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cachat: MAME ROM Information.


Cachat (c) 1993 Taito.

A very challenging puzzle game where you must complete a line from one electrode along the sides to another, same side or other side. Blocks fall from the top of the screen, but if they reach the top of the playing area, the game is over. This mind-blowing fast game is very highly addictive. The gameplay is quite easy but requires a lot of attention.


Taito L System hardware

Main CPU : Z80 (@ 6 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2203 (@ 3 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette Colors : 256

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick



This game is known outside Japan as "Tube-It".


If you want the blocks at the same slow speed make sure to create a few larger chains, instead of making smaller chains which increases the the speed of boxes falling down.


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.36b4 [Olivier Galibert]


- Clone tubeit: The guy dancing on the left side of the screen after the 10th level is totally messed up. Abbe (ID 00969)


- 0.143u3: Changed 'Unknown' to 'Unused' dipswitches.

- 0.136: Tafoid changed YM2203 clock speed to 3332640 Hz.

- 0.126u3: Fabio Priuli fixed upsidedown screen in Cachat and clone Tube-It.

- 0.122u2: Changed Z80 CPU1 clock speed to 6665280 Hz and YM2203 to 3330000 MHz.

- 0.106u12: MASH added pld ($0 - pal20l8b-c63-01.14) to Cachat and clone Tube-It.

- 15th May 2001: Guru - Purchased Tube It from a PCB shop in Japan with the help of Team Japump in February.

- 0.37b14: Added clone Tube-It.

- 0.37b6: Changed Z80 CPU clock speed to 6MHz.

- 0.37b3: Added dipswitches 'Flip Screen', 'Demo Sounds' and 'Difficulty'.

- 0.36b4: Olivier Galibert added Cachat (Japan) (Taito 1993).

- 26th August 1999: Olivier Galibert sent in a Taito system L driver with support for American Horseshoes, Cachat, Champion Wrestler, Fighting Hawk, Palamedes, Plotting, Puzznic and Raimais. None of them have sound though, and some have graphic bugs.


Other Emulators:

* Raine

Romset: 641 kb / 6 files / 156.8 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="cachat" sourcefile="taito_l.c">
              <description>Cachat (Japan)</description>
              <manufacturer>Taito Corporation</manufacturer>
              <rom name="cac6" size="131072" crc="8105cf5f" sha1="e6dd22165436c247db887a04c3e69c9e2505bb33" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="cac9" size="131072" crc="bc462914" sha1="3eede8940cabadf563acb63059bfc2d13253b29f" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="cac10" size="131072" crc="ecc64b31" sha1="04ce97cdcdbdbd38602011f5ed27fe9182fb500a" region="gfx1" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="cac7" size="131072" crc="7fb71578" sha1="34cfa1383ea1f3cbf45eaf6b989a1248cdef1bb9" region="gfx1" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="cac8" size="131072" crc="d2a63799" sha1="71b024b239834ef068b7fc20cd49aae7853e0f7c" region="gfx1" offset="60000"/>
              <rom name="pal20l8b-c63-01.14" size="324" crc="14a7dd2a" sha1="2a39ca6069bdac553d73c34db6f50f880559113c" region="plds" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="6665280"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2203" clock="3332640"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="320" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWA" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSWA" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="2"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSWA" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSWA" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="8" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSWA" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="48" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="32"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSWA" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="192" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="128"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSWB" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Medium" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" 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="256"/>

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