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buzzard: MAME ROM Information.


Buzzard (c) 1984 Crux.

A vertically scrolling shoot 'em up.


Main CPU : (2x) Z80 (@ 4.608 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) AY-3-8910A (@ 1.5 Mhz)

Players : 2

Buttons : 2


Released in July 1984.

Also known as "Gyrodine".


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.138u1 [f205v]

0.36b2 [Ernesto Corvi]


- 0.138u1: Changed Gyrodine (Crux 1984) to the parent set. Renamed (gyrodine) to (gyrodinet) and (gyrodinec) to (gyrodine).

- 0.133u1: Renamed (gyrodinc) to (gyrodinec).

- 0.116: Zsolt Vasvari added clone Buzzard. Changed parent description to 'Gyrodine (Taito Corporation license)' and clone 'Gyrodine (Crux)' to 'Gyrodine'.

- 0.80u2: f205v added clone Gyrodine (Crux 1984).

- 15th March 2004: f205v added the Crux licensed version of Gyrodine to the Kyugo driver.

- 13th March 2000: Takahiro Nogi fixed the stereo sound output problem.

- 23rd February 2000: Guru - Buzzard (a bootleg of Gyrodine) is now running in MAME ! Took me all of about 30 seconds to get it going. Thanks to Thierry for the tips. Nicola decided its only a graphics hack and won't add it.

- 0.36b2: Ernesto Corvi added Gyrodine (Taito 1984).

- 21st July 1999: Nicola fixed all graphics bugs in Gyrodine, S.R.D. Mission and Son of Phoenix.

- 11th July 1999: Ernesto Corvi sent in almost complete drivers for Gyrodine, S.R.D. Mission and Son of Phoenix.

- 18th June 1999: Ernesto Corvi sent in a preliminary driver for Gyrodine / Son of Phoenix / S.R.D. Mission, but sprites are missing.

- 4th March 1999: Ernesto Corvi submitted a preliminary driver for Gyrodine.

LEVELS: 1 (endless)

Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

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Romset: 117 kb / 20 files / 62.6 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="buzzard" sourcefile="kyugo.c" cloneof="gyrodine" romof="gyrodine">
              <rom name="rom2" merge="rom2" size="8192" crc="85ddea38" sha1="fe7e8d7962850b17c39cac627994d78768b094f8" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a21.03" merge="a21.03" size="8192" crc="4e9323bd" sha1="86ae4c6a29898fdb0e559ec2aac99fc874910fea" region="maincpu" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="a21.04" merge="a21.04" size="8192" crc="57e659d4" sha1="4c0e73d0661360731691a32a6e94f41b69315f93" region="maincpu" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="a21.05" merge="a21.05" size="8192" crc="1e7293f3" sha1="64695b80b409b02314334fb325f4d0c42a6d4d5b" region="maincpu" offset="6000"/>
              <rom name="a21.01" merge="a21.01" size="8192" crc="b2ce0aa2" sha1="576754105819aec64781a5c8e8540b21fcfd346b" region="sub" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="buzl01.bin" size="4096" crc="65d728d0" sha1="12da6cd2c9a8acca98c194dac6dd0edd6384118c" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a21.08" merge="a21.08" size="8192" crc="a57df1c9" sha1="63505f63e978c52c43fe863dca056b52f7ebd501" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a21.07" merge="a21.07" size="8192" crc="63623ba3" sha1="bcb80fc0edf7c4d1f82a2ff6d0bad9d2ccaf48c6" region="gfx2" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="a21.06" merge="a21.06" size="8192" crc="4cc969a9" sha1="0b89f4142c2fcc0a882fbc3514d8d11027e78e01" region="gfx2" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="a21.14" merge="a21.14" size="8192" crc="9c5c4d5b" sha1="0d0c9efb63b761acfaf51d17c525f94430ad703d" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a21.13" merge="a21.13" size="8192" crc="d36b5aad" sha1="8fac23474ffd3a62e2283eadbc8d278cd9c70105" region="gfx3" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="a21.12" merge="a21.12" size="8192" crc="f387aea2" sha1="de4aad7ad9ecc6a058b88c67bb18ee02605d9951" region="gfx3" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="a21.11" merge="a21.11" size="8192" crc="87967d7d" sha1="d8026df749947a16f643d9b28640c9d293edd4a7" region="gfx3" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="a21.10" merge="a21.10" size="8192" crc="59640ab4" sha1="747cb265f4504399837111c0dd48f07e05a57cc4" region="gfx3" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="a21.09" merge="a21.09" size="8192" crc="22ad88d8" sha1="3bdf93ca582d7454fc9e70bd6ce3cd076e0762aa" region="gfx3" offset="14000"/>
              <rom name="a21.16" merge="a21.16" size="256" crc="cc25fb56" sha1="5f533c4b4f49ba147c83d6a20d1e795c71db3c41" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a21.17" merge="a21.17" size="256" crc="ca054448" sha1="4bad8147905cbe9ec8bb5bcd8016e9950c5d95a9" region="proms" offset="100"/>
              <rom name="a21.18" merge="a21.18" size="256" crc="23c0c449" sha1="4a37821a6a16ae0cfdcfb0fa64733c03ba9e4815" region="proms" offset="200"/>
              <rom name="a21.20" merge="a21.20" size="32" crc="efc4985e" sha1="b2fa02e388fbbe1077e79699efccb2d47cb83ba5" region="proms" offset="300"/>
              <rom name="m1.2c" merge="m1.2c" size="32" crc="83a39201" sha1="4fdc722c9e20ee152c890342ef0dce18e35e2ef8" region="proms" offset="320"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="3072000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="sub" name="Z80" clock="3072000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay1" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1536000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay2" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1536000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="90" width="288" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW1" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="6" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW1" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW1" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW1" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW1" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="20000 50000" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="40000 70000" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW1" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="64"/>
              <dipswitch name="Freeze" tag="DSW1" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW2" mask="7">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/2 Credits" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="7" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW2" mask="56">
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="24"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="56" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/4 Credits" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="40"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW2" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW2" 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="supported" palettesize="256"/>

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