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For detailed information about this series, see: Higemaru on Capcom Wiki

Higemaru is a platform puzzle game series by Capcom.

Video Games

  • Pirate Ship Higemaru (September 1984). Arcade. Later released on Mobile phones.
  • Higemaru Makaijima: Nanatsu no Shima Daibouken (December 1987). Famicom and MSX2. Later released on mobile phones. There was a planned English release under the name "Makai Islands", but it was cancelled.
Direction Series Date Description Type


4Arrow L Vulgus198409 September 1984The Yashichi enemy from Vulgus appears as an item in Pirate Ship Higemaru.2


5Arrow R Commando (Capcom)198505 May 1985"HIGEMARU" is one of the default names in the hi-score screen in Commando.3


5Arrow R Side Arms198612 December 1986The barrel sprite from Pirate Ship Higemaru appears as an item in Side Arms and "HIGEMALU" is one of the default names in the hi-score screen.2


5Arrow R Black Tiger198708 August 1987The barrel sprite from Pirate Ship Higemaru appears as an item in Black Tiger.2


4Arrow L Ghosts 'n Goblins198712 December 1987Higemaru Makaijima features a stage inspired by Ghost 'n Goblins, including cameos of Arthur, a Red Arremer and several minor enemies.1


5Arrow R Forgotten Worlds198807 July 1988A golden barrel sprite from Pirate Ship Higemaru appears as an item in Forgotten Worlds.2


5Arrow R Goofy19930711 July 11, 1993The Capcom-made Goof Troop video game is a spiritual successor to Higemaru Makaijima.3


5Arrow R Capcom Generations19981015 October 15, 1998Capcom Generations 3 includes Pirate Ship Higemaru.2


5Arrow R Strider19991213 December 13, 1999The barrel sprite from Pirate Ship Higemaru appears as an item in Strider 2. Captain Beard Jr. from Strider is inspired by the Higemaru pirates from Pirate Ship Higemaru.2


5Arrow R Namco × Capcom20050526 May 26, 2005One of Sylphie's attacks in Namco × Capcom references Pirate Ship Higemaru.3


5Arrow R Capcom Classics Collection20050927 September 27, 2005Pirate Ship Higemaru is included in Capcom Classics Collection and Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded.2


5Arrow R Zack & Wiki20071023 October 23, 2007Three of the mysterious treasures in Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure are trophies of the Momotaro, Captain Bow and Higemaru pirate sprites from Pirate Ship Higemaru.2


5Arrow R 3D Dot Game Heroes20091105 November 05, 20093D Dot Game Heroes features a loading screen based on Higemaru Makaijima: Nanatsu no Shima Daibouken.3


5Arrow R Capcom Arcade20130416 April 16, 2013Pirate Ship Higemaru is included in Capcom Arcade Cabinet as part of the "Game Pack 5".2


5Arrow R Street Fighter20160830 August 30, 2016Momotaro, Bows and Captain Beard from Higemaru are reimagined as new characters in the Street Fighter universe via the online Street Fighter V character encyclopedia.3