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blockbl: MAME ROM Information.


Block Block (c) 1991 Capcom.

A blue paddle rebounds a ball into the colorful bricks.


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 8 Mhz)

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

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 240 x 384 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 2048

Players : 2

Control : Paddle

Buttons : 1


Released in September 1991.

A bootleg of this game was released by Koa the same year.


The Japanese version has a little storyline before the titlescreen.


Planner: Futoshi Kuwahara, Udatoshi

Designers : Shinji Sakashita, H.K, M. Miyao

Programmers : T. Ohta, Kohei Akiyama, N. Sakoda

Sound designers : P-Chan, T. Yomage


* Consoles :

Sony PSP (2006, "Capcom Classics Collection Remixed")

Sony PSP (2006, "Capcom Puzzle World")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Capcom Classics Collection, Volume 2")

Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Capcom Classics Collection, Volume 2")


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.104 [Paul Leaman]

0.37b14 [?]

0.35b4 [Paul Leaman]

0.34b2 [Paul Leaman]


- 0.138u2: hap fixed erratic ball speed in Block Block.

- 0.133u1: Corrado Tomaselli changed VSync to 57.42 Hz in Block Block.

- 0.122u1: Changed OKI6295 clock speed to 1MHz.

- 0.104u8: Corrado Tomaselli and David Haywood fixed level 6 and clone Block Block (World 911106 Joystick). Changed description of clone 'Block Block (World 911106 Joystick, Bad Dump?)' to 'Block Block (World 911106 Joystick)'.

- 27th March 2006: Corrado Tomaselli dumped Block Block (World 911106 Joystick).

- 0.104: Changed 'Block Block (World 911106 Joystick)' to clone 'Block Block (World 911106 Joystick, Bad Dump?)'. Renamed (block) to (blockjoy) and (blocka) to (block).

- 0.73: Changed Dial input to 8-way Joystick.

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

- 0.56: Fixed left-right control in Block Block. Changed description to 'Block Block (World 911106 Joystick)' and clone '(Japan)' to '(Japan 910910)'.

- 8th October 2001: Angelo Salese submitted a fix for proper joystick support for Block Block.

- 0.37b14: Added Block Block (World 911106). Changed 'Block Block (World)' to clone '(World 910910)'. Renamed (block) to (blocka).

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

- 0.35RC1: Nicola Salmoria added clone Block Block (Japan). Music in Block Block [Nicola Salmoria]. Fixed gfx1 rom ($0) in Block Block (World).

- 0.35b12: Nicola Salmoria fixed Block Block title screen.

- 0.35b7: Nicola Salmoria added clone Block Block (bootleg).

- 0.35b4: Paul Leaman added Block Block (World) (Capcom 1991).

- 0.34b2: Paul Leaman added Block Block (Testdriver). Not working due to encryption.

- 11th November 1997: CaBBe dumped Block Block (World 910910).


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Romset: 1184 kb / 10 files / 472.2 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="blockbl" sourcefile="mitchell.c" cloneof="block" romof="block">
              <description>Block Block (bootleg)</description>
              <rom name="m7.l6" size="65536" crc="3b576fd9" sha1="99cf14eba089ed9c7d9f287277dab4a8a997a9a4" region="maincpu" offset="50000"/>
              <rom name="m5.l3" size="262144" crc="7c988bb7" sha1="138ffe62ef9186849c3db73b048132ad0349ccf7" region="maincpu" offset="60000"/>
              <rom name="m6.l5" size="131072" crc="5768d8eb" sha1="6aa9bc4e778c6a06444bba0f4022710cd2abf35c" region="maincpu" offset="30000"/>
              <rom name="m12.o10" size="131072" crc="963154d9" sha1="ef2d5bb4de3b17a2507f9656d924593edce0f3ed" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="m13.o14" size="131072" crc="069480bb" sha1="f33793822848c1c3589fd2f17bbb95254ab64736" region="gfx1" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="m4.j17" size="131072" crc="9e3b6f4f" sha1="d129ffd1689eaa21b354dcf60b471542ff434588" region="gfx1" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="m3.j20" size="131072" crc="629d58fe" sha1="936ebc993f382a2cd138b6933d1bd1acd153bc01" region="gfx1" offset="a0000"/>
              <rom name="m11.o7" size="65536" crc="255180a5" sha1="8fde20c6c14b84d768ebe3634584f7d4e0702548" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="m10.o5" size="65536" crc="3201c088" sha1="df4f8e42eed22e67295131d2a4abf166a9ae4a6e" region="gfx2" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="m9.o3" size="65536" crc="29357fe4" sha1="479f9a55895e2fd14ee88a65be99cf32ade1ca3d" region="gfx2" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="m8.o2" size="65536" crc="abd665d1" sha1="a91d05ce1d5dcec2b1a933e4f5d335b05e4b3ec9" region="gfx2" offset="30000"/>
              <rom name="bl_01.rom" merge="bl_01.rom" size="131072" crc="c2ec2abb" sha1="89981f2a887ace4c4580e2828cbdc962f89c215e" 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="270" width="384" height="240" refresh="57.420000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="1" coins="1" service="yes">
                     <control type="dial" minimum="0" maximum="255" sensitivity="50" keydelta="20"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="2048"/>

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