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As the arcade's iterations evolved, there were many waves of arcade cards released. Each new wave included at least several new cards mixed among an array of re-released previous cards (for a total which reached around 100 per), but few other than the first several waves were large enough to feature every card at once (while many featured most or all Moves and Super Moves thus far, only about 5-8 Dinosaurs of each Element were included per wave, including new additions).

There were three language versions of arcade cards: Japanese, English, and Mandarin Chinese (Taiwanese). Both the English and Taiwanese versions (on a year or two delay) had vaguely followed the Japanese 2006 series, often mashing multiple waves' new cards into one and being several edition numbers off at any given point, but faithfully followed the Japanese 2007 series. They updated up until their respective Series 2 4th Editions (equivalent to the Japanese 2007 4th Edition & 2007 4th Edition+) and included the anime dinosaurs (Chomp, Ace, Paris, Terry, Spiny, Tank, & Black Tyrannosaurus; except for the English version), but that is where the two largely ended. In Taiwan, the Japanese version directly replaced the Taiwanese version, but in English-speaking areas, the game simply disappeared.

Surprisingly enough, the Taiwanese version was able to create a final update for itself to include the dinosaurs that would be later on added in the Japanese version's Gekizan 1st Edition (Rajasaurus, Isisaurus, etc.). However, the final additions were only there to fill out the card list already programmed into the arcade machine before the Gekizan update but not yet given cards.

Due to the Japanese official website's shutdown, sources are based on Japanese forums, blogs, tournament videos, and other archived images.

Note: This wiki requires your help on this page; please add in more information if you can, you will be helping both you and others. In particular, we are looking for release posters from English and Taiwanese waves, if they exist.

Japanese VersionsEdit

The names of these waves are translated directly from Japanese sources. "Gekizan" is from the arcade website's URL, and is a portmanteau of "Gekitou" and "Zanjark", or "Fierce Battle" and the Space Pirates' Japanese name; this is the full name of these waves. "Kakushin" is also from the arcade website's URL and combines "Kakusei" and "Shin", or "Awakening" and "New"; these words are synonyms for part of these waves' full name.

English VersionsEdit

  • Original Edition
  • 1st Edition
  • 2nd Edition
  • 3rd Edition
  • 4th Edition
  • 5th Edition
  • 2008 Special Edition
  • Nemesis Edition
  • Series 2 1st Edition
  • Series 2 2nd Edition
  • Series 2 3rd Edition
  • Series 2 4th Edition (Final Edition)

Taiwanese VersionsEdit

The Taiwanese Series 1 was roughly the same as the English Series 1, though not all edition numbers matched; the Taiwanese Series 2 editions were the same as their English counterparts, but Taiwan also created their own "Series 2 5th Edition". After this, Dinosaur King officially stopped updating in Taiwan, along with the English versions, and had been overtaken by other arcade games. Unlike the English version, which simply stopped, the Taiwanese version was instead fully replaced by the Japanese version in Taiwan, and so followed those releases.

  • 1st Edition
  • 1st Edition Extension
  • 2nd Edition
  • 3rd Edition
  • 4th Edition
  • 2008 Special Edition
  • Series 2 ("New" in Taiwanese) 1st Edition
  • Series 2 2nd Edition
  • Series 2 3rd Edition
  • Series 2 4th Edition
  • Series 2 5th Edition (Final Edition)

Equivalents between all versionsEdit

Japanese English Taiwanese
1st Edition Original Edition 1st Edition
2nd Edition 1st Edition & Nemesis Edition (most cards) 1st Edition Extension (most cards)
3rd Edition 1st Edition & Nemesis Edition (new cards only) 1st Edition Extension (new cards only)
2006 Rainy Limited Edition 2008 Special Edition (released after the Eng 5th Edition) 2008 Special Edition (released after the Tai 4th Edition)
4th Edition 2nd Edition (Dinosaurs use Jap 3rd Edition or original art) 2nd Edition (Dinosaurs use Jap 3rd Edition or original art)
5th Edition 3rd Edition None
2006 Winter Limited Edition 4th Edition 3rd Edition
6th Edition 5th Edition (some Dinosaurs use Eng 2nd Edition art) 4th Edition (some Dinosaurs use Tai 2nd Edition art)
2007 1st Edition S2 1st Edition S2 1st Edition
2007 1st Edition+ None; new cards instead debut in S2 2nd Edition None; new cards instead debut in S2 2nd Edition
2007 2nd Edition S2 2nd Edition S2 2nd Edition
2007 3rd Edition S2 3rd Edition S2 3rd Edition
2007 4th Edition None; new cards instead debut in S2 4th Edition None; new cards instead debut in S2 4th Edition
2007 4th Edition+ S2 4th Edition S2 4th Edition
None None S2 5th Edition
Gekizan 1st Edition Discontinued Replaced by Japanese
Gekizan 2nd Edition Discontinued Replaced by Japanese
Gekizan 2nd Edition+ Discontinued Replaced by Japanese
Gekizan 3rd Edition Discontinued Replaced by Japanese
Kakushin 1st Edition Discontinued Replaced by Japanese
Kakushin 2nd Edition Discontinued Replaced by Japanese
Kakushin 3rd Edition Discontinued Replaced by Japanese
Kakushin 4th Edition Discontinued Replaced by Japanese
Kakushin 5th Edition Super Ω Discontinued Replaced by Japanese
Kakushin 6th Edition Hyper Battle Museum Discontinued Replaced by Japanese

Japanese CardlistsEdit

NavigationEdit

p · e · t Arcade Release Waves
Japanese: 1st Edition (1st) · 2nd Edition (2nd) · 3rd Edition (3rd) · 2006 Rainy Season Limited Edition (06 Rainy) · 4th Edition (4th) · 5th Edition (5th) · 2006 Winter Season Limited Edition (06 Winter) · 6th Edition (6th)

2007 1st Edition (07 1st) · 2007 1st Edition+ (07 1st+) · 2007 2nd Edition (07 2nd) · 2007 3rd Edition (07 3rd) · 2007 4th Edition (07 4th) · 2007 4th Edition+ (07 4th+)
Gekizan 1st Edition (Geki 1st) · Gekizan 2nd Edition (Geki 2nd) · Gekizan 2nd Edition+ (Geki 2nd+) · Gekizan 3rd Edition (Geki 3rd)
Kakushin 1st Edition (Kaku 1st) · Kakushin 2nd Edition (Kaku 2nd) · Kakushin 3rd Edition (Kaku 3rd) · Kakushin 4th Edition (Kaku 4th) · Kakushin 5th Edition Super Ω (Kaku 5th) · Kakushin 6th Edition Hyper Battle Museum (Kaku 6th)

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English: Original Edition (Orig) · 1st Edition (1st) · 2nd Edition (2nd) · 3rd Edition (3rd) · 4th Edition (4th) · 5th Edition (5th) · 2008 Special Edition (08) · Nemesis Edition (Nemesis)

Series 2 1st Edition (S2 1st) · Series 2 2nd Edition (S2 2nd) · Series 2 3rd Edition (S2 3rd) · Series 2 4th Edition (S2 4th)

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Taiwanese: 1st Edition (1st) · 1st Edition Extension (1st Ext) · 2nd Edition (2nd) · 3rd Edition (3rd) · 4th Edition (4th) · 2008 Special Edition (08)

Series 2 1st Edition (S2 1st) · Series 2 2nd Edition (S2 2nd) · Series 2 3rd Edition (S2 3rd) · Series 2 4th Edition (S2 4th) · Series 2 5th Edition (S2 5th)