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ballbros: MAME ROM Information.


Balloon Brothers (c) 1992 East Technology.

A puzzle game similar to "Tetris" but with different colored balloons in different shapes. Instead of falling blocks, the balloons float to the top. Completing a full row across will make that row disappear.


Taito X System hardware

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 8 Mhz), Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


Released in September 1992.


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.37b9 [Yochizo]


- 0.143u3: Changed 'Unused' to 'Debug Mode' dipswitch.

- 0.118u4: Added 'Color Change' dipswitch.

- 0.110u1: Aaron Giles fixed flipscreen in Balloon Brothers.

- 0.106u1: Changed all 'Unused' dipswitches to 'Unknown'.

- 0.37b16: Added 3rd player button and removed 3rd coin slot.

- 0.37b9: Yochizo added Balloon Brothers (East Technology 1992).

- 16th September 2000: Yochizo added Balloon Brothers, Gigandes and Daisenpu to the Superman a.k.a. Taito X driver.

Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

* Raine

Romset: 1856 kb / 9 files / 1.07 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="ballbros" sourcefile="taito_x.c">
              <description>Balloon Brothers</description>
              <manufacturer>East Technology</manufacturer>
              <rom name="10a" size="131072" crc="4af0e858" sha1="817817169aee075d52411bdbe568514511760386" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="5a" size="131072" crc="0b983a69" sha1="7be06761a19e1dc5d1404d1920797b406421e365" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="8d" size="65536" crc="d1c515af" sha1="00451991b4c793487b156f9be2b2e4688325ff24" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="3" size="131072" crc="ec3e0537" sha1="51fe5c6ef007c188b2f51ad2225753d2b403e35a" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="2" size="131072" crc="bb441717" sha1="205ae0aa3ded11766ae8f6fe7d08fefff17a9b73" region="gfx1" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="1" size="131072" crc="8196d624" sha1="c859e3b1d3b481f38cfe47576efc1dcdbe6cde28" region="gfx1" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="0" size="131072" crc="1cc584e5" sha1="18cf607fa06c095d088b80cea2a1e507d19c7126" region="gfx1" offset="60000"/>
              <rom name="east-11" size="524288" crc="92111f96" sha1="e781f24761b7a923388f4cda64c7b31388fd64c5" region="ymsnd.deltat" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="east-10" size="524288" crc="ca0ac419" sha1="b29f30a8ff1286c65b741353b6551918a45bcafe" region="ymsnd" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="8000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2610" clock="8000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="384" height="240" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="1" coins="2" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSWA" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="2"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSWA" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="12" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWA" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSWA" mask="96">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="96"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Medium" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Debug Mode" tag="DSWA" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSWB" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSWB" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Allow Continue" tag="DSWB" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="No" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Yes" value="4" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Language" tag="DSWB" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="English" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Japanese" value="32"/>
              <dipswitch name="Color Change" tag="DSWB" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Less" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="More" value="64"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSWB" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="2048"/>

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