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alpinr2a: MAME ROM Information.


Alpine Racer 2 (c) 1996 Namco.

A checkpoint-style racing game, featuring realistic physics, unique controls and an unusual genre for a racing game. It features three separate courses and your choice of speed or gate racing. There is a cool replay feature for finishing in first place.


Namco Super System 22 hardware

Game ID : ARS

Main CPU : 68EC020 (@ 24.576 Mhz), (2x) TMS32025 (@ 49.152 Mhz), M37710 (@ 16.384 Mhz)

Sound Chips : C352 (@ 16.384 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 640 x 480 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 32768

Players : 1

Control : stick

Buttons : 3


Released in December 1996.

Michael Jackson used to own this game (Serial number: APM02194). It was sold at the official Michael Jackson Auction on Apr. 24th, 2009.



* Build date : 13:45:05, DEC 6 1996


* Build date : 17:10:59, JAN 10 1997


* Hidden Characters :

Kuma : Hold SELECT and insert a coin. Then at the skipper select screen hold RIGHT and push the VIEW CHANGE button.

Oyaji : Hold SELECT and insert a coin. Then at the skipper select screen hold LEFT and push the VIEW CHANGE button.

* Track Weather : Enter one of the character codes, then highlight High Speed Course and press...

Darker Track : ... Left Select, View Change

Darker/Foggier Track : ... Left Select, Left Select, View Change

* Staff Credit : In Expert Mode in Time Trial, pass through the left side of the arrow in 1st tunnel.


1. Alpine Racer (1994)

2. Alpine Racer 2 (1996)

3. Alpine Racer 3 (2002)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.100u4 [R. Belmont]


- 0.143u7: hap fixed or improved sprites in Alpine Racer 2 and clone. Added 2-way Joystick.

- 0.143u6: hap properly emulated step lock motor status for the skiing games. Added default NVRAM rom.

- 0.131u3: Guru added clone Alpine Racer 2 (Rev. ARS2 Ver.A).

- 0.101u2: Changed description to 'Alpine Racer 2 (Rev. ARS2 Ver.B)'.

- 0.100u4: R. Belmont added 'Alpine Racer 2 (Ver. 97/01/10 17:10:59)' (Namco 1996).

- 2nd October 2005: R. Belmont - Guru dumped Alpine Racer 2 on Super System 22 hardware. Haven't tried very hard to make it work in MAME yet. UPDATE: Got it going in MAME as well. Looks pretty good.

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: 39968 kb / 31 files / 16.5 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="alpinr2a" sourcefile="namcos22.c" cloneof="alpinr2b" romof="alpinr2b">
              <description>Alpine Racer 2 (Rev. ARS2 Ver.A)</description>
              <rom name="ars2ver-a.2" size="2097152" crc="b07b15a4" sha1="ea3b2d7b4ef4ccf3aafeef7e7eac92e8d446f4e7" region="maincpu" offset="3"/>
              <rom name="ars2ver-a.3" size="2097152" crc="90a92e40" sha1="bf8083256e56e7e33e61b4cdaf9fd03dabfb36ba" region="maincpu" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="ars2ver-a.4" size="2097152" crc="9e9d771d" sha1="6fb983e3f4f8233544667b1bbf87864e4fb8698c" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="ars2ver-a.5" size="2097152" crc="e93c7771" sha1="305f35488a55be1b845702df972bba8334c0726c" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c71.bin" merge="c71.bin" size="8192" crc="47c623ab" sha1="e363ac50f5556f83308d4cc191b455e9b62bcfc8" region="master" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c71.bin" merge="c71.bin" size="8192" crc="47c623ab" sha1="e363ac50f5556f83308d4cc191b455e9b62bcfc8" region="slave" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ars2data.8k" merge="ars2data.8k" size="524288" crc="29b36dcb" sha1="70fde130c11789c822829493a70ecefb077c0c15" region="user4" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ars1scg0.12f" merge="ars1scg0.12f" size="2097152" crc="bc49ed86" sha1="289b39f2cb21c723dbe4ddd64ee4b2c5fa65c368" region="sprite" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ars1cg0.8d" merge="ars1cg0.8d" size="2097152" crc="74f4515c" sha1="1e3a96281d543213d10c962b4d387c414d76e0c3" region="textile" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ars1cg1.10d" merge="ars1cg1.10d" size="2097152" crc="329a95c1" sha1="2cad7fd9e5ca7c64729ca2548ef4f873a0b8de64" region="textile" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="ars1cg2.12d" merge="ars1cg2.12d" size="2097152" crc="5648345a" sha1="0dc7aedba65b7d97687a9e38a63597f16cee6179" region="textile" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="ars1cg3.13d" merge="ars1cg3.13d" size="2097152" crc="a752f205" sha1="373b5a69e4488bc30763568ceae512ab7039f5f8" region="textile" offset="600000"/>
              <rom name="ars1cg4.14d" merge="ars1cg4.14d" size="2097152" crc="54bf35b6" sha1="aec43b66e7597ad7d113ae785417bf26164c1bca" region="textile" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="ars1cg5.16d" merge="ars1cg5.16d" size="2097152" crc="e24a19a2" sha1="34c1b51eea954ae3000602e550eb1cef0a10e651" region="textile" offset="a00000"/>
              <rom name="ars1ccrl.3d" merge="ars1ccrl.3d" size="2097152" crc="fc8c9161" sha1="ad0fcfae27e02d68a6f8d1d03c514dc2f12d9ee8" region="textilemap" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ars1ccrh.1d" merge="ars1ccrh.1d" size="524288" crc="a17660bb" sha1="bae2c3f20772c6cea99f271ee3f39b1f999038c6" region="textilemap" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="ars1ptrl0.18k" merge="ars1ptrl0.18k" size="524288" crc="f04e0e61" sha1="d58a1d3ca1d0922e134db21a04feaee7dc97b020" region="pointrom" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ars1ptrl1.16k" merge="ars1ptrl1.16k" size="524288" crc="8bdb4970" sha1="a504cd4beca4bedd1a7a228c83dd6b844ca3a1e0" region="pointrom" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="ars1ptrl2.15k" merge="ars1ptrl2.15k" size="524288" crc="ec993a4f" sha1="883f64e3e8d951415e9cef589c354eba9406c0aa" region="pointrom" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="ars1ptrl3.14k" merge="ars1ptrl3.14k" size="524288" crc="4d453f3c" sha1="7a82e5d8f974d9e56d0031b35e73647fe6aeec2e" region="pointrom" offset="180000"/>
              <rom name="ars1ptrm0.18j" merge="ars1ptrm0.18j" size="524288" crc="d1bdc524" sha1="b898bb38de397551ada4da4677dd733bf8fa5010" region="pointrom" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="ars1ptrm1.16j" merge="ars1ptrm1.16j" size="524288" crc="86b81c81" sha1="45096abf46794f06a4b647f5e4222798d8467632" region="pointrom" offset="280000"/>
              <rom name="ars1ptrm2.15j" merge="ars1ptrm2.15j" size="524288" crc="24116b83" sha1="41c6a880abce7b543c409fda767682b2537b0d99" region="pointrom" offset="300000"/>
              <rom name="ars1ptrm3.14j" merge="ars1ptrm3.14j" size="524288" crc="772bede3" sha1="f9565b7a40f0bbf11081d619fe5a46feafce2e56" region="pointrom" offset="380000"/>
              <rom name="ars1ptru0.18f" merge="ars1ptru0.18f" size="524288" crc="a4cf197a" sha1="ee78cc259e87395df75179bbe5b6e521e762b582" region="pointrom" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="ars1ptru1.16f" merge="ars1ptru1.16f" size="524288" crc="1deb1fc0" sha1="bfd1dfcaccf5a0f851b6757995fa7195452a3965" region="pointrom" offset="480000"/>
              <rom name="ars1ptru2.15f" merge="ars1ptru2.15f" size="524288" crc="bcfad0ba" sha1="bee7f2f9ecd2b289c6706e19fa86863913b286b5" region="pointrom" offset="500000"/>
              <rom name="ars1ptru3.14f" merge="ars1ptru3.14f" size="524288" crc="73ce6958" sha1="918b0fb0fca33dbe3be3ac679b8b28f58213f75b" region="pointrom" offset="580000"/>
              <rom name="ars1wavea.2l" merge="ars1wavea.2l" size="4194304" crc="f8d107e9" sha1="5c418691f0b35403553f21f5570eda8bbb66890f" region="c352" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ars2waveb.1l" merge="ars2waveb.1l" size="4194304" crc="deab4ad1" sha1="580ad88d516280baaf6cc92b2e07cdc0cfc486f3" region="c352" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="alpiner2_defaults.nv" merge="alpiner2_defaults.nv" size="16384" crc="1d660b8b" sha1="e6047ad2d61fa55e8f054813f5c705fd7d145a73" region="nvram" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68EC020" clock="24576000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="master" name="TMS32025" clock="49152000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="slave" name="TMS32025" clock="49152000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="mcu" name="M37710" clock="16384000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="c352" name="C352" clock="24576000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="640" height="480" refresh="59.937809" pixclock="24576000" htotal="781" hbend="0" hbstart="640" vtotal="525" vbend="0" vbstart="480" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="1" coins="1">
                     <control type="joy" ways="2"/>
                     <control type="stick" minimum="0" maximum="255" sensitivity="100" keydelta="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP4-1" tag="DSW0" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP4-2" tag="DSW0" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP4-3" tag="DSW0" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP4-4" tag="DSW0" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP4-5" tag="DSW0" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP4-6" tag="DSW0" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP4-7" tag="DSW0" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP4-8" tag="DSW0" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="MCUP5A" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="imperfect" graphic="imperfect" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="32768"/>

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