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blazer: MAME ROM Information.


Blazer (c) 1987 Namco.

An isometric scrolling shoot 'em up featuring a tank and occasionally a helicopter battling multiple land and air based enemies.


Namco System 1 hardware

Game ID : BZ

Main CPU : 6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)

Sub CPU : 6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)

Sound CPU : 6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)

MCU : HD63701 (@ 1.536 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.57958 Mhz), Namco advanced 8-channel stereo WSG, stereo DAC

Screen orientation : Vertical

Palette colors : 24-bit RGB palette

Control per player: 4-way joystick

Buttons per player: 2


Released in July 1987.

This game was dedicated to Shoko Tamako Sumie.

Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Namco Video Game Graffiti Vol.2 - VDR-5222) on 21/10/1987.


Executive producer : Masaya Nakamura (M. Nakamura)

Supervisor : K. Sawano

Director : Fukutaro

Programmer : Sexy Akina

Graphic designers : Skeleton Ono, Nectar Satoru, Mizuki Kotaro, Osugi, Yarinage, Sato

Sound : Rainbow Cherry, Takoshi, Shinji


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.36b4 [Ernesto Corvi, Tatsuyuki Satoh]

0.35b5 [Ernesto Corvi]


- 0.36b14: Added cpu4 rom ($90000).

- 8th November 1999: Ernesto Corvi added proper emulation for Dragon Spirit, Dangerous Seed and Blazer key chips.

- 0.36b7: Added new gfx1/2/3, mcu and user roms. Added 2x DAC sound.

- 15th October 1999: Tatsuyuki Satoh sent in a Namco System 1 update with a correct romset for Blazer, DAC sound fixes and some other fixes to m6800.

- 10th September 1999: Tatsuyuki Satoh fixed Blazer build mask data.

- 0.36b4 Ernesto Corvi and Tatsuyuki Satoh added Blazer (Namco 1987).

- 0.35b5: Ernesto Corvi added Blazer (Testdriver).

- 4th March 1999: Ernesto Corvi submitted the Namco System 1 driver with support for Pacmania and Galaga 88. The Namco System 1 driver is still very slow and sprites are screwed. Pacmania and Galaga 88 are the games that work best, Dragon Spirits is almost there, Splatter House and Blazer have missing graphics and World Stadium 90 has protection problems.

Recommended Games (Tank):

Lazer Command

Tank 8


M79 Ambush

Ultra Tank

Armor Attack

No Man's Land

R2D Tank

Sky Chuter

Tank Battalion


Strategy X

Super Tank

NATO Defense

Commando (Sega)


Ozon I




Tank Busters

Vs. Battle City

Super Stingray


Guts n' Glory (Antiaircraft)

Tank Force

Iron Fortress

Romset: 3012 kb / 28 files / 913.2 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="blazer" sourcefile="namcos1.c">
              <description>Blazer (Japan)</description>
              <rom name="bz1_s0.bin" size="65536" crc="6c3a580b" sha1="2b76ea0005245e30eb72fba3b044a885e47d588d" region="audiocpu" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="bz1_p0.bin" size="65536" crc="a7dd195b" sha1="bd867ca54d25a4045c1f0a2bfd6c673982f88033" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="bz1_p1.bin" size="65536" crc="c54bbbf4" sha1="82ec5b72203a80b44657bee73d4a7a3e522a86ae" region="user1" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="bz1_p2.bin" size="65536" crc="5d700aed" sha1="13ee900e73137dd5f09d54f2ee97faf696b16b8f" region="user1" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="bz1_p3.bin" size="65536" crc="81b32a1a" sha1="cb691adadd24667a6ae0a31531f4025ee26b96b9" region="user1" offset="180000"/>
              <rom name="bz_prg-4.bin" size="131072" crc="65ef6f05" sha1="1da6bca6a095496a38ca9be8730d62f2978d69d9" region="user1" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="bz_prg-5.bin" size="131072" crc="900da191" sha1="0f31584f623f8c48aa2d8b670da79f8f36af0d92" region="user1" offset="280000"/>
              <rom name="bz_prg-6.bin" size="131072" crc="81c48fc0" sha1="3b93465e707d19d9eb4a1f2cef142a9ca06edf01" region="user1" offset="300000"/>
              <rom name="bz1_p7.bin" size="65536" crc="2d4cbb95" sha1="86918ccf5c3b59061891253d3419267a38b187b1" region="user1" offset="380000"/>
              <rom name="cus64-64a1.mcu" size="4096" crc="ffb5c0bd" sha1="7a38c0cc2553c627f4ec507fb6e807cf7d537c02" region="mcu" offset="f000"/>
              <rom name="bz1_v0.bin" size="65536" crc="3d09d32e" sha1="d29c6140f871633b5fbb6849b003629ff22e13f6" region="mcu" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="bz_voi-1.bin" size="131072" crc="2043b141" sha1="f8be0584026365e092be37fffa2e52a6a2c3ff0b" region="mcu" offset="30000"/>
              <rom name="bz_voi-2.bin" size="131072" crc="64143442" sha1="bee3b98c0289b7c443450c551d791f7ffcee0b60" region="mcu" offset="50000"/>
              <rom name="bz_voi-3.bin" size="131072" crc="26cfc510" sha1="749680eaf3072db5331cc76a21cd022c50f95647" region="mcu" offset="70000"/>
              <rom name="bz_voi-4.bin" size="131072" crc="d206b1bd" sha1="32702fa67339ab337a2a70946e3861420a07b11b" region="mcu" offset="90000"/>
              <rom name="bz_chr-8.bin" size="131072" crc="db28bfca" sha1="510dd204da389db7eb5d9ce34dc0daf60bad1219" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="bz_chr-0.bin" size="131072" crc="d346ba61" sha1="eaae8557e77574a7692319b8819bd5078855ddc0" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="bz_chr-1.bin" size="131072" crc="e45eb2ea" sha1="b3a7b7df93544c6b76b4000d55e178b52f46c5c8" region="gfx2" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="bz_chr-2.bin" size="131072" crc="599079ee" sha1="ceb57e5f352a740fc2a90175a73ef318cd3ffb6f" region="gfx2" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="bz_chr-3.bin" size="131072" crc="d5182e36" sha1="1a913247d13c8ea9f9969ea7e2c69b17f15ba5ba" region="gfx2" offset="60000"/>
              <rom name="bz_chr-4.bin" size="131072" crc="e788259e" sha1="6654d424c1d6c9fd44b72603ae870ef3692af413" region="gfx2" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="bz_chr-5.bin" size="131072" crc="107e6814" sha1="b5b85e8e6995330c965e568743fa86f723231bbb" region="gfx2" offset="a0000"/>
              <rom name="bz_chr-6.bin" size="131072" crc="0312e2ba" sha1="c7332dddca71d819987d0c723bad35a39ed54d42" region="gfx2" offset="c0000"/>
              <rom name="bz_chr-7.bin" size="131072" crc="d9d9a90f" sha1="f62ea399afa38b2c44f6aa51bcf9a49151ccf70a" region="gfx2" offset="e0000"/>
              <rom name="bz_obj-0.bin" size="131072" crc="22aee927" sha1="f8cc0ea6469c2dec9c853269c3bf40e90c32d806" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="bz_obj-1.bin" size="131072" crc="7cb10112" sha1="83bc9af6d72b2d7894ac632ea486c2f603f8d08f" region="gfx3" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="bz_obj-2.bin" size="131072" crc="34b23bb7" sha1="fb288d089270b0e41fccd0da03e019eb9e8cad0c" region="gfx3" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="bz_obj-3.bin" size="131072" crc="9bc1db71" sha1="36faaec83decb9d92bb9ffe5c8a482a168de18d8" region="gfx3" offset="60000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="M6809" clock="1536000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="sub" name="M6809" clock="1536000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="M6809" clock="1536000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="mcu" name="HD63701" clock="6144000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2151" clock="3579580"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="namco" name="Namco CUS30" clock="12000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac" name="DAC"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="90" width="288" height="224" refresh="60.606060" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="3" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DIPSW" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DIPSW" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DIPSW" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DIPSW" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DIPSW" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DIPSW" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DIPSW" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DIPSW" 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="8192"/>

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