Higemaru Makaijima: Nanatsu no Shima Daibōken (魔界島 七つの島大冒険), is a action game developed by Capcom. It is the sequel to Pirate Ship Higemaru released for the Family Computer and the MSX2. Higemaru Makaijima's April 1987 release also gives Higemaru the distinction of being the first Capcom game to receive a sequel. The game is perhaps most famous, however, for having a level designed entirely as an homage to another Capcom title, Ghosts 'n Goblins. Higemaru Makaijima: Nanatsu no Shima Daibōken would later receive a spiritual sequel in the form of Goof Troop for the SNES.


The game retained much of the look of the original, and many similar gameplay elements such as the ability to pick up and throw barrels at enemies, and the return of Momotaru and the pirates. However, the game featured much more diverse gameplay such as the ability to traverse a map screen via ship, levels taking place on islands, and giant bosses, as well as a deeper plot.

In the story Momotaru takes his ship, "The Anchor", and travels to the Seven Islands in search of a treasure over rumors of a treasure said to be hidden in the area by the fabled "legendary pirate", Captain Beard.


  • Tribe Kayin: Helpful inhabitants of the island who provide hints to Momotaru.
  • Arthur: Appears to give Momotaru warning in the Ghosts 'n Goblins-themed Hebi Island.
  • Captain: The new leader of the Higemaru Corps. He appears as a boss battle in the pirate ships, after defeating all the Higemarus. He attacks with knives and holds the keys and stone tablets needed to proceed in the game.
  • Devil the Red Arremer: The final boss, he rules over the seven islands as the Sea God. He's found within a statue he breaks through, and attacks with fireballs and his arching flying attack. If Momotaru finds the Satan Sword, he can defeat the Devil instantly.
  • Captain Beard: The "legendery pirate" renowned across the seven islands. He retired due to old age and hid his inmense treasure in one of the islands. His tomb can be found in Ookami Island, but he still speaks from beyond to Momotaru at certain points in the game and in the best ending, assisting and congratulating him on his adventure. In the Capcom Fighting Network website, he's reimagined as the middle brother of Momotaru and Bows, a muscular fisherman instead of a pirate.[1]


  1. Street Fighter V Character Encyclopedia: Beard

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