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bbros: MAME ROM Information.


Buster Bros. (c) 1989 Capcom USA.

1 or 2 players cooperatively destroy bouncing balls with a variety of weapons. The players may only fire up, but may move right and left, or up and down ladders. The large balls that have been shot split in two, creating smaller balls.


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound Chips : OKI6295 (@ 7.5 Khz), YM2413 (@ 4 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 384 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 2048

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in December 1989.

Developed by Mitchell for Capcom USA.

This game is known outside US as "Pang" and in Japan as "Pomping World".

Jarred Endres holds the official record for this game with 2,403,280 points on October 20, 2008.

A Buster Bros. unit appears in the 1995 movie 'Welcome to the Dollhouse'.


1. Buster Bros. (1989)

2. Super Buster Bros. (1990)

3. Buster Buddies (1995)

4. Mighty! Pang (2000)


Planning : NDA

Programmers : Hospitel Masa, Mamichan Otona

Music compose : Tamayo Kawamoto

Character designers : Hiramattyo, Oyuu

Direction : Yoshiki Okamoto (Kihaji Okamoto)


* Consoles :

NES [Unreleased Prototype]

NEC PC-Engine CD (1993)

Nintendo Game Boy (1993)

Sony PSP (2006, "Capcom Puzzle World")

* Computers :

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1991)

Amiga 500


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.35b4 [?]

0.34b2 [Paul Leaman]

Artwork available


- 0.138u2: Angelo Salese fixed crash regression with clone Pang (bootleg, set 3).

- 15th November 2009: Mr. Do - Kiltron cleaned up Buster Bros. artwork, thanks to the BYOAC/CAG artwork.

- 0.122u1: Corrado Tomaselli verified some CPU clocks of original boards using a frequency counter, changed Pang M6295 clock from 990khz to 1Mhz.

- 0.119u4: David Haywood added clone Pang (bootleg, set 3). This bootleg has different sound hardware, the sound program is the same as 'rebus' by microhard. I suspect it was produced by the same company as 'spangbl'.

- 0.119u3: David Haywood added clone Pang (bootleg, set 2). Changed description of clone 'Pang (bootleg)' to 'Pang (bootleg, set 1)'.

- 19th March 2006: f205v dumped Pang (bootleg, set 2).

- 0.101u3: Fixed cpu1 roms addresses in clone (bootleg).

- 0.67: Changed description of clone 'Buster Bros (US)' to 'Buster Bros. (US)'.

- 0.63: All new, much better, YM2413 emulation [Jarek Burczynski].

- 0.61: New YM-2413 emulator [Fabio R. Schmidlin, Charles Mac Donald].

- 0.37b12: Standalone YM2413 emulator, giving much better sound in e.g. Pang [Mitsutaka Okazaki, Sean Young].

- 1st February 2001: Sean Young integrated Mitsutaka Okazaki's YM2413 emulator.

- 0.37b4: Added new cpu1 roms ($0, 80000).

- 0.36b1: Yasuhiro Ogawa added clone Pomping World (Japan). Added 128k sound1 rom.

- 0.35RC1: Brian Lewis and Andrea Mazzoleni added new tweaked VGA modes: 384x240 (for CPS1, Pang etc.), 384x256 (for Lode Runner etc.), 336x240 (for Gauntlet and other Atari games), 320x240 (for NeoGeo and others).

- 0.35b4: Added Pang (World) (Mitchell 1989) and clone Buster Bros. (US). Changed 'Pang' to clone 'Pang (bootleg)'. Renamed (pang) to (pangb). The old version, Pang (bootleg), contains opcodes and data decrypted separately, plus a few patches here and there. They disabled sound in attract mode (there isn't a setting to do that, unlike Buster Bros), changed the lives option from 1,2,3,4 to 1,3,4,6, and changed the copyright year from 1989 to 1990. Changed Z80 CPU1 clock speed to 8MHz.

- 0.34b5: Added YM-2413 (3579580 Hz) sound.

- 0.34b3: Juan Carlos Lorente added high score saving to Pang.

- 0.34b2: Paul Leaman added Pang and clone Buster Bros (Testdriver).


Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

* Raine

Recommended Games (Pang):


Super Pang

Pang! 3

Mighty! Pang

Pang Poms

Genix Family

Monsters World

Choky! Choky!

Lucky Boom

Romset: 1056 kb / 9 files / 394.5 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="bbros" sourcefile="mitchell.c" cloneof="pang" romof="pang">
              <description>Buster Bros. (US)</description>
              <manufacturer>Mitchell (Capcom license)</manufacturer>
              <rom name="bb6.bin" size="32768" crc="a3041ca4" sha1="2accb2151f621e4802211efe986969ebd3acb6d4" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="bb7.bin" size="131072" crc="09231c68" sha1="9e735487a99a5eb89a6abb81d5d9a20414ad75bf" region="maincpu" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="bb2.bin" size="131072" crc="62f29992" sha1="af4d43f76228e9908fbfbf83af2f577b84cc5e1d" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="bb3.bin" merge="bb3.bin" size="131072" crc="79a8ed08" sha1="c1e43889e29b80c7fe2c09b11eecde24450a1ff5" region="gfx1" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="bb4.bin" size="131072" crc="f705aa89" sha1="cce2d90f7b767044e84bc22a16474a2f6496292e" region="gfx1" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="bb5.bin" merge="bb5.bin" size="131072" crc="2fb3db6c" sha1="328814d28569fec763975a8ae4c2767517a680af" region="gfx1" offset="a0000"/>
              <rom name="bb10.bin" merge="bb10.bin" size="131072" crc="fdba4f6e" sha1="9a2412a97682bbd25b8942520a0c02616bd59353" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="bb9.bin" merge="bb9.bin" size="131072" crc="39f47a63" sha1="05675ad45909a7d723acaf4d53b4e588d4e048b9" region="gfx2" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="bb1.bin" merge="bb1.bin" size="131072" crc="c52e5b8e" sha1="933b954bfdd2d67e28b032ffabde192531249c1f" region="oki" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="8000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="oki" name="OKI6295" clock="1000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2413" clock="4000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="384" height="240" refresh="57.420000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="1" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="2048"/>

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