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Ben Bero Beh (c) 1984 Taito.

A platform game by Taito. You guide a small superhero through an apartment complex on fire! Armed with a fire extinguisher, you must make your way down the levels avoiding gas explosions, crumbling floors, damaged lighting fixtures, and various enemies that pop out of the doors. The goal is to extinguish the fire and rescue Ben's girlfriend.


Board Number : J1100149B

Prom Stickers : A26

Main CPU : M6809

Sound CPU : Z80

Sound Chips : (4x) AY8910

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in November 1984 in Japan.


* Try to extinguish the fire as soon as possible. Although it does not stop the building from falling to pieces, it will save you trouble on the lower levels (it can fall through cracks in the levels and start up again).

* An easy way to beat the fire is to start spraying when you get within range to bring it down, then aim low while advancing to extinguish the tiny remnants (they can kill you!).


* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (January 27, 2007; "Taito Memories II Joukan [Model SLPM-66649]")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2007, "Taito Memories II Vol. 1")


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.66 [Acho A. Tang]

0.61 [?]


- 0.142u4: Angelo Salese removed deprecat.h usage in the Halleys driver.

- 0.136u1: Changed VSync to 59.5 Hz.

- 0.131u2: Fabio Priuli fixed Ben Bero Beh sound: AY8910 write handlers work on two bytes.

- 0.131u1: MooglyGuy merged memory maps in the Halleys driver.

- 0.128u3: Stephane Humbert fixed dipswitches for Ben Bero Beh. Added dipswitches 'Difficulty', 'Timer Speed', 'Coin Slots' and 7x 'Unused'.

- 0.123u5: Changed M6809 CPU1 clock speed to 1664000 Hz.

- 0.123u4: Corrado Tomaselli changed/verified clocks in Ben Bero Beh.

- 0.107u3: Brian Troha improved dipswitches in Ben Bero Beh. Removed 'Controls' dipswitch and added 'Bonus Life', 'Flip Screen', 'Cabinet', 'Starting Round', 'Bonus Countdown Time', 'Show Year' and 'Maximum Credits'.

- 0.72u1: Misc improvements, cleanups and fixes to the Halleys driver [Acho A. Tang]. Changed palettesize to 1536 colors.

- 0.66: Acho A. Tang added Ben Bero Beh (Japan) (Taito 1984).

- 0.61: Added Ben Bero Beh (Japan) (Testdriver).

- 17th January 2000: Gansuke from Team Japump dumped Ben Bero Beh (Japan).

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Romset: 193 kb / 15 files / 91.9 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="benberob" sourcefile="halleys.c">
              <description>Ben Bero Beh (Japan)</description>
              <rom name="a26_01.31" size="16384" crc="9ed566ba" sha1="15c042e727b00b1dc6f24c72226d1a361fc0fa58" region="maincpu" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="a26_02.52" size="16384" crc="a563a033" sha1="c2c4a73f190303b7101e7849a638d35a80e4c36b" region="maincpu" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="a26_03.50" size="16384" crc="975849ef" sha1="2724c3b7cca724bee5ae8331037529bfd8285011" region="maincpu" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="a26_12.5" size="16384" crc="7fd728f3" sha1="772c14d9254e43a56f1e67ad4dd5d7840df50e34" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a26_06.78" size="16384" crc="79ae2e58" sha1="726dbaf01dcb330a8a7bd69578b67ec48db01ae1" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a26_07.77" size="16384" crc="fe976343" sha1="68b655d00b1e7e72ab81974b39033f6c130dc829" region="gfx1" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="a26_04.80" size="16384" crc="77d10723" sha1="fd284de30c7740c56e7192e0d73a6939b8386538" region="gfx1" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="a26_05.79" size="16384" crc="098eebcc" sha1="3dd82d92273b4d1ebbe0f81f6d367c8bc642815f" region="gfx1" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="a26_10.89" size="16384" crc="3d406060" sha1="f02df4957ad7ba59ac14fd0134d856b2a80c9342" region="gfx1" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="a26_11.88" size="16384" crc="4561836a" sha1="6bd582ddb980a1c0b1ed4981118d5a9c862ff89c" region="gfx1" offset="14000"/>
              <rom name="a26_08.91" size="16384" crc="7e63059d" sha1="01e1e805fa2e05058ebd83aae95e26879b4a275d" region="gfx1" offset="18000"/>
              <rom name="a26_09.90" size="16384" crc="ebd9a16c" sha1="0230892f451cac310d5ad0d328cea0556b96157f" region="gfx1" offset="1c000"/>
              <rom name="a26_13.r" size="32" crc="ec449aee" sha1="aa33e82b592276d5ffd540d9a73d1b48d7d4accf" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a26_13.g" size="32" crc="ec449aee" sha1="aa33e82b592276d5ffd540d9a73d1b48d7d4accf" region="proms" offset="20"/>
              <rom name="a26_13.b" size="32" crc="ec449aee" sha1="aa33e82b592276d5ffd540d9a73d1b48d7d4accf" region="proms" offset="40"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="M6809" clock="1664000"/>
              <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"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="256" height="240" refresh="59.500000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW1" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="Every 100k" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="100k 300k 200k+" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="100k 200k" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150k 300k" value="1"/>
              <dipswitch name="Free Play" tag="DSW1" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="No" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Yes" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW1" mask="24">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="24"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Infinite" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW1" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <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="Difficulty" tag="DSW3" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Use Both Buttons" tag="DSW3" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="No" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Yes" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Timer Speed" tag="DSW3" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="Slowest" value="12" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Slow" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Fast" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Fastest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Show Coinage" tag="DSW3" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="No" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Yes" value="16" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Show Year" tag="DSW3" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="No" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Yes" value="32" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="No Hit" tag="DSW3" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Maximum Credits" tag="DSW3" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="9" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="16" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW4" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW4" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW4" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW4" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW4" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin Slots" tag="DSW4" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="32" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW4" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW4" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="imperfect" sound="good" graphic="imperfect" cocktail="preliminary" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="1536"/>

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