DoDonPachi Daioujou Black Label Extra is an updated version of Cave's 2002 vertical bullet hell shoot 'em up DoDonPachi Daioujou. 5pb handled the porting and the game was released on February 19, 2009 exclusively for the Xbox 360. Pre-orders for the game also included a guidebook.
At the time of release, the game suffered from glitches and long load times. The reason for this was that 5pb had, without permission, used the source code from the highly regarded port of Daioujou for PS2. Cave, Microsoft and 5pb along with significant assistance by Ichirou Mihara who was primarily responsible for the PS2 port collaborated to create a patch addressing some of the issues. The patch which was repeatedly delayed was finally released on January 19, 2011.
DoDonPachi Daioujou Arcade - Old Version
The original DoDonPachi Daioujou.
DoDonPachi Daioujou Arcade - New Version
A rebalanced version of DoDonPachi Daioujou. In this mode, the player can enter the second loop at will.
DoDonPachi Daioujou Black Label
A heavily altered version of DoDonPachi Daioujou. Changes:
- The player retains his lives when he enters the second loop.
- The boss patterns in the second loop have been changed.
- Hyper recharge rate has been increased.
- The chain counter has 5 digits rather than 4.
DoDonPachi Daioujou X-Mode
A beginner mode with new systems and no second loop. A new character named Piper is also available in this mode.
A gallery feature which includes concept art for the game is also included.