classic Controller
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NES Global Problems


Problems that may occur with any NES title on Dolphin are listed below.

DirectX with NES Games

Most NES games suffer strange graphical issues when using the DirectX backend with some graphics drivers; notably NVIDIA. This is a driver bug.

As of 5.0-4869, the D3D driver bugs can be worked around by setting Ubershaders to Exclusive/Synchronous (Ubershaders). It's unknown what exactly is going on with the driver that's causing Exclusive Ubershaders/Synchronous (Ubershaders) to work properly.

This seems to have been rectified at some point, though it's unclear what resolved it.


This title does not have any additional game-specific problems.


This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ōgon Kiseru since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21148 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
4.0-8445 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.8 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Works OK. Requires EFB2RAM. JMC47

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