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alpine: MAME ROM Information.


Alpine Ski (c) 1982 Taito.

Maneuver a skier through a downhill ski course, a slalom course, and a ski jumping competition.


[Upright model]

Dimension : 67inch (170cm) High x 24inch (61cm) Wide x 30inch (76cm) Deep.

Weight : 280 lbs (126 kg).

Taito SJ System hardware

Board Number : AA017808C

Prom Stickers : AP / RH16-27

Main CPU : Z80 (ID : AA017809C) (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (4x) AY8910 (@ 1.5 Mhz), DAC

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 64

Players : 2

Control : 2-way joystick

Buttons : 1


Released in January 1982.

Eric Olofson holds the official record for this game with 500,774 points on November 23, 1982.


* Here's A Way To Get Ridiculously High Scores In Alpine Ski : Go thru the downhill section with the points flags very slowly and avoid collecting positive points :

1) There's some point in the course (should be easy to find) where there's a negative points flag near trees that can be crashed into. This trick is best done here.

2) Collect negative points to roll your score back under zero. You will be granted massive time on the massive points you have. Unfortunately, time will be taken off at an incredible rate.

3) Run over the negative points flag as necessary to get rid of the points you win just by moving forward and crashing into the nearby trees.

4) Repeat Step 4 until you've run out of time. You now have a completely unbeatable high-score which (if it were 1981) people would beg you to tell them how you did it.



* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation 2 (July 26, 2005; "Taito Memories Joukan [Model SLPM-66057]")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Taito Memories Vol. 1")

Sony PSP [JP] (January 5, 2006; "Taito Memories Pocket [Model ULJM-05076]")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Taito Legends 2")

Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Taito Legends 2")

* Computers :

PC [CD-ROM] (2006, "Taito Legends 2")


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.34b4 [John Butler]

0.30 [Nicola Salmoria, Tatsuyuki Satoh]

Artwork available


- 0.138: MASH fixed a red point on the title screen.

- 24th December 2006: Mr. Do - hanks to the loan by Vintage Arcade Superstore and vectorization by Zorg, we have Alpine Ski bezel.

- 0.96u2: Nicola Salmoria fixed sprite hardware collision detection. This fixes bonuses in Alpine Ski.

- 0.92: Removed button 2 and 3.

- 0.84u6: Changed input from 1 to 3 buttons.

- 0.61: Stephane Humbert added 'End of Race Time Bonus' dipswitch.

- 0.36b1: Added layer prom eb16.22.

- 0.34b4: John Butler re-added Alpine Ski (set 1) and clone (set 2). Known issues: Collision detection is not emulated properly.

- 0.34b1: Added clone Alpine Ski (set 2) (Testdriver).

- 30th July 1998: Dumped Alpine Ski (set 2).

- 0.33b7: Moved Alpine Ski to (Testdriver).

- 0.30: Nicola Salmoria and Tatsuyuki Satoh added Alpine Ski (Taito 1982).

- 13th November 1997: Dumped Alpine Ski (set 1).

LEVELS: 1 (endless)

Recommended Games (Ski):

Silver Land

Alpine Ski

Dynamic Ski

Parallel Turn

Vs. Slalom

Alpine Racer

Alpine Racer 2

Alpine Surfer

Extreme Downhill

Sega Ski Super G

Snow Board Championship

Surf Planet

Winter Heat

Cool Boarders Arcade Jam

Ski Champ

Steep Slope Sliders

Romset: 53 kb / 14 files / 27.0 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="alpine" sourcefile="taitosj.c">
              <description>Alpine Ski (set 1)</description>
              <manufacturer>Taito Corporation</manufacturer>
              <rom name="rh16.069" size="4096" crc="6b2a69b7" sha1="d1904eac06f2ee0c491c2da04ec6191eb1ddca69" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="rh17.068" size="4096" crc="e344b0b7" sha1="a4f9c2b61d0d73c30f7e3a440b9c879c19809303" region="maincpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="rh18.067" size="4096" crc="753bdd87" sha1="37b97dd4a5d53df9a86593fd0a53c95475fa09d0" region="maincpu" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="rh19.066" size="4096" crc="3efb3fcd" sha1="29fb6405ced78662c4d98deeac5593d7bc42d954" region="maincpu" offset="3000"/>
              <rom name="rh20.065" size="4096" crc="c2cd4e79" sha1="0849aa0aa64c87b7f5c10f8a78caae8219059cfa" region="maincpu" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="rh21.064" size="4096" crc="74109145" sha1="728714ec24962da1c54fc35dc3688d555a4ad101" region="maincpu" offset="5000"/>
              <rom name="rh22.055" size="4096" crc="efa82a57" sha1="b9b275014572c4c67558516d0c3c36d01e84e9ef" region="maincpu" offset="6000"/>
              <rom name="rh23.054" size="4096" crc="77c25acf" sha1="a48bf7044afa7388f68e05fdb2e63c2b04945462" region="maincpu" offset="7000"/>
              <rom name="rh13.070" size="4096" crc="dcad1794" sha1="1d5479f10cdcc437241bb17c22204fb3ee60f8cb" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="rh24.001" size="4096" crc="4b1d9455" sha1="df68a1bae7f06dff9469f8ef3095a802af3cb354" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="rh25.002" size="4096" crc="bf71e278" sha1="0016e9fff506e3d1f6a9bd8ebb23b62af00902ca" region="gfx1" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="rh26.003" size="4096" crc="13da2a9b" sha1="e3dd30a1036ec81b3867dc1c0d20449422d50c31" region="gfx1" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="rh27.004" size="4096" crc="425b52b0" sha1="1a3046a7d12ad8107750abfb8a801cf9cd372d0f" region="gfx1" offset="3000"/>
              <rom name="eb16.22" size="256" crc="b833b5ea" sha1="d233f1bf8a3e6cd876853ffd721b9b64c61c9047" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="3000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay1" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1500000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay2" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1500000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay3" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1500000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay4" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1500000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac" name="DAC"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="256" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="1" coins="3" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="2"/>
              <dipswitch name="Jump Bonus" tag="DSW1" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="500-1500" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="800-2000" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1000-2500" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2000-4000" value="3" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Time" tag="DSW1" mask="24">
                     <dipvalue name="1:00" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1:30" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2:00" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2:30" value="24" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="End of Race Time Bonus" tag="DSW1" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="0:10" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="0:20" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSW1" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW1" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW2" mask="15">
                     <dipvalue name="9 Coins/1 Credit" value="15"/>
                     <dipvalue name="8 Coins/1 Credit" value="14"/>
                     <dipvalue name="7 Coins/1 Credit" value="13"/>
                     <dipvalue name="6 Coins/1 Credit" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="11"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="10"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="9"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/7 Credits" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/8 Credits" value="7"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW2" mask="240">
                     <dipvalue name="9 Coins/1 Credit" value="240"/>
                     <dipvalue name="8 Coins/1 Credit" value="224"/>
                     <dipvalue name="7 Coins/1 Credit" value="208"/>
                     <dipvalue name="6 Coins/1 Credit" value="192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="176"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="160"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="144"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="80"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/7 Credits" value="96"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/8 Credits" value="112"/>
              <dipswitch name="1st Extended Time" tag="DSW3" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="10k" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="15k" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="20k" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="25k" value="3" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Extended Time Every" tag="DSW3" mask="28">
                     <dipvalue name="5k" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="6k" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="7k" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="8k" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="9k" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="10k" value="20"/>
                     <dipvalue name="11k" value="24"/>
                     <dipvalue name="12k" value="28" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Year Display" tag="DSW3" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="No" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Yes" value="32" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Invulnerability (Cheat)" tag="DSW3" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW3" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="A and B" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A only" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="64"/>

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