Igo: Kyuu Roban Taikyoku

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Igo: Kyuu Roban Taikyoku
Box art
Alternate name(s)
9x9 Go
¥3500 ($22.4 USD)
Famicom release date
August 11, 1987
Famicom Disk System release date
April 14, 1987
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Igo: Kyuu Roban Taikyoku (囲碁九路盤対局) is a Go game developed and published by Bullet Proof Software. It was first released for the Family Computer Disk System on April 14, 1987 in Japan. A cartridge version later released for the Family Computer on August 11, 1987 in Japan.

Appearance in Tetris (2023)

Screenshot of Igo: Kyuu Roban Taikyoku being played on IBM computers under the name GO big or GO home

In the 2023 biographic film Tetris, Igo: Kyuu Roban Taikyoku makes an appearance at the start of the film at the 1988 Consumer Electronics Show under the name GO big or GO home. For some reason, the game is running on IBM computers despite boxed Famicom copies being visible. It should be noted that Igo: Kyuu Roban Taikyoku never saw any release outside of Japan for the Nintendo Entertainment System let alone on home computers.