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bchopper: MAME ROM Information.


Battle Chopper (c) 1987 Irem.

In this horizontally scrolling shoot'em up, your mission is to rescue the planet. Clear 6 zones in all, including floating green islands, moving rock beds, underground clock towers, etc. The incidents which occur one after another are all caused by the psychic power of the muddy. The enemies you encounter on your way are pretty tough. Keep sharp watch for them though they look cute. This is an exciting airfight game with the charm of a cartoon.


Irem M-72 system hardware

Main CPU : V30 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), DAC

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 384 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 55.00 Hz

Palette colors : 512

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4


Released in December 1987.

This game is known in Japan as "Mr. Heli no Daibouken".

Mr. Heli appears as an unlockable ship in the Sony PlayStation 2 game "R-Type Final".

Alfa Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (R-Type : Irem Game Music - 28XA-199) on 25/01/1988.


Staff : Y. Tagami, Yoriko Shimizu, M. Hamada, Toyohisa Tanabe, M. Ishida, K. Odagiri, R. Shobu, Momoko.T, T. Sumita, Hiroki.S


* Computers :

Atari ST (1989, "Mr. Heli")

Commodore C64 (1989, "Mr. Heli")

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1989, "Mr. Heli")

Commodore Amiga (1989, "Mr. Heli")

Amstrad CPC (1989, "Mr. Heli")


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.36b7 [Nao]

0.36b6 [Nicola Salmoria]


- In the second stage, when the screen is invisible and when the screen scroll up, the status bar appear twice. Robiza (ID 00816)


- 0.37b10: Added dipswitches 'Demo Sounds', 'Bonus Life' and 'Difficulty'.

- 0.37b3: Added 'Weapons Cost' dipswitch.

- 0.36b9: Changed description of clone to 'Mr. Heli' to 'Mr. HELI no Dai-Bouken'. Added dipswitches 'Lives', 'Coinage', 'Flip Screen', 'Cabinet', 'Coin Mode', 'Allow Continue' and 'Invulnerability'.

- 0.36b7: Nao added Battle Chopper (Irem 1987) and clone Mr. Heli.

- 0.36b6: Nicola Salmoria added Battle Chopper (Testdriver) and clone Mr. Heli (Testdriver).

- 12th August 1998: J-ROM dumped Mr. HELI no Dai-Bouken (c)1987 IREM.

- 27th March 1998: CaBBe dumped Battle Chopper.


Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

* M72

Recommended Games (Helicopter):

Super Cobra


Sky Army




Tiger Heli

Vs. Raid on Bungeling Bay



Battle Chopper

Combat Hawk

Twin Cobra

Twin Cobra II

Chopper I


Silk Worm

Twin Eagle

Twin Eagle II - The Rescue Mission


Ashura Blaster

Thunder Strike

S.S. Mission

Desert War


Romset: 1472 kb / 23 files / 591.8 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="bchopper" sourcefile="m72.c">
              <description>Battle Chopper</description>
              <rom name="c-h0-b.rom" size="65536" crc="f2feab16" sha1="03ee874658e0f59957f8425e1ebf9c938737cc19" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="c-l0-b.rom" size="65536" crc="9f887096" sha1="4f41ef29580fc026ea91d110ec6b2e6af83dbd9a" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c-h1-b.rom" size="65536" crc="a995d64f" sha1="43eb2eb11e6875298a6ef2b18f0f5e587f1bba16" region="maincpu" offset="20001"/>
              <rom name="c-l1-b.rom" size="65536" crc="41dda999" sha1="4d07a399aaf16bc37b5488e3e4bb60e78811a099" region="maincpu" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="c-h3-b.rom" size="65536" crc="ab9451ca" sha1="ec0e0ad592d8b21bb4e6927a452e3b7964cda015" region="maincpu" offset="60001"/>
              <rom name="c-l3-b.rom" size="65536" crc="11562221" sha1="a2f136a487fb6f30350e8d1e26c0729eb0686c7d" region="maincpu" offset="60000"/>
              <rom name="bchopper_i8751.mcu" size="65536" status="nodump" region="cpu2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c-00-a.rom" size="65536" crc="f6e6e660" sha1="e066e5ed37719cf2b6fd36e0117f11325bb06f9c" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c-01-b.rom" size="65536" crc="708cdd37" sha1="24f3fcd381422f0d75410c2af7a56744e3b4a699" region="gfx1" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="c-10-a.rom" size="65536" crc="292c8520" sha1="c552090d295ee1c1ca611b0cddee356e509e2045" region="gfx1" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="c-11-b.rom" size="65536" crc="20904cf3" sha1="71fe505f2da53c2eb445b7b758d257d6af42e6f1" region="gfx1" offset="30000"/>
              <rom name="c-20-a.rom" size="65536" crc="1ab50c23" sha1="43e2f11e5bbf157c47764e04e372f40ed68bab59" region="gfx1" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="c-21-b.rom" size="65536" crc="c823d34c" sha1="47383214b6a60e0b1b70208b00c291f8ffed36bc" region="gfx1" offset="50000"/>
              <rom name="c-30-a.rom" size="65536" crc="11f6c56b" sha1="39a2a674698b044c84fea65ae41a9e003a50b639" region="gfx1" offset="60000"/>
              <rom name="c-31-b.rom" size="65536" crc="23134ec5" sha1="43453f8a13b51310e04729dc828d391ca9c04da2" region="gfx1" offset="70000"/>
              <rom name="b-a0-b.rom" size="65536" crc="e46ed7bf" sha1="75abb5f40629f7c40a610a44e068b6c4e3a5126e" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b-a1-b.rom" size="65536" crc="590605ff" sha1="fbb5c0cebd28b08d4ce39db4055d6343620e0f1c" region="gfx2" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="b-a2-b.rom" size="65536" crc="f8158226" sha1="bb3a8686cd89bb8265b6b9e03682cc0bf6533793" region="gfx2" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="b-a3-b.rom" size="65536" crc="0f07b9b7" sha1="63dbec17097f07eb39299372b736fbbc1b11b65e" region="gfx2" offset="30000"/>
              <rom name="b-b0-.rom" size="65536" crc="b5b95776" sha1="4685b56071b916ce712c45f24da8068dd7e40ed1" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b-b1-.rom" size="65536" crc="74ca16ee" sha1="7984bc9a0b46e1b4a8ecac7528d57606305aad73" region="gfx3" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="b-b2-.rom" size="65536" crc="b82cca04" sha1="c12b95be311205181b01d15021bcf9f01ed3e0a3" region="gfx3" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="b-b3-.rom" size="65536" crc="a7afc920" sha1="92c75463ada39184e731b82ef2883ae6f1f67482" region="gfx3" offset="30000"/>
              <rom name="c-v0-b.rom" size="65536" crc="d0c27e58" sha1="fec76217cc0c04c723989c3ec127a2bd33d64c60" region="samples" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="V30" clock="8000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="soundcpu" name="Z80" clock="3579545"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="m72" name="M72 Custom"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2151" clock="3579545"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac" name="DAC"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="384" height="256" refresh="55.017606" pixclock="8000000" htotal="512" hbend="64" hbstart="448" vtotal="284" vbend="0" vbstart="256" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="4" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="1"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="80K 200K 350K" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="100K 250K 400K" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="48" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="192" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW" mask="240">
                     <dipvalue name="6 Coins/1 Credit" value="160"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="176"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="208"/>
                     <dipvalue name="8 Coins/3 Credits" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="224"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/3 Credits" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/2 Credits" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="240" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="144"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="112"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="96"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="80"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSW" mask="256">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="256" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW" mask="512">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="512"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin Mode" tag="DSW" mask="1024">
                     <dipvalue name="Mode 1" value="1024" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Mode 2" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW" mask="2048">
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="2048" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Allow Continue" tag="DSW" mask="4096">
                     <dipvalue name="No" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Yes" value="4096" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Stop Mode" tag="DSW" mask="8192">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8192" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Invulnerability" tag="DSW" mask="16384">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16384" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSW" mask="32768">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32768" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" cocktail="preliminary" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="512"/>

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