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Cosmo Gang - The Puzzle (c) 1992 Namco.

In this puzzle game, different combinations of blocks mixed with Cosmo Gang members fall from the top to the bottom of the screen. The object is to stack up the blocks to form a complete row causing that row to disappear. To accomplish this a ball must be used to eliminate the Cosmo Gang that stacked up to block your progress.


Namco System NA-1 hardware

Game ID : CP

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12.52825 Mhz), M37710 (@ 12.52825 Mhz)

Sound Chips : C140 (@ 42.667 Khz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 304 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 4096

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


Released in December 1992, Cosmo Gang - The Puzzle was the first puzzle game produced by Namco.


* Consoles :

Nintendo Super Famicom (1993)


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.37b16 [Phil Stroffolino]

0.37b12 [Phil Stroffolino]


- The first time you run the game, it will say 'Version MISS Match'. Press F3 to proceed.


- 0.133u1: Renamed (cgangpzj) to (cgangpzlj).

- 0.127u4: Replaced M37710 CPU2 with M37702.

- 0.125u4: R. Belmont adjusted NamcoNA output rate to match pitch with F/A and Cosmo Gang the Puzzle soundtrack CDs. Changed C140 clock speed to 44100 Hz.

- 0.118u5: Atari Ace fixed hangs on the RAM/ROM test.

- 0.37b16: Added Cosmo Gang the Puzzle (US). Renamed (cgangpzl) to (cgangpzj).

- 14th April 2001: Phil Stroffolino added the USA version of Cosmo Gang the Puzzle to the Namco NA1/2 driver.

- 0.37b14: Changed description to 'Cosmo Gang the Puzzle (Japan)'.

- 0.37b12: Phil Stroffolino added Cosmo Gang the Puzzle (Namco 1992).

- 19th January 2001: Phil Stroffolino re-submitted the Namco NA1/2 drivers, with Emeralda, Tinkle Pit and Cosmo Gang the Puzzle as completely playable games. The rest run through the attract mode but suffer from unmapped input ports.

- 16th September 2000: Phil Stroffolino sent in an improved Namco NA-1/2 driver, adding support for Exbania, Nettou! Gekitou! Quiztou!!, Super World Court, F/A (Cosmo Gang the Puzzle, Tinkle Pit and Emeraldia were added back in June).

- 7th September 2000: Phil Stroffolino sent in the Namco NA-1 driver, still supporting Cosmo Gang the Puzzle, Tinkle Pit and Emeraldia.

- 12th August 2000: Phil Stroffolino sent in the Namco NA-1 system driver, semi-working games are Cosmo Gang the Puzzle, Emeraldia and Tinkle Pit.

- 26th June 2000: Phil Stroffolino sent in a preliminary Namco NA-1 driver, which supports Cosmo Gang the Puzzle, Tinkle Pit and Emeraldia as nearly playable games.

Recommended Games:

Cosmo Gang the Video

Romset: 1040 kb / 3 files / 442.1 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="cgangpzl" sourcefile="namcona1.c">
              <description>Cosmo Gang the Puzzle (US)</description>
              <rom name="cp2-ep0l.bin" size="524288" crc="8f5cdcc5" sha1="925db3f3f16224bc28f97a57aba0ab2b51c5067c" region="maincpu" offset="80001"/>
              <rom name="cp2-ep0u.bin" size="524288" crc="3a816140" sha1="613c367e08a0a20ec62e1938faab0128743b26f8" region="maincpu" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="c69.bin" size="16384" crc="349134d9" sha1="61a4981fc2716c228b6121fedcbf1ed6f34dc2de" region="mcu" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="12528250"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="mcu" name="M37702" clock="12528250"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="c140" name="C140" clock="44100"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="304" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="4" buttons="3" coins="4">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP2 (Freeze)" tag="DSW" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP1 (Test)" tag="DSW" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSW" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" 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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